The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner - Noah's Ark Summary & Analysis

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Noah's Ark Summary

A boy named Colin is bored in school when he sees a procession of vehicles out the window. The circus has come back to town, and each car has a ride or different circus things on it. Colin, age ten, and his older cousin Bert, age eleven, decide to attend the circus that night.

Colin is Oliver Twist to Bert's Artful Dodger, timid and moral versus budding criminal Bert. Bert hatches a scheme to make pennies by cheating at the penny rolling game; they will put (and not roll) pennies on certain squares when the game runner isn't looking to get coin awards. At the game, an older man is rolling pennies, and Bert remarks to Colin that he isn't winning. The old man hears this and confronts Bert, who doesn't back down from his (true) assertion that the old man...

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