5 Dec 2018

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The passage below is from a novel called Enduring Love, which is about two strangers who become perilously entangled after witnessing a deadly accident.


What were we running toward? I don't think any of us would ever know fully. But superficially the answer was a balloon. It was an enormous balloon filled with helium, that elemental gas forged from hydrogen in the nuclear furnace of the stars, first step along the way in the generation of multiplicity and variety of matter in the universe, including our selves and all our thoughts.

We were running toward a catastrophe, which itself was a kind of furnace in whose heat identities and fates would buckle into new shapes. At the base of the balloon was a basket in which there was a boy, and by the basket, clinging to a rope, was a man in need of help.


Q. Judging by the final paragraph here, what would the rest of the story most likely focus on if we were to continue reading it?

A. How the lives of the characters change
B. How other events led up to this point in the story

Thank you!

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