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A couple questions

Discussion in 'The Long Walk' started by Fredd Wright, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Fredd Wright

    Fredd Wright New Member

    I've read this book a couple times and i have some questions:

    What did it mean to get "squaded"?

    Regarding the timing of the warnings, if someone falls below 4 miles an hour, do they get their first warning the instant they slow down or 30 seconds after that? I was never clear on that.
     
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  2. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    not sure about the definition of "squaded"...don't recall the word, at all...and on the second, I had the impression that the warning came soon after the slow down, didn't have any conception of time other than "soon".
     
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  3. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    They have to drop below 4mph for 30 seconds. I got the impression "squaded" was a bit like national service, but as a punishment instead of prison.
     
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  4. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yessir...
     
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  5. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    "Squaded" in The Long Walk referred to the goon squads from the Government coming in and taking Garraty's father away for being too vocal with his politics. Similar to gestapo tactics in WWII when someone disagreed with the Nazi agenda. A "squad" of gestapo would come for that person. Basically, they take you out and shoot you for voicing opposition against the regime that is currently in power.
     
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  6. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I stand corrected, and as much as it makes me throw up in my mouth, I have to say the Ghost is right...
     
  7. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    LMAO....thanks?
     
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  8. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    It was only cookies.


    And I took 'squaded' the same way.
     
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