Bob at Striking Thoughts tagged me with a meme. I don't do many of these but this one sounded interesting, so here it goes. The rules: "Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!) Find Page 123. Find the first 5 sentences. Post the next 3 sentences. Tag 5 people."
The nearest book to me at the time was John Gardner's Grendel. From page 123:
No one would have balked at my persecuting him then! I made him what he is. Have I not a right to test my own creation? Enough! Who says I have to defend myself?
I know, I cheated. It said post three sentences and I posted five... Lets' see. Who would I like to tag with this? How about...