Bad on Earth – Good Company Flying in the Clouds!

Illustration:  Billy in Grocery Store.  Billy Whiskers In An Aeroplane.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Constance White.  The Saalfield Publishing Company: Chicago - Akron, Ohio - New York. 1912.

AFTER EATING EVERYTHING IN THE EATABLE LINE, HE STUCK HIS HEAD IN A BARREL OF MOLASSES.

Dick related how Billy got into mischief every single place he landed, until he told him that if he got into any more, the next place they stopped he would tie him up. This threat was enough to make Billy behave, for if there was one thing he hated more than any other, it was to be tied up; Billy must be free to roam if he wanted to be happy.

At one place Billy had run into a grocery store, and after upsetting things generally and eating everything he came across in the eatable line, he had stuck his head in a barrel of molasses and got his beard all sticky, which he had afterwards tried to lick off. In fact, he had nearly fallen out of the biplane, having forgotten to hold on.

“I do hope my watchman will look after him, though,” said Dick, “for if he don’t, Billy surely will go roving and get lost or stolen, and I should hate to have anything happen to him, for he certainly is a great deal of company away up there in the clouds.”

Illustration:  Billy in Grocery Store.  Billy Whiskers In An Aeroplane.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Constance White.  The Saalfield Publishing Company: Chicago - Akron, Ohio - New York. 1912.

Billy Whiskers In An Aeroplane.

Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrations by Constance White.

The Saalfield Publishing Company: Chicago – Akron, Ohio – New York. 1912.

9 thoughts on “Bad on Earth – Good Company Flying in the Clouds!

  1. We have the funniest voice message from our daughter when we were working with loud power tools in the garage and she was herding the goats–they took over and ate our garden while girl sobbed and cried for her help only yards away from the garage. Looks like cell phones don’t always keep kids out of danger! Goats are cool!

    1. Goats! I know a little, but what I do know is that they are sweet when young – crazy when older – they eat insane stuff like barbed wire and tin cans! Goats are beyond the expectation of mere mortals!

      Let us hope that unlike the urban chicken movement we do not have an urban goat movement! They may take over the world if we let them dominate us. Gotta love a goat – from a distance! Maybe your daughter would allow her goat audio to warn others – goats can own us!

      Elephant

    1. Thank you – I do think it is a great illustration. The text? Well he eats everything – Billy is bad boy! I have about 6 or 7 Billy Whisker books – so there will be lots of bad boy stuff! He is awful – what motivates him?
      Thanks again,
      Elephant

    2. Did I say a big enough thank you! I appreciate your noticing the color. I am working at getting better – nice that it is noticed. If you are insane you could spend forever on these old illustrations – trying not to be too insane.
      Elephant

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