The TrekBBS Book Club - Round One - Dracula

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  1. Admiral Shran

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Having been inspired by the Trek episode Line-by-Line games/threads up in the Trek forums, I've decided to start one here. Instead of working our way through episode dialogue, however, we'll be working our way through books.

    For those of you familiar with the Line-by-Line threads, this should be second nature. For those who are unfamiliar - you are asked to post only a single sentence of the book (defined as one line ending with a period) per message. You can post as often as you like, but someone else must post a sentence in between your posts.

    At the conclusion of this thread I will tally the names of all the participates and run them through the Random Number Generator at random.org. Whoever the randomizer selects will have the honor of selecting our next book. If you are chosen, the sky is the limit on what book you can choose - any book in any genre of fiction or non-fiction is fair game.

    This time around, being the first, I'll pick the book. And I choose the horror/fantasy classic "Dracula" by Bram Stoker as our first reading adventure.

    Have fun!
     
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    CHAPTER I

    JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL
    (Kept in shorthand.)

    3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 p. m. on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late
     
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    Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I could walk through the streets.
     
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    I feared to go very far from the station, as we arrived late and would start as near the correct time as possible.
     
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    The impression I had was that we were leaving the West and entering the East; the most western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions of Turkish rule.
     
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    We left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh.
     
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    Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale.
     
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    I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty.
     
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    (Mem. get recipe for Mina.)
     
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    I asked the waiter, and he said it was called "paprika hendl," and that, as it was a national dish, I should be able to get it anywhere along the Carpathians.
     
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    I found my smattering of German very useful here, indeed, I don't know how I should be able to get on without it.
     
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    Having had some time at my disposal when in London, I had visited the British Museum, and made search among the books and maps in the library regarding Transylvania; it had struck me that some foreknowledge of the country could hardly fail to have some importance in dealing with a nobleman of that country.
     
  13. Locutus of Bored

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    Admiral Shran, I'm sorry, but it's my understanding that the other line-by-line threads at least involve quoting from memory, so it's more of a game, whereas this just seems to be copying lines from the books verbatim.

    There's only two of you playing, the thread keeps getting bumped, and there's no actual discussion going on.

    I'm going to shut this down. Game threads would probably be better off in the lounges if you want to start it up there.

    Again, sorry.
     
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