Overall Rank: 11
"When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."
Overall Rank: 19
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Overall Rank: 63
"Lyra and her daemon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen. (Northern lights)Will tugged at his mother's hand and said, "Come on, come on..."..."
Overall Rank: 40
"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million..."
Overall Rank: 204
"The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it 'the Riddle House', even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there."
Overall Rank: 10
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."
Overall Rank: 31
"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin."
Overall Rank: 3
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
Overall Rank: 27
"There is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child. (From The Magician's Nephew, first in chronological order)Once there were four children whose names were..."
Overall Rank: 17
"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined..."