Novel Second Sentences

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Can you name the books by recognizing their second sentences?

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Second sentenceTitleAuthor's Initials
Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little...HM
When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.HL
With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the yard, kicked off his boots at the back door, drew himself a last glass of beer...GO
This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-raids.CSL
Her hand and wrist were so finely formed that she could wear sleeves not less bare of style than those in which the Blessed Virgin appeared to Italian painters.GE
He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose; the snow had piled itself against his shoulders...HGW
So I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.CD
Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them.KK
If you know Starkfield, Massachusetts, you know the post-office. EW
Legs, shouts.JU
In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them. JDS
We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company dined early) the cold winter wind...CB
Second sentenceTitleAuthor's Initials
He was lucky to avoid a meeting with his landlady on the stairs.FD
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”FSF
I was wishing I looked like Paul Newman--he looks tough and I don't--but I guess my own looks aren't so bad.SEH
Yet the sixth of January,1482, is not a day preserved in history.VH
It was a spring afternoon in that year of grace 19--, when Europe sat upon the anxious seat beneath a menace that hung over its head for months.TM
I was a kid then, barely topping the backboard of father’s old chuck-wagon.JS
Full of a baby’s venom.TM
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families...JA
His voice was deep, loud and his manner displayed a kind of dogged self-assertion which had nothing aggressive in it. JC
Though he had taken off his school sweater and trailed it now from one hand, his grey shirt stuck to him and his hair was plastered to his forehead.WG
They drove away and left it lonely and empty in the clearing among the big trees, and they never saw that little house again.LIW

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