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This is a forum game, the way it works is you look at the post above you (i'll pretend the post above me said p. 117), and find a book in your house, and say a quote from page 117 of that book.

"The black instrument on the hall table trilled its hysterical note over and over, like a nervous bird." The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Then I'd say a number for the next person (now you all post),

p. 81

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I was looking thought the foyer at an illuminated fountain, a programmed one; it changed in shapes and colors as I stood there. There was gentle background music, which (possibly) controlled the fountain.

"Janet...who's your architect?"

"Like it?"

"Of Course!"

"Then I'll admit it I'm the architect, Ian is the gadgeteer, Georges controls the interiors. He is several sorts of an artist and another wing is his studio. And I might as well tell you right now that Betty told me to hide your clouthes until Georges paints at least one nude of you."

- Friday by Robert A. Heinlein

Pg. 213

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"The Yamaguchi-gumi had cash and political clout, and its 13,000 members had made organized crime a fact of life throughout the region. So it was, perhaps, only a matter of time before such power corrupted the local police."

- Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld by David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro

Page 318

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"That afternoon, Karen also insisted on introducing the authorities to that all consuming ash-walled maze. Perhaps she thought they would attempt to locate Navidson. The results were hardly satisfying."

House of Leaves - By: Mark Z. Danielewski

Pg. 5

Edited by Name Changing Whores UNITE!
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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

Dedication page of "Super System 2" by Doyle Brunson

Page 46

Edited by Grand Magus Salvarus
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And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for that is one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. Surely I can understand this, and I hate it and I will fight against it to preserve the one thing that separates us from the uncreative beasts. If the glory can be killed, we are lost

~John Steinbeck, East of Eden~

Pg. 101

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So I watched the tide go out under that sinking moon, and saw gleaming the spires, the towers, and the roofs of that dead, dripping city. And as I watched, my nostrils tried to close against the perfume-conquering stench of the world's dead; for truly, in this unplaced and forgotten spot had all the flesh of the churchyards gathered for the puffy sea-worms to gnaw and glut.

What The Moon Brings ~ H.P. Lovecraft

p. 44

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"He was a lucky fox that left his tail in the trap. The muskrat will gnaw his third leg off to be free. No wonder man has lost his elasticity. How often is he at a dead set! 'Sir, if I may be so bold, what do you mean by a dead set'?"

from "Economy" in Walden by Thoreau O_o

p. 64

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Athletics encompasses a broad category of physical training, from rock climbing to kayaking to professional sports such as football or hockey. The Athletics Skill can be applied to any action that requires prolonged physical exertion or that demands considerable agility or hand-eye coordination.

World of Darkness Core Rulebook

Sorry, it's the only thing within reach besides a bunch more Lovecraft.

p. 323

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"(7) However, with the same flop of K-Q-J, you will have to consider folding your set if you have three jacks instead of three kings, particulary if several players remain in the hand. Againsts only one players who is likely to have a stright, it is correct to draw. But if you're facing a bet , a raise, and a call, it is likely that you're up againsts a larger set or top two pair, as well as a stright. Either way, this doesn't leave you with very many wins. Fold."

- Super System 2 by Doyle Brunson

I just got it...

Page 289

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"Q: What would you do with 10 kg of chocolate chips?

A: Whatever you want!.

The Laboratory for Chocolate Science is dedicated to learning everything we can about our favorite substance, and the best way of learnin is through doing. Any member is invited and encouraged to run activities, and the scope is limited only by your imagination. Teach a class, run an experiment--we won't care if a little chocolate is wasted. It's all for a good cause, and there is always more...

We have a strict non-discrimination policy: white, dark, and milk chocolate lovers are all welcome"

--How to Get Around MIT XXXIII, August 2004 Edition

Various Editors/Authors

pg 238

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