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See, I was right. —From Das Kapital 2 (sequel to Das Kapital by Karl Marx)
HappyMeals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. —From Kwanzaa Tunes (sequel to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
All animals are equal, except those with swine flu. —From Mexican Animal Farm (sequel to Animal Farm by George Orwell)
“In another hole on another hillside lived a different hobbit.” —From The Hobbit II (sequel to The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein) Submitted by Michael Magrath, Stacks Management Supervisor, W.E.B. Du Bois Library 154 Hicks Way University Of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 01003-9275
When her body washed ashore several miles downstream from the bridge where she jumped, they found in her coat a waterlogged photo of myself on the back of which I had written, "Fondest thanks for the great good time." —From the sequel to The Fall by Albert Camus Submitted by Daniel Scott, Manhattan
Pest had infested the citron trees. —From Wariness: Or, The New Adventures of Candide (sequel to Candide: Or, Optimism by Voltaire) Submitted by Anonymous
Al Gore was the first person with expert knowledge to predict an end to the history of man; so long as none of the necessary changes are made, his prediction will inconveniently remain in force. —From The End of the Family, Private Property, and the State (sequel to The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Frederick Engels) Submitted by Andrew Johnson, Bookseller
"Charlie Black" Anne said. "You would like to say a few words about me." "Yes" Charlie said. Anne died from a serious heart attack. —From After Green Gables (sequel to Anne of Green Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery) Submitted by Michael Bishop, Jr.
Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour draws on apace, another minute another hour. Oh, Methinks how good Viagra sustains, it lingers my desires. —From A Midsummer Night's Reality (sequel to A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare) Submitted by Ian Watkins