Friday, July 31, 2009

The Friday 56, Sea-Hawk

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week the book closest to me is Sea-Hawk by Rafael Sabatini. I happen to like books about pirates and Sabatini's Captain Blood was good so I thought I would give this one a try too. So far so good.

"But since I would not that any evil consequences might attend your action, I am come to lay proof before you that you have acted more rightly even than you think, and that I am not the slayer."

"You are not?" ejaculated Master Baine in amazement.

Not the answer I would want to get if I told someone I wasn't a killer.


Tonya said...

LOL, I think the author should choose his descriptive words a little more carefully!

Anonymous said...

Not one I think I'll be picking up. It sounds like the dialogue is a little too stilted for me.