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.
The Witch’s Daughter Upbraids Her Mother.
From the story “The Charmed Fawn.”
Tom Thumb and Other Stories.
McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.
Holding Down The Fort.
Mary’s Little Lamb.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.
THE DOG IN THE MANGER.
Funny Stories About Funny People.
Illustrations by J. G. Francis, J. C. Shepherd, F. J. Merrill, Palmer Cox, George F. Barnes and Others.
National Publishing Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1905.
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.
From the story “Valentine And Orson”
The Three Bears’ Picture Book.
Illustrated by Walter Crane.
George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.
Jack The Giant Killer.
W. B. Conkey Company: New York. 1898.
“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.”
COWS AND CALVES.
Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.
Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.
Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.
“Come, now, don’t give me any of your tomato sauce.”
. . . “A boy threw my favorite sister at a cat last week and I have never been able to abide boys since; and, come to think of it you look like that boy.”
“Oh! no, sir, it wasn’t I,” said Billy, frightened. “I – I’ve only just come.”
. . . hundreds of other tomatoes, not quite so large as the first one it is true, but large enough to frighten Billy, were shaking their heads at him threateningly.
But Billy plucked up his courage and said in a voice that was a wee bit shaky, “Come, now, don’t give me any of your tomato sauce; if you’re not careful I’ll squash you.”
By W. W. Denslow and Dudley A Bragdon.
Pictures by Denslow.
G. W. Dillingham Co. Publishers: New York. 1906.