The A-Z continues with favorite books and stories and their first and last lines.
E is for:
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre is a classic and in my top ten list of books. I discovered this novel on a book list for my high school English class. After reading a few chapters, I nearly gave up reading it, then it grabbed me, and I couldn’t put the book down.
Just about that time, Missouri had a horrible snowstorm that knocked out our electricity for nearly two weeks (as I remember). Also, the roads were steeped in blowing snow. I desperately wanted to continue reading my book, so I propped it open and read by candlelight. Unfortunately, my dad told me that reading by candlelight would hurt my eyes and asked me to stop. Instead, he read an apocalypse story he'd written to my brother, sister and I.
First line: “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.”
End line of the last chapter: “We entered the wood, and wended homeward.”
End line of conclusion chapter: “ ‘My Master,’ he says, ‘has forewarned me. Daily he announces more distinctly,--“Surely, I come quickly;” and hourly I more eagerly respond,--“Amen, even so come, Lord Jesus!”