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His father might lay on, but he could not beat him from his pig, till he had fairly made an end of it, whjn, becoming a little more sensible of his UPON ROAST FIG, situation, something like the following dia-^ logue ensued : " You graceless whelp, what have you got there devouring ?
Is it not enough that you have burnt me down three houses with your dogs tricks, and be hanged to you, but you must be eating fire, and I know not what — what have you got there, I say ? do come and taste how nice the burnt pig eats." The ears of Ho-ti tingled with horror He cursed his son, and he cursed himself that ever he should beget a son that should eat burnt pig.
the abominable things^ waverings 'whether he should not put his son to death for'an unnatu- ral young monster, when the crackling scorch- ing- his fingers, as it had done his son's, and applying the same remedy to them, he in his turn tasted some of its flavour, which, make what sour mouths he would for a pretence, proved not altogether displeasing to him.
In conclusion (for the manuscript here is a little tedious) both father and son fairly sat down to the mess, and never left off till they had des- patched all that remained of the h'tter. Bo-bo was strictly €4i}oi»€«- not to let the secret escape, for the neighbors would cer- tainly have stoned them for a couple of abom- inable wretches, who could think of improving upon the good meat which God had sent them. It was observed that Ho-ti's cottage was burnt down now more frequently than ever. Some would break out in broad day, others in the night-time.What could it proceed from 1 — not from the burnt cottas^e — he had smelt that smell before — in- deed this was by no means the first accident of the kind which had occured through the negli- gence of this unlucky young firebrand. less did it resemble that of any known herb, weed, or flower.A premoni t ory moistening at the same time overflowed his nether - hp. He next stooped down to feel the pig, if there were any signs of life in it.Refrain fivm automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us.We encourage the use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help.Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing tliis resource, we liave taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying.We also ask that you: Make non-commercial use of the files We designed Google Book Search for use by individuals, and we request that you use these files for personal, non-commercial purposes.The manuscript goes on to say, that the art of roasting, or rather broiling UPON JWAS2' PIG.(which I take to be the elder brother) was acci- dentally discovered in the manner following: The swineherd, Ho-ti, having gone out in the woods one morning, as his manner was, to col- lect masts for his hogs, left his cottage in the care of his eldest son Bo-bo, a great lubberly boy, who being fond of playing with fire, as younkers of his age commonly are, let some sparks escape into a bundle of straw, which kindling quickly, spread the conflagration over every part of their poor mansion, till it was reduced to ashes.A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country.