Tagged by MoK at Six Degrees of Blondness:

The rules are: Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences. The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!

From Scarlet, by Stephen R. Lawhead:scarlet

Odo speaks his English with the strange flat tongue of the Frank outlanders.  That he speaks English at all is a wonder, I suppose, and the reason why Hugo chose him.  Poor Odo is a pudgy pudding of a man, young enough, and earnest in faith and practice, but pale and only too ready to retire, claiming cramp or cold or fatigue.  He is always fatigued, and for no good reason it seems to me.  He makes as if chasing a leaking nib across fresh-scraped vellum is as mighty a labour as toting the carcass of a fat hind through the greenwood on your back with the sheriff’s men on your tail.

I’m going to tag Sassy Sistah and Pastor Geek, both of whom I know to be avid readers.  Anyone else who wants to play along, go for it!