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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)
It is not often that someone comes along who is friendly and tasty. Wilbur was both. —From Wilbur's Stockyard (sequel to Charlotte's Web by E. B. White) Submitted by Liz Frame, San Antonio, TX
One moment Khan Noonien Singh stood aboard the USS Enterprise plotting the takeover of the entire starship fleet, the next he found himself beamed through a wormhole to the front porch of of a farmhouse in Great Depression-era Oklahoma, where he was quickly beaten with a broom by Ma Joad. —From The Grapes of Wrath of Khan (sequel to The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck) Submitted by Michael Regan
If you really want to hear about it, take that stupid helmet off. —From The Catcher in Space (sequel to The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger) Submitted by Brittany Pogue-Mohammed
How could I possibly have known when I wrote the end to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich that I'd ever be delivering this new volume, The Astonishing Rise of the Fourth Reich, except now, those maniacal Nazis have recreated the Axis by enlisting radical Islamists! —From The Astonishing Rise of the Fourth Reich (sequel to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer) Submitted by Charles (Chuck) Neighbors, Literary Agent/Editor
Sit down, class, and get to work or, by the whale, I'll harpoon you to your seats. —From They Call Me Mr. Ishmael (a survivor of a doomed whale hunt goes back to the classroom to teach rowdy Londoners) (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Suzanne Arruda, Mystery Writer
Off the coast of New Guinea, the whole of that population as well as the rest of the world buzzed, along with overhead news helicopters, as a long-buried phantom emerged from its watery grave. —From The Awakening of Nautilus (sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne) Submitted by Jeanna Taylor