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Hunches in Bunches

Hunches in Bunches

by Dr. Seuss
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Hunches in Bunches Perseverance Quotes Page 1

How we cite the quotes(Stanza.Line)

Quote #1

There I was, inside the house, so fuddled up I could shout, when I got a hunch, (6.1-3)


While the inner-arguing may just be beginning, this hunch shows the kid has the nerve to at least get that far. Don't short-change him; that's perseverance.

Quote #2

"If you don't, you are a donter. You're a canter if you can't. I would really like to help you. But you're hopeless. So I shan't." (14.9-12)


The small, inner voice of doubt is represented in the book by a giant, pointing hand. The boy could have easily quit right here, but does he? We still have over half the book to go, so let's hope not.

Quote #3

I followed [that Nowhere Hunch] in circles till we wore the rug right through. (19.3-4)


Okay, so things didn't go exactly as the boy planned, but following the Nowhere Hunch round and round (like a record baby, right round) sure does reek of perseverance to us.

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