How To Build a Bumble Dragon!

Illustration:  Bumble Dragon.  From the Story “THE BUMBLE DRAGON”  Billy Popgun  Written and Illustrated by Milo Winter.  Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston & New York. 1912.

“THE BUMBLE DRAGON” 

All at once he came to an open place with huge rocks in it, and right in the middle lay an enormous Dragon.

He was sound asleep and snoring in a low rumble, every now and then coming to a very loud snort, and mumbling afterward.

Billy took a good long look at him. His body looked like a gigantic lizard with a long snake’s tail. His large webbed feet had claws like an eagle. But his head! Oh! What a funny head he had. It looked like a cow’s head, only there were scales on it, and a lion’s mane, and dog’s ears. Billy was just beginning to wonder why he was called a Bumble Dragon when he saw the great transparent wings of a Bumble Bee folded over his back.

From the Story “THE BUMBLE DRAGON”

Billy Popgun

Written and Illustrated by Milo Winter.

Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston & New York. 1912.

Miss. Mouse’s Music Lesson

Illustration:  Music Lesson.  Animal Antics
Music Lesson
Animal Antics
S. W. Partridge & Co.: London. Ca 1906-1910.

Miss. Mouse is learning music, but she always plays with fear,

Although her brother, as you see, is bravely sitting near.

For at her elbow sits the teacher, Mr. Roar,

Who growls to hear her miss a note, which makes her stumble more.

Oh, when I choose my teacher, he shall have a gentle way,

For if I’m made to tremble, I shall never learn to play.