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Jumping on the Meme Train (Book 123)

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Since PB from One Fan's Perspective called me out, here's my stab at the 123 Book Meme that's running around like the Flu these days. From PB:

The meme is quite simple:

* Grab the nearest book 123 pages or more (PB: easy for me to do considering my day job) [Forechecker: me too, I work in the book biz]
* Open it to page 123
* Find the first five sentences and write them down
* Invite five others to do so the same

I was tempted to pick something off the bookshelves around me, but I think active selection defeats the purpose here, so instead I grabbed a book that's right on my desk, but unread as of yet.

So here we go, from Dissent In America:

Have we not for years had before our eyes a sample of their designs, and are they not sufficient harbingers of their future determinations? Will we not soon be driven from our respective countries and the graves of our ancestors? Will not the bones of our dead be plowed up, and their graves be turned into fields? Shall we calmly wait until they become so numerous that we will no longer be able to resist oppression? Will we wait to be destroyed in our turn, without making an effort worthy of our race?

Wow, that's a chipper little sentiment, isn't it (that's from the Shawnee leader Tecumseh, by the way)? Anyways, time to call out five worthies to grace us with the same:

I call on you... Truth Serum (of End of the Bench), RudyKelly of Battle of California, PredJoe, The Falconer, and Ted Leonsis (hey, might as well aim high).