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Posted By: gnomad
11-Apr-11 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Books - Best closing lines ever
Subject: RE: BS: Books - Best closing lines ever
He fell in October 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to a single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front.
He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come.

Erich Maria Remarque (Tr. A W Wheen)