“PLAYING A TRICK ON PAPA.”
Mother’s Yellow Fairy Tale Book.
Arranged by Laura Dent Crane.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.
“O Brother, don’t!”
Now the Crocodile was so surprised at hearing the Hen call him Brother that he kept his jaws wide open and forgot to swallow his dinner. He kept them open for some time, gaping foolishly, wondering what the Hen could mean, and how he could possibly be her brother. And by the time he had remembered how hungry he was, there was nothing for him to eat. For the Hen had skipped away just as fast as her feet would take her.
The Curious Book of Birds.
Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.
Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.
Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.
“Beppo, the Poodle.”
Now I come to a very remarkable dog, and that is Beppo, the French Poodle. I could write a whole book about Beppo.
Do you know he has to go to a dog barber to be shaved, and this cost quite a lot of money. Poodles, when they are not shaved, have long hair all over their bodies that nearly touches the ground.
Beppo is wonderfully clever. He will stand on his head when he is told; he will also pretend to be dead, and if the piano is played to him he will dance round the room on his hind legs, turning round all the time as if he were waltzing.
Beppo will jump through a hoop, and can do this backwards although it is very difficult. When he has finished his tricks, he expects a lump of sugar as a reward.
I am sorry to say he is not a good-tempered dog, and none of the other dogs like him, which is a great trouble, for there is always the danger of a fight. For this reason I believe Beppo is going to leave us shortly.
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.