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Speaking of Lord of the Flies...

 
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Someone mentioned Lord of the Flies on another thread and rather than derail that one, I decided to start a new thread.

This is a neat inspiring article about what really happened when boys were stranded together on an island. NOT like the book.

From the article: "It’s time we told a different kind of story. The real Lord of the Flies is a tale of friendship and loyalty; one that illustrates how much stronger we are if we can lean on each other. "

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months

I thought the author's inspiration for writing the Lord of the Flies was sad and of note.
 
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What a great story.  Thank you.
 
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I saw that!! Also found it a fabulous story. If you haven't clicked through and read it, you should, it is the kind of story that I for one really need to hear lately.

(spoiler alert: kids are REALLY resilient and capable!)
 
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Nice! I hadn't heard that story.

Sort of reminds me of The Swiss Family Robinson. I remember reading and re-reading it as a kid, until the paperback book disintegrated.

I see it's available for download. Cool!
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=swiss+family+robinson
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Nice! I hadn't heard that story.

Sort of reminds me of The Swiss Family Robinson. I remember reading and re-reading it as a kid, until the paperback book disintegrated.

I see it's available for download. Cool!
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=swiss+family+robinson


Me too!! One of my favorite books during the pre teen years.
 
Maybe he went home and went to bed. And took this tiny ad with him:
BWB second printing, pre-order dealio (poor man's poll)
https://permies.com/t/147624/BWB-printing-pre-order-dealio
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