Will a group of joyous children, the young ones of the house, come dancing, shouting, laughing, into the open air, and cluster round the show-box, looking with eager merriment at the puppets
, and tossing each a copper for long-tailed Mammon, the monkey, to pick up?
To me, men have become the puppets
and women the dancing dolls of life.
They knew what was never printed in the newspapers - the wires and strings and the hidden hands that made the puppets
Come, children, let us shut the box and the puppets
, for our play is played out.
Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets
She exaggerated the Punch and Judy aspect of life, and spoke of mankind as puppets
, whom an invisible showman twitches into love and war.
Verily, ever are we drawn aloft--that is, to the realm of the clouds: on these do we set our gaudy puppets
, and then call them Gods and Supermen:--
He is proud to think that his Puppets
have given satisfaction to the very best company in this empire.
Or,' pursued the other--'or take it in your head that people are your puppets
because they don't come out to advantage at the particular moments when you do, with the assistance of a very clever and agreeable wife.
said the old man, venturing to touch one of the puppets
, and drawing away his hand with a shrill laugh.
He had pitched, as I have said, against the bulwarks, where he lay like some horrible, ungainly sort of puppet
, life-size, indeed, but how different from life's colour or life's comeliness
On some flimsy pretext or other Mowanna, the king of Nukuheva, whom the invaders by extravagant presents cajoled over to their interests, and move about like a mere puppet
, has been set up as the rightful sovereign of the entire island--the alleged ruler by prescription of various clans, who for ages perhaps have treated with each other as separate nations.
I've made many a puppet
since I've been a witch, but methinks this is the finest of them all.
But she had not, and she sat now, like a puppet
, replying to his remarks in monosyllables.
The old prince seemed convinced not only that all the men of the day were mere babies who did not know the A B C of war or of politics, and that Bonaparte was an insignificant little Frenchy, successful only because there were no longer any Potemkins or Suvorovs left to oppose him; but he was also convinced that there were no political difficulties in Europe and no real war, but only a sort of puppet
show at which the men of the day were playing, pretending to do something real.