It's another one sentence Saturday only this time we have specific instructions. Take the third book on your top shelf and share the first sentence.
Well, I have several bookcases and, therefore, several choices. As soon as I saw Edgar Allan Poe was an option, I grabbed his anthology.
Bypassing the dry introduction written by someone else, the first entry by Poe is the poem "Tamerlane" which begins...
Kind solace in a dying hour!
He had a knack for choosing just the right words, kicking off his poems and short stories with lines that make you want to read the rest.
Definitely one of my favorite writers.