Bobbie of Great Grannie Blog tagged me for this meme. It's a fun one.
Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2. Find Page 123.
3. Find the first five sentences.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
Robert E. Lee, (Roy Blount, Jr., Penguin Books, 2003)
But it was Lee's way to give his officers leeway. Maybe he should have been stricter with Stuart: Jeb had started signing letters "Knight of the Golden Spurs," or "K.G.S." He was a major general now, and although a Minie ball had carried off half his mustache, people were writing songs about him.
I tag anyone who lives outside the United States who reads this blog!
P.S. If you want to read a really good book about Robert E. Lee's years after the Civil War, get a copy of Lee: The Last Years by Charles Bracelen Flood. Excellent book! Blount's book, so far, only so-so. Although Blount is hilarious on NPR's weekly news quiz show, Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!