My Private Menagerie

from The Works of Theophile Gautier Volume 19

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,479 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.6
LoC Categories: PQ, QL
Downloads: 356
Added to site: 2009.12.26
mnybks.net#: 26117
Origin: gutenberg.org
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his paws round my neck, rub his nose against mine, lick me with his tiny red tongue, rough as a file, and utter little inarticulate cries by way of expressing unmistakably the pleasure he felt at seeing me again. When he had sufficiently caressed me and it was time to sleep he used to perch upon the backboard of his bed and slept there like a bird roosting on a branch. As soon as I woke in the morning, he would come and stretch out beside me until I rose.

Midnight was the latest time allowed for my return home. On this point Pierrot was as inflexible as a janitor. Now, at that time I had founded, along with a few friends, a little evening reunion called "The Four Candles Society," the place of meeting happening to be lighted by four candles stuck in silver candlesticks placed at each corner of the table. Occasionally the conversation became so absorbing that I would forget the time, even at the risk of seeing, like Cinderella, my carriage turn into a pumpkin and my coachman into a big rat. Twice or thr

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