Cinderella!

Illustration:  Cinderella.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

“Now fetch the mouse-trap from the shelf – there are six mice inside;”

She changed them to six prancing steeds, all harnessed side by side.

“Now fetch the rat-trap,” and there was therein a large black rat,

So he was made a coachman, with silk stockings and cocked hat.

Six lizards happening to be there, all ready to the hand,

Were changed to powdered footmen, staff and bouquet all so grand.

“Now, Cinderella, here’s your coach to take you to the ball.”

“Not as I am,” she cried; “like this I cannot go at all.”

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Cinderella.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Jolly Little Fairy Folk!

Illustration:  “HE SAW SOMETHING VERY DROLL WAS GOING ON.”  From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”  Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.  Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

“HE SAW SOMETHING VERY DROLL WAS GOING ON.”

“And as he looked, the little black holes turned into bright black eyes; the bits of stems were changed to legs and arms and feet and sprawling little bodies, that rolled and twisted, and skipped and jumped, and twinkled and whirled in endless reels and jigs; in short, he saw a whole village of jolly little fairy folk at their revels.

From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”

Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.

Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.