“The Little Man and His Gun.”
There was a little man, and he had a little gun,
And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead;
He went unto the brook, and he shot a little duck,
And hit her right through the head, head, head.
Then he went home unto his little wife Joan,
And bade her a good fire make, make, make,
To roast the little duck he had shot at the brook,
Whilst he went and shot the drake, drake, drake.
NURSERY COLORED PICTURE BOOK.
McLOUGHLIN BROS.: NEW YORK. Ca 1870.
“The scarecrow was so sympathetic that they became great friends.”
So he stumbled along by himself till he came to a clearing. There were bright red flags fluttering on the edges of it, and in the middle of the field stood a tall, thin man with a gun pointing straight at Paul.
In The Miz.
Written by Grace E. Ward.
Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.
Little, Brown, & Co.: Boston. 1904.
Billy shot a blast of hot air from his pump full in Bumbus’s face.
By W. W. Denslow and Dudley A Bragdon.
Pictures by Denslow.
G. W. Dillingham Co. Publishers: New York. 1906.
“Hurrah” for the glorious Fourth.
Postcard. Circa 1910.
He marched around the orchard with his gun over his shoulder, carrying his flag.
“When I grow up,” he said, “I mean to be a great general like I read about in my books. Then I can tell people what to do, and they will have to mind me. Then Mamma can’t say ‘Jimmie don’t do this’ and ‘Jimmie don’t do that.’ And then I can have all the corn I want.”
The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.
By Marjorie Manners.
The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.
“THEN I STOOD OFF AND TOLD HIM TO HOLD UP HIS HANDS.”
I told my chum Pa was a coward, and we fixed up like burglars, with masks on, and I had Pa’s long hunting boots on, and we pulled caps down over our eyes, and looked fit to frighten a policeman . . . I put the cold muzzle of the ice revolver to Pa’s temple, and when he woke up I told him if he moved a muscle or said a word I would splatter the wall and the counterpane with his brains.
Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa.
Written by George W. Peck.
Illustrated by True Williams.
W. B. Conkey Company. 1900.