Wang the Ninth

Wang the Ninth

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"[...] Little Wang, nothing loth, cautiously joined them. He was so small that he stood there for a long time totally unobserved, looking at each disappearing mouthful with envious eyes, and wondering what he should do to be fed like these lucky ones. Presently the old man, having finished his work, turned to him. "And you?" he inquired in a matter-of-fact way, treating the child as if he were a grown-up. "I, too, am hungry," announced little Wang gravely. At this everybody laughed spontaneously as if something very witty had been said; but the child only stood there frowning, showing traces of the resolute character which so quickly developed by not flinching at an inch. "You are hungry!" echoed the old man quizzically, "well, well-that is as it should be. When one is small it is always so: only with age does the appetite[...]."
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507536623
  • 9781507536629

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