1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ 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 (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.
I yielded to these arguments against my better judgement.
I must tell you a most extraordinary story that I heard about Camilla Galloway. It may perhaps have been mentioned in the English newspapers; but I don't imagine they would have thought it worth repeating in detail.
The first I heard at it was a Preveza.
(From "The Shortest Way to Hades", by Sarah Caudwell.)
Now comes the hard part: Tag five people. Honestly, I do not know of five people who are likely to read this who have LJ accounts. From the people on my friends list, I seem to remember that bellatrys dislikes game-of-tag memes.
So: cyrna, mad_freddy (come on, write something! even if it's only for a meme!), kindigo, and anyone (any two?) who might feel like it.