June 27, 2004

More Fun With Books

VIA EMILY JONES, we have learned of a new game using random quotations from books in one's library. The rules are as follows:

1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book No. 1 -- first sentence.
3. Book No. 2 -- last sentence on page fifty.
4. Book No. 3 -- second sentence on page one hundred.
5. Book No. 4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty.
6. Book No. 5 -- final sentence of the book.
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.

Therefore, we grabbed five books off our nearest shelf and gave it a whirl. The results follow:

Aloft on dazzling white wings, the great cranes wheel in the sky and float down for a landing in a richly forested, unspoiled two-and-a-half mile strip of land that stretches like a ribbon for 150 miles across the waist of the Korean peninsula. But they were unlike us in many ways and better than us in many ways, an idea which simply cannot be tolerated by people who believe that change is always a forward movement and who are so determined to judge history by the standards of the present.

The other was a French priest of the Missions Etrangeres named Louis Delmarre. In Germany there was an even steeper increase in both public debt and paper currency, and only strict price controls prevented an inflationary explosion during the last two years of the war. Nothing could represent a more dangerous threat to the liberty of individual Americans.

Say! That's pretty slick!

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at June 27, 2004 10:13 PM | TrackBack