Disappointment?

Illustration:  The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.   Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.      Tom Thumb and Other Stories.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.

 Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.

Tom Thumb and Other Stories.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

 

 

 

A Sloven!

Illustration:  A Sad Case.  Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

A SAD CASE.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern

Was very untidy – you might say, a sloven!

She always objected to dusting and cleaning;

Towards brushes and brooms she had no sort of leaning.

In fact it was said that the sight of a duster,

Upstairs or downstairs, would simply disgust her;

And a broom to the room of this sad Miss. MacGovern

Was as strange as a spider’s web in a hot oven.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern,

Oh! what could have taught her to be such a sloven?

The birds or the bees? – show us anything neater!

The daisies? – Ah! What could be nicer and sweeter?

Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

Friend or Foe?

Illustration:  Strange Friends.  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.

STRANGE FRIENDS.

What do you think of that?

A bird in love with a cat.

This picture you see,

Is as true as can be;

Puss comes every day

At the risk of a fall,

To visit her friend

On the top of the wall;

For hours together

They’ll romp in this way,

Then the cat will go home,

And the bird fly away.

Funny-Stories-About-Funny-People-Strange-Friends

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.

When Her Dream Is Over!

Illustration:  From the story "BRIAR ROSE OR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY."  Once Upon a Time.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

“Your daughter will prick her hand with the spindle and fall to the floor, but instead of dying she will sink into a deep sleep which will last a hundred years. From that sleep, when her dream is over, a king’s son shall waken her.”

From the story “BRIAR ROSE OR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.”

Once Upon a Time.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

My Funny Little House!

Illustration:  Funny Little House.  The Funny Little Book.  Story and Illustrations by Johnny Gruelle.  P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago and Toronto. 1918.

“Yes, this is my funny little house, funny little man!” said the funny little lady. “Will you come into my funny little house and have a funny little cup of tea, funny little man?”

 

The Funny Little Book.

Story and Illustrations by Johnny Gruelle.

P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago and Toronto. 1918.