46 Great Opening Lines: 14

Swish! It is the wind, let loose. Swash! It is the rain, falling in torrents. Opening lines, ‘Dr Trifulgas’, Jules Verne (1884), translator unknown This story in French is called ‘Frritt-Flacc’, the sound of the hurricane and the torrential rain it brings. Dr Trifulgas is a rich old doctor who demands exorbitant fees from his… Continue reading