Pepper & Salt by Howard Pyle


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Here, my little man, you may hold my cap and bells,--and you, over
there, may hold the bauble! Now, then, I am ready to talk as a wise man
should and am a giddy-pated jester no longer!

This is what I have to say:

One must have a little pinch of seasoning in this dull, heavy life of
ours; one should never look to have all the troubles, the labors, and
the cares, with never a whit of innocent jollity and mirth. Yes, one
must smile now and then, if for nothing else than to lift the corners of
the lips in laughter that are only too often dragged down in sorrow.

It is for this that I sit here now, telling you all manner of odd quips
and jests until yon sober, wise man shakes his head and goes his way,
thinking that I am even more of a shallow-witted knave than I really am.
But, prut! Who cares for that? I am sure that I do not if you do not.

Yet listen! One must not look to have nothing but pepper and salt in
this life of ours--no, indeed! At that rate we would be worse off than
we are now. I only mean that it is a good and pleasant thing to have
something to lend the more solid part a little savor now and then!

So, here I'll sit; and, perhaps, when you have been good children, and
have learned your lessons or done your work, your mother will let you
come and play a little while with me. I will always be ready and waiting
for you here, and I will warrant your mother that I will do you no harm
with anything that I may tell you. If I can only make you laugh and be
merry for a little while, then my work will be well done, and I will be
glad in the doing of it.

And now give me my cap and bells again, for my wits are growing cold
without them; and you will be pleased to reach me my bauble once more,
for I love to have him by me.

Will you be seated? And you, over there, seat the baby on the grass! Are
you ready? Very well; then I will tell you a story, and it shall be
about "The Skillful Huntsman."




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Table of Contents

THE SKILLFUL HUNTSMAN Page 1
Two Opinions Facing P. 4
Ye Song Of Ye Foolish Old Woman " 5
A Newspaper Puff " 12
Three Fortunes " 13

CLAUS AND HIS WONDERFUL STAFF Page 14
Venturesome Boldness Facing P. 16
Superficial Culture " 17

HOW DAME MARGERY TWIST SAW MORE THAN WAS Page 28
GOOD FOR HER
Ye Song Of Ye Gossips Facing P. 32
A Victim To Science " 33
Play And Earnest " 36
The Accident Of Birth " 37

CLEVER PETER AND THE TWO BOTTLES Page 43
Ye Romantic Adventures Of Three Tailors Facing P. 44
Fancy And Fact " 45
Ye Two Wishes " 48
A Verse With A Moral But Not Name " 49

HANS HECKLEMANN'S LUCK Page 57
Ye Song Of Ye Rajah And Ye Fly Facing P. 64
Pride In Distress " 65
Profession And Practice " 68
A Tale Of A Tub " 69

FARMER GRIGGS'S BOGGART Page 69
Ye Story Of A Blue China Plate Facing P. 76
Moral Blindness " 77
Overconfidence " 80
The Force Of Need " 81

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