It’s Friday again, and you know what that means–time for another look at a famous first line. I can’t wait to see how many will recognize this opener. I suspect it will be tricky, though I’m fairly sure most of you will be familiar with the title of the book. (Even if, like me, you haven’t yet read it.) Ready to play?
As always, the rules are simple:
- Be one of the first five people to email me before the game ends at noon, with the title and authorof the correct book.
- Do not reply here on the blog.Email only: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Honor System applies. No Googling, please.
- Submissions end at noon, or when I receive 5 correct answers, whichever comes first.
- Winners who live in the U.S.may request a free download of any one of my books for themselves, or for someone of their choice. OR, if they’ve read all of the offered books, they may request a free download of my next publication.
- Winners who live elsewheremay request a PDF file of the same books, since, sadly, Amazon won’t let me gift you from the site.
Okay, folks. Here it is, ready or not:
“No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were being scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.”