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Friend Conseil," said Ned, gravely, "the parrot is like pheasant to those who have nothing else.
I fancy that if your late parrot had heard it, he would have fallen off his perch.
I hope so," he said, "though I am not at all sure about people who travel about with lions and are afraid of parrots.
To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
I saw abundance of parrots, and fain I would have caught one, if possible, to have kept it to be tame, and taught it to speak to me.
They gave them an equal admission into the house or cave, and they began to live very sociably; and the head Spaniard, who had seen pretty much of my methods, together with Friday's father, managed all their affairs; but as for the Englishmen, they did nothing but ramble about the island, shoot parrots, and catch tortoises; and when they came home at night, the Spaniards provided their suppers for them.
she asked, looking sharply over her spectacles, while the parrot, sitting on the back of her chair, called out.
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over:
She was a ferret- eyed, blond-haired, spindle-legged little creature whose mind was a cross between that of a parrot and a sheep.
They looked at the portraits and found the plain little girl dressed in green brocade and holding the parrot on her finger.
But his favorite pets were Dab-Dab the duck, Jip the dog, Gub-Gub the baby pig, Polynesia the parrot, and the owl Too-Too.
This parrot not only spoke well, but it had the gift of telling all that had been done before it.