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Herge in 'Prisoners of the Sun' explores the theme of Solar eclipse. Its hero Tintin and his companions have been taken prisoners by a tribe of Incas. Their crime was to accidentally enter the Temple of the Sun God. Tintin, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus are to be burned alive. Their pyre is to be lit by a magnifying glass focussing the rays of the sun. The only choice the Incas give them is that they choose the day and hour of their death.

Tintin finds a scrap of newspaper in his pocket, and notices a solar eclipse is predicted a few days hence. Choosing that day and time for their execution, Tintin is able to halt the ceremony, shouting to the Incas leader.
"The Sun God will not hear your prayers! O magnificent Sun, if it is thy will that we should live give us now a sign!"

And the sun as if to obey Tintin's will begins to disappear. The Incas leader is terrified and his people run in chaos.
The leader frees them and accords them places of honor.


 
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