|Brave Horatius defends his special dish
and the rest of us didn't get home until after supper-time. The folks was gone to the
house of Elsie
. I made a hunt for some supper for Brave Horatius. I found some and put it in his special dish. Then I came again into the house to get some bread and milk. There was a jar of blackberry jam on the cook-table. It had interest looks. Just when I happened to be having all my fingers in the jar of blackberry-jam, there was
rumblings of distress
come from the back yard. I climbed onto the flour barrel and looked a look out the window. There near
special supper-dish sat the pet crow with
. There was reasons for his forlorn looks, for Brave Horatius had advanced to the rear of
Lars Porsena of Clusium
and pulled out his tail-feathers.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.