And of Clay Are We Created Mr Croninger

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B LITERARY ANALYSIS,Why do you think the people,of the town ignored the. of the eruption could detach the eternal ice from the slopes of. the volcano but no one heeded their warnings they sounded like. 20 the tales of frightened old women The towns in the valley went. about their daily life deaf to the moaning of the earth until that. fateful Wednesday night in November when a prolonged roar. announced the end of the world and walls of snow broke loose. rolling in an avalanche of clay stones and water that descended. on the villages and buried them beneath unfathomable meters. of telluric5 vomit B As soon as the survivors emerged from the. paralysis of that first awful terror they could see that houses. plazas churches white cotton plantations dark coffee forests. cattle pastures all had disappeared Much later after soldiers. 30 and volunteers had arrived to rescue the living and try to assess. Copyright by Holt Rinehart and Winston All rights reserved. the magnitude of the cataclysm 6 it was calculated that beneath. the mud lay more than twenty thousand human beings and. an indefinite number of animals putrefying in a viscous soup 7. Forests and rivers had also been swept away and there was. nothing to be seen but an immense desert of mire 8. When the station called before dawn Rolf Carl and, I were together I crawled out of bed dazed with sleep and. went to prepare coffee while he hurriedly dressed He stuffed. his gear in the green canvas backpack he always carried and. 40 we said goodbye as we had so many times before I had no. presentiments I sat in the kitchen sipping my coffee and. 5 telluric TEH LUR IHK of or from the earth, 6 cataclysm KAT UH KLIHZ UHM disaster great upheaval causing. sudden violent changes, 7 putrefying in a viscous soup rotting in a thick mixture. 8 mire MYR deep mud,And of Clay Are We Created 249.
planning the long hours without him sure that he would be back. A LITERARY FOCUS the next day A, At this point can you guess He was one of the first to reach the scene because while. what the theme of this story, other reporters were fighting their way to the edges of that. might be Explain your, answer morass9 in jeeps bicycles or on foot each getting there however. he could Rolf Carl had the advantage of the television heli. copter which flew him over the avalanche We watched on our. screens the footage captured by his assistant s camera in which. 50 he was up to his knees in muck a microphone in his hand in the. midst of a bedlam10 of lost children wounded survivors corpses. and devastation The story came to us in his calm voice For years. he had been a familiar figure in newscasts reporting live at the. scene of battles and catastrophes with awesome tenacity Nothing. could stop him and I was always amazed at his equanimity in. B VOCABULARY, the face of danger and suffering it seemed as if nothing could. Selection Vocabulary, shake his fortitude or deter his curiosity B Fear seemed never.
Use context clues to write, a meaning for equanimity to touch him although he had confessed to me that he was not a. Underline clues in the text, that helped you find the courageous man far from it I believe that the lens of the camera. meaning 60 had a strange effect on him it was as if it transported him to a. different time from which he could watch events without actually. participating in them When I knew him better I came to real. Copyright by Holt Rinehart and Winston All rights reserved. ize that this fictive distance seemed to protect him from his own. emotions C, Rolf Carl was in on the story of Azucena from the begin. C LITERARY ANALYSIS, ning He filmed the volunteers who discovered her and the first. Why do you think Rolf would, need protection from his persons who tried to reach her his camera zoomed in on the girl.
own emotions her dark face her large desolate eyes the plastered down tangle. of her hair The mud was like quicksand around her and anyone. 70 attempting to reach her was in danger of sinking They threw a. rope to her that she made no effort to grasp until they shouted. to her to catch it then she pulled a hand from the mire and tried. to move but immediately sank a little deeper Rolf threw down. his knapsack and the rest of his equipment and waded into the. 9 morass MUH RAS bog swamp, 10 bedlam BEHD LUHM place or situation filled with noise and. confusion from the name of an old insane asylum in London. 250 And of Clay Are We Created, quagmire commenting for his assistant s microphone that it was. cold and that one could begin to smell the stench of corpses D LITERARY ANALYSIS. What s your name he asked the girl and she told him her Why do you think Rolf was. flower name Don t move Azucena Rolf Carl directed and trying to distract Azucena. kept talking to her without a thought for what he was saying just. 80 to distract her while slowly he worked his way forward in mud. up to his waist D The air around him seemed as murky as. It was impossible to reach her from the approach he was. attempting so he retreated and circled around where there. seemed to be firmer footing When finally he was close enough. he took the rope and tied it beneath her arms so they could. pull her out He smiled at her with that smile that crinkles E READING FOCUS. his eyes and makes him look like a little boy he told her that So far what details might. everything was fine that he was here with her now that soon lead you to think that one. of the author s purposes for, 90 they would have her out He signaled the others to pull but as writing is to have the reader. soon as the cord tensed the girl screamed They tried again feel sympathy for Azucena s. predicament, and her shoulders and arms appeared but they could move her. no farther she was trapped Someone suggested that her legs. might be caught in the collapsed walls of her house but she said. it was not just rubble that she was also held by the bodies of her. Copyright by Holt Rinehart and Winston All rights reserved. brothers and sisters clinging to her legs, Don t worry we ll get you out of here Rolf promised.
