Pick up the nearest book. (Iâ€™m sure you must have one nearby.)
Turn to page 123.
What is the first sentence on the page?
The last sentence on the page?
Now . . . connect them togetherâ€¦.
(And no, you may not transcribe the entire page of the bookâ€“thatâ€™s cheating!)
“I need to speak to your parent, dokhtar jan, he said when Laila opened the door.” And the village idiot came running with a knife and tripped and fell on it. “Then Babi’s face was white, and getting whiter, and he was looking at his hands, and Mammy was screaming, screaming, and tearing at her hair.”
Ok, I have no idea what the page actually said, because I’m not that far yet. But I really don’t see what could have happened between those two sentences, except for some disaster of monumental proportions, so that’s what I made up.