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#111:Opening Lines

Season:  1
Number:  111
Wave:  1
Color:  green
Suit:  circle suit
Corner:  bottom left corner
Card's Points:  28
Card Group's Points:  112
Reverse:  map reverse
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Sometimes the opening line to a book is so powerful and moving it stays with you long after you've finished the final page. That's true for some but certainly not all of the examples below. Can you name the nine books in question?

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Call me Ishmael.

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents- except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

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, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel.

A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.

Centre for reality research. opened in 264 the centre for reliaty research has already made several pioneering discoveries that helped the academy develop a secure and reliable 2 way information connection with earth.

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PXCCC 2.0 2007-03-05 22:47:59 PST