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It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.1949
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.1877
You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter.1885
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and al1951
Marley was dead, to begin with. 1843
You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy.1982
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.1850
Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skin1605
Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnoticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact1971
It was a pleasure to burn.1953
You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. 1818
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. 1939
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.1925
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. 1997
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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun. 1979
On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back. 1954
The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail.1974
'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. 1868
Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. 1930
Call me Ishmael.1851
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.1952
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.1813
he year that Buttercup was born, the most beautiful woman in the world was a French scullery maid named Annette. 1973
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...1859
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. 1960
Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.1925
No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal 1898

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