Frog Attack!

Illustration:  WHAT IS IT?   Artwork by Robert Morley (1893)  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

WHAT IS IT?

I soon saw that, after all, the food was not my sort, so I went off again directly, but not before one of the Yellow Things had plucked up courage to come back and actually threaten to attack me – me, . .

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

Artwork by Robert Morley (1893)

Sing From The Heart!

Illustration:  “THE SONG WAS ‘THREE BLIND MICE.’ ”   From the story "The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me."  Chapter IV. – The Concert – And How Dicker Played a Trick.  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

“THE SONG WAS ‘THREE BLIND MICE.’ ”

 From the story “The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.”

Chapter IV. – The Concert – And How Dicker Played a Trick.

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

Not Grumpy Nor Too Gay!

Illustration:  Ranji.  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

“RANJI.”

He has a lovely tenor voice,

So silvery in tone,

Whene’er I hear him sing “My Queen,”

I’m moved to tears, I own.

.

His recitations are renowned,

Both comic ones and sad;

He draws a little, too, and paints –

His paintings are not bad.

.

He plays on several instruments,

The jew’s harp and banjo;

I never stay when he begins,

It irritates me so.

.

His conduct as a husband, too

(He’s married, I should say),

Is everything it out to be,

Not grumpy nor too gay.

.

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

The Loser Beat His Pig!

Illustration:  From the story “The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.”  Chapter V. – The Great Race – Won by a Length  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

“Won Easily by a Length”

Slowly they began to creep up – now they were only half a length behind, now they were only a nose behind, now they were level, now they were gaining – now they were ahead! Sandy Jimmy began to get very angry, and pulled out a little whip and started beating Mr. Algernon Daubs Esquire as hard as he could.

That settled it! Mr. Algernon Daubs Esquire was so surprised and angry, and hot and tired, that he gave up directly, and Dicker and Major Porker won easily by a length.

From the story “The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.”

Chapter V. – The Great Race – Won by a Length

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

Bad at Badminton!

Illustration:  Badminton.  From the story “The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.”  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

“I HAD A COMFORTABLE SEAT ON THE WALL.”

 . . . and Dicker sat beside me.

Presently they began, and it was one of the funniest things I ever saw – to watch Augustus Ham jumping up and down trying to hit a shuttlecock; he couldn’t play the least little bit; why, even Major Porker couldn’t help smiling

 

From the story “The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.”

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

 

 

Special Paints!

Illustration:  The Portrait Painter.  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

“I WENT OVER TO LOOK AT HIS PAINT-BOX”

“Dear, dear! My lad has put too much carrot in this time.” And he began to mix his paints in a great hurry, while the Lady Pig simpered and smiled, and said.

“Oh, Mr. Daubs, you are a funny fellow!”

When he had finished, I went over to look at his paint-box, for I had never heard of anyone using carrots to paint with before, and I thought he must have made a mistake, and had meant Carmine or Crimson Lake, or Yellow Ochre, or Green Bice, or one of the proper paints; but there it was in a dear little tube, labeled “Finest Carrot,” and there was another tube of “Turnip,” and one of “Mangold-Wurzel,” and one of “Parsnip,” and altogether they were the funniest paints I had ever seen.

 

Story: The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.

Chapter III. – The Portrait-Painter.

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

 

Old Books & Buns On Sale!

Illustration:  “THE PRACTICAL JOKE.” by Harry B. Neilson.  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.  By: S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations By: Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

“THE PRACTICAL JOKE.” 

 Little Joey Bun,

He’s the chap for fun,

Sometimes he is really quite provoking.

He’ll always make you laugh,

He’s much too smart by half;

There never seems an end to all his joking.

Father Bun is old –

Joey Bun is bold,

Not a spark of fear in him remaining:

What’s his latest spree?

Well, just look and see.

I don’t think the picture needs explaining.

Illustration:  “THE PRACTICAL JOKE.” by Harry B. Neilson.

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.

By: S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations By: Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.