Literary Larvae

Copyright 1997 by Paul Niquette. All rights reserved.

Book WormAccording to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, a 'book worm' is not a worm at all but is either the larva of any of various insects that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings or a person who spends much time reading or studying.

A bookworm of whatever kind comes upon a set of three appetizing books sitting on a shelf. By coincidence, each book has exactly three hundred pages. The worm begins his or her literary feast on page 1 of Volume 1 and stops at page 300 of Volume 3.

How many pages did
he or she devour?