Puss Kills Rabbits!

Illustration: Puss and Rabbits.  LITTLE FOLKS STORIES  3 Bears, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. 1888.

“Puss out-wits the Rabbits”

Through the woods and over the fields he ran till he came near a rabbit warren, when he crept more cautiously for fear some of the bunnies might hear him; for they have very sharp ears. He opened the game-bag, into which he had put some bits of cabbage and fresh parsley, and arranging the strings of the bag in a clever way, waited patiently for a visit from the rabbits.

Presently two or three young ones came hopping up and twitching their long ears. They sniffed around for awhile at the entrance of the bag, and then hopped in and began munching and nibbling at the parsley and cabbage, little thinking of the fate that awaited them. All at once the cat gave the string a jerk, and the bunnies were caught in a trap, and though they kicked ever so hard they couldn’t get out. Puss lost no time in killing them, and slinging the game-bag over his shoulder, he set out for the king’s palace.

Illustration: Puss and Rabbits.  LITTLE FOLKS STORIES  3 Bears, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. 1888.

LITTLE FOLKS STORIES

3 Bears, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. 1888.

 

8 thoughts on “Puss Kills Rabbits!

    1. The colour palette struck me too, Claudia. I sometimes wonder how many of the people who saw this illustration actually looked at it for more than a second or two… having said that though I remember poring over book illustrations for hours as a child.

  1. He can have the bunny from my back yard. I saw his fatness out there at 5 am this morning eating the parsley I planted yesterday. Not even a thank you on his hairy lips. 🙂

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