October 14th, 2008


The page-56 meme

Lifted from the_impassive and heartflood:

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Because I'm at the office, here's the book on top of the nearest pile:

She thereat, as one
That smells a foul-flesh'd agaric in the holt,
And deems it carrion of some woodland thing,
Or shrew, or weasel, nipt her slender nose
With petulant thumb and finger, shrilling, 'Hence!
Avoid, thou smellest all of kitchen-grease.'

Tennyson, Idylls of the King, "Gareth and Lynette." Penguin Classics edition. Honest.
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