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Some of my Favourite Opening Lines From Children’s Literature

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice “without pictures or conversation?”

 

Wardens of The Weir – Nicholas Stuart Gray
Wardens of The Weir – Nicholas Stuart Gray

My father came into the room briskly and asked if I had murdered the Tonkins children. I said no, but I’d often thought of it. The perfect chance had not yet presented itself.