"On my naming day when I come 12 I gone front spear and kilt a wyld boar he parbly ben the las wyld pig on the Bundel Downs any how there hadnt ben none for a long time befor him nor I aint looking..."
"One minute it was Ohio winter, with doors closed, windows locked, the panes blind with frost, icicles fringing every roof, children skiing on slopes, housewives lumbering like great black bears in..."
"For a week Mr. R. Childan had been anxiously watching the mail."
"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:..."
"Beyond the Indian hamlet, upon a forlorn strand, I happened on a trail of recent footprints."
"The storm had broken."
"The late twentieth century has witnessed a scientific gold rush of astonishing proportions: the headlong and furious haste to commercialize genetic engineering."
"In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling star-mists waver and part..."