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One morning--during the record cold spell of 1851--a big menacing black bird, the likes of which had never been seen before, soared over the crude mill town of Magog, hard by the Vermont border, sweeping low again and again. And then the murders began.
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Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. And then the murders began.
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The ship arced out of a golden sky and landed with a whoop and a wallop that cut down a mile of lush vegetation. And then the murders began.
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The evening before Simon's Mass, Baard Petersson's galleass lay in to the landing-place at Birgsi. And then the murders began.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:55 AM
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The Law of the Jungle — which is by far the oldest law in the world — has arranged for almost every kind of accident that may befall the Jungle People, till now its code is as perfect as time and custom can make it. And then the murders began.
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You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain't no matter.

That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. And then the murders began.

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:20 PM
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If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

And then the murders began.
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Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.

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Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.

And then the murders began.

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:27 PM
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Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.

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Mother died today. Or maybe it was yesterday. I can't be sure.

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It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog. The points of the fork must have gone all the way through the dog and into the ground because the fork had not fallen over. I decided that the dog was probably killed with the fork because I could not see any other wounds in the dog and I do not think you would stick a garden fork into a dog after it had died for some other reason, like cancer for example, or a road accident. And then the murders began.
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The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. And then the murders began.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:22 PM
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Nothing ever begins. And then the murders began.
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On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travellers into the gulf below. And then the murders began.
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Prince Karl Eusebius von Liechtnestein watched Istvan Janoszi smile nervously as he was ushered into the oak-paneled room. And then the murders began.
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"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. And then the murders began.
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I like the ones where the grammar tense and the tone match between the first line and the second. Sadly, this one doesn't quite match. But it's closer than my last one.

"One of the most arresting images of the twentieth century is a photo of Earthrise, taken in 1968 by a human traveler in orbit around the Moon. And then the murders began.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:31 AM
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"WELL, PRINCE, Genoa and Lucca are now no more than private estates of the Bonaparte family. And then the murders began."

"A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, Community, Identity, Stability. And then the murders began."

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Scarlet O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. And then the murders began.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:43 PM
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Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
Two hours hence you'll wish you'd not watched, but ran,
For 'tis now in our tale that the murders began.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:38 PM
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I sing of arms and the man who, tormented by wrathful Juno and after much suffering, landed upon the Lavinian shore.

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Old 03-12-2017, 10:51 PM
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I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:10 AM
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Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
Two hours hence you'll wish you'd not watched, but ran,
For 'tis now in our tale that the murders began.
Classy.
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"In five years, the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman. And then the murders began.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:37 AM
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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful: All Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Universe, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. And then the murders began.
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"Hey there, Stella Baby!"

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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the riverbank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'

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Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes. And then the murders began.

The trawler plunged into the angry swells of the dark, furious sea like an awkward animal trying desperately to break out of an impenetrable swamp. And then the murders began.

Dr. Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse. And then the murders began.

Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost. And then the murders began.
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We should start back, Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. And then the murders began. And then some more murders. And then some more. Holy shit, were there a lot of murders.
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Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?

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Old 03-13-2017, 07:07 AM
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I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-that-and-the-other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles) who was once, and not so long ago either, known to my friends and relatives and associates as “Claudius the Idiot,” or “That Claudius,” or “Claudius the Stammerer,” or “Clau-Clau-Claudius” or at best as “Poor Uncle Claudius,” am now about to write this strange history of my life; starting from my earliest childhood and continuing year by year until I reach the fateful point of change where, some eight years ago, at the age of fifty-one, I suddenly found myself caught in what I may call the “golden predicament” from which I have never since become disentangled.

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"Halt, who goes there?" And then the murders began.
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
And then the murders began.
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"'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. And then the murders began."
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“So now what?” asked Yana Tretiakovna. And then the murders began.
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Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. And then the murders began.
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“We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody dropped the girl off the bridge. And then the murders began”
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It was in the days of Achasheverosh -- that Achasheverosh who ruled over 127 provinces from Hodu to Kush. And then the murders began.
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There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself-- not just sometimes, but always. And then the murders began.
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"I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife's grave. And then the murders began."
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ALL STATES, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities. And then the murders begin.*

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Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
And then the murders began.
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Odo, the young German operating the radio, shook his head. “I’m sorry, Ambassador Nichols, but the signal has been lost.” And then the murders began.
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Hearing I ask | from the holy races,
From Heimdall's sons, | both high and low;
Thou wilt, Valfather, | that well I relate
Old tales I remember | of men long ago.

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I am born. And then the murders began.
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Tonight, on FOX, a very special edition of Family Ties.
And then the murders began.

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Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. And then the murders began.

I heard the mailman approach my office door, half an hour earlier than usual. And then the murders began.
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In the youth of the world, the evil God Torak stole the Orb of Aldur and fled, seeking dominion. And then the murders began.
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