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Updated Apr 22, 2013
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Why page 61? Just because.
From the Last Page (Novels)
'Git up and hump yourself, Jim! There ain't a minute to lose. They're after us!'
'Keep your temper,' said the Caterpillar.
The windmill was, in fact, Napoleon's own creation.
'Ring down to Mr. Helmholtz Watson,' he ordered the Gamma-Plus porter, 'and tell him that Mr. Bernard Marx is waiting for him on the roof.'
...told the Spaniard all his adventures and admitted to him that he wanted to carry off Mademoiselle Cunegonde.
They gave me this very crumby room, with nothing to look out of the window at except the other side of the hotel.
'Have they no refuge or resource?' cried Scrooge.
Then Raskolnikoff, whose arm had regained all its vigour, struck two fresh blows with the hatchet on the crown of the old woman's head.
Hale: You are Goodwife Proctor.
Roxane: You used to make swords out of bulrushes.
'Mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci created this succession of numbers in the thirteenth-century.'
Nora: There they are! There they are! [She runs to open the door. The children come in with their nurse.]
Cameron would enter the drafting room and stand behind Roark for a long time, looking over his shoulder.
'Sure, go ahead,' said Joad.
'He's a bootlegger,' said the young ladies, moving somewhere between his cocktails and his flowers.
Polonius: Th' ambassadors from Norway, my good Lord, are joyfully return'd.
...the bishop, the chapters, the abbots, the priors, not to mention the judicial drownings in the river Seine.
Priam's son, the great Hector of the flashing helmet, led the Trojans.
'None escape,' said the Ape Man, scratching his calf. 'None escape,' said the little pink sloth creature.
...too well I remembered the perfidious hints given by Mrs. Reed about my disposition... to apprise Miss Temple and the teachers of my vicious nature.
'He says someday we'll have television in Kabul.' I said.
If that is magic, it is a minor magic on the order of card tricks. Any Hindu god can do a hundred times better.
Piggy was mooning about, aimlessly picking up things and discarding them.
Launcelot: Certainly my conscience will serve me to run from this Jew my master.
Annie deposits her in her chair, and waits. Helen sits tensed motionless.
For now I liked nothing better than to have Queequeg smoking by me, even in bed...
Somebody had brought him over; and Clarissa got his name wrong.
'The Ministry of Plenty's certainly done a good job this year,' he said with a knowing shake of his head.
And one go down to Prince Telemachus' ship and bring all his crew along but two.
Attendant: He shouts for someone to unbar the doors and show all Thebes the father's murderer, the mother's - shame forbids the unholy word.
'I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.'
Brabantio: Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee.
Benvolio: By my head, here comes the Capulets.
'It were well,' muttered the most iron-visaged of the old dames, 'if we stripped Madam Hester's rich gown off her dainty shoulders.'
'It's the Baker Street division the detective police force,' said my companion gravely.
'You are mighty sensitive for a cottage girl!' said the young man.
Here and there out of the darkness round me, the Morlocks' eyes shone like carbuncles.
Then I heard Atticus cough. I held my breath.
'We want to go back,' said Acorn. 'We think Fiver was wrong.'
The master's bad ways and bad companions formed a perfect example for Catherine and Heathcliff.
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