Missing Word: Lit's Opening Lines

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Can you name the missing word from each opening sentence of these famous works of literature?

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In a hole in the ground there lived a ______.The Hobbit
All ______, except one, grow up.The Adventures of Peter Pan
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking ______.Nineteen Eighty-Four
The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her ______ without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.Heart of Darkness
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly ______, thank you very much.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
It was the best of times, it was the ______ of times.A Tale of Two Cities
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a ____.Pride and Prejudice
Marley was ______: to begin with.A Christmas Carol
Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and ____.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
When he was nearly thirteen, my ______ Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.'To Kill a Mockingbird
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is _____ in its own way.Anna Karenina
It was ______ at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him.Catch-22
Here is Edward the ______, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.Winnie the Pooh
Somewhere in La ______, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield.Don Quixote
All this ______, more or less. Slaughterhouse-Five
These two very old ______ are the mother and father of Mr. Bucket.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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