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FRANK NORRIS
American novelist
(1870 - 1902)
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At four o'clock in the morning everybody in the tent was still asleep, exhausted by the terrible march of the previous day.
      - A Man's Woman [Books (First Lines)]

It had just struck nine from the cuckoo clock that hung over the mantelpiece in the dining-room, when Victorine brought in the halved watermelon and set if in front of Mr. Bessemer's plate.
      - Blix [Books (First Lines)]

It was Sunday, and, according to his custom on that day, McTeague took his dinner at two in the afternoon at the car conductors' coffee-joint on Polk Street.
      - McTeague [Books (First Lines)]

Just after passing Caraher's saloon, on the County Road that ran south from Bonneville, and that divided the Broderson ranch from that of Los Muertos, Presley was suddenly aware of the faint and prolonged blowing of a steam whistle that he knew must come from the railroad shops near the depot at Bonneville.
      - The Octopus [Books (First Lines)]

At eight o'clock in the inner vestibule of the Auditorium Theatre by the window of the box office, Laura Dearborn, her younger sister Page, and their aunt--Aunt Wess'--were still waiting for the rest of the theatre-party to appear.
      - The Pit [Books (First Lines)]

It was always a matter of wonder to Vandover that he was able to recall so little of his past life.
      - Vandover and the Brute
        [Books (First Lines)]


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