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Another book meme

From teh_elb, and others
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.


"My father iss asking you," he said, in a manner which suggested that he was seeking for his words in an unfamiliar tongue, "to permit him to touch you, and to pe speaking with you. He iss almost blind. He hass not the English, but I will pe speaking for him."

"Certainly, if he wishes it," replied Captain Windham with resignation, thinking that 'permission' to touch him might well have been asked earlier, and not taken so violently for granted.

Neil took his father's hand, and led him up to the interview. The old man, who was obviously not completely blind, peered into the Englishman's face, while his hands strayed for a moment or two over his shoulders and breast. He then addressed a question to his elder son, who translated it.

From The Flight of the Heron, by D K Broster.

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