Black Cat-O-Nine Tails!

Illustration:  “That’s my black cat-o-nine tails,” said the old woman.  Billy Bounce.  By W. W. Denslow and Dudley A Bragdon.  Pictures by Denslow.  G. W. Dillingham Co. Publishers: New York. 1906.

“That’s my black cat-o-nine tails,” said the old woman.

Billy Bounce.

By W. W. Denslow and Dudley A Bragdon.

Pictures by Denslow.

G. W. Dillingham Co. Publishers: New York. 1906.

16 thoughts on “Black Cat-O-Nine Tails!

      1. Kirk Douglas is okay as a man, but . . . if I was a man I wouldn’t mind looking like Robert Mitchum. I’m trying to think of an old woman I’d want to look like if I wasn’t me . . . any suggestions?

        1. Mmmmmm..now you are forcing my brain to think……how about Dame Maggie Smith? Or, maybe the Queen of England; she always looks serene and has beautiful jewels. I obviously want to look regal in my old age 😀

      1. Elephant, if only that were true… sigh of pleasure at the thought. But no, so many people know so much more. I am always learning how little I know. Still an illustration with a pun like that, it’s hard to pass up commenting. 🙂 Brenda

        1. I invite the comments – I like it when someone hears my silly! You are more complex than you admit – if you don’t believe me, read something you wrote!

          Elephant

          1. Oh, Elephant. I do have my layers. But here I was hoping you would be content with my shiny outer one. 🙂 You dig deep, don’t you? Blessings, Brenda

              1. Thank you, I admire you, too. You really see things. That’s a gift. My tender side is not bothered. I am zen and sleepy at the moment, here in my eerie. 🙂

  1. Thank you for liking “(Camera) Trick or Treat.” This illustration is fun to look at, and the comments about it were so fun to read. 🙂 The tails on the cat remind me of a turkey tail with most of the feathers missing. Perhaps I am thinking about Thanksgiving too much. 🙂

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