From the story “HANSEL AND GRETHEL.”
Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.
Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.
Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.
“Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig.”
Barber, barber, shave a pig;
How many hairs will make a wig?
“Four and twenty, that’s enough,”
Give the poor barber a pinch of snuff.
“Sneeze on Monday.”
Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger;
Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger;
Sneeze on Wednesday, receive a letter;
Sneeze on Thursday, something better;
Sneeze on Friday, expect sorrow;
Sneeze on Saturday, joy to-morrow.
Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.
McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.
Well, the little pig bustled up the next morning at four o’clock, and went off for the pears, hoping to get back before the wolf came. But he had further to go, and had to climb the tree, so that just as he was getting down from it he saw the wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, frightened him very much. When the wolf came up he said, “What! are you here before me? are they nice pears?” “Yes, very,” said the little pig. “I will throw you down one;” and he threw it so far that while the wolf was going to pick it up, the little pig jumped down and ran home.
The Story of The Three Little Pigs.
McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.
“Jimmie,” said his brother Tom, as he gave the fish to his mamma, “let’s play we are sailors. We can use mamma’s tubs for boats, and fasten our flags onto them.”
“All right, Tom,” returned Jimmie, “we will play the tubs are battleships, and that we are the captains, and we can pretend to shoot big cannons at each other.”
This was great fun, and went along nicely until Jimmie got so excited that he tipped over his boat, and then there was a great squealing.
The Tale of Jimmie Piggy.
By Marjorie Manners
The Platt & Nourse Co.: New York. 1918.