Toby Was A Sad Dog!

Illustration:  Toby, Mr. Punch’s Dog.  Our Dear Dogs.  Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.  Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.  Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

Toby, Mr. Punch’s Dog.

This also is not one of our dogs. He belongs to a Punch and Judy man, but we made his acquaintance last summer at the seaside. Pat and he became very friendly, so we saw more of Toby than we should have done otherwise.

Toby was a sad dog. He always looked unhappy, which was rather against him in his profession, for it was his business to amuse people. At the same time he worked hard, and bit Mr. Punch’s nose at the right moment, and after that he collected money in a little tin which he held in his mouth, and he never forgot to wag his tail by way of saying “thank you.”

He was still more sad when we were leaving, but we hope to see him next summer, so as to cheer him up a little. Needless to say, we never hear from him; after all, he is not the same class as our dogs.

Our Dear Dogs.

Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.

Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.

Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

Sing From The Heart!

Illustration:  “THE SONG WAS ‘THREE BLIND MICE.’ ”   From the story "The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me."  Chapter IV. – The Concert – And How Dicker Played a Trick.  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.

“THE SONG WAS ‘THREE BLIND MICE.’ ”

 From the story “The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.”

Chapter IV. – The Concert – And How Dicker Played a Trick.

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.

Not Grumpy Nor Too Gay!

Illustration:  Ranji.  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.

“RANJI.”

He has a lovely tenor voice,

So silvery in tone,

Whene’er I hear him sing “My Queen,”

I’m moved to tears, I own.

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His recitations are renowned,

Both comic ones and sad;

He draws a little, too, and paints –

His paintings are not bad.

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He plays on several instruments,

The jew’s harp and banjo;

I never stay when he begins,

It irritates me so.

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His conduct as a husband, too

(He’s married, I should say),

Is everything it out to be,

Not grumpy nor too gay.

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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.

Please Sing!

Illustration:  From the story “The Nightingale.”  Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

THE NIGHTINGALE SINGS

“Little nightingale,” the little maid called out in a loud tone, “our most gracious emperor wishes you to sing to him.”

From the story “The Nightingale.”

Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.