For some unknown reason now they put stupid questions at the end of books. I read the Life of Pi questions, and they were things I had no interest in at all. Did I have an experience that separated childhood from adulthood? No. They ask: "Which story do you believe?" Huh??? This is a work of fiction that has two stories. The two stories are necessary. It's like someone is telling you how to sew. They say, "The thread goes above the cloth, then the needle dives down through the cloth. The thread is then below the cloth. You continue alternating this way until the line of thread goes above/below/above/below and you are finished sewing. Now -- which do you believe in -- the thread above the cloth or the thread below? 1. Both are necessary and 2. There is no thread -- it's just a story about sewing. I was irritated, so I cut out those pages with an X-acto knife and used then for wadding for the small cannon I keep on the deck. I then shot the cannon into the lake. It's all right -- the cannon's range only goes midway, and no boats were coming.
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