I presume you will call the bug
scarabæus caput hominis, or something of that kind - there are many similar titles in the Natural Histories.
They will counterfeit a fly, or a high-toned bug
, or the ruined Coliseum, within the cramped circle of a breastpin, and do it so deftly and so neatly that any man might think a master painted it.
The boats, and trains, and cows and horses were quite meaningless to him, but not quite so baffling as the odd little figures which appeared beneath and between the colored pictures--some strange kind of bug
he thought they might be, for many of them had legs though nowhere could he find one with eyes and a mouth.
I am, in reality, a very big bug
, and doubtless the most intelligent being in all this broad domain.
He had once been a tiny little bug
, crawling around in a school-room, but he was discovered and highly magnified so that he could be seen more plainly, and while in this magnified condition he had escaped.
You have to be a millionaire, don't you, and a great political bug
, before they'd let you in?
To-morrow, or some other day, a ptomaine bug
, or some other of a thousand bugs
, might jump out upon him and drag him down.
made some of the words long afterward, and so did others of us make words from time to time.
When the bug
jumps you can't tell where it will land.
In him grew a majestic contempt for those strings of street cars that followed him like intent bugs
Why, eating live things, and horrid bugs
, and crawly ants.
By much labor and through the medium of infinite patience as well, he had, without assistance, discovered the purpose of the little bugs
which ran riot upon the printed pages.