Meme stolen from Dawn's place:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. No cheating by going for a "cool" book...it has to be the nearest one.
Ok, since an aging Roget's Thesaurus is the only thing to hand, I walked through to the other room and grabbed something off the shelf without turning the light on. Unfortunately, page 123 of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness doesn't have enough sentences on it. So... back to the darkened room again, returning with the following:
"Hereupon those two heralds blew their trumpets once more, and Duke Mordaunt of North Umber turned his horse about and went away from that place. Then King Leodegrance also went his way, very sorrowful and downcast in his spirits. For he said to himself: 'Is it at all likely that another champion shall come unto me like that wonderful White champion who came two days since, I know not whence, for to defend me against mine enemies? And, touching that same White Champion; if I know not whence he came, so also I know not whither he hath departed; how then shall I know where to seek him to beseech his further aid in this time of mine extremity?'"
Gosh, those are some really long sentences. Any guesses?