Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Name That Novel #11

Let's say adventure. This novel is very, very, very popular. The kind you want to read more than once....and probably have. So, here goes... Title and author, please.

"He walked briskly back to his hole, and stood for a moment listening with a smile to the din in the pavilion and to the sound of merrymaking in other parts of the field. Then he went in. He took off his party clothes, folded up and wrapped in tissue-paper his embroidered silk waistcoat, and put it away. Then he put on quickly some old untidy garments, and fastened round his waist a worn leather belt. On it he hung a short sword in a battered black-leather scabbard. From a locked drawer, smelling of moth-balls, he took out an old cloak and hood. They had been locked up as if they were very precious, but they were so patched and weatherstained that their original colour could hardly be guessed: it might have been dark green. They were rather too large for him. He then went into his study, and from a large strong-box took out a bundle wrapped in old clothes, and a leather-bound manuscript; and also a large bulky envelope...."

Good luck to all!

Congrats to so many of you! Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien. Give yourselves a Novel Winner Button :-) -- See posting on 9/19 for directions....

7 comments:

Charlene said...

One of my favorites! :-)

Bendigo's Rage said...

Is that from Fellowship of the Ring ? I'm a bit rusty on this

Cara Powers said...

Yep, it's from The Fellowship of the Ring. Tolkein. Definitely a goodie. And a great passage.

teacherwriter said...

Gosh! All of you are so great! Fellowship of the Ring and Tolkien...so worn from use, I had to replace all of them:-)

Give yourselves a winner button, if you like, to place on your site. And thanks to all of you.

JW said...

Just wanted to say that this is genius. Apart from that, I truly admire your work in the education field.

Years ago I was a Special Olympics coach. It takes a very special person, with phenomenal patience, to face the day-to-day realities of teaching. You are hereby commended.

I hope your novel gets published. A good mystery is wonderful when one stays up as late as I.

teacherwriter said...

JW... thank you very much for that. :-)

JW said...

I have something I would like to pass on to you.
Find it at:
http://yourtopichere.blogspot.com/2009/10/award-presentation-get-yours-here.html