By W. W. Denslow and Dudley A Bragdon.
Pictures by Denslow.
G. W. Dillingham Co. Publishers: New York. 1906.
“THEN I STOOD OFF AND TOLD HIM TO HOLD UP HIS HANDS.”
I told my chum Pa was a coward, and we fixed up like burglars, with masks on, and I had Pa’s long hunting boots on, and we pulled caps down over our eyes, and looked fit to frighten a policeman . . . I put the cold muzzle of the ice revolver to Pa’s temple, and when he woke up I told him if he moved a muscle or said a word I would splatter the wall and the counterpane with his brains.
Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa.
Written by George W. Peck.
Illustrated by True Williams.
W. B. Conkey Company. 1900.
“Because,” said the face, “I am the Head of Tide Water, . .”
. . . At last appeared a dark object on the surface of the water, and as they came nearer, a long neck could be seen, with a head that grinned at Jan and said:
“I guess you can go on a bit farther, my man.”
“I intend to,” said Jan. “Why not?”
“Because,” said the face, “I am the Head of Tide Water, and it’s only small boats that can go by me. I turn all the rest back.”
“I see,” said Jan, “sort of a river-policeman.”
“No, a police-bouy,” said the Head of Tide Water, and laughed very loud because he had made a bad joke.
From the Story: JAN THE LION KILLER
In The Miz.
Written by Grace E. Ward.
Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.
Little, Brown, & Co.: Boston. 1904.