Mike and Janelle tagged me with a meme! The rules:

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
Find page 123
Find the first 5 sentences
Post the next 3 sentences
Tag 5 people

This might be one of those times I’d choose to break a rule (the one about no cheating) but I won’t. The book closest to me decorates the fireplace mantle. It isn’t one I’ll ever read, even though it has sentimental value, being my first Paul’s childhood copy of Treasure Island. I spent way too much time looking through the many pages of Treasure Island offerings on Amazon to find a picture of this early printing before realizing how much quicker it would be to shoot it myself.

So here’s the rest of my assignment. Page 123, sentences six, seven, and eight:
“Wait is what I say; but when the time comes, why, let her rip!”
“John,” cries the coxswain, “you’re a man!”
“You’ll say so, Israel, when you see,” said Silver.

Make you want to read it? Even more if I had included sentence #3 on page 123: “Dooty is dooty, mates.”

I tag:
No One (so shoot me, Dooty)

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  1. JeanineS says:

    ok – I’ll tag myself… although I must admit that the nearest book is one of a pile of… dare I admit…. SEVEN books nestled on my nightstand; jilted lovers spying jealously at my computer. Here goes:

    He took a sip from the glass in his hand.
    “This is going to be the most astounding thing you’ve ever heard of, sir, and I say that knowing that a man of your caliber in your profession must have known some astounding things in his time.”

    Taken from Dashiell Hammet’s “The Maltese Falcon” which I accidentally picked up at the library while checking out books for my son…

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