Daisy, the Autobiography of a Cat

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Noyes Brothers, 1900 - Всего страниц: 268
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Стр. 109 - ... library to the dressing-room, where they lay quite exposed. I do not think I have heard of a more remarkable instance of reasoning and affectionate confidence in an animal, and I need hardly say that the latter manifestation gave me great pleasure. The train of reasoning seems to have been as follows : ' Now that my master has returned there is no risk of the kittens being injured by the two young savages in the house, so I will take them out for my protector to see and admire, and keep them...
Стр. 263 - Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been ? I've been to London to see the Queen. Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there ? I frightened a little mouse under the chair.
Стр. 112 - It is a common notion that when a cat scratches the legs of a table, it is a prognostic of change of weather. John Swan, in his ' Speculum Mundi ' (Cambridge, 1643), writing of the cat, says: — "She useth therefore to wash her face with her feet, which she licketh and moisteneth with her tongue ; and it is observed by some that, if she put her feet beyond the crown of her head in this kind of washing, it is a signe of rain.
Стр. 181 - He prayeth best, who loveth best all things, both great and small ; For the dear God that loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Стр. 109 - In other words, the mother had carried them one by one in her mouth from the library to the dressing-room, where they lay quite exposed. I do not think I have heard of a more remarkable instance of reasoning and affectionate confidence in an animal, and I need hardly say that the latter manifestation gave me great pleasure. The train of reasoning seems to have been as follows : ' Now that my master has returned there is no risk of the kittens being injured by the two young savages in the house, so...
Стр. 109 - I saw the cat, and patted her as usual, and then left the house for about an hour. On returning to dress I found that the kittens were located in a corner of my dressing-room, where previous broods had been deposited and nursed. On questioning the servant as to how they came there, he at once replied, ' Sir, the old cat taking one by one in her mouth, brought them here.
Стр. 109 - In 1877 I was absent from Madras for two months, and left in my quarters three cats, one of which, an English tabby, was a very gentle and affectionate creature. During my absence the quarters were occupied by two young gentlemen, who delighted in teasing and frightening the cats. About a week before my return the English cat had kittens, which she carefully concealed behind bookshelves in the library. On the morning of my return I saw the cat, and patted her as usual, and then left the house for...
Стр. 78 - ... (even though I had to throw it out afterwards) I paid for it by missing what I then knew the tale lacked. As an instance, many years later I wrote about a mediaeval artist, a monastery, and the premature discovery of the microscope. ('The Eye of Allah.') Again and again it went dead under my hand, and for the life of me I could not see why. I put it away and waited. Then said my Daemon — and I was meditating something else at the time — 'Treat it as an illuminated manuscript.
Стр. 265 - I know it is a free country, and I have as good a right to the fence as he has to his garden.
Стр. 235 - She said they were hunted about, and never knew what it was to have a kind word spoken to them.

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