Quiz: What Do These Have In Common

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The Last Of The Mohicans
The Triple Echo
The Short Happy Life of Francis McComber

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        • I will give the answer to the Quiz now.

          They are all books where the meaning of the titles only becomes clear at the end of the book.

          At the end of the The Last Of The Mohicans the son is killed and Chingachgook is then the last of the Mohicans.
          The Triple Echo is the sound of the shotgun echoing around the hills at the end of the final scene.
          At the end of The Short Happy Life of Francis McComber we understand what his ‘short happy’ life means.

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        • Oh I see! Well, I sort of know this but it didn’t occur to me that this is the answer we’re looking for! Clever. Thank you for the challenge! Hopefully there will be another one, preferably on literature!

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    • Good answer. Not everyone dies, though, and I suspect that Mrs McComber had such a meagre conscience that she probably lived happily.

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  1. I remember reading «Sophie’s Choice» … took a helluva time before I found out what the actual _choice_ was. Ughh …

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