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Pears

Sir Peter. 1910--86, British tenor, associated esp with the works of Benjamin Britten
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"These three pears were for my breakfast, but I give them to you gladly.
"You may be right," answered Pinocchio, "but I will not eat the pears if they are not peeled.
And good old Geppetto took out a knife, peeled the three pears, and put the skins in a row on the table.
Pinocchio had eaten the three pears, or rather devoured them.
Pinocchio ate one pear in a twinkling and started to throw the core away, but Geppetto held his arm.
It was a joke of a compact and portable nature, turning on the difference between Eton pears and Parliamentary pairs; but it was a joke, a refined relish of which would seem to have appeared to Lord Decimus impossible to be had without a thorough and intimate acquaintance with the tree.
Again coached up by Ferdinand to the point of making himself popular, he shook hands in the most brilliant manner with the whole company, and even said to Bar, 'I hope you were not bored by my pears?' To which Bar retorted, 'Eton, my lord, or Parliamentary?' neatly showing that he had mastered the joke, and delicately insinuating that he could never forget it while his life remained.
No one would expect to raise a first-rate melting pear from the seed of a wild pear, though he might succeed from a poor seedling growing wild, if it had come from a garden-stock.
In the bright morning sunshine, as they ate of the strawberries and sweet juicy pears, Dorothy said:
Well, I'm mighty glad to hear ye all and see ye all once more, 'cause I don't know when I'll be gone to glory; but I've done got ready, chil'en; 'pears like I'd got my little bundle all tied up, and my bonnet on, jest a waitin' for the stage to come along and take me home; sometimes, in the night, I think I hear the wheels a rattlin', and I'm lookin' out all the time; now, you jest be ready too, for I tell ye all, chil'en," she said striking her staff hard on the floor, "dat ar glory is a mighty thing!
"Yer don't seem to feel much pleased with it, 'pears to me," said the trader.
Pears, Britten, and Eric Crozier were driving together while the sets were packed in trucks for the trek, and the cast and crew were traveling by train across Europe.