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Recently the Washington Post reported on a contest in which readers were asked to combine the works of two authors and create a suitable blurb. My favorite of the winning entries was _Green Eggs and Hamlet_ "Would you kill him in his bed?/ Thrust a dagger through his head?/ I would not, could not kill the King./ I would not do that evil thing. I would not wed this girl, you see./ Now get her to a nunnery.
Not to be outdone, I had to come up with a few of my own. Here is the best of my paltry attempts:
_Gone With the Wind in the Willows_ "Mole and Rat march off to fight The War Between the States, all the while unaware that Scarlett is in love with Mr. Toad and always will be."
Now I am sure some of you can do better. I urge you to file back through your dusty literary memories and come up with some good ones.
-- Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 1999
"A Winter's Tale of Two Cities":
Dr. Manette is released to the custody of his daughter, Lucie, who is being raised by shepherds, because she is accused of being the bastard child of the graverobber. Darnay is accused of horrible crimes, but the Delphic Oracle clears him and accuses Carton instead, AND tells Lucie that -her- Darnay isn't the one she thinks it is....
-- Elizabeth (email@example.com), July 22, 1999.