Up first is Book Beginnings on Friday. And the first sentence is:
"Meg? Are you asleep?"
Now for The Friday 56. The idea? Grab a nearby book and quote sentence 5 (and maybe one or two others) from page 56. This time we get:
"Can do," Kathy said, and I could hear the tapping of keys. I suspected Kathy had an electronic equivalent of my notebook. "If they've already taken off, I can bring the papers out myself."It's unfortunate that neither of those sentences really captures the whit and humor of this humorous mystery.