“PA’S SHIRT WAS NO PROTECTION AT ALL.”
Oh, my ! I think Pa took the tom cat right by the neck, the way he does me, and that left all the cat’s feet free to get to their work. By the way the cat squalled as though it was being choked, I know Pa had him by the neck.
Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa.
Written by George W. Peck.
Illustrated by True Williams.
W. B. Conkey Company. 1900.
“A STRANGE MONKEY.”
What have we here?
How very queer!
A monkey can it be?
But such a monkey in my life
I ne’er before did see.
Oh, dear, dear, dear,
I sadly fear
That something has gone wrong;
‘Tis Charlie fastened to a chain
That’s stout, and strong, and long.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
And Other Good Stories
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.
“Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.”
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth, without any bread,
She whipped them all around, and sent them to bed.