123 meme

I have been tagged by Ninetysix and Ten!

The 123 Rules:

1. Pick up the book nearest you with at least 123 pages. (No cheating!)

2. Turn to page 123.

3. Count the first five sentences.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five other bloggers.

Nearest me is the Routledge edition of the Complete Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm.

The elder brother kept him there until the evening, and then they went away together, and when in the darkness they came to a bridge over a brook, the elder brother let the other go first; and when he was half-way across he gave him such a blow from behind that he fell down dead. He buried him beneath the bridge, took the boar, and carried it to the King, pretending that he had killed it; whereupon he obtained the King’s daughter in marriage. And when his younger brother did not come back he said: “The boar must have ripped up his body,” and every one believed it.

This passage comes from ‘The Singing Bone’ so I’ll leave it to you to work out what happens in the end…

I tag:

The Friendly Humanist

The Not-Quite-So-Friendly Humanist

That Humanist

Five Sigma

Geeks with Pointy Sticks

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2 Responses to “123 meme”


  1. 1 Tim Mills February 5, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Good fun! Thanks for tagging me.

  2. 2 cath February 5, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Argh how tantalising!


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