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Mugo

Mugo is an orphan, raised by a cruel aunt who derides him at every opportunity. When his aunt dies, Mugo is left completely alone in the world. One of Mugo's problems is his isolation from the community. Instead of making connections and becoming part of a family, Mugo lives for himself, building up a little farm and living a solitary life. Mugo hopes to get through the Emergency without anyone bothering him. In fact, he wants to be left alone, left to his isolation. Mugo does not realize that he cannot be totally isolated. After all, he is part of the world.

When Kihika comes to Mugo's tent after shooting D.O. Robson, a vicious and murdering government official, Mugo's life is sent into upheaval. At first, he fears that the government guards searching for Kihika will come and kill him for harboring a fugitive. Then, his problem...

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