Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Last Word

Last lines. They’re as important as opening lines in a book. A few weeks ago I made a list of beginning lines of some of my favorite books. Here are some famous last words of some great books:

Of the four valiant men whose history we have related, there now no longer remains but one single body; God had resumed the souls. –The Man In the Iron Mask

I shall ever regard as the best and the wisest man whom I have ever known.—The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

“How do you know so much about this workshop?” Stuart grinned, for the answer was simple and wonderful and true. “Because it’s mine,” he said. –Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms

NEVERLAND. Peter looked at it…”That’s exactly where I am,” he said.—Peter and the Starcatchers

“Stories are light,” Gregory the jailer told Despereaux. Reader, I hope you have found some light here. –The Tale of Despereaux

The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well. –Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

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