Friday, April 25, 2008

Page 123

Norm gave me this one to do.
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
Nearest book: Birthday by Alan Sillitoe

P.123 - sentences 6, 7 and 8 read as follows:
"An open grey cardigan showed a white blouse buttoned to the neck with a purple brooch, a grey skirt below. He focussed on her face, uncertain why such coercion was necessary, noting the serene aspect of someone who had come through the test of a lifetime, a glow of innocence yet authority from a person few in the room could finally know.

After the first surprise she liked what she saw, as if part of getting back into a world which little resembled what she had known before, which she had inhabited for as long as many people in the room had lived, to go by stones near George's grave, of those who had been born and had died in the time spent caring for him."
(The length of Sillitoe's sentences, it's not always certain you will find an eighth one on any given page!)

Who to pass this on to? Well, let try...

1 comment:

Anthony said...

Done.