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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)
Love means apologizing when you made a mistake. —From Love Story: Part 2 (sequel to Love Story by Erich Segal) Submitted by Elizabeth Schwebel-Wind
Sing, goddess the wiles of Greece's ambassador Achilles and his persuasiveness, And of the concessions wrought thousandfold from noble Priam, Checked in his quest to retain fair Helen by Menelaos' fierce wrath And the thousand ships thus launched, yet gave his emissaries first crack At negotiations, hesitating to spill the bloods of war, the wrath of men; And the will of Greece was accomplished when first there sat At negotiation that peerless diplomat, Achilles of the golden tongue. —From The Iliad Revisited, or War Averted: A Paean to Lawyerly Skills (sequel to The Iliad by Homer) Submitted by Andrew Johnson, Bookseller
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
Fran was holding Peter when he suddenly sneezed. —From Lie Down, You'll Feel Better (sequel to The Stand by Stephen King) Submitted by Andrew Smith
After being borne back ceaselessly into the past for some time, we washed ashore on a mysterious island. Something was amiss. Then the Tyrannosaurus began to howl. —From The Greater Gatsby (sequel to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) Submitted by Chris Wilson
"Sod this for a lark, it's off to the work house for you, my boy, never did me any harm." —From Oliver Twist II: Son of Oliver (sequel to Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens) Submitted by Peter May, Auhtor, Hersham, Surrey