"On Friday, 12th June, I woke up at six o' clock and no wonder; it was my birthday"
"How do people get to this clandestine Archipelago?"
"This is the showing forth of the Inquiry of Herodotus of Halicarnassos so that neither the deeds of men may be forgotten by lapse of time, nor the works great and marvellous, which have been..."
"At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general, the police chief of a tenuous national government of China."
"The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call 'out there'."
"My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and married and where I was born."
"All the states, all the dominions under whose authority men have lived in the past and live now have been and are either republics or principalities.It is customary for those who wish to gain the..."
"Brenda was six when she fell out of the apple tree."