The Body (Penguin Readers: Level 5 Series) by Stephen King

By Stephen King

In Nineteen Sixties the US, 4 younger boys pass on a trip to look for the physique of a boy killed through a educate. As they go back and forth, they detect how merciless the area could be, but additionally how wondrous. "Penguin Readers" is a chain of simplified novels, movie novelizations and unique titles that introduce scholars in any respect degrees to the pleasures of studying in English. initially designed for educating English as a overseas language, the sequence' mix of excessive curiosity point and occasional examining age makes it appropriate for either English-speaking children with constrained interpreting abilities and scholars of English as a moment language. Many titles within the sequence additionally supply entry to the pre-20th century literature strands of the nationwide Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven degrees of hassle, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to point 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. additionally, titles fall into considered one of 3 sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". on the finish of every e-book there's a element of relaxing workouts targeting vocabulary development, comprehension, dialogue and writing. a few titles within the sequence can be found with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a booklet and cassette pack. also, chosen titles have loose accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which offer stimulating workout fabric for college students, in addition to feedback for academics on how one can make the most the Readers at school.

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His eyes were shining crazily behind his rain-washed glasses. 'Come on, then. We'll fight you for the body. ' Billy and Charlie stepped forward, but Ace put a hand on their shoulders. 'Now listen, you guys,' he said patiently, as if we weren't standing in a rainstorm. 'There are more of us than there are of you. We're bigger. We'll give you one chance to disappear. I don't care where. ' Eyeball laughed and Fuzzy slapped Ace on the back. ' Ace smiled gently. 'If you go, we'll take him. If you stay, we'll hurt you and then take him.

I turned away. I was sure I was going to be sick, but my stomach was dry and steady. I pushed two fingers down my throat, trying to make myself puke, wanting to, needing to. But nothing happened. The noise of the rain and the thunder had completely covered the sound of cars approaching along the Back Harlow Road, which lay a few yards beyond this boggy area. It also covered the sound of them pushing through the trees and the bushes. ' Chapter 21 Ace Merrill We all jumped in surprise and Vern cried out.

At least, I suppose I jumped; to me it felt as if I was moving slowly up through five hundred feet of water. ' and began to run. Vern looked back over his shoulder. He saw my attempt at running and knew straight away that I wasn't joking. He began to run himself. Far in front I could see Chris stepping off the bridge and on to solid ground. He was safe. I was glad for him, but I was also jealous as hell. I watched him drop to his knees and touch a track. My left foot almost slipped, but I recovered and ran on.

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