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The photos are not illustrations of the story.
They show the landscape where the story takes place.



Haiti – around 1785 (1)

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(Photo: Stefan Krasowski)

Haiti.

The poison

A mysterious poison is spreading across the plain. It began at the farm of Monsieur Lenormand de Mézy. All of a sudden, two beautiful French dairy cows fell on the ground.


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Haiti – around 1835 (2)

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(Photo: uusc4all)

Haiti.

Land surveyors

“Get out of here, this is my land, I am living here.” Infuriated, Ti Noel shakes his fist at the land surveyors. When he has gone on raging for some time, one of them takes him by the ear.


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Prairie in Colorado, United States – 1863 (1)

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(Photo: Tony's Takes)

Colorado.

Bison hunting

Elated, Wind In His Hair stands looking at the immense animal lying on the ground. He has done it again! He has killed a big bison bull.


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Prairie in Colorado, United States – 1863 (2)

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(Photo: Karen S)

Colorado.

The holy forest desecrated

Just before dawn, Kicking Bird leaves the tent encampment on his brown spotted pony. He has a long ride ahead of him, but the true reason for leaving so early is that he longs to be alone.


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A forest in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany – about 1630

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(Photo: Mark van der Velden)

Rhineland-Palatinate.

Simplicissimus

Dear reader, I am of most humble origins. But, as you can see, I still managed to learn to write. I will tell how this happened. As a child, I lived at a small farm in the middle of the forest.


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A small nomad camp in Mali – 2012

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(Photo: Curt Carnemark)

Mali.

Whiplashes

Anxiously, the handsome young woman looks at her husband with her with soft brown eyes, “Kidane, I have to tell you something.” Smiling, he answers, “I know already what you want to say.”


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Romania – autumn 1917 (1)

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(Photo: Joachim Tüns)

Romania.

Deserters

It is late October, it is evening, and it is cold. Mishka Koshevoy lies together with some other Cossacks in a corner of a corn field. A small white cloud escapes from his mouth.


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Steppe in the Don Valley, Southern Russia – spring 1918 (2)

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(Photo: Andrey Shalaev)

Russia.

A shepherd joins the Reds

Smiling and daydreaming, Mishka Koshevoy plods along on his mare. How beautiful the steppe is now in the spring, and how angry I was yesterday at Soldatov.


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A hamlet in the Don Valley, Southern Russia – summer 1920 (3)

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(Photo: Vyacheslav Argenberg)

River Don, Southern Russia.

The civil war is still not over

Softly, Mishka Koshevoy, a young soldier, knocks on the door. Without waiting for a response, he enters the kitchen of the farm. “Good afternoon, aunty Ilynichna”.


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A nature reserve in Wyoming, US – 1973

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(Photo: Diana Robinson)

Wyoming.

Impossible plans

“Well, Jack, I, uh … uh … please, it’s just not possible.” As usual, Ennis Del Mar didn't have the words. Ennis is a cowboy, but a modern-day version of it.


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A remote mountain village in Japan – in the 19th century

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(Photo: Kirill Skorobogatov)

Japan.

'Narayama is waiting for us'

“My dear grandmother, don't leave us,” the peasant says, “don't abandon us.” His stepmother agrees with him. “Kesakichi is right, mother, take your time, there's no hurry.”


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More


     First farm-maid, then woman farmer - a small mountain village in Austria -
        around 1910 - film
     Not one student less - a hamlet in Hebei Province, China – 1997 - film
     Reconciliation - Gobi Desert, Mongolia – 2003 - film
     Protection - a small village in Burkina Faso – 2004 - film
     Discord in the village - a village in Kenya – about 1930
     Black or white? - Queensland, North Australia – about 1860
     The young shaman - Mato Grosso do Sul, Southwest Brazil – 2008 - film
     Happy years - a village in Maharashtra, India – 1937 - film
     Remorse - a village in Belarus – 1943 - film
     Sana, a witch? - a village in Burkina Faso – 1989 - film
     The nightmare of Efock - a village in Senegal – 1942 - film
     Olmo is growing up - an estate in northern Italy – 1910 (1) - film
     The cavalry unit turns around - a village in northern Italy – 1920 (2) - film
     The fur trapper - Siberia, Russia – 1902 - film
     Father Sebastião - Northeast Brazil – 1938 - film
     Blinded - a small village in Japan – sixteenth century - film
     Silver lining - a small village in Massachusetts, United States – 1884
     'What a miserable damn life!' - a fishing village on the coast of Sicily, Italy – 1867
     Houtekiet - a village in Flanders, Belgium – around 1910
     A real friend - a village in Northern Italy – 1948
     The beast - a hamlet in Northern Italy – 1941
     Gas masks - a small village in Wales, United Kingdom – 1919
     Class analysis - a small village in Vietnam – 1955 (1)
     Mayor Duong - a small village in Vietnam – 1989 (2)
     The road - a village in Peru – 1930 (1)
     Misitu, the holy bull - a mountain village in Peru – around 1930 (2)
     The old fisherman - a fishing village on the coast of Cuba – 1951
     'He is not your enemy' - a village in Liberia – around 1860 (1)
     There is war in the air - a village in Liberia – around 1890 (2)
     The sea god favours them - a small Japanese island – 1954
     Forest Fire - a hamlet in New South Wales, Australia – 1914 (1)


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Last update: June 2019.