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The Hardy Boys: Hidden Mountain

  by Franklin W. Dixon


(about 128 pages)
31,889
total words
of all the books in our library
33.34%
vividness
of all the books in our library
9.29%
passive voice
of all the books in our library
3.59%
all adverbs
of all the books in our library
1.11%
ly-adverbs
of all the books in our library
2.48%
non-ly-adverbs
of all the books in our library

clippings from this book

We’ve analyzed hundreds of millions of words, from thousands of different authors, training our linguistic models to recognize the most vivid words in the English language… the words that create the most intense sensory experiences: colors, textures, sounds, flavors, and aromas.

Based on our analysis, we’ve scanned through the pages of this book to find the two pages at the extremes, both the most-passive and the most-vivid pages, so that you can compare them side-by-side and see the difference:

MOST PASSIVE PAGE
MOST VIVID PAGE
want to get rid of.” “That would be in character with members of the crime syndicate,” Agent Martin said. “We may have to rethink our plans and rush them.” “It’ll be dark soon, so they’ll be stopping for the night,” Joe said. “Let’s see what kind of new plan we can come up with over the next few hours.” “Okay,” Agent Sims said. “You know the Wilkersons better than we do.” “I’m not so sure,” Frank admitted. “We thought we did. We weren’t prepared for this.” “I really don’t think Darren knew about any of this,” Joe said. “I think he’s our hope. We just have to figure out how to involve him in solving this problem.” In another hour it had gotten too dark for them to see. “We have to stop here,” Frank said. “We may come upon them without warning if we don’t and then there’s no telling what’ll happen.” “Hey, do you see that?” Joe whispered. “What?” Frank said. Joe was moving his head around in the direction of the trail they had been following. “I’m sure it was a pinpoint of light.” “Fireflies,” Detective Kitimat said. “No, I don’t think it was,” Joe said. “It was a little larger than a … there! Look!” Everyone strained to see what Joe was pointing at. “It’s a campfire,” Detective Kitimat said. “I’m sure it is.” “That makes sense,” Frank said. “They don’t have any reason to suspect that we’re here, so why not have a small fire?” “That’s Hardy boys and Chet heaped their paper plates full of chips and dip, egg rolls, tacos, and small pizzas. “Don’t forget to take some of these crudités, too,” Mrs. Morton said. “These what?” Chet said. “That’s French for cut-up vegetables that you can use for dips,” Mrs. Morton said. “It’ll make me feel better if you have some vegetables with all of this other junk food.” The Hardy boys laughed. Frank added some carrots and cucumber slices to his plate, while Joe took some green bell peppers and cauliflower. Chet grudgingly picked up a celery stick and put it in his mouth. “Now the surprise,” Chet said, leading the Hardy boys out the back door. “We’re going to eat on the patio?” Joe asked. “Much better,” Chet said. “But you’ll never guess, so you might as well stop trying.” With Chet in the lead, the three of them crossed the backyard until they reached a newly built room attached to the back of the Morton’s two-car garage. “How’d this get here?” Joe asked. “Dad did it in his spare time,” Chet said. “I knew it, Chet,” Frank said. “They’ve finally moved you out of the house.” Chet snorted. “Yeah, right,” he said. He set his plate on a concrete step and took a key out of his pocket. He unlocked the door, stuck his hand through, and turned on a light switch. A room full of shortwave equipment was illuminated. “Oh, man! This is something else!” Joe exclaimed. He stepped

emotional story arc

Click anywhere on the chart to see the most significant emotional words — both positive & negative — from the corresponding section of the text…
This chart visualizes the the shifting emotional balance for the arc of this story, based on the emotional strength of the words in the prose, using techniques pioneered by the UVM Computational Story Lab. To create this story arc, we divided the complete manuscript text into 50 equal-sized chunks, each with 637.78 words, and then we scored each section by counting the number of strongly-emotional words, both positive and negative. The bars in the chart move downward whenever there’s conflict and sadness, and they move upward when conflicts are resolved, or when the characters are happy and content. The size of each bar represents the positive or negative word-count of that section.

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