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    For long I could not close my ears that night: nike jordan heels I lay listening, I knew not what for. A scare was on me that made me dislike the dark, and I switched on the light and slept at last. I was roused by a great to-do in the early morning, servants knocking excitedly, and my door opened, and the dear Porthos I had mourned so long tore in. They had heard his bark, but whence he came no one knew. He was in excellent condition, juicy couture outlet online and after he had leaped upon me from all points I flung him on the floor by a trick I know, and lay down beside him, while he put his protecting arm round me and looked at me with the old adoring eyes.

    But Mary spoilt it all, juicy couture outlet when I sent David back to her in the morning, by inquiring too curiously into his person and discovering that I had put his combinations on him with the buttons to the front. For this I wrote her the following insulting letter. When Mary does anything that specially annoys me I send her an insulting letter. vibram fivefingers outlet I once had a photograph taken of David being hanged on a tree. I sent her that. You can’t think of all the subtle ways of grieving her I have. No woman with the spirit of a crow would stand it.

    “Dear Madam [I wrote]: nike dunk heels has come to my knowledge that when you walk in the Gardens with the boy David you listen avidly for encomiums of him and of your fanciful dressing of him by passers-by, storing them in your heart the while you make vain pretence to regard them not: wherefore lest you be swollen by these very small things I, nike high heels who now know David both by day and by night, an minded to compare him and Porthos the one with the other, both in this matter and in other matters of graver account.

    The sorrowful eyes of Paterson stripped me bare. nike high heels There were days when I could not endure looking at him, though surely I have long ceased to be a vain man. He still met us in the Gardens, but for hours he and I would be together without speaking. It was so upon the last day, one of those innumerable dreary days when David, having sneezed the night before, jordan high heels was kept at home in flannel, and I sat alone with Paterson on the Storyseat. At least I turned to address him. Never had we spoken of what chained our tongues, and I meant only to say now that we must go, for soon the gates would close, but when I looked at him I saw that he was more mournful than ever before; nike high heels he shut his eyes so tightly that a drop of blood fell from them.

    “And now you know me,” I said, “do you want to be like me still? I am a curious person to attach oneself to, Paterson; don’t you see that even David often smiles at me when he thinks he is unobserved? nike heels for women I work very hard to retain that little boy’s love; but I shall lose him soon; even now I am not what I was to him; in a year or two at longest, Paterson, David will grow out of me.”

    The poor fellow shot out his hand to me, but “No,” said I, “you have found me out. nike dunk heels Everybody finds me out except my dog, and that is why the loss of him makes such a difference to me. Shall we go, Paterson?”He would not come with me, and I left him on the seat; when I was far away I looked back, and he was still sitting there forlornly.
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    And touching this matter of outward show, nike high heels they are both very lordly, and neither of them likes it to be referred to, but they endure in different ways. For David says ‘Oh, bother!’ and even at times hits out, but Porthos droops his tail and lets them have their say. jordan high heels yet is he extolled as beautiful and a darling ten times for the once that David is extolled.

    “The manners of Porthos are therefore prettier than the manners of David, nike high heels who when he has sent me to hide from him behind a tree sometimes comes not in search, and on emerging tamely from my concealment I find him playing other games entirely forgetful of my existence. Whereas Porthos always comes in search. Also if David wearies of you he scruples not to say so, but Porthos, nike heels for women in like circumstances, offers you his paw, meaning ‘Farewell,’ and t o bearded men he does this all the time (I think because of a hereditary distaste for goats), so that they conceive him to be enamoured of them when he is only begging them courteously to go. nike dunk heels Thus while the manners of Porthos are more polite it may be argued that those of David are more efficacious.

    “In gentleness David compares ill with Porthos. nike jordan heels For whereas the one shoves and has been known to kick on slight provocation, the other, who is noisily hated of all small dogs by reason of his size, remonstrates not, even when they cling in froth and fury to his chest, but carries them along tolerantly until they drop off from fatigue. Again, David will not unbend when in the company of babies, juicy couture outlet online expecting them unreasonably to rise to his level, but contrariwise Porthos, though terrible to tramps, suffers all things of babies, even to an exploration of his mouth in an attempt to discover what his tongue is like at the other end. The comings and goings of David are unnoticed by perambulators, which lie in wait for the advent of Porthos. The strong and wicked fear Porthos but no little creature fears him, juicy couture outlet the hedgehogs he conveys from place to place in his mouth, nor the sparrows that steal his straw from under him.

    “In proof of which gentleness I adduce his adventure with the rabbit. Having gone for a time to reside in a rabbit country Porthos was elated to discover at last something small that ran from him, vibram fivefingers outlet and developing at once into an ecstatic sportsman he did pound hotly in pursuit, though always overshooting the mark by a hundred yards or so and wondering very much what had become of the rabbit. There was a steep path, from the top of which the rabbit suddenly came into view, and the practice of Porthos was to advance up it on tiptoe, turning near the summit to give me a knowing look and then bounding forward. nike dunk heels The rabbit here did something tricky with a hole in the ground, but Porthos tore onwards in full faith that the game was being played fairly, and always returned panting and puzzling but glorious.

    “I sometimes shuddered to think of his perplexity should he catch the rabbit, which however was extremely unlikely; nike high heels nevertheless he did catch it, I know not how, but presume it to have been another than the one of which he was in chase. I found him with it, his brows furrowed in the deepest thought. The rabbit, terrified but uninjured, cowered beneath him.
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    “Touching these matters, therefore, let it be granted that David excels Porthos; nike high heels and in divers similar qualities the one is no more than a match for the other, as in the quality of curiosity; for, if a parcel comes into my chambers Porthos is miserable until it is opened, and I have noticed the same thing of David.

