Teaser Tuesday: The Sign of the Four

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!

I endeavored to cheer and amuse her by reminiscences of my adventures in Afghanistan; but, to tell the truth, I was myself so excited at our situation and so curious as to our destination that my stories were slightly involved. To this day she declares that I told her one moving anecdote as to how a musket looked into my tent at the dead of night, and how I fired a double-barrelled tiger cub at it.

pg. 47 of The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

18 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: The Sign of the Four

  1. I was going to tell you why I wasn’t too crazy about that book, but then I realised that to do so would be a spoiler! So I’ll shut up for now and just say I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.

  2. I had to read that teaser a second time — that last line made me think of an old Far Side cartoon with Andy firing a “Dobie-o-Matic” (Doberman gun). Fun!

  3. Here is my teaser from Expiation by Greg Messel (page 1):

    My sudden and unexpected return to Seattle was about to trigger a chain of events which completely change my life. Three months from this date my career, my life in San Francisco with my daughter and everything I had known before would be radically altered.

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