Teaser Tuesday (October 22)

My teaser:

“Duror saw all that he was doing with a strange clear neutrality: his ignoring of Peggy, his lying to Mrs Morton, and above al his resolution to torment the cone-gatherers and destroy them, if he could. Seated in his chair, with his cap respectfully on his knee, and his hands laid upon it so calmly, without a twitch, he thought it incredible that all that villainy should be schemed by him; but then, he did not wish to be there, the part of his life associated with this bright room and this beautiful woman was over, and if he was where he wished to be, close to the hut in the darkness, under the cypress tree, he would not only understand and approve of what he had done, but would find in it his only possible consolation and release.

From 27% (Canongate Books 2012) of The Cone Gatherers.

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 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!


16 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (October 22)

    • A cone gatherer gathers cones because they have the seeds inside of them. These are then collected to plant trees in the future. Apparently, cone gathering is difficult because it involves climbing really tall trees (pine, fir, birch, beech etc) and having to go to the tip and ends of branches 🙂

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