Friday, May 7, 2010

The Friday 56, Hold the Enlightenment

* 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 is Hold the Enlightenment by Time Cahill. It is classified as 'travel' because Cahill travels around and writes about all the places he goes. And he goes to a lot of interesting places, some of them not so safe, as in the story the sentence comes from where he is in the Sahara in Mali where there are bandits and such.

The sentence:

Some, it was said, were still fighting. Plus, the army hadn't been able to take every former rebel who wanted a job, so there were still some bands of hard men in the desert, former rebels who were in fact out-and-out bandits.

Enlisting the rebels in the army is a good way to stop the rebellion. Too bad there were more rebels then they knew what to do with.

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