Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Random Book Meme

I had no idea what to post tonight. I was going into some lame bit about how the heat in my apartment just got fixed & yay for radiators! But, I noticed a fun-sounding book meme on Kate's blog, (via Anastasia's blog). The instructions are pretty simple:
  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
  5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
So, here we go:
". . . official punctilio and expecting a row), and not many days later came a chance to tell them so. In the train to Milan, the Denver people turned up in our compartment. 'This being a train to Italy,' said I, 'we take it that your passport is rectified.' 'Yes,' replied the gentleman in a weary tone, 'all there is left to do about it now is to kill the consul when I get home.' "

(The whole idea behind the meme is that you guys get to guess the book. However, mine is really, really obscure. So have a go if you want, but I'll give it to you tomorrow.)


Sarah said...

i won't lie, i totally googled this and it didnt work.

Stacey said...

Sarah - I am totally impressed that you even bothered. :) Anyway, the name of the book is "Winged Sandals" and it was written by an author named Lucien Price. It's a travelogue published in 1928 that I picked up at McKintyre & Moore in Davis Sq. (http://hodoeporicon.blogspot.com/2006/07/bibliophilia.html)

It's a charming little travel story written by a Harvard grad that illustrates the "European tour" in the 1920s so well.