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Island Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Pala

An island where Will winds up after being shipwrecked. The island has a unique culture, filled with ideas of equality and compassion, where pain can be hypnotized away and people learn to control their emotions in ways completely foreign to today's society.

The Pala Straight

The section of the sea next to Pala where Will encountered the problem with his boat.

Outsider

A person not from Pala.

Shivapuram

A place in Pala. This is where Dr. MacPhail goes to attend a meeting of the Privy Council.

The Crusade of the Spirit

A movement led by the Rani at the bidding of Koot Hoomi.

The Experiment Station

Also called "Rothamsted-on-the-Tropics" after a famous research facility, the purpose was to create better ways of producing food sources to eliminate the possibility of a famine on Pala.

Gentian

A blue trumpet-shaped flower. Susila writes a poem that compares the dead...

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