Map of Tabal on 13 They start talking about the characters in novels as iftheywere real people. Nor am 1 exempt from that almost irresistible error. 1 make no daims to being a sophisticated critic. 1 confess that 1 willingly allow myself to be taken in by the magic of The Return of the Native. It is a magic that makes me intensely interested in those imaginary characters and their fates. 1 also, however, have a great curiosity about how the magic, in a given case, is performed. 1 want to study the back of the tapestry, so to speak, to see how it was woven. Map of Tabal 2016.