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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)
Call me a Fillet O' Fish meal. —From Moby Dick II: The White Whale Meets the 60-Mile-Long Japanese Drift Net (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Michael Bryant, Bellingham, WA
It's summer now and I'm going back to visit Papa; don't worry about me, I'm not smoking dope. —From The Shanty Revisited (sequel to The Shack by William P. Young) Submitted by Carmel Westerman, Southwest United States
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
It was the 1986 Mets; it was the 1962 Mets. —From A Tale of Two Teams (sequel to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens) Submitted by Lucas Rizo
It was June 2009, and the restroom was far from the ninth tee of the KGA Golf Club in downtown Bangalore, my playing partner, the Sultan of Brunei, pointed out to me. —From The World is Hot, Flat, Crowded and There’s a Long Line to the Bathroom (sequel to The World Is Flat; and Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman) Submitted by David Patterson, New York City
Call me Isaac. —From Moby Dick: Left Behind (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Frank Albanese