Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 17: The Pioneers

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share at least two “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 teaser!

Last week I was berated for posting a teaser of more than two sentences (as were others), even though the rules do not restrict you to only two -- meaning, one can post more than two, but no fewer. In order to appease this individual, I submit two -- and only two -- sentences this week, from The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper.



The whole scene had passed with a rapidity that confused the female, who was unconsciously rejoicing in the escape of the buck, as he rather darted like a meteor, than ran across the road, when a sharp quick sound struck her ear, quite different from the full, round reports of her father's gun, but still sufficiently distinct to be known as the concussion produced by fire-arms. At the same instant that she heard the unexpected report, the buck sprang from the snow to a great height in the air, and directly a second discharge, similar in sound to the first, followed, when the animal came to the earth, falling headlong, and rolling over on the crust with its own velocity.





8 comments:

Kaye said...

Lol, excellent teaser. Mine is a "rule breaker" and bound to raise hackle on the anal-retentive "rules" Nazi. My teaser is from the Chocolate Snowman Murders and can be found here

fredamans said...

Anal retentive rules person here....

You could raise issue with me instead of calling me nasty names behind my back.

Rude and redundant.

Alayne said...

Aww how sad of a teaser! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

And seriously folks, there's no need to fight and throw stones on Teaser Tuesday! People break rules all the time, it's what we call free will. I am notorious for posting more than one sentance because I think the additional words make it better. If someone doesn't like it that's they're right, but it's mine as well to post what I want on my website.

Can't we all just get along? :) Books should be uniting us, not causing petty arguments as seen on other less classy websites. Love you guys!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful teaser I will look into the book further. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-corrigans-pool.html

sumanam said...

Very nice tease..

Here is mine:
http://sumanam.wordpress.com/

Aimee said...

intriguing teaser!

here's mine!
http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday-13.html

-Aimee
http:myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

kaye said...

I post what I like--sometimes you need more than two sentences to properly tease. I enjoy this author but I have never read this book. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Heather said...

Kaye ~ Hehe...thank you. Glad you liked!

Freda ~ Ah, lighten up! If you can't laugh at yourself, what can you laugh at?

Alayne ~ Sad yet beautiful at the same time, I think. Thanks for reading!

Jennifer ~ Thank you. I hope you enjoy if you decide to read the book in full.

Sumanam ~ Thanks! *vbg*

Aime ~ Thank you!

Kaye ~Agreed! Sometimes two sentences just aren't enough.