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Dead rat and a string to swing it on

Discussion in 'The Tommyknockers' started by EuroAddict, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. EuroAddict

    EuroAddict New Member

    Just finished reading this book for the first time. Why the hell did Gard want a dead rat and a string to swing it on.
     
  2. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    Welcome! Ya got me. Maybe it's a Maine thing ;)
     
  3. jacobtlong

    jacobtlong The Nerdiest Member

    I believe it is a reference to Tom Sawyer. Not quite sure the context of the quote because it has been a decade since I read the Tommyknockers, but I recall that quote being used.
     
  4. EuroAddict

    EuroAddict New Member

    Yes it was in this context as he's talking about how bobbi had to recite the passage from tom sawyer about whitewashing the fence beforehand.
     
  5. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    It's from the scene in Tom Sawyer where Tom cons his friends into helping him whitewash the fence. "By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with – and so on, and so on, hour after hour."
     
  6. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Because they were all out of squirrels.:D
     
  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] ...caught me one!.....hard to get dem nuts on a hook when yer squirrel fishin'.....
     
  8. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time


    :applause:
     
  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    'Cause it's easier to swing a dead rat on a string than a dead donkey.....;-D
     
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  10. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Blind man walks into a drug store with his dog and begins swinging the animal around his head by it's leash, the druggist rushes from behind the counter "Sir! Can I help you with something??" Blind man replies, "No thank you, I'm just looking around".........
     
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  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    :lol:
     
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