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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)
Once there was a fat, sleek and jolly lion who ate so much carrot stew the rabbit family became tawny, scrawny and hungry all the time. —From Tawny, Scrawny Lion 2: The Rabbit Revolution (sequel to Tawny, Scrawny Lion by Kathryn Jackson) Submitted by Anthony Ojeda, Brooklyn
And so, The cat in the hat died of a heart attack. in the end, Sally and I were happy, "Praise the lord." I shouted! —From The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Again (sequel to The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss) Submitted by John Michael Bishop, Jr.
Bitten by a vampire during her long period of ostracism, Hester Prynne becomes immortal, finally finding peace within the twenty-first century when she sheds her Scarlet A and lands a reality TV show during which a paternity test identifies the father of her child. —From The Scarlet Letter Reality Show: A Novel (sequel to The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne) Submitted by Marilyn Peake, Author
Call me Lucky. —From The Whale Lives (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Mellville) Submitted by Mike DiCapua
We've already been over this, but you people don't listen very well, do you? —From The Bible for Dummies (sequel to The Holy Bible by Many (God?)) Submitted by Rachel Sullivan
"Good riddance to bad rubbish," I thought as I signed my divorce papers with my ex-wife, Lolita. —From After Lolita: Lock Up Your Daughters! (sequel to Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov) Submitted by Janet Saines