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The forbidden islands

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Marco Cattaneo,Jasmina Trifoni

Danilo Cedrone


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"Angaman is an island...and all of those on that island have heads like a dog, and teeth and noses like great mastiffs. They are evil people and devour all the men they can find, except those in their village." Even after all the very dramatic events he had previously noted down, the poor Rustichello da Pisa - the amanuensis for the first edition of Il Milione or the Travels of Marco Polo - must have been shocked when the Venetian explorer descibed the inhabitants of the Andaman Islands.

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