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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Guess These Famous Novels by Their Second Lines

Guess the novel based on its second sentence:

1. In the bed of the river there were pebbles and boulders, dry and white in the sun, and the water was clearly and swiftly moving and blue in the channels.
ANSWER:A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

2. They were coming toward where the flag was and I went along the fence.
ANSWER:The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

3. To her son these words conveyed an extraordinary joy, as if it were settled, the expedition were bound to take place, and the wonder to which he had looked forward, for years and years it seemed, was, after a night’s darkness and a day’s sail, within touch.
ANSWER:To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

More second lines at BOOK RIOT

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