The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link up at Freda’s site

Today’s sentence comes from Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, the father of all mystery and suspense novels.

“Before I could steal suddenly round the corner, as I had proposed, I heard lighter feet than mine-and more than one pair of them as I thought-retreating in a hurry.”

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8 comments

    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      You’re welcome! The Moonstone is full of excitement. Any line from it would do perfectly but this one seemd a tad more exciting than the rest.

    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      I re-read The Moonstone last year for an Author of the Month challenge. It was okay.

      I read The Woman in White some seven years ago so my memory of it is a little hazy but remember loving the character of Marian Halcombe and loathing Count Fosco. He is one of the nastiest villains in Victorian literature in my opinion.

    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      When I first read The Moonstone I loved the whole ambiance but didn’t really care for any of the main characters. When I re-read it last year thought my opinion would perhaps change. Well, it didn’t. Overall, I’ve got mixed feelings about the book.

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