Page:Collodi - The Story of a Puppet, translation Murray, 1892.djvu/32

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ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO

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Pinocchio is hungry and searches for an egg
          to make himself an omelet; but just at
          the most interesting moment the omelet
          flies out of the window.


Night was coming on, and Pinocchio, remembering that he had eaten nothing all day, began to feel a gnawing in his stomach that very much resembled appetite.

But appetite with boys travels quickly, and in fact after a few minutes his appetite had become hunger, and in no time his hunger became ravenous—a hunger that was really quite insupportable.

Poor Pinocchio ran quickly to the fireplace where a saucepan was boiling, and was going to take off the lid to see what was in it, but the saucepan was only painted on the wall. You can imagine his feelings. His nose, which was already long, became longer by at least three fingers.

He then began to run about the room, searching in the drawers and in every