"The writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the..."
"This morning I got a note from my aunt asking me to come for lunch."
"Chapter 1: On a hill by the Mississippi where Chippewas camped two generations ago, a girl stood in relief against the cornflower blue of Northern sky."
"A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside, kept repeating over and over: "Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That's all right!""
"When he finished packing, he walked out on to the third-floor porch of the barracks brushing the dust from his hands, a very neat and deceptively slim young man in the summer khakis that were still..."
"St. Botolphs was an old place, an old river town."
"Hazel Motes sat at a forward angle on the green plush train seat, looking one minute at the window as if he might want to jump out of it, and the next down the aisle at the other end of the car."
"This is a story about love and death in the golden land, and begins with the country."
"Our story opens in the mind of Luther L. (L. for LeRoy) Fliegler, who is lying in his bed, not thinking of anything, but just aware of sounds, conscious of his own breathing, and sensitive to his..."