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ELEANOR HODGMAN PORTER
American novelist
(1868 - 1920)
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It was on his fourteenth birthday that Keith Burton discovered the Great Terror, though he did not know it by that name until some days afterward. He knew only, to this surprise and distress, that the "Treasure Island," given to him by his father for a birthday present, was printed in type so blurred and poor that he could scarcely read it.
      - Dawn [Books (First Lines)]

Far up on the mountain-side stood alone in the clearing. It was roughly yet warmly built. Behind it jagged cliffs broke the north wind, and towered gray-white in the sunshine. Before it a tiny expanse of green sloped gently away to a point where the mountain dropped in another sharp descent, wooded with scrubby firs and pines. At the left a footpath led into the cool depths of the forest.
      - Just David (ch. 1) [Books (First Lines)]

The sun was slowly setting in the west, casting golden beams of light into the somber old room.
      - Mary Marie (ch. 1) [Books (First Lines)]

Father calls me Mary. Mother calls me Marie. Everybody else calls me Mary Marie. The rest of my name is Anderson. I'm thirteen years old, and I'm a cross-current and a contradiction. That is, Sarah says I'm that.
      - Mary Marie (preface) [Books (First Lines)]

There was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars.
      - Oh, Money! Money! [Books (First Lines)]

Miss Polly Harrington entered her kitchen a little hurriedly this June morning. Miss Polly did not usually make hurried movements; she specially prided herself on her repose of manner. But to-day she was hurrying--actually hurrying.
      - Pollyanna [Books (First Lines)]

Della Wetherby tripped up the somewhat imposing steps of her sister's Commonwealth Avenue home and pressed an energetic finger against the electric-bell button.
      - Pollyanna Grows Up [Books (First Lines)]

If Burke Denby had not given all the frosted cakes and toy shotguns he wanted at the age of ten, it might not have been so difficult to convince him at the age of twenty that he did not want to marry Helen Barnet.
      - The Road to Understanding (ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]


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