“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.”
The Three Bears’ Picture Book.
Illustrated by Walter Crane.
George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.
It’s all right, I am happy to say. We had not to send for the dog-doctor after all. Bob is better, indeed he is quite well, somebody called out “Rats,” and up he jumped, and flew out of his kennel, and was off with Jim, the fox terrier on a rat hunt. My brother says he was shamming. Perhaps you don’t know what that is, it means that he was pretending to be ill, but I don’t think so myself, I believe that the very name of rats is like a medicine to Bob, and does him good.
Our Dear Dogs.
Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.
Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.
Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.
Lady Fall’s Harvest Ride
On harvest chariot piled sky high
Lady Fall is passing by
With garnered fruits and wealth untold
Of royal purple mixed with gold.
To Lady Summer’s farewell nod
She waves a plume of Goldenrod,
And as the birds fly south again,
She cries, “Good-bye, auf Wiedersehen.”
Lady Fall’s Harvest Ride
A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.
Written by Anna M. Scott.
Illustrations by M. T. Ross.
Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.
THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER.
Andersen’s Fairy Tales.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.
A regular old pirate rat came out, dressed as if he was going to a party.
Billy Goat’s Story
By Amy Prentice.
Illustrations by J. Watson Davis.
A. L. Burt Company: New York. Ca 1906.
“TOM THUMB & THE FAIRY TAILORS”
One summer morning when the wee baby was only a few days old, the queen of the fairies flew in at the window of the room where he lay. She touched his cheek lightly with a butterfly kiss and gave him the name of Tom Thumb. She then ordered her fairy tailors to make for Tom a wonderful suit, his hat of an oak leaf, his shirt of a spider’s web, his jacket of thistledown, his trousers of apple-rind, and his shoes of the skin of a mouse, nicely tanned, with the hair inside.
ONCE UPON A TIME.
Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.
Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.
Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.
“A Capital Cure For Rats.”
An old woman troubled with rats,
Who couldn’t depend upon cats –