Monday, November 20, 2006

Game Over

You have done well, grasshoppers, ten out of fifteen.

1. If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads.

"You have it for tonight, darling." whispered Jane, and she tucked him in just as Mary Poppins use to do...
-Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

2. In the Cordova Hotel, near the docks of Barcelona, fourteen Marine Corps fighter pilots from the aircraft carrier FORRESTAL were throwing an obstreperously spirited going away party for Lieutenant Colonel Bull Meecham, the executive officer of their carrier based squadron.

Ben Meecham filled up on the road to Atlanta with the love of his father, with the love of Santini.
-The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

3. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
-To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

4. "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
-Little Women by Louisa May Alcot

5. 3 May, Bistritz- Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46 but train was an hour late.

"The curse has passed away!" And, to our bitter grief, with a smile and in silence, he died, a gallant gentleman.
-Dracula by Bram Stoker

6. No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality: even larks and katydids are supposed by some to dream.

Within its walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.
-The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

7. The family Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex.

Between Barton and Delaford, there was that constant communication which strong family affection would naturally dictate;- and among the merits and the happiness of Elinor and Marianne, let it not be ranked as the least considerable, that though sisters, and within sight of each other, they could live without disagreement between themselves, or producing coldness between their husbands.
-Sense and Sensibilty by Jane Austen

8. Barrabas came to us by sea, the child Clara wrote in her delicate calligraphy.

It begins like this: Barrabas came to us by sea...
-The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

9. He rode into the dark of the woods and dismounted. He crawled upward on his belly over cool rocks out into the sunlight, and suddenly he was in the open and he could see for miles, and there was the whole vast army below him, filling the valley like a smoking river.

It rained that night. The next day was Saturday, the Fourth of July.
-Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

10. Renowned curator Jacques Sauniere staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery.
-The Di Vinci Code by Dan Brown

11. In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit.
-The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

12. Some years ago there was in the city of York a society of magicians.

They kissed once. Then he turned upon his heel and disappeared into the Darkness.
-Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

13. As I walked through the wilderness of this world I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and laid me down in the place to sleep; and as I slept, I dreamed a dream.

Should it be my lot to go that way again, I may give those that desire it an account of what I here am silent about: meantime I bid my reader
-The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

14. You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy.
-The Color Purple by Alice Walker

15. 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 all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't fell like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
-The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger

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