Below are the first lines from different books. One-half point will be awarded for the title of the book, one-half point will be awareded for the author of the book.
It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.
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, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so.
"Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes."
To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.
The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon.