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    Default The REAL 'Lord of the Flies"

    Very interesting article from the Guardian, about a group of young classmates shipwrecked near New Zealand for 15 months. It's very uplifting. It provides an example of how things might work out, in the future, if nearly all civilization is wiped out and only a few survive.

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    "I began to wonder: had anyone ever studied what real children would do if they found themselves alone on a deserted island? I wrote an article on the subject, in which I compared Lord of the Flies to modern scientific insights and concluded that, in all probability, kids would act very differently. Readers responded sceptically. All my examples concerned kids at home, at school, or at summer camp. Thus began my quest for a real-life Lord of the Flies. After trawling the web for a while, I came across an obscure blog that told an arresting story: “One day, in 1977, six boys set out from Tonga on a fishing trip ... Caught in a huge storm, the boys were shipwrecked on a deserted island. What do they do, this little tribe? They made a pact never to quarrel.”

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    Default Re: The REAL 'Lord of the Flies"

    What a truly enjoyable, heart lifting story to read right now! Thank you for sharing, AutumnW!

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    Default Re: The REAL 'Lord of the Flies"

    That's a wonderful heart touching story. Thank you for posting it.

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    Default Re: The REAL 'Lord of the Flies"

    You're so welcome. I'm going to try to post more enlightening, interesting stories. And if they are uplifting, all the better! If young boys stranded on a deserted island can get along by not quarreling, I hope to be able to do the same on Avalon!

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