Goodbye Old Year!

Illustration:  Old Year’s Departure.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Old Year’s Departure.

 The Old Year in his aeroplane, en route for Elfin Land,

Looks back as far as he can see, and waves a friendly hand,

And though he may not come again to dwell with us below,

In visions he may still return, in memory’s afterglow.

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His brother Years, a countless throng, await the old, old Year,

And welcome him with toast and song, they’re proud of his career,

For he has given flowers and fruit and sun and ice for our delight,

So, “Bon voyage, Old Year!” Let’s shout when he sails off tonight.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

My Funny Little House!

Illustration:  Funny Little House.  The Funny Little Book.  Story and Illustrations by Johnny Gruelle.  P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago and Toronto. 1918.

“Yes, this is my funny little house, funny little man!” said the funny little lady. “Will you come into my funny little house and have a funny little cup of tea, funny little man?”

 

The Funny Little Book.

Story and Illustrations by Johnny Gruelle.

P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago and Toronto. 1918.

 

Goodbye June!

Illustration:  June's Visit.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

June’s Visit

 My Beetles in trappings of green brushed with gold

Bring with joy all the treasures my carriage can hold.

And thousands of flowers for the children I strew,

With Plenty for brides and sweet graduates too.

 

Attended with strains from Sir Cricket’s wee band

I scattered my posies with prodigal hand;

I regret that my sojourn on earth must end soon,

But each year you may look for a visit from June.

 

A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

 

 

Mayday Ball!

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The Mayday Dance.

The Fairies dance with song and shout,

And some trip in and some trip out

Around a Dandelion tall

Whene’er they hold their Mayday ball.

Swinging, swinging, see them bend,

Hear their voices sweetly blend

With the silvery fairy strains

While they weave their Daisy chains.

Illustration:  May Pole.  A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. Ross.  Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. Ross.

Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

April Fooled!

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April Fooled

On a smiling April Day,

The Fairies loitering in their play

Were lured upon the distant hills

By Crocuses and Daffodils.

 

And then the roguish April Day

Fooled each unsuspecting fay,

Conniving with these fickle flowers

She sent them tantalizing showers.

 

Illustration:  April Fools.  A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. Ross.  Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

 

A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. Ross.

Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

 

 

Jimmie Dressed Up To Make Believe He Is A Lady Going Calling!

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Jimmie decides he does not like being a lady!

“Just the thing!” he cried. “I’ll dress up and make believe to be a lady going calling.”

So he dressed up in his sister’s clothes and went for a walk as far as the meadow, where he plucked a handful of daisies.

“I don’t like being a lady,” said Jimmie, “for I can’t make any noise.”

So he ran back to the house and threw off his fine clothes.

“I’ll play soldier,” he said, “and beat my drum, and make lots of noise.

Illustration:  Jimmie's Sister's Clothes.  Sister's-Jimmie-Piggy-The-Tale-Of-Jimmie-Piggy.jpg

The Tale of Jimmie Piggy

By Marjorie Manners.

The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.