Nat’l book week meme

It’s National Book Week. The rules are grab the closest book to you, turn to page 56, post the 5th sentence. Don’t mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your post.

“At first the two of them had thought that this house—this narrow two-story building, brick below and stuccoed above, with castle-like crenellations along the roof as if the owner were ready to hire archers to repel attack from below—must be Houdini’s mansion, and they’d been surprised that the famed magician would live in such a little place.”