Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A manuscript of an unpublished Orwell novel was recently found. Here are the opening sentences:
The plea by Mr. Hicks came after an extraordinary day in a pristine red, white and blue courtroom here. Earlier the military judge had surprised the courtroom with unexpected rulings that two of Mr. Hicks’s three lawyers would not be permitted to participate in the proceedings, leaving only Maj. Michael D. Mori of the Marine Corps at the defense table.

No, wait. Not from an Orwell novel. That's from this morning's paper.

My bad.