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BT - "There’s this really great literary contest called “The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest,” named after Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, an author made famous for coining the literary phrase “It was a dark and stormy night.” Though his fame is more about what proceeds that perennial start to a story, see, the WHOLE sentence reads: “It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.”

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