Karana sentence example
- 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.
- The story is told by a 12-year old girl named Karana, who is the daughter of the village's chief.
- Karana's father, the chief, is killed after a fight with island visitors.
- However, Karana's brother Ramo does not board the ship in time and it leaves him behind.
- Despite reassurances that the ship will return for him, Karana jumps off the ship and swims ashore to be with him.Advertisement
- Karana and Ramo return to their abandoned village.
- However, Ramo gets killed by a pack of wild dogs and Karana is left alone on the island.
- At one point, Karana decides to leave the island.
- Upon her return, Karana decides to build a house, complete with a fence to keep out the dogs and foxes.
- Karana decides to take revenge upon the dogs who killed her brother.Advertisement
- Karana is scared that the visitors who killed her father will return, and one day they do.
- However, a girl is with them and she befriends Karana.
- The girls exchange gifts and Karana remains safe until they leave.
- During her time on the island, Karana cares for the animals who have become her family.
- After many years, Rontu dies and Karana ends up catching a dog she believes is his son.Advertisement
- 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.