Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mina Sleeping + Tagged


I have been tagged by my lovely wife. The rules of the tag are:

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find Page 123.Find the first 5 sentences.Post the next 3 sentences.Tag 5 people.

I won't tag 5 people, but here are the three sentences:

"The lady had no idea where she was, but she quickly gathered from their mode of living that the people she was staying with were Christians, and she could see little purpose, even if she had known her whereabouts, in revealing her identity. From the way Pericone was behaving, she knew that sooner or later, whether she liked it or not, she would be compelled to let him have his way with her, but meanwhile she was proudly resolved to turn a blind eye to her sorrowful predicament. To the three surviving members of her female retinue, she gave instructions that they should never disclose their identity to anyone until such time as they were in a position that offered them a clear prospect of freedom."

"The Decameron", Giovanni Boccaccio.

2 comments:

  1. Nice drawing of Mina! I enjoyed these few lines from The Decameron. This has not been one of my favorite periods of time, but now you have my interest piqued.

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  2. Yay - activity - nice drawing and interesting choice of reading.

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