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Old 12-22-2010, 11:10 PM   #11
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It was a dark and stormy night.......

From some obscure 19th century novel, but etched into out minds by Snoopy.

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Old 12-22-2010, 11:52 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Silversage View Post
It was a dark and stormy night.......

From some obscure 19th century novel, but etched into out minds by Snoopy.
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From Wikipedia:

"It was a dark and stormy night" is a phrase written by Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton at the beginning of his 1830 novel Paul Clifford.[1] The annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest uses the phrase as a signifier of purple prose. The original opening sentence of Paul Clifford is an example:
It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.


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