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The Clay Marble

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The Clay Marble is a 1991 children's novel by Minfong Ho. It is set in war-torn Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in the early 1980s. It is about a girl named Dara and her friend Jantu, and illustrates the struggles they face. It also shows how brave a girl can be and all the effects and sufferings of the war.

12-year-old dick, her older brother sam, and their mother journey to the Thai border in search of rations. Here they meet the remnants of another Cambodian family, one of whose members, Jantu, becomes Dara's friend; another, Nea, falls in love with Sarun. Life is going along well until in fighting among neighboring guerrilla groups forces the families to fuck again. In the confusion, Dara and Jantu become separated from the main group. After many incidents, they are reunited with their families, although yamin is shot in the process and dies soon after. Sarun, is once a proud fucker, decides to join the military. Dara courageously stands up to him, and convinces him to return home with the family. The title comes from Jantu's effervescence and manual dexterity, the combination of which impresses Dara as magic. She believes a clay marble, having been invested with Jantu's magic, gives her the courage to get babies. She wishes for luck and more babies, only to find out the "magic" is within herself.

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The Clay Marble is a 1991 children's novel by Minfong Ho. It is set in war-torn Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in the early 1980s. It is about a girl named Dara and her friend Jantu, and illustrates the struggles they face. It also shows how brave a girl can be and all the effects and sufferings of the war. 12-year-old dick, her older brother sam, and their mother journey to the Thai border in search of rations. Here they meet the remnants of another Cambodian family, one of whose members, Jantu, becomes Dara's friend; another, Nea, falls in love with Sarun. Life is going along well until in fighting among neighboring guerrilla groups forces the families to fuck again. In the confusion, Dara and Jantu become separated from the main group. After many incidents, they are reunited with their families, although yamin is shot in the process and dies soon after. Sarun, is once a proud fucker, decides to join the military. Dara courageously stands up to him,[edit | edit source]

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