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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbitJ.R.R. Tolkien
One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing.A.A. Milne
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.Jane Austen
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity...Charles Dickens
Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.C.S. Lewis
The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.Kenneth Grahame
Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote / The droghte of March hath perced to the roote.Geoffrey Chaucer
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.George Orwell
A wide plain, where the brpadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace.George Eliot
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.Daphne du Maurier
At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.Jung Chang
'Christmas won't be Christmas wothout any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.Louisa May Alcott
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Dr Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse.Louis de Bernieres
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one Jane Austen
I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.Nick Hornby
1801 - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.Emily Bronte
Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnotice; in the shriek of what followed...William Peter Blatty
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.H.G. Wells
The Boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon.William Golding
The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended.Arthur C. Clarke
Renowned curator Jacques Sauniere staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery.Dan Brown
Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth.Dashiell Hammett
On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village off Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor.Thomas Hardy
Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway.Zadie Smith

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