This particular meme, via Eve Tushnet, seems irresistible for the bookish.
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
OK: as usual I am reading about eight books but the nearest physically is John Ure’s In Search of Nomads.
“The one thing he did not attempt was to follow the Bedouin practice of riding a camel perched on the saddle in a kneeling position; unsteadiness and the prospect of a cramp made this an impossible feat for a European, particularly if he might need to shoot at game while on the move. Possibly more than any European traveller with the Bedouin, ——– became absorbed in their ways and by his writings acted as an interpreter between them and the Western world.
“He entitled his book of photographs about travel in Arabia, Morocco, Afghanistan, and elsewhere Visions of a Nomad, and it was this aspect of travel that most firmly gripped him.”
Who was this traveler?
My co- bloggers and everybody else are cordially encouraged– I don’t think you are supposed to tag yr. partners.