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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)
As the child was born kicking and screaming, her father said, "Let her be, she's showing a combination of you and me - can you imagine the strength and fight in her?" —From Taming? Not Happening (sequel to Taming of the Shrew by Shakespear) Submitted by Monica Lehmann
Quite frankly Scarlett, I can't help myself. I do give a damn. While you are selfish, spoiled and high-maintenance, I cannot live my life without you. —From The Wind Shifts Direction (sequel to Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) Submitted by Anonymous
As Holmes approached the manor house in response to the urgent summons from Scotland Yard, he noted with mild curiosity the absence of any evidence of hunting dogs on the estate. —From The Baskervilles Cat (sequel to The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) Submitted by Charles Joyce, Fairfax, VA
It was clear that the so-called advances made in industrialized agriculture over the last century have been wreaking havoc on our economy, our land and our health, rendering the question of "what should I have for dinner tonight" virtually unanswerable in this day and age; and that's why I built the time machine. —From The Omnivore's Solution (sequel to The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan) Submitted by Katherine Vondy
For years Ralph was haunted by memories of the brutal events on the island, but now, as the competition to make partner intensified among the associates at Simon & Simon, he began to think that the struggles of those shipwrecked days had been mere child's play. —From Lord of the Files (sequel to Lord of the Flies by William Golding) Submitted by Lisa Kaufman, Literary Poseur, New York City
“I know I shouldn’t; this came close to killing me before, twice—it’s terrifying and deadly and still it follows me." —From Lady of Hay: No Escape Even in Death (sequel to Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine) Submitted by Monica Lehmann