Here are the rules for today:
1 - Pick up the book you are currently reading.
2 - Since it is December 22nd, turn to page 22 in your book.
3 - Count down to the 22nd line on the page. (If there is a partial word on the line you can leave it off.)
4 - Post a picture of your book cover along with the 22nd line from the 22nd page on your blog.
Totally easy, right?
. . .counting. . .
And the line is. . .
which comes from the sentence in the previous lines:
"He was going to say 'to a shade,' but substituted this, as more appropriate."