Thursday, March 6, 2008


I've been tagged. The rules, apparently, are

1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. turn to page 123.

3. find the 5th sentence.

4. post the next 3 sentences.

5. tag 5 people.

The nearest book happens to be someone else's Spanish Dictionary, so I'm going to go with the next-nearest, The Big Knockover, a collection of stories by Dashiell Hammett. Page 123 is somewhere in the middle of "The King Business."

A thin, stooped man with glasses freckled by raindrops translated the little man's story into English, "He says the artillery has betrayed us, and guns are being mounted in the government buildings to sweep the plaza at daybreak." There was an odd sort of hopefulness in his voice, and he added, "In that event we can, naturally, do nothing." "We can die," Lionel Grantham said gently.

So, it's time to tag people, though my tagger got to a couple of them first. Still, let's see, I'll tag Adventures in Mexico before heading over to MySpace to tag Andromeda, Heaven, Rovin, and Jean.

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