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Desperation Setting & Symbolism

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China Pit

China Pit is the underground mine where Tak had been imprisoned. It is called China Pit because many years ago some Chinese miners had been employed to work the dangerous mine where white men refused to go. The legend was that the mine collapsed, imprisoning the miners, and the white management decided it was not worth their time, money or effort to rescue the Chinese because they were only Chinese. When David learns the truth, he tells the group that the Chinese found these small pieces of statue, and the power in these pieces was so strong everyone went crazy. Two Chinese brothers managed to escape, bring the ceiling down, and it was not re-opened until the modern miners blew it open again.

Town of Desperation

This is a fictional town in Nevada, along Highway 50. The town had approximately 200 residents, a bank, a school, and other...

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