On the Book Closest to Hand

I’ve been tagged by a meme!

Our instructions are:

* Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
* Open the book to page 123.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the next three sentences.
* Tag five people

The closest book to hand is Tales from the Captain’s Table, edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido. It was about an inch and a half closer than The Trial and Death of Socrates, by Plato.

Page 123 puts us in Keith’s own story, “IoDnI’pu’vavpu’je.”

Our quotation:

Cap took Klag’s warnog mug and dropped it into the dirty-dish bin. As he did so, the noise in the bar started, slowly, to build, as the patrons realized that the story was at last over, and regular discussion could resume until such time as someone else was asked for their payment.

“An interesting story,” the Triexian said.

Better than Plato, methinks. 🙂

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