The Collected Works Of Ambrose Bierce (volume 12); In Motley Kings Of Beasts Two Administrations…

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byAmbrose Bierce

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... DUCKS ISAID did Uncle Ned know what makes water run off a ducks back, and he said: "Yes, my boy, thats about the only thing that I am prepaired for to take a examnation on with out cribbin from the tex book. One time in the garden of Eden, Adam, which was takin home a bucket of coal oil, see the frog a sittin a sleep in the grass, and then he see the duck. The duck it snook up and pecked the frog real cruel on the spine of its back. If you catch a frog you will see the hump where its back was broke. "Adam he said: 'You gum dasted beast of the field, why did you do that?' "The duck tost its head contemptible and sed: 'Cause he makes me tired, he is so disgustin clean, always takin a bath.' "Adam said: 'Dont you ever take a bath your own self?' "The duck it said: 'No, I dont, cause cleanity is only but jest a habit, and water is pizen.' "That made Adam so mad that he flang the whole bucket of oil on the duck, which smelt awful and has been aquaticle ever since. It swims and dives and splashes all the life long 3ay for to wash the oil off, but the water wont take hold." I said why didnt the ducks wash their selfs with soap, but Uncle Ned he shook his head real mournful and said: "No, no, I have suggested that reform to them many a time and oft, but the march of mind is mighty slow in this world and, so far, they wont do any thing only but just eat the soap." Ducks quack and the eagle he screams, and the high eany it laughfs when there isnt any thing funny, the cammel he snorts out of his nose and Franky, thats the baby, he gets soap in his eye and is like the battles roar! Frankys eyes is blue, but my sisters young mans is gray, and when she looks into hisn he looks into hern. And thats why I say how wondful are the works of Provdencel One day when him and h...

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... DUCKS ISAID did Uncle Ned know what makes water run off a ducks back, and he said: "Yes, my boy, thats about the only thing th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217889220

ISBN - 13:9780217889223

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