Provincial Letters

Far from the mad crowds of the city, Blaise Pascal passed comment on the strange behaviour of this urban contemporaries in his Provincial Letters. The connection between them and this blog is somewhat tenuous.

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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Posted @ 11:59The Fifth Sentence

I've come across this little game a few times while trawling the blogs and am (slightly) amused and (slightly) intrigued by it.

The idea is this:

[1] Grab the nearest book.

[2] Open the book to page 123 (clearly, the book must have at least 123 pages).

[3] Find the fifth sentence (clearly, the book must have writing in it; this rules out colouring books: even ones you've finished colouring in, Mr Bush).

[4] Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

[5] Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Use what's actually next/nearest to you.

And so, for your delectation and delight, I give you my "Fifth Sentence":

It was Dolores, his wife.

Make of that what you will.

6 Comments:

Blogger Seany said...

"Anger follows"

Mon Feb 28, 07:49:00 am GMT 
Anonymous Declan said...

" It was as though his daughter had smiled. "

Mon Feb 28, 10:28:00 am GMT 
Anonymous Christianna (Ian's Mate) said...

"You've come to the edge of nothing - you know that"

Wed Mar 02, 11:14:00 pm GMT 
Anonymous Kirst (Christi's Mate who is Ians mate!!) said...

"How do I know?"

Wed Mar 02, 11:17:00 pm GMT 
Blogger Ian O said...

"That the trapper had become the trappee"-from "The Stainless Steel Rat" by Harry Harrison (Ebook).
BTW, does it have to be the fifth complete sentence, or do you count the partial sentence that is going on at the top of the page? if so, it's "She was enjoying the uncontrolled expressions on my face as I recognized the fact that I had been out-thought all the way along the line.".Yours, Ian O

Thu Mar 03, 12:36:00 am GMT 
Anonymous Richard said...

Shit on them before they shit on us you understand.

Fri Mar 04, 05:50:00 pm GMT 

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