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  • Bern is the federal city (de facto capital) of Switzerland.
  • Albert Einstein worked as clerk at the patent office in Bern while he worked on his Theory of Relativity.
  • He spirited Artiste out of town to New Bern, where he knew there was a trader trading in young negroes for the turpentine forests down around Brunswick, Georgia.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The house was built in 1772, making it one of the oldest , as well as largest , homes in New Bern .
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook

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  • Spaight had also owned a farm outside of New Bern, which was about forty miles up the road, and that was where he was buried.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • There’s an endive exporter in Palermo I have to see for a minute about a shipment of mushrooms to Bern that were damaged by mold.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Like every man there, Chartrand was Swiss Army trained and had endured two years of additional ausbilding in Bern before qualifying for the grueling Vatican prova held in a secret barracks outside of Rome.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Missy Ryan, like her husband, Miles, grew up in New Bern.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • In New Bern, a quaint town situated at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, he stopped for lunch.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • Lucerne was no more than an hour away, Bern two and a half or three.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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  • The story was mainly about Miriam Wu and was illustrated with a picture taken from a show at Bern’s in which she had performed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • New Bern may not have a university or research park, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • "They’re not in Pug’s purse yet, Sire," said the Lord Bern, for he it was.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "I do not know," replied the Rémoise, " ’twas just at that time that my husband bought the office of notary, at Bern, two leagues from the town, and we were no longer occupied with that story; besides, in front of Bern, stand the two hills of Cernay, which hide the towers of the cathedral in Reims from view."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The money is already lodged at the Banque Cantonale in Bern.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Some big yachts from New Bern sometimes stop over for a couple of days.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • You will come in, Bern, and Lassiter will come in.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • I am a friend of Bern Venters—of his wife Bess.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • Is my account in Bern ready for immediate release-in case … well, you understand … in case-
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Once he landed in New Bern and picked up his rental car, he had another forty minutes on the road.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The cousins learned about it from Alfreda Schildknecht, or Sister Bern as she was known, who tended poor Fritz Rotbein and stopped them in the corridor to inform them of the discreet event.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This is the sense in which watchmen, police officials and officers in dreams are in general to be interpreted" (Wilhelm Stekel, Fortschritte and Technik der Traumdeutung [Wien-Leipzig-Bern: Verlag fur Medizin, Weidmann and Cie., 1935".
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • *a gold coin <9> But of her song, it was as loud and yern*, *lively <10> As any swallow chittering on a bern*.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Dawson’s flight landed in New Bern hours after the sun had begun its steady descent toward the western horizon.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Fifteen thousand pounds to be drawn on a Bern bank.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • I remember only that he saved Bern.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • For some reason Whitman always reminded him of New Bern, and he was glad he’d come back.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Miles stayed in Raleigh until Missy completed her degree, and their wedding in New Bern filled the church.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Tired of traveling the forty minutes to New Bern, patients flocked to his office, but the doctor was under no illusion that he’d ever become rich.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Bern, it’s divine to forgive your enemies.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The night before she was to meet with Miles Ryan, Sarah Andrews was walking through the historic district in New Bern, doing her best to keep a steady pace.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • In those moments, he would pay a visit to a florist in New Bern, then later to the cemetery in Oriental where Dr. Bonner had been buried.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • New Bern was haunted now.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • New Bern, founded in 1710, was situated on the banks of the Neuse and Trent Rivers in eastern North Carolina.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • These were their names — the Lord Revilian, the Lord Bern, the Lord Argoz, the Lord Mavramorn, the Lord Octesian, the Lord Restimar, and — oh, that other one who’s so hard to remember.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Tuck had ordered a set of tires for an Impala he was restoring, but for whatever reason, they ended up being delivered to a shop over in New Bern.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • "Short enough, Sire," said Bern.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "Not by my counsel," said Bern.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • After a little more conversation Caspian and Bern walked down to the coast a little west of the village and there Caspian winded his horn.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Then the boat put off again and in a few moments Caspian and the Lord Bern were on deck explaining the situation to Drinian.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • He, just like Caspian, wanted to lay the Dawn Treader alongside the slave-ship at once and board her, but Bern made the same objection.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "Bernstead," said the Lord Bern.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Bern’s people, many of whom they saw working in the fields, were all freemen and it was a happy and prosperous fief.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Bern and his gracious wife and merry daughters made them good cheer.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • But after dark Bern sent a messenger over by boat to Doorn to order some preparations (he did not say exactly what) for the following day.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • This was done; and then in three boatloads Caspian and his people, and Bern with a few of his, put out for Narrowhaven.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "This is what I sent word about last night," said Bern.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • At the same moment — and this was also due to Bern’s messengers — bells began ringing from many parts of the town.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • At first the only people who cheered were those who had been warned by Bern’s messenger and knew what was happening and wanted it to happen.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "Uncover before Narnia, you dog," thundered the Lord Bern, and dealt him a rap with his gauntleted hand which sent his hat flying from his head.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
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