From the story “The Dancing Shoes.”
Once Upon a Time.
Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.
Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.
Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.
“Jimmie,” said his brother Tom, as he gave the fish to his mamma, “let’s play we are sailors. We can use mamma’s tubs for boats, and fasten our flags onto them.”
“All right, Tom,” returned Jimmie, “we will play the tubs are battleships, and that we are the captains, and we can pretend to shoot big cannons at each other.”
This was great fun, and went along nicely until Jimmie got so excited that he tipped over his boat, and then there was a great squealing.
The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.
By Marjorie Manners
The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.
“Because,” said the face, “I am the Head of Tide Water, . .”
. . . At last appeared a dark object on the surface of the water, and as they came nearer, a long neck could be seen, with a head that grinned at Jan and said:
“I guess you can go on a bit farther, my man.”
“I intend to,” said Jan. “Why not?”
“Because,” said the face, “I am the Head of Tide Water, and it’s only small boats that can go by me. I turn all the rest back.”
“I see,” said Jan, “sort of a river-policeman.”
“No, a police-bouy,” said the Head of Tide Water, and laughed very loud because he had made a bad joke.
From the Story: JAN THE LION KILLER
In The Miz.
Written by Grace E. Ward.
Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.
Little, Brown, & Co.: Boston. 1904.