As soon as he gets home, Geppetto fashions the Marionette and calls it Pinocchio. The first pranks of the Marionette
"I think I'll call him PINOCCHIO. This name will make his fortune.
But instead of giving it back, Pinocchio put it on his own head, which was half swallowed up in it.
Pinocchio's legs were so stiff that he could not move them, and Geppetto held his hand and showed him how to put out one foot after the other.
When his legs were limbered up, Pinocchio started walking by himself and ran all around the room.
Poor Geppetto ran after him but was unable to catch him, for Pinocchio ran in leaps and bounds, his two wooden feet, as they beat on the stones of the street, making as much noise as twenty peasants in wooden shoes.
Pinocchio saw the Carabineer from afar and tried his best to escape between the legs of the big fellow, but without success.
The little old man wanted to pull Pinocchio's ears.
All he could do was to seize Pinocchio by the back of the neck and take him home.
Pinocchio, on hearing this, threw himself on the ground and refused to take another step.
They said so much that, finally, the Carabineer ended matters by setting Pinocchio at liberty and dragging Geppetto to prison.