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.

A Golden Rule For Back To School!

Illustration:  In School and Out.  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.

IN SCHOOL AND OUT.

 When Jumbo was young and went to school

He soon found out this golden rule,

“Work when you work – play when you play,

That is always the wisest way!”

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For if you play in school, mayhap,

You’ll have to wear a dunce’s cap;

And he who can’t his lessons say

Will have to work while others play!

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So Jumbo first his lessons learned,

And then went out, his playtime earned,

And if an Elephant can be so wise

I’m sure a small boy can if he tries.

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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.

Bad at Badminton!

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

“I HAD A COMFORTABLE SEAT ON THE WALL.”

 . . . and Dicker sat beside me.

Presently they began, and it was one of the funniest things I ever saw – to watch Augustus Ham jumping up and down trying to hit a shuttlecock; he couldn’t play the least little bit; why, even Major Porker couldn’t help smiling

 

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

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.