Three Cats!

Illustration:  THE KITTENS  “We are waiting for the Fish, Cook!”  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.

THE KITTENS

“We are waiting for the Fish, Cook!”

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.

 

Eat Nothing At All!

Illustration:  There Was An Old Woman.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“There Was An Old Woman.”

There was an old woman

Called Nothing-at-all,

Who rejoiced in a dwelling

Exceedingly small:

A man stretched his mouth

To its utmost extent,

And down at one gulp

House and old woman went.

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Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Rock An Elephant Baby!

Illustration:  Rocking the Cradle.  THE ADVENTURES OF MOLLIE, WADDY AND TONY.  Written by Paul Waitt.  Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.  Little, Brown, and Company: Boston. 1915.

“Then he began the business of rocking that cradle.”

A tiny cradle, – it was a real baby’s cradle, – had been placed near the center of the stage. Tony soberly walked up to it and gently laid the baby elephant in the cradle, pulling up the bedclothes with his clever trunk and tenderly covering the baby.

Picking up a match from a table close by, he scratched it, and lit a candle on the table. Then he began the business of rocking the cradle, in such a funny manner that the boys and girls just shrieked with laughter.

 

Chapter XIV.  –  The Elephant Firemen.

THE ADVENTURES OF MOLLIE, WADDY AND TONY.

Written by Paul Waitt.

Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.

Little, Brown, and Company: Boston. 1915.

 

 

“I Like You Better Than Soup.”

Illustration:  Red Riding Hood Arrives At The Cottage.  Dot’s Picture Book.  Illustrations by: F. M. Barton, E. Heatly, N. Westrup & S. Carter.  Dean & Son, Ltd.: London. Ca 1908.

RED RIDING HOOD ARRIVES AT THE COTTAGE.

“Poor Grannie,” said Red Riding Hood, “I have brought you some soup to make you better.” “Thank you, my dear,” said the Wolf in a weak voice, “I like you better than soup.” “But what large eyes you have Grannie!” said the child. “The better to see you with my dear, said the Wolf with a grin.

 

Dot’s Picture Book.

Illustrations by: F. M. Barton, E. Heatly, N. Westrup & S. Carter.

Dean & Son, Ltd.: London. Ca 1908.

 

 

Dame Trot Loved Her Cat!

Illustration:  Dame Trot.  A Book of Nursery Rhymes.  Arranged by Charles Welsh.  Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.  D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.

Dame Trot and her cat

Led a peaceable life,

When they were not troubled

With other folks’ strife.

When Dame had her dinner

Near Pussy would wait,

And was sure to receive

A nice piece from her plate.

A Book of Nursery Rhymes.

Arranged by Charles Welsh.

Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.

D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.

Smoking and Drinking With Your Dog!

Illustration:  Dog Smoking Pipe.  MOTHER HUBBARD.  Walter Crane’s Picture Books Re-Issue  John Lane  The Bodley Head: London & New York. 1897.

She took a clean dish

To get him some tripe,

But when she came back,

He was smoking a pipe.

She went to the ale-house

To get him some beer,

But when she came back,

The Dog sat in a chair.

 

MOTHER HUBBARD.

Walter Crane’s Picture Books Re-Issue

John Lane

The Bodley Head: London & New York. 1897.