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Old 05-13-2020, 07:59 AM   #13
Huinesoron
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I have recently seen a more fantasy-oriented variant on this that instead adds "And then the dragons arrived", which works spectacularly well for The Hobbit, and pretty darn well for the rest of Tolkien:

Once upon a time there was a little dog, and his name was Rover. He was very small, and very young, and then the dragons arrived.

Ęgidius de Hammo was a man who lived in the midmost parts of the Island of Britain, and then the dragons arrived.

There was once a little man called Niggle, who had a long journey to make; and then the dragons arrived.

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