Opening Book Lines

Can you name the books by their opening lines?

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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
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
Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.C. S. Lewis
It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.Lois Lowry
On Friday, June 12th, I woke up at six o'clock and no wonder; it was my birthday.Anne Frank
Howard Rourke laughed.Ayn Rand
A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.John Steinbeck
When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden PonHenry D. Thoreau
The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lOscar Wilde
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over: 'Allez yous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That's all right!'Kate Chopin
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