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THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS

`Never mind, Mrs. Merrit,' said Eustace, who was busy
writing; `that will do; I'll keep an eye on the bird.'
For a short time there was silence in the room.
`Scratch poor Peter,' said the bird. `Scratch poor old Peter!' `Be quiet, you beastly bird!'
`Poor old Peter! Scratch poor Peter; do!'
'I'm more likely to wring your neck, if I get hold of you.' He looked up at the picture-rail, and there was the hand, holding on to a hook with three fingers, and slowly scratching the head of the parrot with the fourth. Eustace ran to the bell and pressed it hard; then across to the window, which he closed with a bang. Frightened by the noise, the parrot shook its wings preparatory to flight, and, as it did so, the fingers of the hand got hold of it by the throat. There was a shrill scream from Peter, as he fluttered across the room, wheeling round in circles that ever descended, borne down under the weight that clung to him. The bird dropped at last quite suddenly, and Eustace saw fingers and feathers rolled into an inextricable mass on the floor. The struggle abruptly ceased, as finger and thumb squeezed the neck; the bird's eyes rolled up to show the whites, and there was a faint, half-choked gurgle. But, before the fingers had time to loose their hold, Eustace had them in his own.
`Send Mr. Saunders here at once,' he said to the maid who came in answer to the bell. `Tell him I want him immediately.'
Then he went with the hand to the fire. There was a ragged gash across the back, where the bird's beak had torn it, but no blood oozed from the wound. He noted with disgust that the nails had grown long and discoloured.
`I 'll burn the beastly thing,' he said. But he could not burn it. He tried to throw it into the flames, but his own hands, as if impelled by some old primitive feeling, would not let him. And so Saunders found him, pale and irresolute, with the hand still clasped tightly in his fingers.
`I've got it at last,' he said, in a tone of triumph.
`Good, let's have a look at it.'
`Not when it's loose. Get me some nails and a hammer and a board of some sort.'

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