Here's the first paragraph from Devoured by D. E. Meredith (couldn't stop with just one line):
Quite a descriptive paragraph. Makes you wonder where the maid is....
Here's mine from Devoured by D. E. Meredith:
An upsetting of the apple cart, Mr. Ashby, and the end of your world. It'll be the workhouse for you, unless you pay me the money.