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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)
Extra threads, knit into knee and heel and toe, give many weeks of wear before mother has to darn. —From the sequel to The Girl on the Magazine Cover by Carolyn Kitch Submitted by Muhammad Rehan, Editor, Islamabad
"Look, its not you, it's me," I wrote to Big Brother, wiping the tear from my eye. —From 1985 (sequel to 1984 by George Orwell) Submitted by Erik Maiershofer, Professor Of History, Fullerton, CA
"Missus Kurtz, I do." —From Two Hearts of Darkness Beat As One: Marlow's Wedding (sequel to Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad) Submitted by Angi Campbell, Writer, Washington
Susan wanted to kick him for being so stupid, wished he'd just sit up and tell her what to do; Peter was the oldest, he should be the one called on to identify Edmund and Lucy, not her—how dare he just lie there like a rag doll? —From After Narnia (sequel to The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis) Submitted by Deborah Green, Sydney, Australia
My plums from the ice box are gone I am so hungry and all you left was a note? You couldn't have left just one plum? —From So What You Are Saying Is ... (sequel to This Is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams) Submitted by Jeff Salane, New York City
The steel claw slammed down onto the chessboard, encircled the white queen, and pushed her further from her king into a more defensive position. —From Goodbye, Alice in Wonderland (sequel to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll) Submitted by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman, Playwright, New York City