Ox Travels, The Piece Of String

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Ox Travels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers; this week we'll be featuring five of these stories.

Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters.

Shehan Karunatilaka climbs up the staircase at Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka in search of a man who dispenses a length of string for the wrist to help bring fortune and ward off calamity.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Shehan Karunatilaka looks for a man in Sri Lanka who dispenses a string to bring fortune.

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Shehan Karunatilaka looks for a man in Sri Lanka who dispenses a string to bring fortune.