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Traveller is on page 112 of 192 of The Path to the Spiders' Nests: Nothing else matters. The tree trunks in the dark take on strange human shapes. Man carries his babyhood fears with him for his whole life long. "Perhaps," thinks Kim, "I'd be frightened, if I wasn't brigade commissar. Not to be frightened any more, that's the final aim of man."
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Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
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