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Slideshow made for changefor20.com on behalf of your neighborhood public library.

Slideshow made for changefor20.com on behalf of your neighborhood public library.


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  • 1. Read On.
  • 2. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, … we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way...
  • 3. I t was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
  • 4. As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
  • 5. Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.
  • 6. If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it…
  • 7. I am an invisible man.
  • 8. The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.
  • 9. It was love at first sight.
  • 10. All this happened, more or less.
  • 11. It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents...
  • 12. This minute of silence
  • 13. has been brought to you on behalf of
  • 14. a neighborhood public library
  • 15. to whom $20 has been donated.
  • 16. Read On.
  • 17. These first lines were from the following books: It was the best of times - - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. -- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning…- Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now…- A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh If music be the food of love, play on, … - William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night I am an invisible man. -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army -- Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage It was love at first sight. -- Joseph Heller, Catch-22 All this happened, more or less. -- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five It was a dark and stormy night -- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)