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Teaser Tuesday: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today I re-read an old favorite, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Arthur Dent was whisked away from Earth just before the destruction of the planet, and is now on an alien spaceship recently stolen by the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie Zaphod Beeblebrox (who also happens to be President of the Galaxy). The ship is approaching a remote and seemingly deserted planet. This is from page 122.

"The deadly missile attack shortly to be launched by an ancient automated defense system will result merely in the breakage of three coffee cups and a mouse cage, the bruising of  somebody's upper arm, and the untimely creation and sudden demise of a bowl of petunias and an innocent sperm whale. In order that some sense of mystery should still be preserved, no revelation will yet be made concerning whose upper arm sustains the bruise."