1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.
On the way back, Bill said scarcely a word.from Wake of the Whale: The Earth's Wild Places 10, text by Kenneth Brower, photographs, all taken in the wild, by William R. Curtsinger
The dolphin we were pursuing was the spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris. Dr. Kenneth Norris, one of the world's most prominent dolphin scientists, had told Bill that this small, long-beaked dolphin, which spins dramatically when leaping, would be a good subject, and that the Kona coast would be a good spot for photographing it. For years Dr. Norris had studied wild spinners in Kona's Kealekekua Bay, which the spinners visited daily, and he had found them unskittish and easy to work with.
We found the opposite. The spinners, we discovered, no longer visited Kealekekua Bay regularly. Perhaps there were too many boats there now; or maybe the dolphins had had a bad experience there, since Dr. Norris's time; or maybe they simply had grown bored with the place.
I tag whoever feels like being tagged. (You want I should tag you? I tag you. You want I should touch you? I touch you.)