Puck Volume 13

Puck Volume 13

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...is tender. The spring-chicken, like the sun, is not so tender in February as it is in June, because in February the spring-chicken is too old. Now, the sun never grows too old for business. It is just the same old sun now that it was thousands of years ago, and will be thousands of years to come. And it is doing business on the old circuit, and is raising as many vegetables to-day as ever it did. The sun and the springcliicken are very much alike, and yet very different. You see, they both raise seeds The sun with its heat, The chicken with its feet. And then they differ in various ways, which the reader will discover by comparing " What I Know About Farming" with any respectable work on astronomy.-;, THE TOWN TERRIER. I was busily engaged in my laboratory, the other morning, reading Paracelsus Albertus Magnus and Cornelius Agrippa, when a deputation of idiots of the first class waited upon me. " We can't understand your writings, Mr. Town Terrier," said they, in chorus: " How can we get a supply of brains to do it? Will you give us some of yours to do it?" "I have a superabundant supply of the article," said 1, modestly: "but I couldn't spare any for you." " Why not P" was the anxious inquiry. " Because they'd leak through your sk ulls. Your crania ought to be teak-built and copperfastened." l Club. Blowed if I didn't think that I'd got I into a respectable place by mistake." As I was tooling my four-in-hand coach with my team of grays to jerome Park, I encountered Governor Butler. He dropped on to the box-seat quite suddenly and unexpectedly from the sky, from Aquarius, the water-bearer, who had just poured him out as...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816250
  • 9781236816252