So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey
and they went on their way.
"Stop that noise!" he shouted; and the donkey
stopped kicking the metal sheet and turned its head to look with surprise at the shaggy man.
"Good morning," said the donkey
, in his deep voice, which seemed bigger than he was.
Blucher could do nothing at all with his donkey
. The beast scampered zigzag across the road and the others ran into him; he scraped Blucher against carts and the corners of houses; the road was fenced in with high stone walls, and the donkey
gave him a polishing first on one side and then on the other, but never once took the middle; he finally came to the house he was born in and darted into the parlor, scraping Blucher off at the doorway.
In the meantime, Pinocchio lifted himself up from the ground, and with one leap landed on the donkey
She had never seen such a wide lane before, and, without her knowing why, it gave her the impression that the common could not be far off; perhaps it was because she saw a donkey
with a log to his foot feeding on the grassy margin, for she had seen a donkey
with that pitiable encumbrance on Dunlow Common when she had been across it in her father's gig.
No sooner, however, had she swallowed them than she lost human form, and ran into the courtyard in the shape of a donkey
"Since that evening I have been specially fond of donkeys
. I began to ask questions about them, for I had never seen one before; and I at once came to the conclusion that this must be one of the most useful of animals--strong, willing, patient, cheap; and, thanks to this donkey
, I began to like the whole country I was travelling through; and my melancholy passed away."
was in a state of profound abstraction: wondering, probably, whether he was destined to be regaled with a cabbage-stalk or two when he had disposed of the two sacks of soot with which the little cart was laden; so, without noticing the word of command, he jogged onward.
'Nor never vill; and there's another thing that no man never see, and that's a dead donkey
. No man never see a dead donkey
'cept the gen'l'm'n in the black silk smalls as know'd the young 'ooman as kep' a goat; and that wos a French donkey
, so wery likely he warn't wun o' the reg'lar breed.'
But that bonny-cheeked lass was blessed with an elasticity of spirits that secured her from any rankling grief; and by the time the grand climax of the donkey-race came on, her disappointment was entirely lost in the delightful excitement of attempting to stimulate the last donkey
by hisses, while the boys applied the argument of sticks.
The second act opened before Philly Doyle's underground still, with Peggy and her battered donkey
come in to smuggle a load of potheen across the bog, and to bring Philly word of what was doing in the world without, and of what was happening along the roadsides and ditches with the first gleam of fine weather.