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Title: Burmese Days
Date of publication: 1934
Description/subject: "U Po Kyin, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, in Upper Burma, was sitting in his veranda. It was only half past eight, but the month was April, and there was a closeness in the air, a threat of the long, stifling midday hours. Occasional faint breaths of wind, seeming cool by contrast, stirred the newly drenched orchids that hung from the eaves. Beyond the orchids one could see the dusty, curved trunk of a palm tree, and then the blazing ultramarine sky. Up in the zenith, so high that it dazzled one to look at them, a few vultures circled without the quiver of a wing..."
Author/creator: George Orwell
Language: English
Source/publisher: Project Gutenberg, Australia and Terebess
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200051.txt
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2008