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Great opening paragraph… 55

Far from the Madding Crowd“When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread till they were within an unimportant distance of his ears, his eyes were reduced to chinks, and diverging wrinkles appeared round them, extending upon his countenance like the rays in a rudimentary sketch of the rising sun.”

‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ by Thomas Hardy