Crumbs and his times by Dolores BaconCrumbs and his times by Dolores Bacon

Crumbs and his times

byDolores Bacon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V INDIRECT METHODS TN his third year, when Crumbs and I were first left to our own devices, the demand for moral invention on my part became oppressive. Necessity again proved herself a mother, and upon this occasion she brought forth twins. Somebody gave Crumbs a cat and a dog. The cat died young, much to my satisfaction, but the dog lived to fulfill his mission. The dog was a good deal like the woven-in dog, and had as many different kinds of breed as New England is supposed to have weather, but it passed for a fox terrier. In recognition of Crumbs' inherent sporting proclivities, I had the mutt's tail docked, named him Mulvaney and hoped for the best. Crumbs already knew Mulvaney in his literary place, -9 more or less--those portions of him that could be turned to account best, just before bedtime, when I was expected to "fink of somethin'." Many of the things I thought of under these circumstances, elicited the characteristic "don't nobodytare!" which was Crumbs politest way of letting me down easy when I fell short of the mark. But Mulvaney had always found favour. Hence, Mulvaney for the dog. Being a nervous person, much occupied and preoccupied and not over-fond of live-stock under foot, the impulse to cuff the dog for its persistence in wrong-doing was strong within me, but this impulse gave way to the fear of arousing in Crumbs some untrained, unnatural impulse to cuff his finest fate. Thus I fell to reasoning with the dog, and it is surprising how like an obsession this love of ratiocination may become. It is the vanity in us: one runs on and on, drunk with one's high-flown capacity. I noticed that if I reasoned with Mulvaney only in Crumbs' presence, and cuffed him on the other side of the door, I was likely to fall from the moral tight...
Title:Crumbs and his timesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217698085

ISBN - 13:9780217698085