Monday, April 9, 2012

Answers to First Lines That Grab You!

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  1. “Where is Papa going with that ax?” / Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
  2. “Tom!” / The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
  3. The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist… / Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  4. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents.” / Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  5. The Mole had been working all morning spring-cleaning his little home. / The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
  6. On Friday, June 12th I woke up at six o’clock and no wonder; it was my birthday.  / The Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank
  7. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man, in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. / Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  8. “That’s torn it!” said Lord Peter Wimsey.  / The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy L. Sayers
  9. Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.  / Ulysses, by James Joyce
  10. It was five o’clock on a winter’s morning in Syria. / Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

Robin Hathaway

1 comment:

  1. Nothing, IMO, beats:

    "Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream."

    Cannery Row by John Steinbeck