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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)
“My mama’s a llama!” I told my friend, Reed. “She certainly is,” Reed quickly agreed. “But Lloyd, everyone’s asking now, (from the bat to the swan, from the seal to the cow), the obvious question driving us mad ... If your ‘Mama’s a Llama’ ... what is your Dad?” —From If Your Mama's a Llama, Who's Your Daddy? (sequel to Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino) Submitted by Deborah Guarino, Author/Actor/Playwright
Heaven was all right, but the earth part needed major work. —From Genesis: The Sequel (sequel to Genesis by Various) Submitted by Peter Abrahams, Writer
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the evil, unspeakable un-god to ever check His inbox. —From The Text Message of Cthulhu (sequel to The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft) Submitted by Solomon Lutze, Pennsylvania
Renesmee Cullen: There was one fact I was absolutely positive about: 'If you're a vampire, you can't be a werewolf' - But what I didn't know was that this miserly sentence would determine my whole life... —From Werewolves ≠ vampires (sequel to Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer) Submitted by Melanie Schmid Schmid, Germany
If you never eat alone, you can become a great networker; but if you never eat at all, you'll get thinner. —From Never Eat: Keith Ferrazi's Diet Book (sequel to Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi) Submitted by Fern Reiss, AssociationofWriters.com
The seller of stocks arrived just before the storm. —From Something Wicked This Way Goes: Will and Jim Take On Wall Street (sequel to Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury) Submitted by Anonymous