My Tiny Son!

Illustration:  THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN

A certain tailor had a son, who happened to be small, and no bigger than a Thumb, and on this account he was always called Thumbling. He had, however, some courage in him, and said to his father, “Father, I must and will go out into the world.” “That’s right, my son,” said the old man, and took a long darning-needle and made a knob of sealing-wax on it at the candle, “and there is a sword for thee to take with thee on the way.”

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

Brothers Void Of Fear!

Illustration:  Lions.  From the story "Valentine And Orson"  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

But Orson threw the Green Knight down, and bound him with a chain,

And set the lady free; both brothers then start off to gain

The Green Knight’s castle-gates – two roaring lions keep guard there,

But down they crouched when they beheld the brothers void of fear.

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From the story “Valentine And Orson”

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Snobby British Durham Meets Texas Long-Horned Bull!

Illustration:  Clear the Road.  COWS AND CALVES.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.  Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

“Clear the road! Get off the bridge! I’m coming!”

. . . the Durham started on a run, bellowing as he went and hooking cows, calves, dogs, or anything else that came along, roaring at them to get out of the way and not to stand taking up the road when their betters wished to pass.

“Clear the road! Get off the bridge! I’m coming!” roared the Durham.

“Who are you that thinks he owns the earth?” quietly mooed back the long-horned bull”

“You’ll see if you don’t get off that bridge and give me some room to pass, and tell your herd of common cows to get to the side of the road out of my way.”

Clear-the-Road-Cow-&-Calves

COWS AND CALVES.

Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.

Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.