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.
*Link up at Freda’s site
Today’s sentence comes from The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart.
“With the approach of night our vigilance was doubled. There was no thought of sleep among the crew, and, with the twilight, there was a distinct return of the terror of the morning.”
Sounds scarily delicious!
Yup it was pretty scary!
I do want to read this author at some point…this sounds like a good one.
Here’s MY FRIDAY MEMES POST
The After House was okay. I wish Rinehart knew how to keep her stories more taut.
Sounds tense! I once tried not sleeping for a night and then I fell asleep as soon as the sun came up!! Hop on over if you have the time:
Juli @ Universe in Words
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Umberto Eco is always complicated. I have given up trying to understand him.
I have often had trouble falling asleep when I am too tense or disturbed. So, I know how waiting for the dawn feels like.