for W3c validation
Thanks to Elvis, I have to answer the bookworm meme! The rules:
- Grab the nearest book (cannot be the bible)
- Open the book to page 56
- Find the fifth sentence
- Post the text of the next two to five sentences
- Don’t dig around for your favourite book, or the one you think people will think is cool, or show that you’re an intellectual. Pick the closest one.. we’ll know if you cheated
- Tag five other people, and make them do the same.
The book I found is When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin (the book I’m currently reading). Here are the 6th through the 10th sentences on the 56th page:
Fertility is prized above all, because, hard as it is to believe today, the continent’s historic curse was underpopulation, which hinders centralized rule and state building.
To early white visitors, much of Africe seemed almost empty. For the most part, “an unpeopled country,” said the bellicose explorer and correspondent Henry Morton Stanley as he strolled through East Africa.
This impression of emptiness was accentuated by the Africa system of shifting agriculture. Bush was cleared, land prepared mostly by hand, crops planted, and rain relied on to water them.
So, now to meme 5 others….here are my victims: