In his blog Nervous Unto Thirst, Franklin Bruno writes that while he's not going to tag anyone, he's still willing to fill out the following meme, rather more interesting than "if you were any character on Star Trek, who would you be?":
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
I will follow suit and not annoy others - but feel free to do this one if you're bored.
Here's my results. The book is Robertson Davies' Fifth Business, the Penguin paperback edition, and the sentences are:
Even the vast cemeteries woke no feeling in me; because they were so big I lost all sense that they contained men who, had they lived, would have been about my age. I got out as soon as I had scoured Passchendaele for some sign of the place where I had been wounded, and where I had encountered the little Madonna. Nobody I could find was of any use in suggesting where I might have been; the new town had probably buried it under streets and houses.