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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth


by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth Versions of Reality Quotes

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Quote #10

The road raced ahead in a series of gentle curves that began to look familiar, and off in the distance the solitary tollbooth appeared, a welcome sight indeed. In a few minutes he reached the end of his journey, deposited his coin, and drove through. And, almost before realizing it, he was sitting in the middle of his own room again. (20.3)

What do you think this drive back to reality was like for Milo? Disappointing? Reassuring? Do you think he'll assume it was all just a dream? Or is it more real than anything he has experienced in life so far?

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