When Babies Won’t Laugh Any More!

Illustration:  Lovely Floating Bubbles.  The Magical House of Zur.  By Mary Dickerson Donahey.  Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

The place was full of lovely floating bubbles, which gave to the room the strange wonderful brightness which it had.

. . . “They’re bubbles of happy laughter,” he said solemnly. “The little laughter bubbles the fairies give to all babies when they’re born, and keep on giving, giving, till the world won’t let the babies use them any more. Sometimes, very, very seldom, there are men and women who are still getting bubbles of happy laughter from the treasure house of Zur. They’re wonderful people to know, but they’re very scarce.”

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The Magical House of Zur.

By Mary Dickerson Donahey.

Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

12 thoughts on “When Babies Won’t Laugh Any More!

  1. What beautiful illustrations and sweet idea! I must go out and find this book. When I post about vintage illustrations in children’s books, I will be back to reblog!

    1. I went back to the image to think about what is disturbing me (and maybe you) – some of it looks photographed almost and still I am a bit distracted by the proportions.
      Elephant

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