Puffy a Pretty Puppy!

Illustration:  Puffy.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

PUFFY

About a pretty dog I have to tell, –

A Maltese dog, so curly, white, and fluffy;

His nose was pinker than a pink sea-shell,

His eyes were also pink, – his name was PUFFY.

When he was six weeks old, quite small and scared,

He came unto the house of his new Missis:

His teeth were sharp, he bit so hard,

She cried, “Oh what a charming doggie this is!”

When Puffy slept he rolled himself up tight,

And looked just like a little worsted bundle;

He used a large round stool to roll and bite,

Which on the floor his Missis used to trundle.

 

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

 

First Aid For A Swoon!

Illustration: From the story "The Sleeping Beauty"  MOTHER FAIRY-TALES.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1908.

The Swoon

. . . the spindle immediately ran into her hand, and she directly fell down upon the ground in a swoon. Thereupon the old woman cried out for help, and people came in from every quarter in great numbers: some threw water upon the princess’s face, unlaced her, struck her on the palm of her hands, and rubbed her temples with Hungary water; but all they could do did not bring her to herself.

 

Illustration: From the story "The Sleeping Beauty"  MOTHER FAIRY-TALES.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1908.

From the story “The Sleeping Beauty”

MOTHER FAIRY-TALES

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1908.

 

Lullaby & Poppies From Flowerland!

Illustration: Lullaby from Mary Had a Little Lamb Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

“LULLABY”

WIDE awake! wide awake!

Baby’s so wide awake,

What can I bring that will lull her to rest?

Poppies from Flowerland,

Raindrops from Showerland,

Silent slow shadows that creep up the west.

Laughings and cooings – oh, what roguish doings!

Why, this is sleepy-time, Baby, you know.

What can I bring to her,

What can I sing to her,

So that my baby to Dreamland may go?

Lullaby, lullaby, sing a song dull, oh, bye,

Bye, little Baby, now shut up your eyes!

Moon shadowed now’s the land,

Dreams come from Drowsyland,

Droop, dreamy eyelids, and lie sleepy wise.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

How To Build a Bumble Dragon!

Illustration:  Bumble Dragon.  From the Story “THE BUMBLE DRAGON”  Billy Popgun  Written and Illustrated by Milo Winter.  Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston & New York. 1912.

“THE BUMBLE DRAGON” 

All at once he came to an open place with huge rocks in it, and right in the middle lay an enormous Dragon.

He was sound asleep and snoring in a low rumble, every now and then coming to a very loud snort, and mumbling afterward.

Billy took a good long look at him. His body looked like a gigantic lizard with a long snake’s tail. His large webbed feet had claws like an eagle. But his head! Oh! What a funny head he had. It looked like a cow’s head, only there were scales on it, and a lion’s mane, and dog’s ears. Billy was just beginning to wonder why he was called a Bumble Dragon when he saw the great transparent wings of a Bumble Bee folded over his back.

From the Story “THE BUMBLE DRAGON”

Billy Popgun

Written and Illustrated by Milo Winter.

Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston & New York. 1912.

Get Over Feeling Bad About Someone Sleeping in Your Bed!

Illustration: The Three Bears "Sombody in my bed!" from Little Folks Stories.
“Somebody in my bed!”
The Three Bears
LITTLE FOLKS STORIES
McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. 1888.

The three bears stared for some time out of the window from whence Goldilocks took her flight; and though at first they were quite angry with the little girl and ready to eat her up, they soon got over these bad feelings, remembering that it is wise to

BEAR AND FORBEAR.

And if you’ll believe me, that little bear, who had made the biggest fuss, was just as proud as he could be to think that such a pretty girl had eaten his porridge – sat in his chair – and slept in his bed!  Why, he actually hugged himself with delight!  But as this feeling might not last long, I should advise you not to pry into other people’s affairs; and if you go in the woods keep away from the house of THE THREE BEARS!