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Old 08-12-2011, 06:22 AM   #46
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Murder on the Orient Express?
Has to be. The first one I know, and I got here too late...
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:38 PM   #47
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Murder on the Orient Express?
Exactly correct, you're up. Try to pick a well known book (More fun that way)
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:19 AM   #48
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Hoping this is easy:

"After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the
Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by
she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then
I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead
people."
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:41 AM   #49
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Catcher in the Rye?
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:00 AM   #50
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Hoping this is easy:

"After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the
Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by
she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then
I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead
people."
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, no?

BTW the book that I was quoting earlier was also Twain; Pudd'nhead Wilson.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:01 AM   #51
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Hamlet53 has it.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:45 PM   #52
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I think this should be easy enough.

“What do you know about?”

“Parades. Will I be able to send out memos about parades?”

“As long as you don't schedule any.”
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #53
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:16 PM   #54
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^^Colonel Scheisskopf in Catch-22.
Well done! Next selection up.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:19 PM   #55
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Thanks!

Here's one that seems appropriate for summertime:

"That anyone should care in this heat whose flushed lips he kissed, whose head made damp the pajama pocket over his heart!"
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:44 AM   #56
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I'll make it easy:

"The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic--their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose."
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:04 AM   #57
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Ha, yes. The billboard in The Great Gatsby.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:49 AM   #58
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Ha, yes. The billboard in The Great Gatsby.
Of course. Over to you.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:30 PM   #59
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"Whereas, if they'd only started on moral education," said the Director, leading the way towards the door. The students followed him, desperately scribbling as they walked and all the way up in the lift. "Moral education, which ought never, in any circumstances, to be rational."
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #60
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