Time was passing, inexorably. I would soon be fifty-one. Johannes had just turned sixty-four, which was old for a dispensable person. [p.176]Don't know about you, but that just made me shiver a bit. So I'll include a couple of teasers from a happier book. I've been reading Knight's Castle by Edward Eager, for the Once Upon a Time III Challenge. When I was young, I used to love Eager's magic fantasies; and this is one I never managed to get to until now.
What they saw was a perfectly ordinary-looking rumpus room. If it hadn't been so big it might have looked rather jolly. [p.133]Hmmmm. Wonder whatever happened to rumpus rooms? They used to be all the rage in the '50s. I guess now they've turned into family rooms, haven't they? Cut out all that "rumpus." Sounds much more well-behaved, doesn't it? But not quite so jolly.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: Grab your current read; Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you're getting your "teaser" from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given! Please avoid spoilers!