The Devil In The Graveyard!

Illustration:  “Stupid Devil,” cried the soldier, “it won’t do!. . .”  THE GRAVE-MOUND.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

“Stupid Devil,” cried the soldier, “it won’t do!. . .”

THE GRAVE-MOUND.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

Cinderella’s Sad Story!

Illustration:  Cinderella.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

There was an honest gentleman, who had a daughter dear;

His wife was dead, he took instead a new one in a year;

She had two daughters – Caroline and Bella were their names;

They called the other daughter Cinderella, to their shames,

Because she had to clean the hearths and black-lead all the grates;

She also had to scrub the floors, and wash the dinner plates.

But though the others went abroad, did nothing, smiled and drest,

Yet Cinderella all the time was prettiest and best.

The King who ruled in that country, he had an only son,

Who gave a ball to all the town, when he was twenty-one;

And Caroline and Bella were invited, and they said,

“Cinderella shall leave scrubbing, and act as ladies maid.”

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The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Bye, Time To Go!

Illustration:  Billy Vamoose.  Billy Whiskers in the Movies.  By Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrated by Paul Hawthorne.  The Saalfield Publishing Company: Akron, Ohio and New York. 1921.

“Now is the time for me to vamoose and find Stubby and Button,” thought Billy to himself as he ran out of the livery stable.

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Billy Whiskers in the Movies.

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Paul Hawthorne.

The Saalfield Publishing Company: Akron, Ohio and New York. 1921.

Mr. Elephant Goes On A Toddle!

Illustration:  Mr. Elephant Toddled.  From the story “WHEN MR. ELEPHANT TRIED TO BE A MAN.”  Billy Goat’s Story  By Amy Prentice.  Illustrations by J. Watson Davis.  A. L. Burt Company: New York. Ca 1906.

Mr. Elephant toddled around until he was all tired out.

Then he told Mr. Ape that he couldn’t stand up another minute.

“Now what would Mr. Man do if he was feeling the same as I do?” Mr. Elephant asked, and Mr. Ape said:

“Why, he would sit down.”

 

From the story “WHEN MR. ELEPHANT TRIED TO BE A MAN.”

Billy Goat’s Story

By Amy Prentice.

Illustrations by J. Watson Davis.

A. L. Burt Company: New York. Ca 1906.

Elephant Goes Shopping!

Illustration:  When the Elephant goes shopping  Animal Antics.  Louis Wain.  Illustration by Felix Leigh.  S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

When the Elephant goes shopping,

Oh, he looks a funny “fellah!”

In both hands he carries parcels,

While his trunk holds his umbrella.

Animal Antics.

Louis Wain.

Illustration by Felix Leigh.

S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

Shot In The Head, Head, Head!

Illustration:  The Little Man And His Gun.  NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.  McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.

“The Little Man and His Gun.”

There was a little man, and he had a little gun,

And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead;

He went unto the brook, and he shot a little duck,

And hit her right through the head, head, head.

Then he went home unto his little wife Joan,

And bade her a good fire make, make, make,

To roast the little duck he had shot at the brook,

Whilst he went and shot the drake, drake, drake.

NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.

McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.

Pig Tails!

Illustration:  A Long Tailed Pig.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“A Long Tail’d Pig.”

A long-tail’d pig, or a short-tail’d pig,

Or a pig with e’er a tail,

A sow-pig, or a boar pig,

Or a pig with a cruly tail.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Piggy Only Travels First Class!

Illustration:  Piggy wants a parlor car all to himself. He won’t travel in a cattle train with low company.  Funny Stories About Funny People.  Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.  National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

Piggy wants a parlor car all to himself. He won’t travel in a cattle train with low company.

Funny Stories About Funny People.

Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.

National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

Set Free At Midnight!

Illustration:  The Hut In The Forest.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

THE HUT IN THE FOREST.

“I am a King’s son, and was bewitched by a wicked witch, and made to live in this forest, as an old gray-haired man; no one was allowed to be with me but my three attendants in the form of a cock, a hen, and a brindled cow. The spell was not to be broken until a girl came to us whose heart was so good that she showed herself full of love, not only towards mankind, but towards animals – and that thou hast done, and by thee at midnight we were set free, and the old hut in the forest was changed back again into my royal palace.”

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

A Sloven!

Illustration:  A Sad Case.  Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

A SAD CASE.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern

Was very untidy – you might say, a sloven!

She always objected to dusting and cleaning;

Towards brushes and brooms she had no sort of leaning.

In fact it was said that the sight of a duster,

Upstairs or downstairs, would simply disgust her;

And a broom to the room of this sad Miss. MacGovern

Was as strange as a spider’s web in a hot oven.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern,

Oh! what could have taught her to be such a sloven?

The birds or the bees? – show us anything neater!

The daisies? – Ah! What could be nicer and sweeter?

Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

Very Fresh Fish!

Illustration:  Make Hay While The Sun Shines.  Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES.

While the sun shines make your hay,

That is what the wise folk say;

Even better, I opine,

While the fish is fresh to dine.

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Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

Friend or Foe?

Illustration:  Strange Friends.  Funny Stories About Funny People.  Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.  National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

STRANGE FRIENDS.

What do you think of that?

A bird in love with a cat.

