Using just the opening sentence and a picture clue, see if you can name these classic books..?

How many can you name?

1. Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.

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 2. Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

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3. It was love at first sight.

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4. This is the story of what a woman’s patience can endure, and what a man’s resolution can achieve.

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5. London.

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6. Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

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7. ‘Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.’

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8. You better not never tell nobody but God.

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9. There was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke.

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10. To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.

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11. I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up.

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12. Mr Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes.

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13. A throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.

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14. I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror.

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 15. There were four of us – George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency.

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16. The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.

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17. ‘Call me Ishmael.’

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How did you get on? Turn over for the answers…

  1. 1. How many can you name?
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