Monday, 24 November 2008

123 Book Meme

...self-tagged from Sally's blog... positively Beakerish, this. And it's from Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy, which I've been reading lately...

"It was a fine and quiet afternoon, about three o'clock; but the winter solstice having stealthily come on, the lowness of the sun caused the hour to seem later than it actually was, there being little here to remind an inhabitant that he must unlearn his summer experience of the sky as a dial. In the course of many days and weeks sunrise had advanced its quarters from north-east to south-west ; but Egdon had hardly heeded the change.
Eustacia was indoors in the dining room, which was really more like a kitchen, having a stone floor and a gaping chimney-corner."