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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)
Let me clarify: The following is an embarrassing story of foolish excess. —From Liar's Poker: Not a BSD Training Manual (sequel to Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis) Submitted by Lindsay
I deserve that Neru, I should have thought of that sooner, but now it's too late, the world is going to end, Nian said sadly, the dragons came to the last. —From Ever The Twain, Too! (sequel to Ever The Twain by Anne McCaffrey) Submitted by John Bishop, Jr.
Nearly a century later on the outskirts of town, a girl with blood dripping from her hands watched as a house rose slowly from the ground among the gnarled trees that quivered, while the town's folks remained unaware of what is about to be unleashed. —From The Unrest (sequel to The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe) Submitted by Monica Lehmann
He had never considered himself the type to move back home at thirty after battling cocaine addiction; nor had he ever imagined himself so boring that he no longer wanted to narrate his life as if he were watching someone else. —From Low Wattage, Dull Suburbs (sequel to Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney) Submitted by Laura Martineau, Grant Writer, Connecticut
Eh, tutti frutti, Rute? (I, i,) —From Julius Caesar, WHOOOOOOOH!!! (Penned by R. Penniman) (sequel to Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare) Submitted by Jay Cosgrove, Publishing
Tom the builder's decendent Angela watched the BBC coverage of Princess Diana walking in front of Kingbridge Priory; she wondered how many feet had trodden this historic ground before. —From Latitudes of Time (sequel to A New Earth / World Without End by Ken Follet) Submitted by Susan Hinkle, Bookstore Owner, Elizabeth City, NC