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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
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
His voice was deep, loud and his manner displayed a kind of dogged self-assertion which had nothing aggressive in it. JC
Full of a baby’s venom.TM
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
I was a kid then, barely topping the backboard of father’s old chuck-wagon.JS
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
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
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
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
He was lucky to avoid a meeting with his landlady on the stairs.FD
Second sentenceTitleAuthor's Initials
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
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
“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
Legs, shouts.JU
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
Yet the sixth of January,1482, is not a day preserved in history.VH
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
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
So I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.CD
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
If you know Starkfield, Massachusetts, you know the post-office. EW

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