MLMM First Line Friday 8-28-20

Untouched books crowded his shelves, shiny leather spines and faded first editions, meticulously dusted and never read. Every classic ever written, every avant-garde collection, and historical novels, all neatly placed in order. Gerald had never actually read any of them, but purchased and kept them perfect for his grandchildren. Even Gerald’s wife was not permitted to touch them. Gerald’s will specifically stated the entire library he so lovingly built, was to be used by his grandchildren, in orderly fashion, from the oldest to the youngest to read and enjoy, and passed on to the next.