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.
N IGHT 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
Poor Pinocchio ran quickly to the
He then began to run about the room, searching in the drawers and in every
imaginable place, in
hopes of finding a bit of bread. If it was only a bit of dry bread, a crust, a
bone left by a dog, a little mouldy pudding of Indian corn, a fish bone, a
And in the meanwhile his hunger grew and grew; and poor Pinocchio had no other relief than yawning, and his yawns were so tremendous that sometimes his mouth almost reached his ears. And after he had yawned he spluttered, and felt as if he was going to faint.
Then he began to cry desperately, and he said:
"The Talking-cricket was right. I did wrong to rebel against my papa and to run
Just then he thought he saw something in the
Pinocchio's joy beats description; it can only be imagined. Almost believing it must be a dream he kept turning the egg over in his hands, feeling it and kissing it. And as he kissed it he said:
"And now, how shall I cook it? Shall I make
Without loss of time he placed an earthenware saucer on a brazier
"A thousand thanks, Master Pinocchio, for saving me the trouble of breaking the shell. Adieu until we meet again. Keep well, and my best compliments to all at home!"
Thus saying it spread its wings, darted through the open window, and flying away was lost to sight.
Thus saying it spread its wings.
The poor puppet stood as if he had been bewitched, with his eyes
fixed, his mouth open, and the
"Ah! indeed the
And as his stomach cried out more than ever and he did not know how to quiet it, he thought he would leave the house and make an excursion in the neighbourhood in hopes of finding some charitable person who would give him a piece of bread.