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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)
Renesmee Cullen: There was one fact I was absolutely positive about: 'If you're a vampire, you can't be a werewolf' - But what I didn't know was that this miserly sentence would determine my whole life... —From Werewolves ≠ vampires (sequel to Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer) Submitted by Melanie Schmid Schmid, Germany
Tell me, O Muse, about a man with an iPhone. —From The GPS (sequel to The Odyssey by Homer) Submitted by Halli Melnitsky, Editorial Assistant
Upon Mrs. Darcy's arrival home, Mr. Darcy sat by the window as if frozen in time, and did not immediately make eye contact with his wife when she greeted him. —From Pemberly Revisited (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Trish Pantano
Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely-peaked gables, but Hepzibah Pyncheon knew she could rebuild it, better than it was before: bigger, stronger, gable-ier. —From The House of the Seven Gables II: The Eighth Gable (sequel to The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne) Submitted by Nick Carlson, Newark, NJ
Nick got it wrong. In the first place, I was stunned by the shot as I swam, but not dead. ... —From Gatsby's Return (sequel to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) Submitted by Edmund Glass
Reneesme? What in the hell were my parents thinking? —From Dusk (sequel to Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer) Submitted by Emily Griffin, Atlanta