Overall Rank: 32
"The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it..."
Overall Rank: 186
"Once when I was six years old I saw a beautiful picture in a book about the primeval forest called "True Stories"."
Overall Rank: 273
"I had been making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped."
Overall Rank: 82
"The primroses were over."
Overall Rank: 136
"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on..."
Overall Rank: 315
"James MacFadden died in March 1905 when he was forty-seven years old; he was riding in the Driffield Point-to-Point."
Overall Rank: 509
"On the first Monday of April 1625, the market town of Meung, the birthplace of the author of the iRoman de la Rose/i, was in a wild state of excitement."
Overall Rank: 321
"Act 1, Scene 1 Enter Barnardo and Francisco, two sentinels. Barnardo Who's there?"
Overall Rank: 144
"These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket."
Overall Rank: 260
"In the Year 1815 Monseigneur Charles-François-Bienvenu Myriel was Bishop of Digne."