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Opening LineNovelAuthor
May 3. Bistritz.-- Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.Bram Stoker
On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.Alexandre Dumas
Two mountain chains traverse the republic roughly from north to south, forming between them a number of valleys and plateaus.Malcolm Lowry
There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.Charlotte Bronte
To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.John Steinbeck
“Yes, of course, if it’s fine tomorrow,” said Mrs. Ramsay. “But you’ll have to be up with the lark,” she added.Virginia Woolf
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.J.R.R. Tolkien
My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.Charles Dickens
In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army.Arthur Conan Doyle
Amergo Bonasera sat in New York Criminal Court Number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, who had tried to dishonor her.Mario Puzo
I was the shadow of the waxwing slain/ By the false azure in the windowpaneVladimir Nabokov
I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up.Jack Kerouac
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.H.G. Wells
The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.Stephen King
'We should start back,' Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. 'The wildlings are dead.' George R.R. Martin
It was four o'clock when the ceremony was over and the carriages began to arrive.Upton Sinclair

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