OK, here are set 3 of the Friday First lines. The challenge here is to see if you recognize them, so no looking them up on the internet!
In addition, the ones that are italicized are translated from another language (which means, among other things, that they may slightly differ from your copy.)
Also, one of these is a short story.
- When Danny came home from the army he learned that he was an heir and an owner of property.
- For want of a nail the kingdom was lost–that’s how the catechism goes when you boil it down.
- A squat grey building of only 34 stories.
- “Couldn’t you give more’n six peanuts for a cent?” was a question asked by a very small boy, with big, staring eyes, of a candy vendor at a circus booth.
- Lov Bensey trudged homeward through the deep white sand of the gully-washed tobacco road with a sack of winter turnips on his back.
- When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
- The time-traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
- True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?
- Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.
- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…