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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)
Who is John Galt? —From I'll Take "Abstruse Books" for $1000: Atlas on "Jeopardy!" (sequel to Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand) Submitted by Eric Weinstein
"What Happenenth now?" —From Peace? (sequel to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare) Submitted by Ayesha Randolph, New York City
Pest had infested the citron trees. —From Wariness: Or, The New Adventures of Candide (sequel to Candide: Or, Optimism by Voltaire) Submitted by Anonymous
Happy Meals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy) Submitted by Rick Joyce
It is a fact universally acknowledged that a man who has recently acquired a wife is only in want of his lost state. —From Despair and Depression (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Phil Kelley
After, Peeta whispered, "So, it's an integer that has no integral factor but itself and 1. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real." —From The Prime Number Games (sequel to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) Submitted by A.G. Henley, YA Author