Some guys showed up the other day at the house next door, mowed the dead lawn, and spray-painted it green.And now, for the Friday 56, I present the 5th sentence on page 56.
I also know that anyone who has evidence that could help solve a murder has an obligation to share it with the police, regardless of whether the police have just fired you and your comely assistant.
To be honest, I like both of the sentences. They aren't exactly moving the story forward, but I find them amusing and give a great feel for the tone of the book.
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Now we are moving onto The Horse and His Boy, one of the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. Yes, this is a reread for me, and I'm finding myself getting caught up in it all over again. Better book than I remembered in fact. The first sentence is:
This is a story of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and two sisters were King and Queens under him.Rereading it still gives me the thrill it did when I read it for the first time in 3rd grade. I always wanted to know more of what happened during the Golden Age, and so I was thrilled to get a chance. The book doesn't quite live up to that promise, but I've grown to like it over time.
Anyway, the 5th sentence on page 56 of my edition reads:
And there was no time to think, for the leader of the Narnians said at once: "Take one of his lordship's hands, Peridan, of your courtesy and I'll take the other."That would be Edmund taking Shasta's hands and leading him off. At this point, he doesn't know who they are, so it actually creates quite a headache and plot complication for our heroes.