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Less sympathetic, indeed. The second account almost qualifies as blank language. If the emotional content is scoured from one's language, almost any deed can be rendered good and proper. What a sad tale, to think of eleven years of peaceful living suddenly discovered and, of course, destroyed, because what else does one do upon discovering something new and different? The first account acknowledges the villagers' remarkable accomplishment, and so I assume that it was an anti-slavery publication. Oh ... rice is ready. Must go ...

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