Puffy’s Doctor & The Dog Thief!

Illustration:  Puffy With Doctor & Dog Thief.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

But once the little thing fell off a chair,

And put his shoulder out with that sad tumble;

The doctor set and bound it up with care,

While Puffy looked so very wan and humble.

 

One day he ran out in the street to play

With little friends (his Missis, who will warn her!)

He strays too far, – at last is borne away

By a bad man who lived just round the corner.

To his poor Missis none can comfort say,

Her grief by sighs and tears so plainly marking:

When he’d been gone a twelvemonth and a day,

Outside the door was heard familiar barking.

Illustration:  Puffy With Doctor & Dog Thief.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

 

 

Your Doll and Frogs!

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The yellow frog stood by Coralie in a sentimental way, and held her hand in his.

“Don’t you have any friends or companions at all?” asked Diantha.

Oh, yes, indeed,” said the mermaid. “See, your doll has found some of them. Clever people – dolls.”

Diantha looked down with astonishment. Coralie had slipped from her lap and was sitting at the edge of the pool. More, she was sitting almost in the pool!

And grouped about her were a number of frogs! She seemed to be having a very good time. She was smiling hard, at least. One green frog sat in front of her telling her a story, to which Coralie and the other frogs were listening eagerly, and a very good-looking, yellowish young frog stood by Coralie in a most sentimental way, and held her hand in his.

Illustration:  Doll and Frogs.  The Magical House of Zur.  By Mary Dickerson Donahey.  Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

The Magical House of Zur.

By Mary Dickerson Donahey.

Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

 

 

 

Escape 1906 San Francisco Earthquake!

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Illustration: Escape San Francisco Earthquake 1906.  Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums. By Frances Trego Montgomery. Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten. The Saalfield, Publishing Company:  Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York.  1907.

San Francisco to Oakland to Sacramento!

“Let us cross the bay to Oakland as soon as we can. Perhaps the quake will not run under the bay and we will be safe if we can reach Oakland.”  And the three ran down the street keeping together this time, for they knew every-one was too excited to pay attention to them.

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“All aboard for Sacramento and the far east,” called the conductor, as he swung himself onto the train as it moved slowly out of the depot.

“Now,” said Billy, “we must follow the track the train is on until we get out of the city and then we will be all right, for there will be only one track running east.

 

Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.

The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.