Monday, February 04, 2008
123 Meme (c/o Wizards of Oz)
Tagged by Shane. The rules:
- Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
- Open the book to page 123.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the next three sentences.
- Tag five people.
Nearest book is J.A.G. Roberts' A History of China: 2nd Edition. From page 123:
The 22-year-old Emperor, with the encouragement of Wang Zhen but against the advice of his officials, decided to lead a counter-attack. His forces, said to number half a million men, were ambushed at Tumu, 70 miles north-west of Beijing. The emperor was captured and Wang Zhen was killed.
More about Wang Zhen (王禎) and the Battle of Tumu Forrest (土木之役) is at Wikipedia. (The poor Emperor was not missed by the Imperial Court, which refused to pay any ransom. The Mongols eventually just let him go four years later -- uponwhich he was promptly arrested by his family, which seemed to be less-than-delighted to see him.)
My five tags:
Go at it!
I grabbed the nearest book: Healing the Heart of the World. I turned to page 125. It was blank. Game over! LOL
Posted by: Mike DeWitt | Wednesday, February 13, 2008