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THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS

the cornice with three fingers and flicked thumb and forefinger at him in an expression of scornful derision.
`I' know what I'll do,' he said. `If I only get it into the open, I'll set the dogs on to it.'
He spoke to Saunders of the suggestion.
`It's a jolly good idea,' he said; `only we won't wait till we find it out of doors. We'll get the dogs. There are the two terriers and the under-keeper's Irish mongrel, that's on to rats like a flash. Your spaniel has not got spirit enough for this sort of game.'
They brought the dogs into the house, and the keeper's Irish mongrel chewed up the slippers, and the terriers tripped up Morton, as he waited at table; but all three were welcome. Even false security is better than no security at all.
For a fortnight nothing happened. Then the hand was caught, not by the dogs, but by Mrs. Merrit's grey parrot. The bird was in the habit of periodically removing the pins that kept its seed- and water-tins in place, and of escaping through the holes in the side of the cage. When once at liberty, Peter would show no inclination to return, and would often be about the house for days. Now, after six consecutive weeks of captivity, Peter had again discovered a new way of unloosing his bolts and was at large, exploring the tapestr'sed forests of the curtains and singing songs in praise of liberty from cornice and picture-rail.
`It's no use your trying to catch him,' said Eustace to Mrs. Merrit, as she came into the study one afternoon towards dusk with a step-ladder. `You'd much better leave Peter alone. Starve him into surrender, Mrs. Merrit; and don't leave bananas and seed about for him to peck at when he fancies he's hungry. You 're far too soft-hearted.'
`Well, sir, I see he's right out of reach now on that picture rail; so, if you wouldn't mind closing the door, sir, when you leave the room, I'll bring his cage in to-night and put some meat inside it. He's that fond of meat, though it does make him pull out his feathers to suck the quills. They do say that if you cook-'

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