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Can you name the famous books by their first and last lines?

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First LineBookLast Line
They're out there.I been away a long time.
'What's it going to be then, eh?'And all that cal.
Call me Ishmael. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.
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.Later on he will understand how some men so loved her, that they did dare much for her sake.
It was a pleasure to burn.When we reach the city.
The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon.He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance.
Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end.
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
The stranger came early in February one wintry day, [...] walking as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand.And none other will know of them until he dies.
Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler's pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.'We look forward to getting you back.'
First LineBookLast Line
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.Thank goodness! said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco-jar.
It is a little remarkable, that—though disinclined to talk much of myself [...]—an autobiographical impulse should [...] have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.'On a field, sable, the letter A, gules.'
The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed sombre under an overcast sky—seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.
Marley was dead: to begin with.And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us, everyone!
Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he stayed up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.'Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an hour, and we can stop at Marcini’s for a little dinner on the way?'
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched [...] by intelligences greater than man and yet as mortal as his own.And strangest of all is it to hold my wife's hand again, and to think that I have counted her, and that she has counted me, among the dead.
I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why. At the time, his shrieks were confined to the repetition of a single, mad word of all too obvious source: 'Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!'
You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.
It was a bright, cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.He loved Big Brother.

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