It seems to be always the way with these bookclubs. Hundreds of people sign up, there are a thousand posts saying how everyone is looking forward to it and arguing over whether there should be a separate thread for each chapter, and few weeks later it’s down to just a tiny handful of people.
I guess life gets in the way! But, this thread is really useful for those who do manage to participate, and also for the larger number that are reading along, and for all (any!) future readers too. So thank you so much @emucat for all your wonderful hard work. I know I really appreciate it. Thank you.
Here’s the page in full (plus the start of the first sentence which is on page 38, and excluding the captions under the flags:
まだ、いろいろな 国の 人が あつまる 国さいてきな 会ぎなどでも どこの 国の だいひょうで あるかが、すぐに わかるように 国きが かかげられています。
国きは その 国を あらわす シンボルです。
ところが、せかいには まったく べつの 国なのに、国きが ほとんど 同じに 見える ところが あります。