Here are the opening lines of two examples of what has been called "the novel of pursuit," written almost 150 years apart. Give the title and author of each. (1) "My life has for several years been a theater of calamity. I have been a mark for the vigilance of tyranny, and I could not escape . . . My enemy has shown himself inaccessible to entreaties, and untired in persecution." (2) "Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him."
All entries (one per person) must be clearly written on postcards and mailed to: Book Bag, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 20071, and must include complete return address and competition number. The winning entry will be the first correct answer drawn at random. Employees of The Washington Post Company and their families are not eligible to enter. Entries must be received no later than Jan. 24 The winner's name and city of residence will be announced in the Feb. 3 issue. A Washington Post Book World book bag will be sent to the winner. Answer to Book Bag #607: Captain Flint, Loulou and Polynesia are all parrots. Captain Flint is Long John Silver's parrot in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Loulou is the parrot in Gustave Flaubert's story "A Simple Heart." (Loulou also appears in Julian Barnes's novel Flaubert's Parrot.) Polynesia appears in Hugh Lofting's Dr. Doolittle books. The winner is: Mary Ann Wren, Rockville, Md.