CRICKET


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Pinocchio turned and saw a large cricket crawling slowly up the wall.
"I am the Talking Cricket and I have been living in this room for more than one hundred years."
As if the clock hadn't finished striking, and the convulsive little Haymaker at the top of it, jerking away right and left with a scythe in front of a Moorish Palace, hadn't mowed down half an acre of imaginary grass before the Cricket joined in at all!
And the fact is, that the kettle began it, at least five minutes before the Cricket gave any sign of being in existence.
Between the well and the Round Pond are the cricket-pitches, and frequently the choosing of sides exhausts so much time that there is scarcely any cricket. Everybody wants to bat first, and as soon as he is out he bowls unless you are the better wrestler, and while you are wrestling with him the fielders have scattered to play at something else.
"They've a cricket week next month, when this boy Crowley comes of age, and we've both got to go down and play."
"I have been bold enough," said Lord Amersteth, "to ask one of the Gentlemen of England to come down and play some rustic cricket for us next month.
He went back to his regular life, and played cricket and bathed as usual.
Do you remember our castles in the air?" asked Amy, smiling as she watched Laurie and John playing cricket with the boys.
Morland was a very good woman, and wished to see her children everything they ought to be; but her time was so much occupied in lying-in and teaching the little ones, that her elder daughters were inevitably left to shift for themselves; and it was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, baseball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books -- or at least books of information -- for, provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.
I needn't add that I have been playing country-house cricket for the last month under an alias; it's the only decent way to do it when one's county has need of one.
I looked about in all directions for the little creature, but there was no trace of her--and my 'eerie' feeling was quite gone off, and the crickets were chirping again merrily--so I knew she was really gone.