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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)
Though you may know a fair amount about me and my adventures from my biography written by my dear friend Mark Twain, I feel that the time has come to detail the events which befell me upon completion of my education. —From My Further Adventures, by H. Finn, Ph.D. (sequel to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain) Submitted by James Westbrooks
Once upon a time, there was a tollbooth that never knew what to do with itself. —From The Tired Teacher (sequel to The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster) Submitted by Zian Choy
This was the forest primeval. —From Acadia: The Axeman Cometh (sequel to Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) Submitted by Anonymous
Horatio: "Tis said his ghost doth walk, but I'll not AAAAAAAAAAH—" —From The Tragedy of Hamlet, Zombie of Denmark (sequel to The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare) Submitted by Candace Lines
"One word, Jake: Viagra." —From Not Everything Rises (sequel to The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway) Submitted by Danny Goldstein, Editorial Assistant, William Morrow
And so, The cat in the hat died of a heart attack. in the end, Sally and I were happy, "Praise the lord." I shouted! —From The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Again (sequel to The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss) Submitted by John Michael Bishop, Jr.