This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most Friday 56 post.
The Chess Queen Enigma page 56:
I walked gingerly, taking great care not to catch my slender heels on any layers of skirt, petticoat, or lace flounced. It seemed as if every time I encountered Inspector Grayling, I was either tripping, falling, or dripping wet from an unexpected swim.