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Ben Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Ben
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Hopeful of a less brutal life, he escapes to Sydney - only to be further disillusioned.
Victor Kelleher
author
Taronga
book
Ben
character
feelings
escaping
normal life
Sydney
less brutal life
disillusioned
concepts
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Ben, who has a telepathic ability to control animals, leads a hazardous existence in the bush west of the Blue Mountains.
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Fourteen-year-old Ben lives rough in the bush outside Sydney, surviving in the wreckage of an Australia that fell apart after global catastrophe.
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Ben, who has a telepathic ability to control animals, leads a hazardous existence in the bush west of the Blue Mountains.
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“Ben crouched beside the dying animal, aware that he could do nothing to save it now -that in a sense that he had done too much already.”
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Ben, who has a telepathic ability to control animals, leads a hazardous existence in the bush west of the Blue Mountains.
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“But Johnny has only thought in his head and that’s his beloved bicycle, he just sits there staring at it, examining it, and gauging its chances of a life after this.”
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Then, at the heart of the city he comes upon Taronga Zoo, which has been strangely unaffected by the general chaos.
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“He had learned from long experience that the roo, lulled by his Call, would ignore her instinctive fear of the open sunlight and follow him.”
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Ben has the strange ability to soothe and control animals, and this makes him valuable to the older and crueler boy who hunts the animals Ben Calls.
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“Johnny pumped up the front tire, pumped up the back, listened to the echo from the inner tubes, let out a bit of air, jumped in some more, and checked the tires. Having completed that little ceremony, he handed over the pump to me. Me!”

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