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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Caro

Is the second one from Pride and Prejudice by any chance?

Sasha


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be erm... oh, what's it called?  The one with Fanny Price.  I could get up and look but the book room is far too cold!

Ah!  Mansfield Park!



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'The man supported his wife down into the valley, then carried her over the bogs and pools home to Summerhouses while this summer continued with its showers.'

Halldor Laxness, Independent People


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Caro



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done:  Mansfield Park it is.  No 1 could be one that Evie might know.

Cheers, Caro.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 68th page 8th sentence is


Exactly - Nothing. Because the novel is in sections and a blank page faces the 69th.
Idea So I'm going for the 79th page and the 9th sentence

The pure English aristocracy was corrupted by Jewish gold.

Maybe the whole idea of choosing one page and one sentence is to make up a story using the sentences quoted. Now that would be a challenge Exclamation


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still find it fascinating to read just the one-liners from such a diverse range of authors.  How could just one line be so interesting?  Evie, I particularly enjoyed the description from the last one you chose! I liked all the quotes - Sasha, what an interesting book you chose - I have been meaning to read that.  I am just not good at guessing what novel a randon line might be from, unless it is a famous quote.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Castorboy's sugggestion:

You could go to jail for doing something like that."
"It was apparent at the first glance.  You don't know what you're taking on, JP."
In the year 2014 the news was always dismal, and Morag, fifteen years old, generally did her best to ignore it.  Her visits brought the two old people such pleasure she went regularly, pretending to be confused by something or other: ruched collars, raglan sleaves, accordian pleats.
'You have siblings, sir?'
While others were afraid to enter the bull's field, she could walk up and take the ring out of his nose.
"Really, my dear sir, I've never yet had occasion to sell deceased folk."
"Can you describe how you found those graves?"
And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant, and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
"What a fool I am!"
He was from Lubbock, Texas, and in the trailer business.
'Have you seen Nidup Tshering spitting out the ginger?'
A jungle of impedimenta encrusted the interior - mugs and bottles and glasses and antlers - the innocent accumulation of years not stage props of forced conviviality - and the whole place glowed with a universal patina.
Day and night I was consumed by the computing, to see whether this idea would agree with the Copernican orbits, or if my joy would be carried away by the wind.
The man supported his wife down into the valley, then carried her over the bogs and pools home to Summerhouses while this summer continued with its showers.  The pure English aristocracy was corrupted by Jewish gold.



There's nearly a story in there!   Laughing



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great, Miranda!

Melony, thanks for your comment - the sentence is from the book I have been thinking of giving up on (see another thread, no idea which one!), but your comment has inspired me to stick with it a bit longer!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miranda, that was marvelous!  It's peculiar how they all almost fit together!

Evie, that was an excellent line - can you stick with it line-by-line?!  Maybe it would be tolerable that way?!  I just looked up Halldor Laxness - Nobel prize...how interesting that he had a novel called The Book of the People, when Geraldine Brooks just put out People of the Book....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was struggling with the quotes and trying to write a SF story with a Doctor Who, Miranda, but your piece is much better. Amazing what a bit of imagination can create. You’ve completed the challenge with bells on. Well done.



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