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Victor Kelleher Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Victor Kelleher
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Hopeful of a less brutal life, he escapes to Sydney - only to be further disillusioned.
Victor Kelleher
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Taronga
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Hopeful of a less brutal life, he escapes to Sydney - only to be further disillusioned.
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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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Two years after the Last Days, Australia has become a dangerous place, and a battle-ground for survival.
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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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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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Is it an island of safety in the midst of so much danger? Or is it really the most sinister place of all?
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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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Two years after the Last Days, Australia has become a dangerous place, and a battle-ground for survival.
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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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“He could see the dingo immediately above him, its coat a deep gold in the sunlight, its head cooked curiously to one side. Its eyes, he notices, conveyed a sense not of alarm, but of trust.”

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