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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)
Oy! —From Reflections: The Sixth Book of Moses (sequel to Deuteronomy: The Fifth Book of Moses (and the previous four) by God) Submitted by Robert Grayson
After the global warming event of 2015 swelled Montana's Big Blackfoot River, my father's preferred fly fishing spot was the 14th hole of the Bitteroot Country Club. —From A River Runs Through the 14th (sequel to A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean) Submitted by Dianne Peeling, English Teacher ... Musician, Allenwood, PA
"Even though when history is reckoned in total, it becomes clear that the freedom of the will is a grand illusion that we spin to give our lives meaning and that the heroes we hold in esteem are powerless pawns pushed by the tide of history from behind and around them, this does not stop men from moving with a kind of fast-stepping assurance in our actions; indeed, his experiences with truth manifest in the form of Platon Karataev did not stop Pierre Bezukhov from standing at the head of the Decemberist revolution in 1825." —From War: What's It Ever Good For? (sequel to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy) Submitted by Sreeganesh Sarma, Floral Park, Queens, NY
Where is John Galt? —From The Gulch War (sequel to Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand) Submitted by Spring Lea Henry, Publisher, Colorado Springs, CO
Call me Lucky. —From The Whale Lives (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Mellville) Submitted by Mike DiCapua
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ continues to be with us, as it has been since the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, until now, with a new beginning upon us. —From The Bible II (sequel to The Bible by Various) Submitted by Claudia Martinez, Designer