Ichabod is itchy

June 25, 2006

Memorable first lines…

Filed under: literature,Uncategorized — by ichabodisitchy @ 12:29 pm

Just finished reading Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini– a fantastic swashbuckling adventure– and wanted to share the opening line because it's one of the best I've come across:  He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony.

Love it.



  1. Came through meme by DB and found this. I love it. The opening line you mention has all the wisdom we need to comprehend.

    Comment by Shirazi — June 25, 2006 @ 12:58 pm |Reply

  2. Hi Shirazi- yes, I just loved that opening line– the rest of the book doesn’t disappoint either!

    Comment by ichabodisitchy — June 25, 2006 @ 9:08 pm |Reply

  3. Oh dear, yet another one to add to my reading list.
    Good to see your name back on the blogs (thanks for the comment on Petrona), I have been missing you. And do we need you on that Set puzzle.
    all best

    Comment by Maxine — June 25, 2006 @ 9:13 pm |Reply

  4. […] Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini […]

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