National Repository; Devoted to General and Religious Literature, Criticism, and Art Volume 5-6

National Repository; Devoted to General and Religious Literature, Criticism, and Art Volume 5-6

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...low and broad. On either side the door is a high, narrow window, arched at the top and filled in with colored glass. The subject of the one on the right is the Prodigal's departure, that on the left that individual's return. In the first of these the hero of the story is setting out with a jaunty step and self-confident air generally, to riot in the pleasures of the world; in the second, he is coming droopingly home, while in the extreme corner stands the fatted calf, looking uncomfortably on at the preparations. for his own decease. I remember wondering many times and oft why the Prodigal was depicted with a green face, and being so sorry for the solemn-faced icalf, _that_'I stood a tiptoe and tried to strokegit., Tw'o huge carved chairs furtherornament the hall, and between these is a low stand, whereon stands the golden cage of a gray parrot, reputed to be a traveler of vast experience. No sooner does any one enter the hall than Polly, with her head held knowingly on one side, questions them as to their intentions: " What do you want? what do you want?" And then taking it for granted that their intentions are evil, adds promptly, "Fie, for shame! fie, for shame! Oh, you naughty girl I" If opportunity offers she then proceeds to ruffle her gray poll against the bars of her cage, looking up sideways in a most knowing manner, a.ud saying suggestively, "ls n't it nice? Oh, Polly, is n't it nice? Hal ha! ha!" This means that she would be glad to have her head gently scratched; a process during which she lolls out her bla.ck tongue in lazy rapture, and whispers hoarsely to herself, "Is n't it nice '.7 Oh, Polly, is n't it nice?" I can look back as I...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,216g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236756746
  • 9781236756749