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The Nearest Book (Meme)

I haven't done this particular meme in a long time, and remember getting it from one of my friends who's no longer on LiveJournal. Sad.

Anyway...

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 124.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 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.

Segisaurus probably sprinted at speed on its long back legs and three-toed feet, holding its shorter forelimbs, with their sharp-clawed digits, near to its chest. The slender proportions of the fossil bones show that this dinosaur was lightly built, able to twist suddenly as it pursued prey, aided by flicking its tail sideways as a combined counterbalance and rudder to jerk the body in a new direction. Perhaps it snatched at large insects such as dragonflies or crickets, or small vertebrates such as frogs or lizards. The lack of teeth and jaw fossils means that proposals about the diet of Segisaurus, however, must come from comparisons with other, better-known relatives, especially Coelophysis.

Oh, in case anyone is wondering, the book in question is Steve Parker's Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs.
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