    Porthos gave me a happy look and again dropped into a weighty frame of mind. ‘What is the next thing one does?’ nike high heels was obviously the puzzle with him, and the position was scarcely less awkward for the rabbit, which several times made a move to end this intolerable suspense. Whereupon Porthos immediately gave it a warning tap with his foot, and again fell to pondering. The strain on me was very great.

    “At last they seemed to hit upon a compromise. jordan high heels Porthos looked over his shoulder very self- consciously, and the rabbit at first slowly and then in a flash withdrew. Porthos pretended to make a search for it, but you cannot think how relieved he looked. He even tried to brazen out his disgrace before me and waved his tail appealingly. But he could not look me in the face, nike high heels and when he saw that this was what I insisted on he collapsed at my feet and moaned. There were real tears in his eyes, and I was touched, and swore to him that he had done everything a dog could do, and though he knew I was lying he became happy again. For so long as I am pleased with him, ma’am, nike heels for women nothing else greatly matters to Porthos. I told this story to David, having first extracted a promise from him that he would not think the less of Porthos, and now I must demand the same promise of you. Also, an admission that in innocence of heart, for which David has been properly commended,nike dunk heels nevertheless teach Porthos nothing, but on the contrary may learn much from him.

    “And now to come to those qualities in which David excels over Porthos--the first is that he is no snob but esteems the girl Irene (pretentiously called his nurse) more than any fine lady, nike jordan heels and envies every ragged boy who can hit to leg. Whereas Porthos would have every class keep its place, and though fond of going down into the kitchen, always barks at the top of the stairs for a servile invitation before he graciously descends. Most of the servants in our street have had the loan of him to be photographed with, juicy couture outlet online and I have but now seen him stalking off for that purpose with a proud little housemaid who is looking up to him as if he were a warrior for whom she had paid a shilling.

    “Again, when David and Porthos are in their bath, praise is due to the one and must be withheld from the other. For David, juicy couture outlet as I have noticed, loves to splash in his bath and to slip back into it from the hands that would transfer him to a towel. But Porthos stands in his bath drooping abjectly like a shamed figure cut out of some limp material.

    “Furthermore, the inventiveness of David is beyond that of Porthos, who cannot play by himself, and knows not even how to take a solitary walk, vibram fivefingers outlet while David invents playfully all day long. Lastly, when David is discovered of some offence and expresses sorrow therefor, he does that thing no more for a time, but looks about him for other offences, whereas Porthos incontinently repeats his offence, in other words, nike dunk heels he again buries his bone in the back-yard, and marvels greatly that I know it, although his nose be crusted with earth.
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    “Also there is the taking of medicine. nike high heels at production of the vial all gaiety suddenly departs from Porthos and he looks the other way, but if I say I have forgotten to have the vial refilled he skips joyfully, yet thinks he still has a right to a chocolate, nike high heels and when I remarked disparagingly on this to David he looked so shy that there was revealed to me a picture of a certain lady treating him for youthful maladies.

    “A thing to be considered of in both is their receiving of punishments, jordan high heels and I am now reminded that the girl Irene (whom I take in this matter to be your mouthpiece) complains that I am not sufficiently severe with David, and do leave the chiding of him for offences against myself to her in the hope that he will love her less and me more thereby. Which we have hotly argued in the Gardens to the detriment of our dignity. And I here say that if I am slow to be severe to David, nike heels for women the reason thereof is that I dare not be severe to Porthos, and I have ever sought to treat the one the same as the other.

    “Now I refrain from raising hand or voice to Porthos because his great heart is night to breaking if he so much as suspects that all is not well between him and me, nike dunk heels and having struck him once some years ago never can I forget the shudder which passed through him when he saw it was I who had struck, and I shall strike him, ma’am, no more. But when he is detected in any unseemly act now, it is my stern practice to cane my writing-table in his presence, and even this punishment is almost more than he can bear. nike jordan heels such chastisement inflicted on David encourages him but to enter on fresh trespasses (as the girl Irene avers), the reason must be that his heart is not like unto that of the noble Porthos.

    “And if you retort that David is naturally a depraved little boy, and so demands harsher measure, I have still my answer, to wit, juicy couture outlet online what is the manner of severity meted out to him at home? And lest you should shuffle in your reply I shall mention a notable passage that has come to my ears.

    “As thus, that David having heard a horrid word in the street, uttered it with unction in the home. That the mother threatened corporal punishment, juicy couture outlet whereat the father tremblingly intervened. That David continuing to rejoice exceedingly in his word, the father spoke darkly of a cane, but the mother rushed between the combatants. That the problematical chastisement became to David an object of romantic interest. That this darkened the happy home. That casting from his path a weeping mother, vibram fivefingers outlet the goaded father at last dashed from the house yelling that he was away to buy a cane. That he merely walked the streets white to the lips because of the terror David must now be feeling. And that when he returned, it was David radiant with hope who opened the door and then burst into tears because there was no cane. Truly, ma’am, nike dunk heels you are a fitting person to tax me with want of severity. Rather should you be giving thanks that it is not you I am comparing with Porthos.

    “But to make an end of this comparison, I mention that Porthos is ever wishful to express gratitude for my kindness to him, nike high heels so that looking up from my book I see his mournful eyes fixed upon me with a passionate attachment, and then I know that the well-night unbearable sadness which comes into the face of dogs is because they cannot say Thank you to their masters.

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