I saw this on a website recently and I replied. I was the 5th commenter in thirteen months. And then I thought – how good is this meme? Will it continue if I post something on my blog? So here goes nothing…
“Let’s get in as near as we can – you stand by the lead,” was his formula; so I made false casts, tripped up in the slack, sent rivers of water up my sleeves, and commited all the other gaucheries that beginners in the art commit, while the sand showed whiter beneath the keel, till Davies regretfully drew off and shouted: “Ready about, centre-plate down,” and I dashed down to the trappings of that diabolical contrivance, the only part of the Dulcibella‘s equipment that I hated fiercely to the last.
– The Riddle of the Sands, Erskine Childers
They really knew how to write real sentences in 1903!
The meme rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.