Please Help Poor Bossy!

Illustration:  “Poor bossy!”  Mary’s Little Lamb.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

The cow, when she saw the little girls, went “Moo-oo-oo!” as if she were trying to say, “Can’t you help me?”

“Poor bossy!” said Alice; “I’ll try and help you.”

It was hard work, but after patient efforts bossy was released, and then she went “Moo-oo” again, as though she said, “Thank you.”

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Mary’s Little Lamb.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

What Would The Lobster Think?

Illustration: What Would You Do? Mary’s Little Lamb. Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

“WHAT WOULD YOU THINK?”

If you saw pennies not round but square,

Or an oyster walking down the stair,

Or a lobster sitting in your arm-chair –

What would you think?

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If I saw all these things, or some,

I’m sure I’d say that I had come

To the land of Topsy-turvydom –

What would you think?

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Mary’s Little Lamb.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

Land Of Topsy-Turvydom!

Illustration:  What Would You Do?  Mary’s Little Lamb.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

 

“WHAT WOULD YOU THINK?”

If you saw an elephant climb a tree

Or a snail in an eggshell go to sea,

Or a donkey drinking a cup of tea –

What would you think?

 

If you saw houses upside down,

A beggar wearing a golden crown,

If the stars were red and the clouds were brown –

What would you think?

 

If you saw pennies not round but square,

Or an oyster walking down the stair,

Or a lobster sitting in your arm-chair –

What would you think?

 

If I saw all these things, or some,

I’m sure I’d say that I had come

To the land of Topsy-turvydom –

What would you think?

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Mary’s Little Lamb.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.