Functionally Literate – Opening Sentence

Here was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid.

The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real, Margery Williams (1922)

Functionally Literate – Starts:

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirious of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), On The Road, 1957