In the heart of the Coral Triangle, in the Raja Ampat Regency, in a tiny house built on stilts over the sea, lived Novi and her big brother, Petrus.
Like most young children raised in the small fishing villages of the Archipelago of the Four Kings, Novi and Petrus rarely attended school. Their classroom was all around them. The rainforest was steep behind the village, the bay was dotted with rocky islets mushroomed by the waves, and mother ocean stretched before them as far as the eye could see. The children spent their days throwing hooks off the jetty, wading through the shallows spearing shellfish, and scaling trees for coconuts, bananas and papaya.
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