Page 398. " 'This swelling is also caused by rascal banyas!' "
Banyan Tree
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The Banyan tree is favoured by traders for its large canopy, which provides plenty of shade.

Banjas are named after this tree, as they often sell their wares underneath it.

Page 399. " Who is John Wayne? "

John Wayne
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John Wayne (1907-1979) was an American actor, director and producer. He appeared in more than 175 films, was nominated for an Academy Award three times and won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1969 for the film True Grit. He was famous for appearing in Westerns with his trademark swagger, and is an enduring American icon.


Page 399. " And Raquel Welch? "

Raquel Welch (b. 1940) is an American actress who won a Golden Globe for her role in The Three Musketeers. She became one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1960s and 1970s, and Playboy called her the "Most Desired Woman" of the 1970s.