A Bachelor's Establishment. the Commission in Lunacy

A Bachelor's Establishment. the Commission in Lunacy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...in a week; now what I want is that my Spanish friend, who is traveling round for orders, should find a fearful waste. " Gentlemen, the merit of this invention is not mine," he went on, noting the signs of general approbation. " ' Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.' This is an imitation of Samson's foxes in the Bible. But Samson was an incendiary, and consequently not a philanthropist; while we, like the Brahmins, are the protectors of a persecuted race. Mlle. Flore Brazier has already set all her mouse-traps, and Kouski, my right hand, is hunting field-mice.--I have spoken." " I know," said Goddet junior, " where to get an animal as good as forty rats single-handed." " What? " " A squirrel." " And I can contribute a small monkey who will eat corn till he bursts," said a novice. "No good! " said Max. "It will be known where the beasts come from." " In the course of the night," said young Beaussier, " we might bring in one pigeon from the pigeon-house of each farm in the neighborhood, by putting it through a hole made in the roof, and there soon would be thousands of pigeons." " Well, then, for a week Fario's corn-st0re is the order of the night," said Gilet, smiling at the tall youth Beaussier junior. "You know that they are astir early at SaintPaterne. Mind no one is to go there without having put the soles of his list-shoes on hind part before. Our good knight Beaussier, the inventor of the pigeon trick, takes the command. For my part, I will take care to leave my mark on the grain. I leave it to you to...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977858
  • 9781236977854