Tumbarumba First Lines, #9 and 10: Jeff and John
Hmm, well, I missed yesterday, and also it may be that I cannot exactly count. So: two today, and two tomorrow.
The first lines of John Phillip Olsen's Tumbarumba story, "Birthday":
Neil wants to drive faster, but the troop transport truck in front slows him down. In the back of the truck, the young soldiers point and laugh at Neil and his passengers.
And that of Jeff Spock's, "Of Love and Mermaids":
In the morning sun coming hard off the sea the two children are profiles, jumping and laughing on the sand. The seagulls circle above the palms, hunting unwary clams or unclaimed French fries.
I snagged these two (along with Stephen Gaskell's) at Villa Diodati 3 in Nice.
Tumbrumba ships tomorrow. I can't wait!Posted by benrosen at November 30, 2008 06:38 PM | Up to blog