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Bringing Sarah along

Post by Zain Farough » 07 Nov 2017, 08:04

This is the discussion about the idea of bringing Sara along to the camp. According to you guys was it a good idea or was it a waste to bring her along.
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Post by CNWaweru » 26 Jan 2018, 02:06

A blessing in disguise. Maybe fate. Without this, the story could not have been half as interesting.
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Post by onixpam » 06 Apr 2018, 09:18

I was necessary for the story, but maybe was not was the best thing to do.

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Post by Cswrawr » 22 Apr 2018, 21:59

I found them just up and bringing her with very strange. It was something I had to ignore and accept so that I could continue with the book because it seemed so unrealistic: "Here, this 12-year-old has nowhere to go so you keep her."

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Post by Debsedit7 » 12 May 2018, 13:58

Apparently, they were on a set timeline, so they felt they couldn't postpone the trip. At least Sarah was pretty adaptable to her circumstances. She didn't seem intimidated by the men and could handle dealing with things. I liked her.

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Post by Bukari » 19 May 2018, 09:46

As for me, I think because Sarah embarked on that journey with them they suffered the more in the wilderness because of her disappearance.
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Post by Espie » 25 May 2018, 00:05

Bringing Sarah along had been a risk that Tom wasn't willing but still opted to take. Whether it was the right thing to do or not depends on custodial and other relevant family laws. What's undeniable, though, is that it is a crucial element in paving the way for the more interesting developments in the adventure story.
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Post by Espie » 25 May 2018, 00:08

CNWaweru wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 02:06
A blessing in disguise. Maybe fate. Without this, the story could not have been half as interesting.
I agree. The story wouldn't be as enthralling without the events it paved the way for.
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Post by Espie » 25 May 2018, 00:10

onixpam wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 09:18
I was necessary for the story, but maybe was not was the best thing to do.
That's true. For the book reader, it's a turning point. Current conventions may have something else to say.
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Post by Espie » 25 May 2018, 00:14

Cswrawr wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 21:59
I found them just up and bringing her with very strange. It was something I had to ignore and accept so that I could continue with the book because it seemed so unrealistic: "Here, this 12-year-old has nowhere to go so you keep her."
I could see where you're coming from. I could also fathom the moral dilemma that Tom had, which made him really think that bringing Sarah is such a bad idea but still chose to do so.
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Post by Espie » 25 May 2018, 00:16

Debsedit7 wrote:
12 May 2018, 13:58
Apparently, they were on a set timeline, so they felt they couldn't postpone the trip. At least Sarah was pretty adaptable to her circumstances. She didn't seem intimidated by the men and could handle dealing with things. I liked her.
Without Sarah, Tom's journey would have been quicker but not as eventful and eventually worth their while.
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Post by Espie » 25 May 2018, 00:20

Bukari wrote:
19 May 2018, 09:46
As for me, I think because Sarah embarked on that journey with them they suffered the more in the wilderness because of her disappearance.
I think so, too. The challenges were essential parts of their adventure.
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Post by scratchcat318 » 25 May 2018, 20:33

I feel like bringing Sarah along was the best solution, given the circumstances of her arrival. What else were they going to do? They couldn't leave her at the house alone, and any other solution probably would have messed up their travel plans. At least it worked out well in the end.

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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 17:39

scratchcat318 wrote:
25 May 2018, 20:33
I feel like bringing Sarah along was the best solution, given the circumstances of her arrival. What else were they going to do? They couldn't leave her at the house alone, and any other solution probably would have messed up their travel plans. At least it worked out well in the end.
I agree. It may not be the most ideal thing to do but it was the best option they've got given all prevailing circumstances.
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Post by 10mile72 » 10 Jun 2018, 12:37

Bad idea. She wasn't ready for it. Too young and too surly.

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