Teaser Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Should Be Reading blog. We’re to grab a novel we’re currently reading, open to a random page, then paste two random sentences. (Unless they contain spoilers, since that would be too random.)
I’m currently going over The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells since I’m doing a mashup, and you can read excerpts from it here and here. But now for two sentences by H.G. in the original:
“I crawled out almost immediately, and crouched, my feet still in the water, under a clump of furze. The horse lay motionless (his neck was broken, poor brute!) and by the lightning flashes I saw the black bulk of the overturned dog cart and the silhouette of the wheel still spinning slowly.”
Sorry, horse lovers, but I’ll include the death of the horse from the original. Just remember that it’s the mean old Martians who cause it. And reputedly, The War of the Worlds was the first book to coin the term “Martian” for an inhabitant of Mars.