The Naturalist Tavern" was not a meaningless name; for all the halls and all the rooms were lined with large glass cases which were filled with all sorts of birds and animals, glass-eyed
, ably stuffed, and set up in the most natural eloquent and dramatic attitudes.
Mr Wegg, looking back over his shoulder as he pulls the door open by the strap, notices that the movement so shakes the crazy shop, and so shakes a momentary flare out of the candle, as that the babies--Hindoo, African, and British--the 'human warious', the French gentleman, the green glass-eyed
cats, the dogs, the ducks, and all the rest of the collection, show for an instant as if paralytically animated; while even poor little Cock Robin at Mr Venus's elbow turns over on his innocent side.
In the bitter, sad, bloody story of Rhodesia's unfolding into Zimbabwe, his glass-eyed
stare and sullen smile were much mocked in Britain, where the values he expressed were out of kilter with the mood of the country under the Labour premiership of Harold Wilson.
Those are members of a new species at the wheel, and they're about to take measurements for your glass-eyed
, stuffed stand-in at a museum of natural history "Meet the Ancestors" exhibit.
In midnight the circle of light in the boat is filled with men and white arms, with ropes moving like promise, and nets pulling up the black and icy waters a blue crab tender inside its shell, a star from another night of darkness than ours, a glass-eyed
halibut so much larger than death that the boatman must shoot it and shoot again and in night, fire flashes from the gun like a flower that blooms madness and is gone.