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A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.
Jeff Winston was on the phone with his wife when he died.
It was a pleasure to burn.
The primroses were over.
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
A merry little surge of electricity piped by automatic alarm from the mod organ beside his head awakened Rick Deckard.
The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eith years- if it ever did end - began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper flaoting down a
My desert island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order.
A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories.
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the market town of Meung, in which the author of Romance of the Rose was born, appeared to be in as perfect a state of revolution a
Call me Ishmael.
On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.
124 was spiteful.
Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
All children, except one, grow up.

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