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That meme that I couldn't do yesterday

A couple of people on my flist did this yesterday, but since I hadn't brought any books with me to work (three newspapers providing sufficient bus-reading material), I had to wait until I got home.  Here's the meme, with my results (yes, plural, and explained below): 

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

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Okay, the first book that came to hand when I sat down on my living-room sofa was The Vintage Bradbury, a book of short stories by Ray Bradbury.  Page 161 begins a story called "The Fox and the Forest".  Page 161 has one paragraph, and three complete sentences, with the fourth sentence trailing over on to page 162.  The final (fifth) sentence of the first paragraph is on page 162.  So, because I don't know which to pick, I'll give you both sentence #4 (the last one starting on page 161), and sentence #5 of paragraph #1 (also identified as the first sentence on page 162).

*wonders if it would have been easier just to ignore instruction #5 and pick a different book*

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Sentence #4:

"Newer and better fireworks scurried like tightrope-walking comets across the cool-tiled square, banged against adobe café walls, then rushed on hot wires to bash the high church tower, in which boys' naked feet alone could be seen kicking and re-kicking, clanging and tilting and re-tilting the monster bells into monstrous music."

Sentence #5:

"A flaming bull blundered about the plaza chasing laughing men and screaming children."

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