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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)
Call me Moby. —From The Revenge of Moby Dick (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by John Reading
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
Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely-peaked gables, but Hepzibah Pyncheon knew she could rebuild it, better than it was before: bigger, stronger, gable-ier. —From The House of the Seven Gables II: The Eighth Gable (sequel to The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne) Submitted by Nick Carlson, Newark, NJ
We slept in what had once been the mausoleum. —From The Cryptmaid's Tale (sequel to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood) Submitted by Keith Arsenault, Seller Of Fine Printed And Bound Matter
The day Boo Radley and I finally married, I don’t imagine anyone in the whole of Maycomb County knew just what to make of it, naturally excepting Dill and Tom Robinson, who were themselves to jump the broom in the very next year. —From Mockingbird Falls: The Long-Awaited Sequel (sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) Submitted by David Wright, Librarian, Seattle
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a married man in possession of a few bucks must be in want of an excuse to go out drinking with his buddies. —From Beer and Barhopping (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by David MacGregor, Arlington, VA