So, recently, when we have been having grey and gloomy days, I decided to use the computer so that I can read even if the lights are low.
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The first sentence:
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book, " thought Alice, "without the pictures or conversations."For some, this was a reading requirement maybe in grade school, or a bedtime story that their parent(s) read to them. But since I went into a public school here in our country, reading a novel was never a requirement - even if it was a book by a local writer. So, part of my quest was to read these classical books that inspire children to read and write. My parents never read to us during bedtime. But it was never a problem for me.
It's a good thing that I got myself into reading even if it wasn't a requirement in school. I guess it was my dad's persistence that I read his collection of Reader's Digest - a collection which he kept so that we, his children could have something to read on.
Since it's an eBook, I don't have an image that I took of myself. This is the image cover that I took from the site where I downloaded the book itself.
Here's what's on page 68 of the book:
"He must have imitated somebody else's hand," said the King. (The jury all brightened up again.)
"Please, your Majesty," said the Knave, "I didn't write it, and they can't prove that I did: there's no name signed at the end."
"If you didn't sign it," said the King, "that only makes the matter worse. You must have meant some mishief, or else you'd have signed your name like an honest man."