Discworld Opening Lines

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This is the bright candlelit room where the life-timers are stored-shelf upon shelf of them, squat hourglasses, one for every living person, pouring their fine sand from the future
They say the world is flat and supported on the back of four elephants who themselves stand on the back of a giant turtle.
It was a warm spring night when a fist knocked at the door so hard that the hinges bent.
When the storm came, it hit the hills like a hammer.
It was a moonless night, which was good for the purposes of Solid Jackson.
There was a man and he had eight sons.
Sam Vimes sighed when he heard the scream, but he finished shaving before he did anything about it.
The sun rose slowly, as if it wasn't sure it was worth all the effort.
Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
... the sound the heavy club made as it connected with the head.
This is a story about memory.
This is a story about magic and where it goes and perhaps more importantly where it comes from and why, although it doesn't pretend to answer all or any of these questions.
This is the Discworld, which travels through space on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the shell of Great A'Tuin, the sky turtle.
The wind howled.
According to the First Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised, Wen stepped out of the cave where he had recieved enlightenment and into the dawning light of the first day of the ***
This is where the dragons went.
Corporal Carrot, Ankh-Morpork City Guard (Night Watch), sat down in his nightshirt, took up his pencil, sucked the end for a moment, and then wrote:
The wind howled.
Some things start before other things.
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Through the shredded black clouds a fire moved like a dying star, falling back to the earth -the earth, that is, of the Discworld- but unlike any star ever had done before ***
It was midnight in Ankh-Morpork's Royal Art Museum.
Consider the tortoise and the eagle.
They lay in the dark, guarding.
This is where the gods play games with the lives of men, on a board which is a one and the same time a simple playing area and the whole world.
Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats, and -
The bees of Death are big and black, they buzz low and somber, they keep their honey in combs of wax as white as altar candles.
Polly cut off her hair in front of the mirror, feeling slightly guilty about not feeling guilty about doing so.
Now read on...
Every day, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch would be home at six o'clock sharp to read to Young Sam, who was one year old.
The Morris dance is common to all inhabited worlds in the multiverse.
Watch...
Against the stars a turtle passes, carrying four elephants on its shell.
They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man's mind wonderfully;
The place where the story happened was a world on the back of four elephants perched on the shell of a giant turtle.
The rumor spread through the city like wildfire (which had quite often spread through Ankh-Morpork since its citizens had learned the words ''fire insurance'').
In a distant and secondhand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling starmists waver and part...
Nothing but stars, scattered across the blackness as though the Creator had smashed the windscreen of his car and hadn't bothered to stop to sweep up the pieces.
It came crackling over the hills, like an invisible fog.

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