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Val McDermid
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Ruth Goodman
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Task 9 Quote

 Tasks for Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night:

Grab one of your thickest books off the shelf.  Ask a question and then turn to page 40 and read the 9th line of text on that page.  Post your results. 


What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

which dangled pieces of crudely cut glass, both coloured and

(Forever Amber)

Forever Amber was slightly longer than Don Quixote, but the answer doesn't really make sense. Ok, let's try again with Don Quixote:

with a single thread one has the entire skein, and we will be satisfied and

Slightly better, but still. Let's try the inspiration for the question:

weren't actually there, but they watched his every gesture through

(The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a trilogy in five parts)

Hmm... It's too bad the instructions didn't say line 10 because that would have made slightly more sense:

the eyes of a small robot tri-d camera which hovered obsequiously

Hey, I did say slightly.