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At a Potato Digging

Themes: Nature, Death, Danger, Fear, Mankind being in charge.
Includes colours and smell
In four main parts:

1. Potato harvest

2. Description of the healthy potatoes

3. Potato Famine of the past and the death which it brought (1845-1850)

4. Back to the present digging -…

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The skeletons almost seem unreal, not human, as they have all the life taken from them as
they `scoured the land' looking for food, eating the `blighted' (diseased) potatoes and dying,
as a result of this.

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