For Heaven’s Sake, another Meme?

Yes, because I just finished writing worship drama materials for tomorrow (significantly delayed by illness), and besides, I’m reading a good book.

It’s the 123:5 meme, as seen at The Vicar of Hogsmeade.

The rules are:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
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

I am reading, for about the 25th time, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and it has been residing on or beside the sofa, near at hand, for the past several days. (I am somewhat ashamed to admit this is a paperback movie tie-in edition that was in The Princess’ stocking last Christmas.)

Elizabeth quietly answered "Undoubtedly;"—and after an awkward pause, they returned to the rest of the family. Charlotte did not stay much longer, and Elizabeth was then left to reflect on what she had heard. It was a long time before she became at all reconciled to the idea of so unsuitable a match. The strangeness of Mr. Collins’s making two offers of marriage within three days, was nothing in comparison with his being now accepted.

‘Tis true!

One version of this meme includes tagging others, but I’m not that mean. Play if you like!

9 thoughts on “For Heaven’s Sake, another Meme?”

  1. We’re currently reading, and loving, the paperback movie tie-in version of Charlotte’s Web (which came with a necklace, hurrah).
    I just picked up the nearest book (Elana Dykewoman’s Beyond the Pale) and the sentences from p 123 make no sense whatsoever out of context.
    But Jane Austen wrote beautiful sentences. I love reading her, even out of context.

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