Of course, such tiny heads could not contain any great amount of brains, and the Whimsies were so ashamed of their personal appearance and lack of commonsense that they wore big heads made of pasteboard
, which they fastened over their own little heads.
We hung it with the gingerbread animals, strings of popcorn, and bits of candle which Fuchs had fitted into pasteboard
The same thing would happen if you were to treat in the same way a Triangle, or Square, or any other figure cut out of pasteboard
. As soon as you look at it with your eye on the edge on the table, you will find that it ceases to appear to you a figure, and that it becomes in appearance a straight line.
A few rays of light, a wan, sinister light, that seemed to have been stolen from an expiring luminary, fell through some opening or other upon an old tower that raised its pasteboard
battlements on the stage; everything, in this deceptive light, adopted a fantastic shape.
The fact was, he had been just brought out of the fields, and put in a pasteboard
house, three stories high, all made of court-cards, with the colored side inwards; and doors and windows cut out of the body of the Queen of Hearts.
This deficiency, however, his ingenuity supplied, for he contrived a kind of half-helmet of pasteboard
which, fitted on to the morion, looked like a whole one.
The book I had a mind to read, was put up leaning against the wall: I first mounted to the upper step of the ladder, and turning my face towards the book, began at the top of the page, and so walking to the right and left about eight or ten paces, according to the length of the lines, till I had gotten a little below the level of mine eyes, and then descending gradually till I came to the bottom: after which I mounted again, and began the other page in the same manner, and so turned over the leaf, which I could easily do with both my hands, for it was as thick and stiff as a pasteboard
, and in the largest folios not above eighteen or twenty feet long.
At the corners of four streets he hands his pasteboard
to the North Wind, footman of the mansion of All Outdoors, so that the inhabitants thereof may make ready.
This was the character which the little terrier in question had once sustained; if there had been any doubt upon the subject he would speedily have resolved it by his conduct; for not only did he, on seeing Short, give the strongest tokens of recognition, but catching sight of the flat box he barked so furiously at the pasteboard
nose which he knew was inside, that his master was obliged to gather him up and put him into his pocket again, to the great relief of the whole company.
Two miserable little white mice, left behind by their owner, are running up and down in a fusty castle made of pasteboard
and wire, looking in all the corners with their red eyes for anything to eat.
Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard
guitars, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard