Linda, the author of Are We There Yet? and a fellow Nutmegger, tagged me Sunday for this, The Fifth Sentence Book Meme. I got around to doing it today and it was fun!
Here are the Rules:
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 & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.
And my offering is:
I picked up "The Intellectual Devotional American History" which has been sitting on the coffee table since I gave it to Ralph for Christmas.
In an incredible coincidence when I opened to the specified page it was about the "one and only" Phineas Taylor Barnum.
He is of course quite a character, and someone about whom I blogged in August, after we visited The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport.
Coincidentally at the time Linda left me a response that she'd like to visit the museum someday.
I recommend it. As for this book, I admit I haven't read it yet.
Here are the three sentences:
Exhibiting her throughout the Northeast, Barnum made a huge profit off gullible audiences who paid to gawk at the woman Barnum claimed had been "George Washington's nurse." He soon hired his most famous midget, the twenty-five-inch tall Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838-1883), who went by the stage name General Tom Thumb and became so famous he was summoned to meet Great Britain's Queen Victoria in 1844.
Barnum, who later in life established his first traveling circus, P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Circus, was the first to admit most of his shows were pure "humbug."
And now I tag: