But the Cricket, who was a wise old philosopher, instead of being offended at Pinocchio's impudence, continued in the same tone:
Let me tell you, for your own good, Pinocchio," said the Talking Cricket in his calm voice, "that those who follow that trade always end up in the hospital or in prison.
At these last words, Pinocchio jumped up in a fury, took a hammer from the bench, and threw it with all his strength at the Talking Cricket.
It appeared as if there were a sort of match, or trial of skill, you must understand, between the kettle and the Cricket.
It persevered with undiminished ardour; but the Cricket took first fiddle and kept it.
When she came back, and sat down in her former seat, the Cricket and the kettle were still keeping it up, with a perfect fury of competition.
Raffles on this day, as, indeed, all the cricket world remembers.
Nothing riles me more than being asked about for my cricket as though I were a pro.
He had not come to play in the matches (he told me), but to obtain for Lord Amersteth such a series of cricket photographs as had never been taken before; whether as an amateur or a professional photographer I was unable to determine.
I looked about in all directions for the little creature, but there was no trace of her--and my 'eerie' feeling was quite gone off, and the crickets were chirping again merrily--so I knew she was really gone.
By this time the 'eerie' feeling had come back again, and I suddenly observed that no crickets were chirping; so I felt quite sure that "Bruno was somewhere very near.
I don't care about cricket or anything now you're getting well, Geordie; and I shouldn't have hurt, I know, if they'd have let me come up.
I want to be A1 at cricket and football, and all the other games, and to make my hands keep my head against any fellow, lout or gentleman.
March, frightening away a big black cricket that was staring Teddy out of countenance.
Grasshoppers skipped briskly in the sere grass, and crickets chirped like fairy pipers at a feast.