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This phony Asian royalty fooled rural England for some time – but the truth she was hiding was far darker.
Cut Content: How She Pulled It Off
All of her act as Caraboo had been a masterwork of social engineering. Her shaky understanding of foreign languages and artifacts, explained by her being from an obscure backwater island, was entirely learned from studying her visitors for context clues. Once she committed to one action – say, a daily prayer – she remembered it precisely, carrying it out the exact same way each time. Presumably this is how she was able to carry out a “conversation” with the initial Portuguese sailor.
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