Friday, September 3, 2010

The Friday 56, Treasure Island

* 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.

The book this week is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. That’s right. It’s not just for twelve year old boys any more. I still find it surprising how many of the classics I have managed not to read yet.

The sentence:

“Well,” he said, with an oath, “it’s not for ever.”

I thought this was a very bad sign; for, up to that day, the men had gone briskly and willingly about their business; but the very sight of the island had relaxed the cords of discipline.

There are a lot of semicolons in this book.


Tonya said...

I was not educated well in the classics either. I've started listening to a few with my subscription to Audible.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a great book! I haven't read it yet...alas. I must change that....

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