Final Three

Using an idea shamelessly stolen from BlueChickenNinja, here are my three favorite final sentences from novels:

  1.  “‘Excellently observed,’ answered Candide, ‘but let us cultivate our garden.'”  ~Candide by Voltaire, available for free download from Project Gutenberg
  2. “Don’t ever tell anybody anything.  If you do, you start missing everybody.”  ~The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.  (Technically that’s two.  That probably bothers me more than it bothers you.)
  3. “P.S.  Sorry I forgot to give you the mayonnaise.”  ~Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan  (You have to know the context for this one, and I don’t know how to tell you without ruining it.  I’ve probably already said too much.)
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