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Old 08-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #106
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No, and no.

Another:

"Why not just kill them? I'll do it! I'll run up to Paris - bam, bam, bam, bam. I'm back before week's end. We spend the treasure. How is this a bad plan?"
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #107
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Death...Paris...Treasure...

The Count of Monte Cristo?
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #108
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I think pooh is on the right track with Les Miserables, so given this last quote I'll guess The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:14 PM   #109
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Hunchback of Notre Dame?

The Three Musketeers?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:18 PM   #110
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It is only my guess as well, but I think that The Count of Monte Cristo is correct and only required Orlok to stop by to confirm it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:08 AM   #111
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The Count of Monte Cristo?
Yes, correct! Over to you
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:00 AM   #112
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Okay, I've got one here.

"Meanwhile, he continued the business of undressing, and at last showed
his chest and arms. As I live, these covered parts of him were checkered
with the same squares as his face; his back, too, was all over the same
dark squares; he seemed to have been in a Thirty Years' War, and just
escaped from it with a sticking-plaster shirt."
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 AM   #113
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I'm going to need more than this, but I remain hopeful.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:04 AM   #114
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Me too. Don't recognise it so far.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #115
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Hmmm...might have to be more obvious. I figured the description of one of the characters was a fairly easy target, but then, maybe this isn't as well-read a book as previous choices.

A bit more prose to get the brains churning.

"Some years ago--never mind how long precisely--having
little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on
shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of
the world."
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #116
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Moby Dick

[the description is of Queequeg?]
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #117
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^Winner. I thought it would be pretty distinct for anyone remembering the story a bit. The second quote is from the second sentence. I wanted to just put the first two sentences, but the first is just too easy.

"Call me Ishmael."
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:48 AM   #118
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OK - start off with a short quote:

"Et in arcadia ego"
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #119
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And:

"I had seen him grow wary at the thought of his family or his religion; now I found I, too, was suspect. He did not fail in love, but he lost his joy of it, for I was no longer part of his solitude. As my intimacy with his family grew I became part of the world which he sought to escape; I became one of the bonds which held him."
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #120
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OK - start off with a short quote:

"Et in arcadia ego"
Brideshead Revisited

ETA: I just needed the one quote--I practically had that book memorized as an adolescent.
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