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Kalimantaan

by C S Godshalk

I guess being one of the empire founders wasn't easy for either men or women. A rich and complex tale of excitement and adventure told in lush language. You may struggle to get going but persevere - this book will immerse you in another world.

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Otherwise she spent the hours between two and four resting indoors. The remainder of the afternoon she studied Malay with Bawhal and wrote letters and saw an occasional visitor. They dined a few minutes after nightfall. There were sometimes one or two guests, usually residents from one of the other rivers.

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