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The World Today In the short story The Train From Rhodesia there are many different ideas and symbols hidden to get the readers interpretation of the story as well as to get a wide variety of interpretations so the story appeals to more people This way the people who read the story can get more out of it by forming their own opinions of the reading that is not clearly stated Therefore the readers get to draw their own conclusion from the story and discover why the author wrote it the way he or she did and what the author means by the way they wrote it The train that comes into Rhodesia doesnt come very often but when it comes to this poor little old run-down village it is like a gathering place for mixed goods feelings and messages from the train people and the poor people as well as a husband and wife The train is calling out I am comingI am coming This way it gives the village people and all the other people time to gather around and get their little shops ready because they know the train with all the customers and tourists is coming This is just like in real life when a train or plane or bus gets into a city or town the people just seem to flock around where all the tourists are coming in at This way the local businessmen and women can sell their goods to tourists that are looking for things like souviners and such Although this train stop doesnt sound too flashy or pretty it does seem to have quite a gathering for a little African village with lots of goods and crafts too One of the crafts is a lion that is carved out of wood The lion has many different symbols and meanings with its appearance It has a black tongue that seems to make it different It is
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