This picture you see,

Is as true as can be;

Puss comes every day

At the risk of a fall,

To visit her friend

On the top of the wall;

For hours together

They’ll romp in this way,

Then the cat will go home,

And the bird fly away.

Funny-Stories-About-Funny-People-Strange-Friends

Funny Stories About Funny People.

Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.

National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

What Is Upstairs?

Illustration:  They Rushed Upstairs.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

They rushed upstairs, and Father Bruin, growling.

Cried out, “Who’s lain upon my bed?”

“Who’s lain on mine?” cried Mother Bruin howling;

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Jump!

Illustration:  CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, WENT THE WHEELS OVER BUTTON’S HEAD.  Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.  By Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.  The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, CLICK-E-TY-CLICK, WENT THE WHEELS OVER BUTTON’S HEAD.

Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.

The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

Three Cats!

Illustration:  THE KITTENS  “We are waiting for the Fish, Cook!”  Funny Stories About Funny People.  Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.  National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

THE KITTENS

“We are waiting for the Fish, Cook!”

Funny Stories About Funny People.

Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.

National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

 

A Golden Rule For Back To School!

Illustration:  In School and Out.  Funny Stories About Funny People.  Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.  National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

IN SCHOOL AND OUT.

 When Jumbo was young and went to school

He soon found out this golden rule,

“Work when you work – play when you play,

That is always the wisest way!”

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For if you play in school, mayhap,

You’ll have to wear a dunce’s cap;

And he who can’t his lessons say

Will have to work while others play!

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So Jumbo first his lessons learned,

And then went out, his playtime earned,

And if an Elephant can be so wise

I’m sure a small boy can if he tries.

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Funny Stories About Funny People.

Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.

National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.

Depressed About The Cat!

Illustration:  Puss In Boots.  Puss speaks words of comfort to his Master.  From the story "Puss and Boots."  LITTLE FOLKS STORIES.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1888.

“Puss speaks words of comfort to his Master.”

There was once an old miller who had three sons, and after his death his property was divided among them. . .

But the third son fared the worst of all, for all that fell to his share was a cat, and that was about as good, he thought, as nothing at all.

He sat down to think in what way he could earn a living, and bemoaned his fate with bitter sighs and tears.

“What shall I do?” he cried aloud. “If I kill the cat and sell his skin, that won’t go far toward keeping me out of the poor-house! Oh, how much worse I am off than my brothers!”

The cat sat near his master and heard every word he said; and when he paused for a moment, Puss came forward, and in a clear voice said: “Dear master, do not be so cast down. If you’ll give me a pair of boots and a game-bag you shall have no cause for complaint.”

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From the story “Puss In Boots.”

LITTLE FOLKS STORIES.

Illustration by R. Andre (1867).

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1888.

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.

How Fairies Get There!

Illustration:  The Fairies' Balloon.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

The Fairies’ Balloon

The feathery ball of the dandelion gay

Is a silver and white balloon,

It wafts the Fairies clear up to the sky

And they visit the stars and the moon.

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Sometimes they ride for a night and a day

And sail o’er the billowy main,

And then over mountains and valleys

To their mystical castles in Spain.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

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.

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His recitations are renowned,

Both comic ones and sad;

He draws a little, too, and paints –

His paintings are not bad.

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He plays on several instruments,

The jew’s harp and banjo;

I never stay when he begins,

It irritates me so.

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His conduct as a husband, too

(He’s married, I should say),

Is everything it out to be,

Not grumpy nor too gay.

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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.

Brothers Void Of Fear!

Illustration:  Lions.  From the story "Valentine And Orson"  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

But Orson threw the Green Knight down, and bound him with a chain,

And set the lady free; both brothers then start off to gain

The Green Knight’s castle-gates – two roaring lions keep guard there,

But down they crouched when they beheld the brothers void of fear.

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From the story “Valentine And Orson”

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Confusing Enchantment!

Illustration:  The Singing, Soaring Lark.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

THE SINGING, SOARING LARK.

“I have seen the white dove, it has flown to the Red Sea, there it has become a lion again, for the seven years are over, and the lion is there fighting with a dragon; the dragon, however, is an enchanted princess.”

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

The Fox While You Chase A Bird!

Illustration:  From the Story: “THE BLACKBIRD AND THE FOX”  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

HE MANAGED TO FLUTTER OUT OF REACH.

“Look!” cried one of the women, when she caught sight of him. “Oh, look at the little Blackbird there! His wing is broken and he cannot fly. I shall try to catch him.” And she ran as fast as she could, making her hands into a little cage to put over him. The other women, too, set down their baskets, for convenience–set them down right in the middle of the road–and joined the chase after the poor little Blackbird, so lame, so lame! But always, as they came close to him, he managed to flutter out of reach.

From the Story: “THE BLACKBIRD AND THE FOX”

The Curious Book of Birds.

Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.

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

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.

The Lady Whipped And Slashed My Pony!

Illustration:  Dapple-gray.  A Book of Nursery Rhymes.  Arranged by Charles Welsh.  Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.  D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.

I had a little pony,

His name was Dapple-gray,

I lent him to a lady,

To ride a mile away;

She whipped him, she slashed him,

She rode him through the mire;

I would not lend my pony now

For all the lady’s hire.

A Book of Nursery Rhymes.

Arranged by Charles Welsh.

Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.

D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.