Wendy Torrance: Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?

Jack Torrance: I think that was farther west in the Sierras.

Wendy Torrance: Oh.

Danny Torrance: What was the Donner Party?

Jack Torrance: They were a party of settlers in covered-wagon times. They got snowbound one winter in the mountains. They had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.

Danny Torrance: You mean they ate each other up?

Jack Torrance: They had to, in order to survive.

Wendy Torrance: Jack...

Danny Torrance: Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV.

Jack Torrance: See, it's OK. He saw it on the television.”

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