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25th Dec '14 6:36:27 PM DrakeClawfang
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--> '''Hilbert:''' I've written papers on "little did he know." I've taught classes on "little did he know." I once gave an entire seminar based upon "little did he know." Son of a bitch, Harold. "Little did he know" means there's something he did not know. That means there's something you don't know. Did you know that?
--> '''Harold:''' No.
--> -- ''Film/StrangerThanFiction''
15th Jun '14 12:41:29 PM Antigone3
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* CiaphasCain is prone to using this at the end of chapters.

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* CiaphasCain Literature/CiaphasCain is prone to using this at the end of chapters.
31st May '14 3:29:23 PM CBCook55
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* ''Duck Dodgers In The 24th-1/2 Century'' has Dodgers (Daffy Duck) accosted by Marvin the Martian, brandishing a disintegration gun.
-->'''Dodgers:''' (''to camera'') Little does he realize I have on my disintegration-proof vest. (''to Marvin'') You may fire when ready, Gridley. (''he does; Dodgers is disintegrated while the vest remains in midair'')
12th Mar '14 11:10:42 PM Kid
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This line probably originated in 19th Century English romance/gothic novels. The heroine innocently takes a "position" or visits some place where evil lurks or adventure looms behind a calm, civilized veneer She begins the narrative of the novel, with classic British understatement, something like this: "If I had but known that I would soon be facing a madman with an axe in those dank catacombs, I would never have had the courage to get on the train to Sussex that fatal day last summer . . ."

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This line probably originated in 19th Century English romance/gothic novels. The heroine innocently takes a "position" or visits some place where evil lurks or adventure looms behind a calm, civilized veneer veneer. She begins the narrative of the novel, with classic British understatement, something like this: "If I had but known that I would soon be facing a madman with an axe in those dank catacombs, I would never have had the courage to get on the train to Sussex that fatal day last summer . . ."
9th Oct '13 5:41:29 AM humanpunk
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* In a ''Comic/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Lucy tells Snoopy he should start one of his novels with "unbeknownst to everyone" instead of his usual "it was a dark and stormy night". "Unbeknownst to everyone, it was a dark and stormy night".
1st Sep '13 10:49:27 PM Korodzik
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* ''{{Gothic}}'':

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* ''{{Gothic}}'':''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}'':
5th May '13 10:34:21 AM nombretomado
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* There are about two or three of these, played absolutely straight, per ''DresdenFiles'' novel.

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* There are about two or three of these, played absolutely straight, per ''DresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel.
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