Applies her thinking to the tale of Mikluko- Maklay, a geographer and anthropologist sent from Russia to study the people of Malayan archipelago. Narrated in ‘Memoirs of a revolutionist’, 1971. Includes a story about a native not wanting to be photographed over fears that a photograph would take something out of them. Maklay agrees to not photograph them, but does get tempted when collecting his things when the native lays asleep so would not be aware if he was photographed. Yet he refrains as he remembers their agreement
This shows the wrongness in breaking a promise. It could do no harm, but trust and respect are still things that matter. To take advantage of this person would be wrong. Over time humans have created ways to live with each other, such as the development of rules. These rules are natural and absolute, and can be observed regardless of if someone follows them.