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25th Aug '16 2:09:53 PM Willbyr
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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.

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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?
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that?\\
'''Harold:''' No.






* Happens in ''{{High School of the Dead}}''.

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* Happens in ''{{High School of the Dead}}''.
''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''.



* The movie ''StrangerThanFiction'', in many ways a movie about stories and tropes, features a literature professor who explains that he's taught "entire seminars on 'little did he know.'"

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* The movie ''StrangerThanFiction'', ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'', in many ways a movie about stories and tropes, features a literature professor who explains that he's taught "entire seminars on 'little did he know.'"



* In ''AngelsAndDemons'', when Robert Langdon hears in passing a factoid about how a reasonably small piece of cloth can significantly reduce an object's falling speed, he remarks (in narration) that he didn't then realize this information would later save his life. The payoff doesn't come 'til near the end of the book, when the reader has probably forgotten it.

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* In ''AngelsAndDemons'', ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'', when Robert Langdon hears in passing a factoid about how a reasonably small piece of cloth can significantly reduce an object's falling speed, he remarks (in narration) that he didn't then realize this information would later save his life. The payoff doesn't come 'til near the end of the book, when the reader has probably forgotten it.


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16th Aug '16 7:43:08 PM KingLyger
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* Dawson's last line of narration in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' is "Little did I know that my life was about to change forever." From there, he meets Olivia, and the plot proper kicks off.
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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