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- The Lama's statement, "We go from these unblessed fields," reads like a passive-aggressive, not to mention rather whiny, gripe against the farmer, yet the farmer takes it as an actual curse from a man who is "Holy" (priest) in a religion not his own, and he believes the malediction will damage the prospects of his establishment. Why does he so believe?
- As the farmer judged Kim and the Lama upon their trespass to his land, did not the Lama similarly so judge the farmer (yet he manages to observe the snake charitably!)? What is your judgment on the Lama (for this or for any other reason)? What does he tell us--think about Lama's judgment on farmer versus judgment on snake--about human nature?
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- "Then, if thy Gods will, be assured that thou wilt come upon thy freedom." Describe the nature of this particular brand of freedom.
- Is Kim more likely to attract belief from his audience, as he foretells of coming war, by imitating a bazaar fortuneteller or by speaking baldly of how he came across such information?
- "This is a great and terrible world. I never knew there were so many man alive in it."