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Ten first lines previously unmentioned

  1. "We remember the Founders." — Rachel Pollack, Unquenchable Fire
  2. "There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Iluvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that are called the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made." — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
  3. "Roger, aged seven, and no longer the youngest of the family, ran in wide zigzags, to and fro, across the steep field that sloped up from the lake to Holly Howe, the farm where they were staying for the holidays." — Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons
  4. "In the dry time of year, the dangerous time, the risk time, an old woman climbed a hill." — Starhawk, The Fifth Sacred Thing
  5. "Chick with a harp." — Gael Baudino, Gossamer Axe
  6. "Herewiss sat cross-legged on the parquet floor, his back braced against the wall, his eyes closed, and concentrated." — Diane Duane, The Door into Fire
  7. "Callahan's Place was pretty lively that night." — Spider Robinson, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
  8. "In the Country of the Gillikins, which is at the North of the Land of Oz, lived a youth called Tip." — L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
  9. "It was not long after dawn that Captain Hornblower came up on the quarterdeck of the Lydia." — C.S. Forester, Beat to Quarters
  10. "'In five years, the penis will be obsolete,' said the salesman." — John Varley, Steel Beach



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Feb. 3rd, 2003 04:18 pm (UTC)
Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons

i've tried this twice and put it down both times. what am i doing wrong?
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