Just For Fun Quiz / Missing Word: Novels' Opening Lines

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Can you name the words missing from the opening lines of these novels?

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Opening LineMissing WordNovel
The __ shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new. Murphy
The cold passed reluctantly from the __, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. The Red Badge of Courage
It was __ at first sight.Catch-22
It was a __ to burn.Fahrenheit 451
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my __.Lolita
Miss __ had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress. Middlemarch
Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is __. Middle Passage
__ this happened, more or less.Slaughterhouse-Five
__, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. Finnegans Wake
You better not never tell nobody but __.The Color Purple
Opening LineMissing WordNovel
__ at a distance have every man's wish on board. Their Eyes Were Watching God
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
In my younger and more vulnerable years my __ gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. The Great Gatsby
Through the __, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting. The Sound and the Fury
“To be __ again,” sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, “first you have to die.” The Satanic Verses
Call me __.Moby Dick
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking __. 1984
__ was spiteful.Beloved
The sky above the port was the color of __, tuned to a dead channel.Neuromancer
It was a wrong __ that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. City of Glass

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