Karana sentence example

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  • The deficiencies of the Greek symbolism were partially remedied; subtraction was denoted by placing a dot over the subtrahend; multiplication, by placing bha (an abbreviation of bhavita, the product ") after the factors; division, by placing the divisor under the dividend; and square root, by inserting ka (an abbreviation of karana, irrational) before the quantity.
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  • The story is told by a 12-year old girl named Karana, who is the daughter of the village's chief.
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  • Karana's father, the chief, is killed after a fight with island visitors.
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  • However, Karana's brother Ramo does not board the ship in time and it leaves him behind.
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  • Despite reassurances that the ship will return for him, Karana jumps off the ship and swims ashore to be with him.
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  • Karana and Ramo return to their abandoned village.
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  • However, Ramo gets killed by a pack of wild dogs and Karana is left alone on the island.
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  • At one point, Karana decides to leave the island.
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  • Upon her return, Karana decides to build a house, complete with a fence to keep out the dogs and foxes.
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  • Karana decides to take revenge upon the dogs who killed her brother.
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  • Karana is scared that the visitors who killed her father will return, and one day they do.
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  • However, a girl is with them and she befriends Karana.
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  • The girls exchange gifts and Karana remains safe until they leave.
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  • During her time on the island, Karana cares for the animals who have become her family.
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  • After many years, Rontu dies and Karana ends up catching a dog she believes is his son.
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  • After many years of living alone on the island, Karana leaves on a ship that takes her to the land her people sailed to many years ago.
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