I just (re-)learned that the first sentence of A Wrinkle in Time is "It was a dark and stormy night."
I'm not as disappointed as I was when I learned that Sputnik is literally the Russian word for satellite, but I'm pretty disappointed.
I mean, it's originally the opening of "The Coming Race" by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, for whom the prize for grotesquely tortured prose is named. So I should think that L'Engle used it knowing that!
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko