Here are the rules for this one:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
So, the nearest book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr. and pictures by Eric Carle. This is Duncan's board book, so needless to say, there ain't a page 123. Maybe I could do pages 1, 2, then 3, but then there's not a fifth sentence, either. The next closest book is a mystery called The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters.
A chain of ruby beads wavered on for as far again, and there was a second starry bloom, and beyond, the chain continuing, thin and clear. The frozen snow held its dyes well. They were at the peak of day, the brief clarity would soon be gone, but while it was at its height it showed them the frowning outline of the Clee straight before them, the goal of this ancient pathway.
I will copy Eric's idea by saying, if you're a blogger reading this, you're tagged!