By Louis Wain
Illustration by Matthews.
S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.
“They saw the three elephants bowing politely before them.”
In front of the royal balcony the elephants were halted by their keeper. Elda and Sidhara gasped with astonishment when, all of a sudden, they saw the three elephants bowing politely before them. How grand they looked!
CHAPTER I. MOLLIE, WADDY, AND TONY AT THE COURT OF THE PRINCE OF INDIA.
THE ADVENTURES OF MOLLIE, WADDY AND TONY
Written by Paul Waitt.
Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.
Little, Brown, and Company: Boston. 1915.
Then, taking the giant’s keys, and unlocking the rooms, he found three fair ladies tied by the hair of their heads, almost starved to death.
“Sweet ladies,” quoth Jack, “I have killed this monster and his brutish brother, and so set you free.”
“THE MILLER GAVE HIS CAT TO HIS YOUNGEST SON.”
There was a miller who had three sons, and when he died he divided what he possessed among them in the following manner: He gave the mill to the eldest, his ass to the second, and his cat to the youngest. . . The poor young fellow who had nothing but the cat complained that he was hardly used: “My brothers,” said he, “by joining their stocks together may do well in the world, but for me, when I have eaten my cat and made a fur cap of his skin, I may soon die of hunger!”
From the story PUSS IN BOOTS
By: Charles Perrault
Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
Edited by: Hamilton Wright Mabie
Illustrated by: Mary Hamilton Fry
George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor Dog a bone;
But when she came there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor Dog had none.
“I would rather die myself, dear Beauty,” replied the Beast, “than to make you unhappy. You may go to your father, and your poor Beast shall die of grief.”
Midnight was once more chiming from all the brazen tongues of the city when he awoke, and, all being still around him, ventured to put his head out of the brass door of the stove to see why such a strange bright light was round him.
It was a very strange and brilliant light indeed; and yet, what is perhaps still stranger, it did not frighten or amaze him, nor did what he saw alarm him either, and yet I think it would have done you or me. For what he saw was nothing less than all the bric-a-brac in motion.