Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, January 31, 2013


The opening sentences of Chapter Five from five books chosen at random:

When word started spreading about a one-eyed Red man who was called the Prophet, Governor Bill Harrison laughed and said, "Why, that ain't nobody but my old friend Lolla-Wossiky."  -- Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card (1988)

Despite the maintained force of the north wind, which seemed to be gusted by some avenging spirit with a grudge against the world, Edge was encompassed by a warm feeling as he widened the distance between himself and the worked-out mine. -- Edge #5:  Blood on Silver by "George G. Gilman" (Terry Harkness) (1972)

Using a spear that one of the natives had left behind, Max and 99 cut the ropes that bound their hands. -- Missed It By That Much! by William Johnston (1967)

The judge had told the people in the courtroom to hold their places a few minutes while he retired to the clerk's office to investigate a point of law. -- Stand Proud by Elmer Kelton (1984)

"I hope you don't mind the early morning statement," Debrah said. -- 24 Declassified:  Veto Power by John Whitman (2005)

1 comment:

  1. And to think that the only one I've read would be the oldest and possibly the most obscure...would you believe the second most obscure after the EDGE series entry? The Kelton is the only other one I know I want to read at this point...