Pinocchio - Part 2


> As soon as he gets home, Geppetto fashions the Marionette and calls it
                         Marionette the of pranks first The .Pinocchio <

> Little as Geppetto's house was, it was neat and comfortable. It was a small
       The .stairway the under window tiny a with ,floor ground the on room <
> furniture could not have been much simpler: a very old chair, a rickety old
on painted was logs burning of full fireplace A .table tumble-down a and ,bed <
> the wall opposite the door. Over the fire, there was painted a pot full of
   what of clouds up sending and away happily boiling kept which something <
> looked like real steam.

> As soon as he reached home, Geppetto took his tools and began to cut and
                                       .Marionette a into wood the shape <

> "What shall I call him?" he said to himself. "I think I'll call him
Pinocchi of family whole a knew I .fortune his make will name This .PINOCCHIO <
> once--Pinocchio the father, Pinocchia the mother, and Pinocchi the children--
         ".living his for begged them of richest The .lucky all were they and <

> After choosing the name for his Marionette, Geppetto set seriously to work to
    noticed he when surprise his Fancy .eyes the ,forehead the ,hair the make <
> that these eyes moved and then stared fixedly at him. Geppetto, seeing this,
                                   :tone grieved a in said and insulted felt <

> "Ugly wooden eyes, why do you stare so?"

> There was no answer.

> After the eyes, Geppetto made the nose, which began to stretch as soon as
it ,long so became it till stretched and stretched and stretched It .finished <
> seemed endless.

> Poor Geppetto kept cutting it and cutting it, but the more he cut, the longer
                      .alone it let he despair In .nose impertinent that grew <

> Next he made the mouth.

> No sooner was it finished than it began to laugh and poke fun at him.

> "Stop laughing!" said Geppetto angrily; but he might as well have spoken to
                                                                  .wall the <

> "Stop laughing, I say!" he roared in a voice of thunder.

> The mouth stopped laughing, but it stuck out a long tongue.

> Not wishing to start an argument, Geppetto made believe he saw nothing and
the ,neck the then ,chin the made he ,mouth the After .work his with on went <
> shoulders, the stomach, the arms, and the hands.

> As he was about to put the last touches on the finger tips, Geppetto felt his
  was wig yellow His ?see he did what and up glanced He .off pulled being wig <
> in the Marionette's hand. "Pinocchio, give me my wig!"

> But instead of giving it back, Pinocchio put it on his own head, which was
                                                  .it in up swallowed half <

> At that unexpected trick, Geppetto became very sad and downcast, more so than
                                                     .before been ever had he <

> "Pinocchio, you wicked boy!" he cried out. "You are not yet finished, and you
  very ,son my ,bad Very .father old poor your to impudent being by out start <
> bad!"

> And he wiped away a tear.

> The legs and feet still had to be made. As soon as they were done, Geppetto
                                  .nose his of tip the on kick sharp a felt <

> "I deserve it!" he said to himself. "I should have thought of this before I
                                              "!late too it's Now .him made <

> He took hold of the Marionette under the arms and put him on the floor to
                                                       .walk to him teach <

> Pinocchio's legs were so stiff that he could not move them, and Geppetto held
             .other the after foot one out put to how him showed and hand his <

> When his legs were limbered up, Pinocchio started walking by himself and ran
 out was he leap one with and ,door open the to came He .room the around all <
> into the street. Away he flew!

> Poor Geppetto ran after him but was unable to catch him, for Pinocchio ran in
     the of stones the on beat they as ,feet wooden two his ,bounds and leaps <
> street, making as much noise as twenty peasants in wooden shoes.

> "Catch him! Catch him!" Geppetto kept shouting. But the people in the street,
to and stare to still stood ,wind the like running Marionette wooden a seeing <
> laugh until they cried.

> At last, by sheer luck, a Carabineer[2] happened along, who, hearing all that
     the in bravely stood and ,colt runaway a be might it that thought ,noise <
> middle of the street, with legs wide apart, firmly resolved to stop it and
                                                      .trouble any prevent <

> [2] A military policeman

> Pinocchio saw the Carabineer from afar and tried his best to escape between
                           .success without but ,fellow big the of legs the <

> The Carabineer grabbed him by the nose (it was an extremely long one and
  Mastro to him returned and (thing very that for purpose on made seemed <
> Geppetto.

