Literature 1985. Written by Stephen King.
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Total Records: 32 - Medium: LITERATURE / Group: DATES / Category: NO YEAR / Subcategory: EVENTS
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1January 24 No YearEvents

January 24
The cruise ship Callas, carrying Richard Pine and the 2 kilos of heroin he smuggled out of Saigon, sinks.

2January 25 No YearEvents

January 25
Date of memorial service for Russell Bowie, who died when he and Stewie McClelland took Stewie's Bombardier Skiddoo out on the Reach when it froze for the first time since 1938. The skidoo went into the Reach. Stewie managed to crawl out, losing one foot to frostbite. The Reach took Russell away.

3January 26 No YearEvents

January 26
It has been two days since the cruise ship Callas sank and Richard Pine washed up alone on an island with 2 kilos of heroin.

3January 27 No YearEvents

January 27
After his lifeboat drifts away, Richard Pine conducts inventory - four gallons of water, a sewing kit, a first-aid kit, a lifeboat inspection log, a pencil, two knives, one combination fork and spoon, matches and 2 kilos of pure heroin, street value $350,000.

3January 28 No YearEvents

January 28
Richard Pine manages to kill a gull with a rock, and then he eats it.

3January 29 No YearEvents

January 29
Richard Pine tries unsuccessfully to kill another gull.

3January 30 No YearEvents

January 30
Richard Pine tries unsuccessfully to catch fish.

3January 31 No YearEvents

January 31
Richard Pine manages to kill and eat another gull.

3February 1 No YearEvents

February 1
Richard Pine trips in a hole while attempting to wave down a plane, fracturing his ankle.

3February 2 No YearEvents

February 2
After building a HELP sign on the beach with rocks, Richard Pine begins to consider amputating his fractured foot, which is not healing well.

3February 3 No YearEvents

February 3
Richard Pine's fractured foot gets worse, he gets closer to attempting amputation.

3February 4 No YearEvents

February 4
Richard Pine hasn't eaten in four days. He snorts heroin and amputates his fractured foot. Then he eats it.

3February 5 No YearEvents

February 5
Richard Pine recounts in his diary how he amputated his foot and ate it the day before.

3February 7 No YearEvents

February 7
Richard Pine, stoned on heroin since he amputated his fractured foot and ate it, begins to consider that another operation may be necessary.

3February 8 No YearEvents

February 8
Richard Pine stalks a plump gull, even manages to hit it with a rock, but loses it after chasing it into the water.

3February 9 No YearEvents

February 9
Richard Pine amputates his left foot, and then he eats it, telling himself it's cold roast beef.

3February 9 No YearEvents

February 9
Narrator receives a letter from the dean of Arts and Sciences saying he was flunking two or three courses in his major field.

4February 11 No YearEvents

February 11
Richard Pine eats a spider.

3February 12 No YearEvents

February 12
Richard Pine eats kelp and seaweed from driftwood that washes up on the beach.

3February 13 No YearEvents

February 13
Richard Pine kills and roasts a crab.

3February 13 No YearEvents

February 13
Narrator receives a hesitant sort of letter from the girl, saying that she's planning to get married.

4February 14 No YearEvents

February 14
Valentine's Day. Richard Pine notices that the storm washed away some of the rocks in his HELP sign. He makes the letters again.

3February 14 No YearEvents

February 14
Valentine's Day. Narrator decides it's time for a change of scene, says goodbye to the college scene and hitchhikes west, where he meets Nona, and almost kills a trucker at Joe's Good Eats.

4February 14 No YearEvents

February 14
Six inches of snow falls on Goat Island. "The snow came at last. Six inches on Valentine's Day, another six on the twentieth, and a foot in a good old norther on the leap, February 29."

5February 15 No YearEvents

February 15
Richard Pine spots a gull but it takes off before he can attempt to kill it.

3February 17 No YearEvents

February 17
Richard Pine amputates his right leg at the knee, losing a lot of blood.

3February 20 No YearEvents

February 20
Six inches of snow falls on Goat Island. "The snow came at last. Six inches on Valentine's Day, another six on the twentieth, and a foot in a good old norther on the leap, February 29."

4February 23 No YearEvents

February 23
Richard Pine eats a dead fish, rotten and stinking.

3June 30 No YearEvents

June 30
Laundry workers Johnny Rocky Rockwell and Leo Edwards drive around, getting drunk and searching for an automobile inspection station. They find Bob's Gas & Service.

4July 19 No YearEvents

July 19
The night that the worst heat wave in northern New England history finally broke, and the entire western Maine region was lashed with the most vicious thunderstorms David Drayton had ever seen.

5July 23 No YearEvents

July 23
David Drayton writes down the story of the mist at the Howard Johnson's motel near Exit 3, while outside pink bugs tick and thump off the glass.

6November 19 No YearEvents

November 19
Stella Flanders' birthday.

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