Fear of a Number

From Dan's Blog I bring meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment here once you post it to your blog so I can come see!

From the always excellent FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS by Hunter S. Thompson, a surprisingly tame passage:

"Killed?" He almost whispered the word.
"In Vietnam!"