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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)
Dr Benway, sweating slightly in the afternoon vapors, leaned into his medical bag, removed a much-used, slightly rusty forceps, dipped the instrument into the bag of heroin, just brought over the Himalayas by his trusty Mugwump castrato, Bogdacious, held the powder beneath his bulbous nose, smiled at his companion and said, "Here's looking at you, kid." —From Naked Afternoon Tea (sequel to Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs) Submitted by Steve Adelson
At precisely 3:00 am on the morning of September 28, thirteen members of the Christian Civil Liberties Union hurled their Molotov cocktails through the windows of the West Bend Library in Wisconsin and raised their fists in victory. —From Fahrenheit 452 (sequel to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury) Submitted by Anonymous
Well, here I am. —From As I Lay Dead (sequel to As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner) Submitted by Angi Campbell, Writer, Washington
"Thanks a lot, Sam I am. Those Green Eggs were spoiled and I've been sitting on the pot for three days." —From Green Eggs and Montezuma's Revenge (sequel to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss) Submitted by Jeff Imparato, Librarian
Hello Godot! What on earth kept you? —From No More Waiting For Godot (sequel to Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett) Submitted by John O'Byrne, Dublin, Ireland
Of arms and The Man I sing ... —From Virgil S. Aeneid: Diary of a Gun-Smuggling Informant (sequel to The Aeneid by Virgil) Submitted by Peter Mayer, Fiction Writer, New York City