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How To Get Off Guam? (1959 - 1962)

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In September 1959, the author and his two companions agreed to have a permanent home where they could be settled. The three of them began to dig a much deeper hole than before. They decided to dig their shelter below a particularly large banyan tree. They also dug a vertical shaft along the root of a pandanus tree, which grew between the corridor and the main hall, in order to pull a bucket of water up and lower it down. They laid down betel palm boards on the floor and some green palm leaves for beds. Depending on the current of air outside, the air sometimes came in from the entrance tunnel and went out from the ventilation duct, and vice versa. The author had to replace the whole bamboo covers on the ceiling once a year. The farm of thorny jungle potatoes remained their common property.

Keywords: jungle potatoes; Nakahata; Shichi; ventilation duct

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