Despite the quality of the transmission I could hear his voice. break and I loved him more than ever Azucena looked at him. 100 but said nothing, During those first hours Rolf Carl exhausted all the. resources of his ingenuity to rescue her He struggled with. poles and ropes but every tug was an intolerable torture for the. imprisoned girl It occurred to him to use one of the poles as a. lever but got no result and had to abandon the idea He talked. a couple of soldiers into working with him for a while but they. had to leave because so many other victims were calling for. help The girl could not move she barely could breathe but she. did not seem desperate as if an ancestral resignation allowed. 110 her to accept her fate E The reporter on the other hand was. And of Clay Are We Created 251, determined to snatch her from death Someone brought him. A QUICK CHECK a tire which he placed beneath her arms like a life buoy and. What are some ways Rolf then laid a plank near the hole to hold his weight and allow. tries to rescue Azucena him to stay closer to her As it was impossible to remove the. rubble blindly he tried once or twice to dive toward her feet but. emerged frustrated covered with mud and spitting gravel He. concluded that he would have to have a pump to drain the water. and radioed a request for one but received in return a message. that there was no available transport and it could not be sent. 120 until the next morning A, We can t wait that long Rolf Carl shouted but in the. pandemonium11 no one stopped to commiserate Many more. B LITERARY ANALYSIS hours would go by before he accepted that time had stagnated. What do you think it means,and reality had been irreparably distorted B. that time had stagnated A military doctor came to examine the girl and observed. and reality had been irrepa, rably distorted that her heart was functioning well and that if she did not get too.
cold she could survive the night,Hang on Azucena we ll have the pump tomorrow Rolf. Carl tried to console her,130 Don t leave me alone she begged. No of course I won t leave you, Copyright by Holt Rinehart and Winston All rights reserved. Someone brought him coffee and he helped the girl drink. it sip by sip The warm liquid revived her and she began telling. him about her small life about her family and her school about. how things were in that little bit of world before the volcano. had erupted She was thirteen and she had never been outside. her village Rolf Carl buoyed by a premature optimism was. convinced that everything would end well the pump would. arrive they would drain the water move the rubble and Azucena. 140 would be transported by helicopter to a hospital where she would. recover rapidly and where he could visit her and bring her gifts. He thought She s already too old for dolls and I don t know. what would please her maybe a dress I don t know much about. women he concluded amused reflecting that although he had. known many women in his lifetime none had taught him these. 11 pandemonium PAN DUH MOH NEE UHM wild disorder great confusion. 252 And of Clay Are We Created, details To pass the hours he began to tell Azucena about his. travels and adventures as a newshound and when he exhausted C QUICK CHECK. his memory he called upon imagination inventing things he What does Rolf realize about. thought might entertain her From time to time she dozed but he himself as a result of talking. to Azucena, 150 kept talking in the darkness to assure her that he was still there.
and to overcome the menace of uncertainty C,That was a long night. Many miles away I watched Rolf Carl and the girl on a tele. vision screen I could not bear the wait at home so I went to. National Television where I often spent entire nights with Rolf. editing programs D There I was near his world and I could. at least get a feeling of what he lived through during those three. decisive days I called all the important people in the city sena D LANGUAGE COACH. tors commanders of the armed forces the North American The word bear has multiple. 160 ambassador and the president of National Petroleum begging meanings When the word. is a noun it refers to a large, them for a pump to remove the silt but obtained only vague animal but in this sentence. promises I began to ask for urgent help on radio and television bear is a verb What do you. think the word means here, to see if there wasn t someone who could help us Between calls. I would run to the newsroom to monitor the satellite transmis. sions that periodically brought new details of the catastrophe. While reporters selected scenes with most impact for the news. Copyright by Holt Rinehart and Winston All rights reserved. report I searched for footage that featured Azucena s mudpit. The screen reduced the disaster to a single plane and accentu E READING FOCUS. ated the tremendous distance that separated me from Rolf Carl What purpose might the. 170 nonetheless I was there with him E The child s every suffering author have for writing. this paragraph, hurt me as it did him I felt his frustration his impotence Faced. with the impossibility of communicating with him the fantas. tic idea came to me that if I tried I could reach him by force of. mind and in that way give him encouragement I concentrated. until I was dizzy a frenzied and futile activity At times I would. be overcome with compassion and burst out crying at other. times I was so drained I felt as if I were staring through a tele. scope at the light of a star dead for a million years. I watched that hell on the first morning broadcast. 180 cadavers of people and animals awash in the current of new. And of Clay Are We Created 253, rivers formed overnight from the melted snow Above the mud.
A QUICK CHECK rose the tops of trees and the bell towers of a church where. What are the problems several people had taken refuge and were patiently awaiting. facing the rescuers rescue teams Hundreds of soldiers and volunteers from the. and doctors, Civil Defense were clawing through rubble searching for. survivors while long rows of ragged specters awaited their. turn for a cup of hot broth Radio networks announced that. their phones were jammed with calls from families offering. shelter to orphaned children Drinking water was in scarce. 190 supply along with gasoline and food Doctors resigned to. amputating arms and legs without anesthesia pled that at. least they be sent serum and painkillers and antibiotics most. of the roads however were impassable and worse were the. B VOCABULARY bureaucratic obstacles that stood in the way To top it all the. Word Study clay contaminated by decomposing bodies threatened the. The root of embodying living with an outbreak of epidemics A. is embody which means, express personify or Azucena was shivering inside the tire that held her. give concrete form to,What does it mean that, above the surface Immobility and tension had greatly. Azucena had been given the weakened her but she was conscious and could still be heard. responsibility of embodying, the horror of what had 200 when a microphone was held out to her Her tone was humble. happened as if apologizing for all the fuss Rolf Carl had a growth. Copyright by Holt Rinehart and Winston All rights reserved. 248 And of Clay Are We Created by Isabel Allende translated by Margaret Sayers Peden BACKGROUND This selection by is fictional but it is based on a real event In 1985 a volcano erupted in Colombia The heat of the volcano melted sheets of ice resulting in mudslides More than 23 000 people were killed The media focused much attention on a thirteen year old girl trapped in the mud In

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