> The little old man wanted to pull Pinocchio's ears. Think how he felt when,
 !them make to forgotten had he that discovered he ,them for searching upon <

> All he could do was to seize Pinocchio by the back of the neck and take him
  him to said and times three or two him shook he ,so doing was he As .home <
> angrily:

> "We're going home now. When we get home, then we'll settle this matter!"

> Pinocchio, on hearing this, threw himself on the ground and refused to take
            .two the around gathered another after person One .step another <

> Some said one thing, some another.

> "Poor Marionette," called out a man. "I am not surprised he doesn't want to
 and mean so is he ,unmercifully him beat will ,doubt no ,Geppetto .home go <
> cruel!"

> "Geppetto looks like a good man," added another, "but with boys he's a real
   to him tear may he hands his in Marionette poor that leave we If .tyrant <
> pieces!"

> They said so much that, finally, the Carabineer ended matters by setting
did fellow old poor The .prison to Geppetto dragging and liberty at Pinocchio <
> not know how to defend himself, but wept and wailed like a child and said
                                                        :sobs his between <

> "Ungrateful boy! To think I tried so hard to make you a well-behaved
more matter the given have should I !however ,it deserve I !Marionette <
> thought."

> What happened after this is an almost unbelievable story, but you may read
                           .follow that chapters the in ,children dear ,it <

> The story of Pinocchio and the Talking Cricket, in which one sees that bad
  do they than more know who those by corrected be to like not do children <

> Very little time did it take to get poor old Geppetto to prison. In the
     the of clutches the from now free ,Pinocchio ,rascal that meantime <
> Carabineer, was running wildly across fields and meadows, taking one short
brambles over leaped he ,flight wild his In .home toward another after cut <
> and bushes, and across brooks and ponds, as if he were a goat or a hare
                                                      .hounds by chased <

> On reaching home, he found the house door half open. He slipped into the
.escape his at happy ,floor the on himself threw and ,door the locked ,room <

> But his happiness lasted only a short time, for just then he heard someone
                                                                   :saying <

> "Cri-cri-cri!"

> "Who is calling me?" asked Pinocchio, greatly frightened.

> "I am!"

> Pinocchio turned and saw a large cricket crawling slowly up the wall.

> "Tell me, Cricket, who are you?"

> "I am the Talking Cricket and I have been living in this room for more than
                                                        ".years hundred one <

> "Today, however, this room is mine," said the Marionette, "and if you wish to
                ".once even around turn don't and ,now out get ,favor a me do <

> "I refuse to leave this spot," answered the Cricket, "until I have told you a
                                                                ".truth great <

> "Tell it, then, and hurry."

> "Woe to boys who refuse to obey their parents and run away from home! They
very be will they older are they when and ,world this in happy be never will <
> sorry for it."

> "Sing on, Cricket mine, as you please. What I know is, that tomorrow, at
happen will thing same the here stay I If .forever place this leave I ,dawn <
> to me which happens to all other boys and girls. They are sent to school, and
  I ,you tell me let ,me for As .study must they ,not or to want they whether <
> hate to study! It's much more fun, I think, to chase after butterflies, climb
                                              ".nests 'birds steal and ,trees <

> "Poor little silly! Don't you know that if you go on like that, you will grow
     "?everyone of laughingstock the be you'll that and donkey perfect a into <

> "Keep still, you ugly Cricket!" cried Pinocchio.

> But the Cricket, who was a wise old philosopher, instead of being offended at
                           :tone same the in continued ,impudence Pinocchio's <

> "If you do not like going to school, why don't you at least learn a trade, so
                                         "?living honest an earn can you that <

> "Shall I tell you something?" asked Pinocchio, who was beginning to lose
really that one only is there ,world the in trades the all Of" .patience <
> suits me."

> "And what can that be?"

> "That of eating, drinking, sleeping, playing, and wandering around from
                                                   ".night till morning <

> "Let me tell you, for your own good, Pinocchio," said the Talking Cricket in
      the in up end always trade that follow who those that" ,voice calm his <
> hospital or in prison."

> "Careful, ugly Cricket! If you make me angry, you'll be sorry!"

> "Poor Pinocchio, I am sorry for you."

> "Why?"

> "Because you are a Marionette and, what is much worse, you have a wooden
                                                                  ".head <

> At these last words, Pinocchio jumped up in a fury, took a hammer from the
         .Cricket Talking the at strength his all with it threw and ,bench <

> Perhaps he did not think he would strike it. But, sad to relate, my dear
                 .head its on straight ,Cricket the hit did he ,children <

> With a last weak "cri-cri-cri" the poor Cricket fell from the wall, dead!

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