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In The Swiss Family Robinson, what is the difference with Tentholm, Rock House and...

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raidon54 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM via web

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In The Swiss Family Robinson, what is the difference with Tentholm, Rock House and Falconhurst?

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Michael Foster | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted September 30, 2008 at 1:35 AM (Answer #1)

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Tentholm was their first place of residence, basically a tent on the beach. Falconhurst was their next home, built in the branches of a hollow tree (this is the one usually depicted in movies based on the novel). Rock House was built in a salt cavern which was hollowed out an improved upon.

The Robinsons regularly moved about their different residences, depending on the type of activity they were doing, hunting, fishing, etc. They continued to make improvements on each home during their stay of around ten years on the island.

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thalliadodd | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 7:51 PM (Answer #2)

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Tentholm was their first place of residence, basically a tent on the beach. Falconhurst was their next home, built in the branches of a hollow tree. Rock House was built in a salt cavern which was hollowed out an improved upon.

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thalliadodd | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 7:59 PM (Answer #3)

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As the Robinsons spend more time on the island, they move from place to place & sometimes they make houses. Tentholm was their first place of residence. It is basically a tent on the beach. Falconhurst was their next home. It was built in the branches of a hollow tree. Moreover, the Rock House was built in a salt cavern which was hollowed out to be a better place to stay in.

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