I have read a lot of articles on running multiple functions sequentially, but none of them work for me.

I have the following code but only the first function runs. Can anyone tell me the correct syntax to get this code to work?

I have tried a lot of variations but nothing I have done will allow the functions beyond the first to run.

Note: I know just enough about writing javascript to be dangerous.

Code:
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready
(function(){$('#column-left').fadeIn(4000);})
(function(){$('#column-middle').fadeIn(4000);})
(function(){$('#column-middle').fadeIn(4000);})
</script>
Lawrence