“Idle Hands Make Sad Hearts.”
You little bee,
Come play with me,
The sunshine’s warm and clear;
You need not fear
The cold severe,
The winter is not near.
My little maid,
I can’t be stayed,
I must not lose to-day.
For time, you see,
Won’t wait for me,
But sweeps the flowers away.
NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.
McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.
JENNIE AND THE BEES
Tom Thumb and Other Stories.
McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.
“THE BUMBLE DRAGON”
All at once he came to an open place with huge rocks in it, and right in the middle lay an enormous Dragon.
He was sound asleep and snoring in a low rumble, every now and then coming to a very loud snort, and mumbling afterward.
Billy took a good long look at him. His body looked like a gigantic lizard with a long snake’s tail. His large webbed feet had claws like an eagle. But his head! Oh! What a funny head he had. It looked like a cow’s head, only there were scales on it, and a lion’s mane, and dog’s ears. Billy was just beginning to wonder why he was called a Bumble Dragon when he saw the great transparent wings of a Bumble Bee folded over his back.
From the Story “THE BUMBLE DRAGON”
Written and Illustrated by Milo Winter.
Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston & New York. 1912.
A VERY LARGE AND ANGRY BEE.
Mother’s Yellow Fairy Tale Book.
Arranged by Laura Dent Crane.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.