Book Meme

I took this meme from my friend M’s journal:
Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The closest book when I read this happened to be the current one I carry around in my knapsack.

He brought the tools back to Turul and dumped the contents of the pails in a special slit trench that had been dug even farther away from the streams than the Gyongyosian soldiers’ latrines.  Then, with a sigh of relief, he stripped off the gauntlets and the shin protectors and hung those up, too.

He hadn’t even started to walk away when he saw one of the scout dragons spiraling down toward a pen he had just cleaned. He shook his fist at the great beast. "If you shit in there again, you can clean it up yourself," he called.

This excerpt was from Harry Turtledove’s Into the Darkness.

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