Frog Attack!

Illustration:  WHAT IS IT?   Artwork by Robert Morley (1893)  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

WHAT IS IT?

I soon saw that, after all, the food was not my sort, so I went off again directly, but not before one of the Yellow Things had plucked up courage to come back and actually threaten to attack me – me, . .

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

Artwork by Robert Morley (1893)

The Great Black Cat!

Illustration:  Great Black Cat.  The Magical House of Zur.  By Mary Dickerson Donahey.  Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.

The great black cat stalked out in front of the little circle and told the story of “Puss in Boots.”

He turned his great yellow-green eyes upon the row of winged children and they all shivered with joy. To think of sitting up and hearing a cat tell a story!

He began at the beginning, and told the story of “Puss in Boots” as it had never been told before . . .

Illustration:  Great Black Cat.  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.

Don’t You Remember? I’m Your Sister!

Illustration:  Crocodile and Hen.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

“O Brother, don’t!”

Now the Crocodile was so surprised at hearing the Hen call him Brother that he kept his jaws wide open and forgot to swallow his dinner. He kept them open for some time, gaping foolishly, wondering what the Hen could mean, and how he could possibly be her brother. And by the time he had remembered how hungry he was, there was nothing for him to eat. For the Hen had skipped away just as fast as her feet would take her.

Illustration:  Crocodile and Hen.  The Curious Book of Birds.  Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.  Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.  Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

The Curious Book of Birds.

Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.

Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.

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.