Perfect Sentences

At Christmas and on my birthday I was given handsome presents as if they were punishments.
from The Juniper Tree  by Barbara Comyns pg. 10

It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.
from Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez pg. 3

This is a snail shell, round, full, and glossy as a horse chestnut.
from Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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