As Water for Elephants post-production chugs along we promise to keep you updated and entertained. Here’s another installment of ‘Spectacular Speculations’ where we match up a set photo (or two…or three. What? I love climbing Robowski!) with a passage from the novel.
The following quote is taken from Water for Elephants, Chapter Four. Copyright (c) 2006 by Sara Gruen. All rights reserved.
“”How the hell did you do that? What did you grab?”
“There’s a ladder. Just around the other side. Lean forward and reach for it. You’ll find it.”
“What if I don’t?”
“Then I guess we’ll take our leave, won’t we?”
I advance gingerly to the edge. I can see just the edge of the thin iron ladder. I train my eyes on it and wipe my hands on my thighs. Then I tip forward.
My right hand meets ladder. I grasp wildly with my left until I ensnare the other side. I jam my feet in the rungs and cling tightly, trying to catch my breath.”
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