Heather over at a High and Hidden Place tagged me with this meme which goes:
Open the closest book to you—not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment. Turn to page 56 and write out the fifth sentence as well as the next two to five sentences. Pass this on to five blogging friends.
Now, since the book nearest me is my brother's copy of the complete novels of George Orwell, the relevent section is:
'The dogs flanked the procession and at the head of all marched Napoleon's black cockerel. Boxer and Clover always carried between them a green banner marked with the hoof and the horn and the caption, 'Long Live Comrade Napoleon!' Afterwards there were recitations of poems composed in Napoleon's honour, and a speech by Squealer giving particulars of the latest increases in the production of foodstuffs, and on occasion a shot was fired from the gun.'
As usual, I'm not going to tag anyone. I suspect they're all NaNoWrMoing anyway, but if you should happen to want to do this meme, go ahead.