Minon; Or, the Cat That the King Looked at

Minon; Or, the Cat That the King Looked at

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...held Speckle ready to be invested with his new honours. Minon was not sufficiently recovered from the recent shock which his nerves had suffered upon meeting so unexpectedly with Speckle, to offer much resistance. It was only when he actually found himself robbed of all his splendour, and saw Gaston in the very act of adjusting his own property on Speckle's neck, that he uttered one long howl. "Oh, bother the brute!" cried Etienne; "he'll attract the whole crowd to us. Here, give him to me; I'll stick his head under my arm, and run and throw him over the first hedge I can find, into the road." So, muffling Minon round in a silk handkerchief, and hiding him as much as he could in the folds of his velvet tunic, Etienne de Premini ran his fastest through the shadiest parts of the pleasure-grounds, and was heartily glad when he found a favourable opportunity for flinging M. Minon over a low hedge, out into the common thoroughfare. Armand and Gaston, meanwhile, had succeeded in decking out Speckle with all Minon's spoils; and now both boys agreed, as they led him forth in triumph into the brightly lighted alleys, that a more perfect "double" for Minon could not have been found in the whole cat world. "If only his neck were a little larger!" remarked Armand. "You see, he is a good bit thinner than Minon, and so the collar is really much too big for him. Still he looks a gentle, good sort of creature, who wouldn't play us a shabby trick by running away from us. Would you, pussy?" he added, stooping down and fondling Speckle. "Oh no; he'll be all right enough," said Gaston. "And I don't mind declaring old madame will never find out the trick we've played upon her. I say, isn't it a lark to...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498402
  • 9781236498403