Guess the Author...

... in the finest spirit of theft, I offer you this humble meme... anyone know the author?...

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"In the early afternoon, from the top of a tree, the Negro looked down into the plantation. He could see Issetibbeha's body in the hammock between the two trees where the horses and the dog were tethered, and the concourse about the steamboat was filled with wagons and horses and mules, with carts and saddle-horses, while in bright clumps the women and the smaller children and the old men squatted about the long trench where the smoke from the barbecuing meat blew slow and thick. The men and the big boys would all be down there in the creek bottom behind him, on the trail, their Sunday clothes rolled carefully up and wedged into tree crotches."

.. damnation.. now THOSE are three sentences...

by Eric on March 04, 2005 | Bullshit (4) | Psycho Rants
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Damn. Those ARE good sentences. Can't wait to find out what the book is.

Bullshitted by Pam on March 4, 2005 10:26 PM

You certainly are a well cultured Marine! Faulkner, Hmmmmm.

Bullshitted by JimA on March 4, 2005 10:57 PM I'm a diry idea stealer...but it's fun!

Bullshitted by Princess Cat on March 4, 2005 11:45 PM

.. damn... that didn't take long... JimA nailed it...

.. "Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner"... the actual story quoted above is "Red Leaves"...

Bullshitted by Eric on March 5, 2005 08:17 AM