Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.
The floors crunched with dried clay trimmed from fossils. You stepped around rickety towers of dusty books and papers, trays of things yet to be labeled - and tried not to tread on Horatio, our tortoise, who made his slow creaking perambulations around the house and somehow managed to turn up underfoot when you were lugging something tricky.
~ Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel, pg. 21