[Pic: Farmer and Fields of Ruteng]
Farmer in the fields of Ruteng
I met Duncan, an Aussie teaching science at a high school in Ruteng, and while he was teaching I wandered around the town and into the fields.   The afternoon storms were frightening!   One thunderbolt was so violent that it scared the life out of one of Duncan's colleagues, who was in hospital with malaria and pneumonia.   Hery probably would have died anyway when the oxygen in the cylinder was used up -- the nearest refill was in Maumere, I think -- too far away to be brought in time.   His pregnant wife and child went back to Java.

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