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"I am sick of Europe, Clara. 1 want to come home. To your small cabin and pink rock in Georgian Bay. I will take a bus up to Parry Sound. And from the mainland send a message over the shortwave radio out towards the Pancakes. And wait for you, wait to see the silhouette of you in a canoe coming to rescue me from this place we all entered, betraying you. How did you become so smart? How did you become so determined? How were you not fooled like us? You that demon for pleasure who became so wise. The purest among us, the darkest bean, the greenest leaf.
The above is from the English Patient. It is a piece of letter from Hana to her stepmother Clara who lived in Canada.
Is "the Pancakes" a place, or a group? The time was about 194-, and Hana was still in Europe.
And what does her"mainland" refer to?
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