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The Gold Legged Frog by Khamsing Srinawk

Opening Worlds No 4


The story begins with Nak resting against a tree as he travels home to his village.
He is exhausted and anxious to be with his poisoned son. He sees a whirlwind
and recalls "the old people" had told him…

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The quote that perhaps best reveals Srinawk's sympathy with the rural poor
comes on lines 103-104 when Nak thinks to himself "All you do is suffer if you
are born a rice farmer and a subject.''

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