Puck; His Vicissitudes, Adventures, Observations, Conclusions, Friendships, And Philosophies

Paperback | January 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... many herbs that hung from-the ceiling beams; knots of dried thyme,.and marjory, and sage, and rue. The reddened light of the stormy winter days played cheerily upon the brass and pewter that, shining like gold and silver, filled the black oak shelves. All day long the little birds would crowd under the casements for food that Madelon threw them; and the drollvisaged ducks, and the neat coquettish hens, when wet or cold, would come through the door she opened for them,--the former with solemn march and shrewd all-seeing eyes; the latter with coy, dainty steps and shy sidelong glances,--and go straightway to the hearth, and there sit and dry their plumage and dress themselves, and turn their heads overtheirshoulders to survey themselves, precisely as I have seen great ladies do before their mirrors. When dusk closed in, and the fowls were all at roost, and the oil lamp lighted, Ituss and I would lie alone within the warmth of the logs, watching, with dreamy pleasure, the big copper kettle of soup swinging in the chimney; while old Mere Bris dozed in the corner, and Madelon, with her great eyes all dilated and eloquent, listened to some Chant du Siicle read aloud to her by her lover's melodious vibrating voice. It was a happy winter time; and in it I almost forgot my two past years of misery. Not quite: for a dog never wholly forgets; and, having his spirit once broken, is never altogether the same dog again. Naturally the eyes of creatures of our race are fuller of glee, mirth, readiness,- and gladness than the eyes of any other living things; but most of them are clouded by sadness, by terror, and by the constant apprehension which your brutal training leaves on them, long before they have even reached their prime. It was a hard winter so far as cold went. The gr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... many herbs that hung from-the ceiling beams; knots of dried thyme,.and marjory, and sage, and rue. The reddened light of the stormy w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217537499

ISBN - 13:9780217537490

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