"Rattisbon Anno Domini mense decembri mclv Cronicle of Baudolino of the fammily of Aulario."
"The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another, his mother called him wild thing. And so he said, "I'll eat you UP!" And so he was sent to bed without eating anything."
"Sam Vimes sighed when he heard the scream, but he finished shaving before he did anything about it."
"On a certain day in June, 19--, a young man was making his way on foot northward from the great City to a town or place called Edgewood, that he had been told of but had never visited."
"In shirt-sleeves, the I generally worked, I sat sketching a bar of soap taped to an upper corner of my drawing board."
"I’ll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination. The soundest fact may fail or prevail in the style of its telling:..."
"Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life."
"Beyond the Indian hamlet, upon a forlorn strand, I happened on a trail of recent footprints."
"In merry England in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham Town, a famous outlaw whose name was..."