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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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
"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
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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.)
"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
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Taking a bit of liberty with the thread premise.
- 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
"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
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