Tuesday, December 30, 2014

First Paragraph Tuesday

Every Tuesday Bibliophile by the Sea hosts The First Paragraph Tuesday.  We are asked to share the First paragraph (or two) of the book we are reading or that we are preparing to read.

Since I am reading another Anne Perry mystery, I will post the first paragraph from the book I plan to read first in the New Year!





"We are at rest five miles behind the front.  Yesterday we were relieved, and now our bellies are full of beef and haricot beans.  We are satisfied and at peace.  Each man has another mess-tin for the evening; and, what is more, there is a double ration of sausage and bread.  That puts a man in fine trim.  We have not had such luck as this for a long time.  The cook with his carroty head is begging us to eat; he beckons with his ladle to everyone that passes, and spoons him out a great dollop.  He does not see how he can empty his stew-pot in time for coffee.  Tjaden and Muller have produced two washbasins and had them filled up to the brim as a reserve.  In Tjaden this is voracity, in Muller it is foresight.  Where Tjaden puts it all is a mystery, for he is and always will be as thin as a rake."


9 comments:

  1. It's been ages since I last read this! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

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    1. I have been looking forward to it ever since I read the Anne Perry World War I series. I'll let you know!

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  2. I've actually never read this classic. It's on my list of must-read books.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG.

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    1. I'll let you know if it is worth the read.

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  3. Janet, I have never read this classic, but thought the intro was very good. Enjoy

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    1. Well, I'll let you know if it the intro is true to the book. Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. I've never read this book, but the intro looks interesting. I'd keep reading!

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    1. I think I will read this. It is set for my first read of 2015.

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