This week is international book week. There is a game going round in internet:
take the book nearest to you, open it at p.52 and post the 5th sentence, without indicating author or title. (if you google international book week 2012 you'll see)
I would add, can anyone guess what the books are?
He gave himself utterly to whichever composer happened to have made the most powerful impact on him at any given moment, sometimes getting under the skin of his model to such an extent that it is virtually impossible to distinguish the work of the pupil from that of the master.
Also, from my current story book:
Sometimes the isle was thick with savages, with whom we fought; sometimes full of dangerous animals that hunted us; but in all my fancies nothing occurred to me so strange and tragic as our actual adventures.
My friends have guessed the first, but not the second (which is easier!)