Disappointment?

Illustration:  The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.   Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.      Tom Thumb and Other Stories.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.

 Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.

Tom Thumb and Other Stories.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

 

 

 

When Her Dream Is Over!

Illustration:  From the story "BRIAR ROSE OR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY."  Once Upon a Time.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

“Your daughter will prick her hand with the spindle and fall to the floor, but instead of dying she will sink into a deep sleep which will last a hundred years. From that sleep, when her dream is over, a king’s son shall waken her.”

From the story “BRIAR ROSE OR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.”

Once Upon a Time.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

Silence and Suffering For The Wild Swans!

Illustration:  From the story "The Wild Swans."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Written by William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

“She plucked with her own soft hands the ugly stinging-nettles.”

“Do you see these stinging-nettles which I have in my hand? There are many of the same kind growing round the cave where you are sleeping; only those that grow there or on the graves in the churchyard are of use – remember that! You must pluck them, although they will sting your hands; you must trample on the nettles with your feet, and get yarn from them; and with this yarn you must weave eleven shirts with long sleeves.”

“If these are thrown over the eleven wild swans, the spell will be broken. But mark this: from the moment that you begin your work till it is ended, even should it take you years, you must not speak a word. The first word that escapes your lips will fall like a dagger into the hearts of your brothers. Their lives hang on your tongue. Mark well all this!”

As the fairy took her leave, she touched Elise’s hands with a nettle. This made them burn like fire, and caused her to wake. . .

Illustration:  From the story "The Wild Swans."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Written by William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

From the story “The Wild Swans.”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

Written by William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

 

 

A Real Princess!

Illustration:  From the story "The Real Princess" Princess and the Pea. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Written by William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh. Ca 1917.

The Princess and the Pea.

‘ I have hardly closed my eyes the whole night through. ‘

Illustration:  From the story "The Real Princess" Princess and the Pea. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Written by William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh. Ca 1917.

From the story “The Real Princess”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

Written by William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh. Ca 1917.