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Barks and Purrs

Barks and Purrs by Colette
By: (1873-1954)

Barks and Purrs is a collection of seven episodes in the lives of Toby-Dog, a French Bulldog, and Kiki-the-Demure, a Maltese cat, living in a comfortable household. The episodes cover a hot afternoon, a train ride, and what happened when dinner was late or their mistress was ill. We hear about the first fire in autumn, a heavy storm, and about a visitor in the household.
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette-Willy was throughout her life a controversial French novelist. She published around 50 novels; the best known is “Gigi”.

First Page:

BARKS AND PURRS

BY

COLETTE WILLY

TRANSLATED BY

MAIRE KELLY

CONTENTS

PREFACE SENTIMENTALITIES ON THE TRAIN DINNER IS LATE SHE IS ILL THE FIRST FIRE THE STORM A CALLER

PREFACE

Madame :

There are moments when one seems to come to life. One looks about and distinguishes a creature whose foot print closely resembles the ace of spades. The thing says: bow wow. It is a dog. One looks again. The ace of spades is now an ace of clubs. The thing says: pffffffff and it is a cat.

This is the history of the visible world and in particular, that of my god children, Toby Dog and Kiki the Demure. They are so natural I use the word in the sense in which it is applicable to the savages of Oceania that all their acts conspire to make of life, a very simple proposition. These are animals in the fullest sense of the word animos if I may employ the original orthography, capable of exclaiming with those of Faust : "The fool knows it not! He knows not the pot, He knows not the kettle."

And as such, Madame, you have placed them exactly where they should be: their earthly Paradise is the apartment of Monsieur Willy... Continue reading book >>


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