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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)
About three things Scarlett O'Hara was absolutely positive. First, Rhett was a scoundrel. Second, she'd get him back at any cost. And third, tomorrow was now today. —From the sequel to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Submitted by Beatrice Richards
Cell leader Winston Smith snubbed out his cigar on the face shield of a dead policeman, and snarled to his men, "Come on, you bastards! We've got to get this communiqué back to HQ before they release the napalmbots! Doubleplus double-time!" —From 1985 (sequel to 1984 by George Orwell) Submitted by Brian Watson-Jones, Minneapolis
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
It is not often that someone comes along who is friendly and tasty. Wilbur was both. —From Wilbur's Stockyard (sequel to Charlotte's Web by E. B. White) Submitted by Liz Frame, San Antonio, TX
The steel claw slammed down onto the chessboard, encircled the white queen, and pushed her further from her king into a more defensive position. —From Goodbye, Alice in Wonderland (sequel to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll) Submitted by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman, Playwright, New York City
HORATIO: At last, my plans have fallen into place. ... —From Horatio (sequel to Hamlet by William Shakespeare) Submitted by Seth Chalmer, New York City