Teaser Tuesdays (May 22)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teaser is way more than two lines long but that cannot be helped. When it comes to Dickens I refuse to abide by the rules!

My Teaser:

“ ‘I am ready,’ says the trooper, coming back. ‘Phil, you can carry this old gentleman to his coach, and make nothing of him.’

 ‘Oh, dear me! O Lord! Stop a moment!’ says Mr. Smallweed. ‘He’s so very prompt! Are you sure you can do it carefully, my worthy man?’

 Phil makes no reply, but seizing the chair and its load, sidles away, tightly hugged by the now speechless Mr. Smallweed, and bolts along the passage as if he had an acceptable commission to carry the old gentleman to the nearest volcano. His shorter trust, however, terminating at the cab, he deposits him there;… ”

P. 431, Bleak House”  by Charles Dickens

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23 comments

    1. I love Charles Dickens and I really wanted to read Bleak House for a long time. But I kept putting it off because I was afraid of lugging around this mammoth of a book. Now that I am into it I think the trouble is worth it.

      And thanks for supporting my sharing more than the required amount. Just glad I am not boring everyone.:-)

    1. Charles Dickens is one of my favourite authors. I started Bleak House after a lot of deliberation because this huge book is backbreaking to carry around even as a paperback! But it’s totally worth it. 🙂

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