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There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.Charlotte Bronte
The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amid the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilacOscar Wilde
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Imagine a ruin so strange it must never have happened.Barbara Kingsolver
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.F. Scott Fitzgerald
I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before.John Knowles
We were in class when the headmaster came in, followed by a 'new fellow,' not wearing the school uniform, and a school servant carrying a large desk.Gustave Flaubert
My name is Kathy H.Kazuo Ishiguro
Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lightened by a smile...Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a sin to write this.Ayn Rand
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It was a pleasure to burn.Ray Bradbury
A throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments, and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a woodeNathaniel Hawthorne
First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey.Tim O'Brien
This is the story of a man, one who was never at a loss.Homer
I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Aragon comes this night to Messina.William Shakespeare
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.J.R.R. Tolkien
The year 1866 was marked by a strange occurrence, an unexplained and inexplicable phenomenon that surely no one has forgotten.Jules Verne
Come rain or shine, my custom is to go for a stroll in the Palais-Royal every afternoon at about five.Denis Diderot
It is a trite but true observation, that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts: and if this be just in what is odious and blameable, it is more strongly so in what Henry Fielding
What dire Offence from am'rous Causes springs, What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things, I sing--this verse to Caryll, Muse! is due...Alexander Pope

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