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Page 396 - As soon as the cat had lapped up the milk, the cat began to kill the rat ; the rat began to gnaw the rope ; the rope began to hang the butcher ; the butcher began to kill the ox ; the ox began to drink the water ; the water began to quench the fire ; the fire began to burn the stick ; the stick began to beat the dog ; the dog began to bite the pig ; the little pig in a fright jumped over the stile ; and so the old woman got home that night.
Page 93 - She was a woman of about the middle size— rather stout, but not too stout. Her face must have been very handsome when she was younger, and even now it had many charms — though, according to my idea of beauty, it was too round. The expression also was very good, and very intelligent. The eyes were particularly fine, and the nose very delicately shaped.
Page 287 - Thou must have learnt, when wandering all alone, Each bird, each insect, flitting through the sky, Was more sufficient for itself than thou.
Page 107 - I ate was of the very commonest description. The knife was a bone-handled affair; the spoon and the fork were of silver, and of Calcutta make. The plated side-dishes, containing vegetables, were odd ones; one was round, the other oval. The pudding was brought in upon a soup-plate of blue and gold pattern, and the cheese was placed before me on a glass dish belonging to a dessert service. The cool claret I drank out of a richly-cut champagne glass, and the beer out of an American tumbler, of the very...
Page 176 - Can't you guess ?" " No. What is it ?" "That is the famous Taj Mahal. That is the building that defies the most graphic pen in the world to do justice to its grandeur and its transcendent beauty. Bulwer, in the Lady of Lyons, has a passage which sometimes reminds me of the Taj : — A palace lifting to eternal summer Its marble halls from out a glassy bower Of coolest foliage, musical with birds.
Page 264 - He hasn't made his toilet yet — hasn't rubbed his scales up, sir ; but he'll be here presently. You will see. Keep your eye on that hole, sir. I am now going to give him a livelier tune, which is a great favourite of his ; and forthwith he struck up an old song, beginning " 'Twas in the merry month of May, When bees from flower to flower did hum.
Page 162 - On suspicion that he is born of European parents of distinction ?' " ' Yes.' " ' Then I will give the boy his liberty ; and if he then wishes to follow me, and you detain him, he is your prisoner instead of my slave.
Page 262 - ... away. But it would not do. Strong as the eye of the hawk was, the eye of the snake was stronger. The hawk for a time seemed suspended in the air; but at last he was obliged to come down, and sit opposite to the old gentleman (the snake) who commenced, with his forked tongue, and keeping his eyes upon him all the while, to slime his victim all over. This occupied him for at least forty minutes, and by the time the process was over the hawk was perfectly motionless. I don't think he was dead. But...
Page 116 - On the road the child died ; and, of course, as a dead body had been in the carriage, and as the horses had drawn that dead body in that carriage, I could never use them again.' (The reader must understand that a native of any rank considers it a disgrace to sell property). — ' But could you not have given the horses to some friend— a Christian or a Mussulman ?'•— ' No ; had I done so, it might have come to the knowledge of the sahib, and his feelings would have been hurt at having occasioned...
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