They Tumbled In Like This!

Illustration: The animals of Zoo-land Animal Antics By Louis Wain Illustration by Matthews. S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

. . . But their heavy weights upon the ice, it grieves me to relate,

Were more than it could bear, and so they tumbled in like this!

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Animal Antics

By Louis Wain

Illustration by Matthews.

S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

Don’t You Remember? I’m Your Sister!

Illustration:  Crocodile and Hen.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

“O Brother, don’t!”

Now the Crocodile was so surprised at hearing the Hen call him Brother that he kept his jaws wide open and forgot to swallow his dinner. He kept them open for some time, gaping foolishly, wondering what the Hen could mean, and how he could possibly be her brother. And by the time he had remembered how hungry he was, there was nothing for him to eat. For the Hen had skipped away just as fast as her feet would take her.

Illustration:  Crocodile and Hen.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

The Curious Book of Birds.

Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.

Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

Curious Crocodiles Beside The River Nile!

Illustration by Harry B. Neilson: "A Curious Sight" from Peter Piper's Peep-Show

“A Curious Sight”

. . . But wait until you’ve heard me tell

About my Crocodile.

And then I think that you’ll agree

You didn’t know such things could be

Beside the river Nile.

He wore a coat of brilliant hue,

He’d trousers and a waistcoat, too;

Upon his head a hat;

His gloves were of the latest shade,

A neat umbrella he displayed –

Now, what do you think of that?

But even as I gazed in awe,

A stranger figure still I saw –

It would have made you smile –

For there approached with gown so neat,

With hat and feathers all complete,

A Lady Crocodile!

They greeted one another, then

Went arm in arm across the plain

Beside the river Nile.

I’ve searched, but ah! I’ve searched in vain,

I’ve never seen a trace again

Of either Crocodile!

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair

By S. H. Hamer

With Illustrations By: Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne.  1906.