Literature Connections Contest

30 Nov


…There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. One wretched, breathless child, panting with exhaustion; terror in his looks; agony in his eyes; large drops of perspiration streaming down his face; strains every nerve to make head upon his pursuers; and as they follow on his track, and gain upon him every instant, they hail his decreasing strength with still louder shouts, and whoop and scream with joy…


The hunted:  Oliver.   The pursuers:  his so-called “friends” and a group of townspeople who think he stole something.   Chapter 10, for reference.

OK, readers, chime in with what novel this quote IMMEDIATELY put me in mind of.  In fact, I had to search out this novel to see if the writer plagerized from Dickens.  Hint – It is not one we have read and discussed on this blog.   Hint #2 – I read it in high school.  There may (or may not) be a prize for the first correct answerer.   Or you may just have the prize of feeling accomplished for joining in our fun.


Posted by on November 30, 2011 in The Blog


4 responses to “Literature Connections Contest

  1. Christina

    November 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Lord of the Flies.

    • Christine

      November 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      Oh, that was the one I thought of too.

  2. Jeannette

    November 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Ding Ding! You both got it right. Did you two read it in H.S. too?

    • Christina

      November 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Yes, although I have to admit that I didn’t remember it well enough to have the memory triggered by Oliver Twist. I’m impressed. Also, I can never, ever recall it’s title, so in order to submit my answer I had to google “book about boys on an island with a pig’s head.”


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