Here are the two first lines from The Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford (1933):
It was just noon when I came out of Mr. McCrae's office and bumped smack into Fate in one of its better disguises. He was tall and large and blond, and awfully good looking, with gray eyes and a gravely humorous mouth.
Here is the mine from The Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford (1933):
I hope you get some sleep. Queen Elizabeth slept in your bed. They say it's well over a hundred years old