anxebla
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A Small Quiz Of Books

Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:33 pm

Do you like reading? If so, what about to do a little quiz of books?I'll write a paragraph and you try to guess which book or novel is it. Here you are:

"THERE was a scream, and everyone looked at the girl.
It was not she who had screamed but the cutler's wife beside her.But the girl was the cause of the scream.She had sunk to her knees in front of the gallows, with her arms stretched out in front of her, the position adopted to utter a curse.The people shrank from her in fear:everyone knew that the curses of those who had suffered injustice were particularly effective, and they had all suspected that something was not quite right about this hanging. The small boys were terrified.
The girl turned her hypnotic golden eyes on the three strangers, the knight, the monk and the priest;and then she pronounced her curse, calling out the terrible words in ringing tones:"I curse you with sickness and sorrow, with hunger and pain;your house shall be consumed by fire, and your children shall die in the gallows;your enemies shall prosper and you shall grow old in sadness and regret, and die in foulness and agony..."

I think it is very easy, if you already have read this novel.
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:33 pm

What is happening???? Do nobody read here? Or is my "quiz" very boring?  Sad
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:49 am

Anxebla-
I do read a lot, but I don't know that one. As you said, you have either read it or not. Maybe you could give the answer and ask another one?

If I had to guess on that one, I would say something by Nathaniel Hawthorne or Alexander Dumas? But I am sure I have never read that book.

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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:58 am

Well... First clue:That's a book on medieval story based in a TRUE fact happened in the year 1120.
I bought this book to try improving my poor English.But before I read the book in Spanish.The writer is British and it's his more known book.
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:20 am

Is it Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott?
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:25 am

One for you:

"He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad, and that was all his patromony"

Who is the Author, title, and bonus points for the subtitle.
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:30 am

Anxebla

Let me guess:

Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett
???

777heavy

[Edited 2004-10-14 21:34:49]

[Edited 2004-10-14 21:35:50]
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:34 am

Kevin: I have no idea, sorry for that! But, first I hope someone can guess my "medieval book"
Like book, is one of the best book I've never read...
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:35 am

OF COURSE, 777heavy!!! Congratulations.....
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:39 am

Thx.

OK. Here comes my little riddle, I think its very easy:

"Early on the morning of August 19, 1946, I was born under a clear sky after a violent summer storm to a widowed mother in the Julia Chester Hospital in..."

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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:45 am

Is something about Clinton??? He was born in 1946
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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:54 am

Your are right, My Life by William Jefferson Clinton aka Bill Clinton, aka:
"I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her."

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RE: A Small Quiz Of Books

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:37 am

Here's an easy one, I believe: opening line of what novel?

"Who is John Galt?"
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