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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and forbearance of the Gods,
and it is justified, for whenever any of our kinsmen fall into
their hands, what becomes of them we know not, but we see them no
more. And yet I, knowing this full well when I was presented by the
Boy to his Mother, had the absurdity to expect liberty at her
command But I must go on with my story. Well, the news had no
sooner gone out, and I was not slow to assist in spreading it,
though I have since repented, that I had actually escaped uninjured
from the hands of the Gods, than I became at once the most famous
person the annals of Bugland have known for many a day. I was
thronged to from far and near. Across many fields came all kinds of
my countrymen to see the fortunate bug that had escaped from the
Gods, and also the wonderful bit of their material that I had
brought away with me. Even the busy ants and bees left their toil,
and came many wingflights to see the insect that had been clasped
in the hand of the young God, and yet escaped uninjured. I found
myself obliged to be in company almost all the time, day and night,
giving audiences, and relating my marvelous adventure, and I was
compelled to keep an almost innumerable host of translators, for
the benefit of all the other kinds of insects, as I only speak my
own language myself. As I always carried my thread with me in a
coil around one of my legs--indeed, I could not do otherwise, for
no one could untie the knot, and besides I did not want it
untied--I soon came to be known as the Knight of the Black Garter,
and right proud I was of the title. Many and magnificent were the
functions planned and carried out in my honor. Wherever I came, I
was received almost like one of the Gods, except that no fear went
with me. In the entire annals of Bugland there...
|Country of origin:
United States Congress Senate
• Harvey Shawmeker
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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