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@Free Pdf ⚺ The Fox Hole ë When a ten year old boy gets caught in an abandoned mine shaft, his aunt and uncle s concern rapidly turns to greed as gold is discovered during their rescue attempts We actually own this as a collection Three Novels Fox Hole , Let the Balloon Go and Over the Top We actually own this as a collection Three Novels Fox Hole , Let the Balloon Go and Over the Top As a child, I loved reading Ivan Southall s books They were about ordinary, everyday, Australian children just like me facing grave danger with incredible courage and bravery dealing with difficult situations in the absence of adult help As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Fox Hole for the first time I found it gripping, absorbing and, at times, spine chilling His portrayal of Ken and his three cousins was masterful I felt Ken s disappointments and worries as he travelled to As a child, I loved reading Ivan Southall s books They were about ordinary, everyday, Australian children just like me facing grave danger with incredible courage and bravery dealing with difficult situations in the absence of adult help As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Fox Hole for the first time I found it gripping, absorbing and, at times, spine chilling His portrayal of Ken and his three cousins was masterful I felt Ken s disappointments and worries as he travelled to Bob and Kath s place, the overwhelming sense of weariness as he had to cope with being bombarded by Hugh, Joan and Francie I had a very strong desire to tell Francie to SHUT UP and just leave Ken alone and then, of course, there was his terrifying sense of fear as he found himself stuck in the blackberry bushes before tumbling down the fox hole.Unlike other Southall books I had already read, there were adults in this story, but they weren t always particularly helpful and were sometimes outshone by their own children I found the portrayal of the different characters mostly very powerful, but felt the one weak point in the story was the rapid change both negative and positive seen in Uncle Bob It just felt like it needed to be fleshed out a littleIn spite of this, I thought this was an excellent book and well worth reading A tense, anxious read Only a short book, but there s a lot to take in its busy characters come at you hard and fast with little room for absorption There s an air of suffocation at the unrelenting pace, effectively aligning the reader with the main character, Ken, who is sent to stay with his country cousins and overwhelmed by their effusive personalities.Taken literally, it s a simple story of a boy falling down a shaft the Fox Hole and stays put till he is rescued by his Uncle On anot A tense, anxious read Only a short book, but there s a lot to take in its busy characters come at you hard and fast with little room for absorption There s an air of suffocation at the unrelenting pace, effectively aligning the reader with the main character, Ken, who is sent to stay with his country cousins and overwhelmed by their effusive personalities.Taken literally, it s a simple story of a boy falling down a shaft the Fox Hole and stays put till he is rescued by his Uncle On another level it s an impressive character study of a lonely, sensitive boy coming to terms with his surroundings, and an Uncle accepting adult responsibility over personal gain.Interestingly the novel starts and ends with Hugh, Ken s cousin, who barely features in it if only to act as a stark contrast to Ken who tends to overthink, while Hugh lacks introspection