The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories

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Publisher Description

There was once a boy, named Gaspar, whose uncle made voyages to China , and brought him home chessmen, queer toys, porcelain vases , embroidered skullcaps, and all kinds of fine things. He gave him such grand descriptions of foreign countries and costumes, that Gaspar was not at all satisfied to live in a small village, where the people dressed in the most commonplace way. At school he was always covering his slate with pictures of Turks wearing turbans as large as small mosques, or Chinese with queues several yards long, and shoes that turned up to their knees. Then he read every story he could find of all possible and impossible adventures, and longed for nothing so much as to go forth, like Napoleon or Alexander, and make mincemeat of the whole world. One day he could bear it no longer; so, taking with him an oaken dagger which he had carved with great care, off he started on his conquering expedition. He walked along the sunny road, kicking up a great dust, and coming to a milestone, threw a stone at a huge bullfrog croaking at him from a spring, and made it dive under with a loud splash. Pleased with his prowess, he took a good drink at the spring, and filled his flask with the sparkling water. At the second milestone he threw a pebble at a bird, singing in a tree. Off flew the bird, and down fell a great red apple. Ah, how fine! he exclaimed , picking it up; and how the bird flies! I wish I had such wings. On the third milestone sat a quiet looking little man, cracking nuts; so Gaspar stopped to crack nuts, and have a chat with him.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
March 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
188
Pages
PUBLISHER
Libro Móvil
SELLER
Levro movil
SIZE
1.4
MB

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