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panzade
 
Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:06 pm
And see if anyone can guess it.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:10 pm
Quote:
Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come.


any guesses?
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edgarblythe
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:27 pm
All Quiet on the Western Front
Debacle
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:37 pm
"A Cock and a Bull, said Yorick — And one of the best of its kind, I ever heard."
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:38 pm
"A cup of tea?" asked Wendy in the silence.
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:42 pm
Every year he repairs to a large family merry-making at Mr. Wardle’s; on this, as on all other occasions, he is invariably attended by the faithful Sam, between whom and his master there exists a steady and reciprocal attachment which nothing but death will terminate.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:51 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
All Quiet on the Western Front


You're to smart for your own good
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:52 pm
@panzade,
I noticed Tristam Shandy up there, too.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:54 pm
@Debacle,
I'm guessing it's the origin of a cock and bull story; the phrase
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 03:56 pm
@contrex,
Quote:
Every year he repairs to a large family merry-making at Mr. Wardle’s;


Don't know it but guessing Dickens
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Miller
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 04:50 pm
(This is one of many)....

Quote:
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 05:35 pm
@Miller,
Great Gatsby
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 05:38 pm
The door sprang open
And the cops rushed in.

(A bit of a cheat, it's not prose)
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:10 pm
@izzythepush,
I meant to include books poems and songs
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:29 pm
This one should be easy for many of you. But I have to pick an arbitrary point to start.

he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.

panzade
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:40 pm
@edgarblythe,
Lady Chatterly's Lover? Lawrence had a peculiar style...I snuck it out of my folks' bookshelf at the age of 12...and I was smitten to say the least.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:49 pm
@panzade,
Sorry, panz. Not Lady C.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 23 Aug, 2013 02:42 am
@edgarblythe,
Is it Ulysses?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 23 Aug, 2013 04:18 am
@izzythepush,
Yes. Ulysses.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 23 Aug, 2013 06:18 am
@edgarblythe,
Nobody's got mine yet. Here's a clue, it starts like this.
Queenie was a blonde, and her age stood still,
And she danced twice a day in vaudeville.
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