Last month I shared some book lines and asked if you knew who wrote them.
Tonight I will give the answers for the second half of the lines.
ALL CHILDREN, except one, grow up.
This line come from Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.
I will begin the story of my adventures with a certain morning early in the month of June, the year of grace 1751, when I took the key for the last time out of the door of my father’s house.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson begins with this line.
Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is one of my favorite childhood books.
Unearthly Humps of land curved into the darkening sky like the backs of browsing pigs, like the rumps of elephants. At night when the stars rose over them they looked like a starlit herd of divine pigs. The villagers called them Hullocks.
These lines begin National Velvet by Enid Bagnold. If you only watched the movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney you would have missed some great first lines.
This is a story of what a Woman’s patience can endure, and what a Man’s resolution can achieve.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins starts with this line. I believe it is often overlooked in lists of great first lines.