Giants Eat Little Boys & Girls!

Illustration:  Jack At The Table With Two Giants.  Jack The Giant Killer.  W. B. Conkey Company: New York. 1898.

A GOOD SUPPER

Many years ago, in the wonderful time when King Arthur ruled over England, there lived in Cornwall a number of giants, who never did any work, but stole sheep and cattle from the people in the country round. Some of them even ate little boys and girls when they wanted a specially good supper.

Jack The Giant Killer

W. B. Conkey Company: New York. 1898.

Baby Food For The Wild Boar’s Piglets!

Illustration of Piglets' Home

“BABY AT THE PIGLETS’ HOME.”

The boar, without so much as a “by your leave,” caught up Baby in his wide mouth and made off with him. . . running as fast as he could for the hills where his family lived in a cave. Baby was greatly surprised though not alarmed at this singular way of traveling. It was a topsy-turvy way. Sometimes his head was uppermost and sometimes his feet.Illustration: Boar Carries Off Baby from Prattles

But the old boar held him gently, and Baby held by the boar’s ear, and kept himself tolerably upright part of the time. He never had ridden so fast in his life. In fact he had never ridden at all except on his father’s knee.

When they arrived at the family cave, the old boar tossed him to his family of piglets and said with a grunt: “Here, children, is a fine fat morsel for you!”

But he had forgotten that his piglets had not yet cut their teeth, and could not have eaten the finest, fattest morsel in the world.

 Prattles For Our Boys and Girls

Hurst & Co.:  New York.  1912.