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Poe Story Opening Lines
Can you name the opening lines of these Edgar Allan Poe short stories?
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I cannot, for my soul, remember how, or even precisely where I first became acquainted with the Lady...
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback...
The '____' had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.
I was sick, sick unto death, with that long agony, and when they at length unbound me, and I was permitted to sit, I felt that my senses were leaving me.
For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be...
Many years ago I contracted an intimacy with a Mr. William Legrand. He was of an ancient Huguenot family, and had once been wealthy.
True! Nervous, very very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them.
In the consideration of the faculties and impulses -- of the prima mobilia of the human soul -- the phrenologists have failed to make room for a propensity...
The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.
I never knew any one so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. He seemed to live only for joking.
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