ALADDIN PAYS HIS RESPECTS TO THE PRINCESS.
From the story “Aladdin, Or The Wonderful Lamp.”
Tom Thumb and Other Stories.
McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.
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’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.