Don’t You Remember? I’m Your Sister!

Illustration:  Crocodile and Hen.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

“O Brother, don’t!”

Now the Crocodile was so surprised at hearing the Hen call him Brother that he kept his jaws wide open and forgot to swallow his dinner. He kept them open for some time, gaping foolishly, wondering what the Hen could mean, and how he could possibly be her brother. And by the time he had remembered how hungry he was, there was nothing for him to eat. For the Hen had skipped away just as fast as her feet would take her.

Illustration:  Crocodile and Hen.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

The Curious Book of Birds.

Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.

Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

6 thoughts on “Don’t You Remember? I’m Your Sister!

  1. Lol, when you’re dinner is able to trick you, you stay hungry. That’s why I always eat things that are less smarter than me 🙂

  2. I love the detail of the frog and fish fleeing for their lives at the bottom of the picture. This picture must have been created in colour- it’s just crying out for a full page technicolor print.

    1. Yes, I like the fish and frog too. I also think it looks like the sketch and awaits color. All the illustrations in this book are black and white. “Morality” tales told by birds!
      Elephant

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