Book Game by Texas Biscuit. I have no idea who Texas Biscuit is, but that was the closest I could get to the source of this particular game. Link from Emergency Doc

Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog 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.

Here’s my entry. Leave yours in the comments, or on your own site:
“After an exhausting day of travel, we finally arrived in the town of Andahuaylas, and I went straight to the hospital to recover. After resting for two days in the hospital, and partly recovered, we abandoned that refuge to once again accept the charity of our great friends the Civil Guard, who received us with good humor as usual. We were so short on money we were almost scared to eat; we didn’t want to work until reaching Lima where there was the reasonable hope we’d find better paid work and save enough to continue on the road, since there was still no talk of turing back.”

The Motorcycle Diaries, Notes on a Latin American Journey. By Ernesto “Che” Guevara.