Snurched from Mella's journal;
"1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Make these sentences into a paragraph:
Book #1 -- first sentence
Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
3. name your resources."
"1801--I have just returned from a visit to my landlord--the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with. In the meantime the sister woke up from the bewildered state she had fallen into after the sudden interruption of her music; after she listlessly dangled the violin and bow awhile in her slack hands and gazed at the music as though she were still playing, she pulled herself together, put the instrument in the mother's lap (the mother was still seated, gasping asthmatically for breath), and ran into the next room, which the boarders were rapidly nearing under the father's pressure. Not a very deep space, but long, the bar along the bridge side and the opposite all mismatched windows, looking south, past the piers, to China Basin. Then suddenly his eyebrows contracted, and with a brusque movement of his left foot he spurred his horse and galloped forward. 'I've done you before, haven't I?' it said."
1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
3. All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
Well, that didn't make any sense.