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.

 

 

 

My Tiny Son!

Illustration:  THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN

A certain tailor had a son, who happened to be small, and no bigger than a Thumb, and on this account he was always called Thumbling. He had, however, some courage in him, and said to his father, “Father, I must and will go out into the world.” “That’s right, my son,” said the old man, and took a long darning-needle and made a knob of sealing-wax on it at the candle, “and there is a sword for thee to take with thee on the way.”

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

Tom Thumb!

Illustration: Tom Thumb.  Once Upon A Time.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrations by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

. . . Tom Thumb’s mother took him with her when she went to milk the cow.  It was a very windy evening and she tied the little fellow with a needleful of thread to a thistle, that he might not be blown away.  Tom had a fine time, swinging and singing and talking with the bees and butterflies.  But by the by a big red cow came along and, taking a fancy to his oak-leaf hat, picked him and the thistle up at one mouthful.  When the cow began to chew the thistle, Tom was dreadfully frightened at her great teeth, and called out:  “Mother! Mother!”

“Where are you, my dear boy?” cried his mother in alarm.

“Here, mother, here in the red cow’s mouth.”

Once Upon A Time.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrations by Margaret Evans Price.

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