The Loser Beat His Pig!

Illustration:  From the story “The Extraordinary Adventures of Dicker and Me.”  Chapter V. – The Great Race – Won by a Length  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.

“Won Easily by a Length”

Slowly they began to creep up – now they were only half a length behind, now they were only a nose behind, now they were level, now they were gaining – now they were ahead! Sandy Jimmy began to get very angry, and pulled out a little whip and started beating Mr. Algernon Daubs Esquire as hard as he could.

That settled it! Mr. Algernon Daubs Esquire was so surprised and angry, and hot and tired, that he gave up directly, and Dicker and Major Porker won easily by a length.

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

Chapter V. – The Great Race – Won by a Length

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.

Cricket Race!

Illustration:  The Fairy Balloon.  Kids of Many Colors.  By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.  Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. CA 1909.

“The Fairy Balloon”

Way down the Scottish glen rode fast the fairy men,

Each upon a cricket thoroughbred, sir.

They were quite plainly seen, dressed all in hunter’s green

With thistles in their jockey caps of red, sir.

Kids of Many Colors.

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. CA 1909.