Thank you softdrink for suggesting this fun topic :-)
Don’t forget to check out softdrink’s bookish meme.
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
I am not going to tag anyone in particular, instead, I will leave this idea for as many bloggers as are interested, to use as an idea for a post sometime in February.
My Book: A Thousand Bells at Noon, by G. Franco Romagnoli:
“For you, my dear!” said the duke. Father and daughter were duly impressed; the duke’s gamble worked and he gained a wife and a dowry. Rome (legend true or false) gained a splendid fountain.
But now the integrity of the rione that survived persecutions, wars, famine, and plague is beginning to break under the attack of the new affluence.
Can anyone guess the fountain being discussed? I will give you a hint…
The subtitle of the book is: A Roman Reveals the Secrets and Pleasures of His
I am surprised at how these three sentences on page 123, sentences 6-8, turned out to be a perfect mystery question for all the Italy lovers out there. I have confidence that someone will be able to answer this question without peeking in the book. I will post the answer here in a few days, after everyone has time to guess.
*Edited to add the answer… the Turtle Fountain in Piazza Mattei