Pig In A Pear Tree!

Illustration:  Pig In A Pear Tree.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Well, the little pig bustled up the next morning at four o’clock, and went off for the pears, hoping to get back before the wolf came. But he had further to go, and had to climb the tree, so that just as he was getting down from it he saw the wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, frightened him very much. When the wolf came up he said, “What! are you here before me? are they nice pears?” “Yes, very,” said the little pig. “I will throw you down one;” and he threw it so far that while the wolf was going to pick it up, the little pig jumped down and ran home.

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The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Hunters Find A Baby In The Forest!

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

Now, Pepin chanced that very day to hunt with all his train

In that same wood, and found the child ere she came back again;

And took him home, and brought him up, and gave him all the things fine –

Apparel, horses, and a name, – so he was Valentine.

And brave and fair he grew, – King Pepin’s daughter loved him well;

The sons were jealous. Now will I his brother’s story tell.

From the story Valentine and Orson.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

The Other Child Was Gone!

Illustration from Valentine and Orson from Three Bears

” . . . a great she-bear came up, and carried off one child unto her distant lair.”

And as she fled, weighed down by grief and sense of cruel scorn,

Lo, in the forest two fair sons to Bellisant were born;

But while her servant went to buy some food, a great she-bear

Came up, and carried off one child unto her distant lair.

Poor Bellisant ran after her, with many a sigh and moan;

In vain, – and when she turned again, the other child was gone!

VALENTINE AND ORSON

The Three Bear’s Picture Book

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons:  London & New York.  CA 1899.