Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Got A Book 123

I was challenged by my pal, Rick, to play the following Blog game. Here' s the rules:
  • Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
  • Find Page 123.
  • Find the first 5 sentences.
  • Post the next 3 sentences.
  • Tag 5 people.

My books was THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS by Conn and Hal Igguldn. Page 125 falls in a chapter called "Famous Battles - Part Two" and was about the battle of The Somme in 1916, in which there were over 60,000 casualties. Sadly, my 3 sentences will only pick up the begining of a peom, but here goes:

There is a touching poem called "For the Fallen" written by Laurence Binyon
in 1914 that is quoted at every Rememberance Day service. This is an
extract from it, remembering those who gave their lives for their country.

"They went with songs to battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow."

Now, Paul, Kyle, Alan, Tim, and Charlotte, considere yourselves tagged.


Rick said...

"Steady and aglow" - something I strive for every morning.

Charlotte said...

Ok, I have a rules clarification. What if I don't know five differnt people who have blogs that I can tag? All of my blogging friends were already tagged by you. I have like one more person that I can tag....

George said...

If you can't tag 5 people, it's OK. After all, this nonsense must stop somewhere. The sooner, the better.

Rick said...

It is totally within blog-etiquette to put, "I don't want to tag five - if you're reading, consider yourself tagged". Or some such chain letter nonsense as that.

Charlotte said...

Done. I went with the chain letter nonsense.

Kyle said...

What a great book. I've got a copy for myself.