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By this time the 'eerie' feeling had come back again, and I suddenly observed that no crickets were chirping; so I felt quite sure that "Bruno was somewhere very near.
And the fact is, that the kettle began it, at least five minutes before the Cricket gave any sign of being in existence.
It appeared as if there were a sort of match, or trial of skill, you must understand, between the kettle and the Cricket.
It persevered with undiminished ardour; but the Cricket took first fiddle and kept it.
When she came back, and sat down in her former seat, the Cricket and the kettle were still keeping it up, with a perfect fury of competition.
I am the Talking Cricket and I have been living in this room for more than one hundred years.
I refuse to leave this spot," answered the Cricket, "until I have told you a great truth.
But the Cricket, who was a wise old philosopher, instead of being offended at Pinocchio's impudence, continued in the same tone:
And, with your own experience, do you think that because a fellow has rooms in this place, and belongs to a club or two, and plays a little cricket, he must necessarily have a balance at the bank?
Everybody knows how largely the tone of a public school depends on that of the eleven, and on the character of the captain of cricket in particular; and I have never heard it denied that in A.
It was in the Colonies, when I was out there playing cricket.
But, gentlemen of Muggleton, is it in cricket alone that your fellow-townsmen stand pre-eminent?