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It should be noted that, due to the length of this and the surrounding sentences, begins on page 55, but wraps well onto page 56 also. I love Tolkien's heroic/legendary writing style, because despite the drawn-out nature of the prose, one never gets confused and has to reread for clarity.

"Then was the labor of Tinuviel begun, and though she labored with the deftness of an Elf long was the spinning and longer weaving still, and did any come and hail her from below she bid them gone, saying: 'I am abed, and desire only to sleep,' and Dairon was much amazed, and called often up to her, but she did not answer."

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"The name Dolius suggests "crafty" or "deceitful"; the poem shows us why dishonesty is the most essential survival tool for the "good" slave."

"Sometimes these shards of power go unnoticed and boil away into nothing over time." - Bestiary 6

Sorry, folks, I forgot to mention three posts up that my last was from Beren and Luthien, obviously by Tolkien.

Isolfr had bolted back into the wolfheall, uncertain if the strangers were friend or foe, and dragged Hrolleif and Ulfgeirr from table to attend it.
--Elizabeth Bear, A Companion to Wolves

That hack around a chest full of bloody slime was so much a part of his legend he couldn't get rid of it even dead.
--Elizabeth Bear, One-Eyed Jack

Remember, Mnemosyne!
-- Greg Bear, City at the End of Time

"No one has seen her."
-- Peter S. Beagle, In Calabria

"What evidence do we have to support Abdul's assertion that the artifact can safely gestate in mammals or, more specifically, primates?"
--Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, The Rapture of the Nerds

It exhibited the three basic geometrical forms: square (in the form of a rectangle); circle; triangle.
--Daniel Arasse, The Guillotine and the Terror

"And although she had not tried to meet their eyes, the first folk she passed on her way to the gate did look her over slowly and mistrustfully, but she realized after a moment that this man and woman were doing so only because most of the other travelers were dressed and clean for market: Briony was a dirty stranger, not a regular stranger."

Tad Williams, Shadowplay

Dark Archive

"He unlocks the door, slowly pushes it open, and sees several lit candles across the room."

- Brandon Alcocer, The Experience

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"Would you like to see the inside of it?" he asked.
--Edgar Rice Burroughs, Swords of Mars

"He would come if he could; but he is in the laboratory building, and cannot get out."
--Edgar Rice Burroughs, Synthetic Men of Mars

The screen itself was covered with a maze of fine metallic wire which, like the symbols of the robed men, was worked into impossible bendings and anglings, back and forth in a weird pattern which changed by the moment.
--Sterling E. Lanier, The Unforsaken Hiero

She asks the mountains for news of him, only to be told that "The Bison" has led him (that is, his shade) into the mountains, which is to say into the realm of the dead, for to the Sumerians k u r, "the mountains," represented Hades.

The Treasures of Darkness

(Note, Page 55 was a long poetic quote without sentence divisions, so I turned back a page.)

"Then, having my horsemen concealed behind one ridge and my chariots behind the other, I would charge with both simultaneously and sweep the foe into a red ruin."
--Robert E. Howard, "Kings of the Night" in Bran Mak Morn: The Last King

"This is the truth."
--P.C. Hodgell, Bound in Blood

"Let us be on our way, Cadmus, and beseech the god
for this man's sake, wild though he is,
and for the city's, to do nothing drastic."
--Euripides, The Bacchae (trans. Geoffrey S. Kirk)

(As for the Three Companions, who took Defiant back across the Starry Swirl, we don't know the group names of Dixon and Michael, but they say Mehmet's group was called Turkish, even though his last name was Haribey.)
--Chris Beckett, Dark Eden

If it had to be done, and she was certain it must, then clearly Elaida had to be kept in the dark.
--Robert Jordan, Knife of Dreams

"It is a terrible crime, and will stain your soul into eternity."
--Mike Carey, Linda Cary & Louise Carey, The Steel Seraglio

Alyssa P. Hacker complains we did extra work writing `expmod`.
--Gerald Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Porgrams

Taking a bit of liberty with the thread premise.

Trans-Pacific Telegraphy

  • Thank you for joining the expedition STOP
  • Please join me in Lima STOP
  • Have booked you room at Hotel Maury STOP
  • Meet 18 March at 7 pm at Bar Cordano, Jiron Ancash 202, Distrito de Lima STOP
  • Augustus Larkin

Masks of Nyarlathotep p. 54, Omnibus PDF for 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu


The Consensus (for all nine) was no.
-- Jeffrey Toobin, The Oath

The sailing was so easy, school work had to be done.
-- Doina Cornell, Child of the Sea

"I wish I could think you were having a joke with me, Bastable."
-- Michael Moorcock, The Warlord of the Air

"I sent it straight to composing."
-- Connie Willis, The Last of the Winnebagos (in Impossible Things)

"He doesn't go through the Gate."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps (in The Menace From Earth)

"Can a man remain at home when the Huns are undefeated?" Gen. Ho Chu-ping, Han Dynasty
-- Elizabeth Bear, Scardown
(Only thing on page 55. Quote for the start of Book Two)

Within the hour the docks were clear and the legitimized gangs were in control, and honest people deferred to him wherever he went.
-- C.J. Cherryh, Downbelow Station

His arms were on fire with cold and agony, his lungs burned from the water he couldn't help but breathe in, and the cold had penetrated every bit of him.
-- Mercedes Lackey, Closer to Home

"The tilt of your pelvis."
-- Jack Womack, Heathern

Only this much seems necessary by way of introduction and advance information: that there are two stems of human knowledge, namely sensibility and understanding, which perhaps spring from a common root unknown to us.
- Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant (Chapter: Introduction)

Norits rode the lead boats in each village fleet; a captive merman who wore charmed metal neck and wrist rings swam ahead of the boats locating the schools so the fishers wouldn't come back scant.
-- Jo Clayton, Changer's Moon

:That's a question for another day,: Dallen advised.
-- Mercedes Lackey, Closer to the Heart

But in spite of his size, he only looked kind and slightly amused.
--Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden, Joe Golem and the Drowning City

If she hadn't been standing her on her best behavior, she'd have rolled her eyes.
-- Mercedes Lackey, Closer to the Chest

Silver Crusade

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You will need the help of a hero!
--Chris McCubbin, Prima's Official Guide to Zeus: Master of Olympus

"He was smoking now in silence, for Frodo was sitting still, deep in thought"- J.R.R.Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring.

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