Apparently Rob Knop over at Galactic Interactions tagged me a bit ago in some sort of blog meme-y thing. So, of course, I have no choice but to comply.
The rules (as copied from Rob as copied from Doug Natelson as presumably copied from someone else and so on):
In this game I’m supposed to grab the nearest book, go to page 123, go to the fifth sentence, and write down the next three sentences. Then I’m to tag three more people, presumably ones that I think will play the game.I'm sitting right next to my bookshelf, but the nearest book to me is Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, original copyright 1927, this printing is 1970 and cost $1.65. I haven't read most of the stories yet—I've been meaning to, really!—but the book currently claims the very important job of being the object on which my right computer speaker normally sits.
Page 123 is near the beginning of "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." I can't count to three very accurately, so here's the relevant 3±2 sentences:
"Might put it on," said Wilson.
"You know you have a very red face, Mr. Wilson," she told him and smiled again.
"Drink," said Wilson.
"I don't think so," she said. "Francis drinks a great deal, but his face is never red."
Well there you have it. And now I'm supposed to tag someone, so ... ∫wh, John, and The Angry Astronomer... go!