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Novel by Opening Lines
That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.
So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.
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.
'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.'
When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.
My sin, my soul.
The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him.
The light was ebbing, and Eddie Willers could not distinguish the bum's face.
The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.
Although I am fifteen feet ahead of him, anyone watching us from the cottonhouse can see Jewel's frayed and broken straw hat a full head above my own.
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.
Do not think that I am very much impressed by that as a boxing title, but it meant a lot to Cohn.
He had safely avoided meeting the landlady on the stairs.
A yellow dressing gown, ungirdled, was sustained gently-behind him by the mild morning air.
No, that won't do, there's no getting away from the date: I was born in Doctor Narlikar's Nursing Home on August 15th, 1947.
No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood movie-ectoplasms.
As soon as the last bell had sounded, I would rush off for home, wondering as I ran if I could possibly make it to our apartment before she had succeeded in transforming herself.
It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.
The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool.
There is not a crumb of dirt anywhere, nor a chair misplaced.
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