Trouble Ahead!

Illustration:  The Queen and Elise.  The Witch Makes Ready the Magic Drink.  From the story "The Wild Swans."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  By William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

The Queen and Elise.

The Witch Makes Ready the Magic Drink.

From the story “The Wild Swans.”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

By William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

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

Sweep The Cobwebs Off The Sky!

Illustration:  There was an old woman tossed up in a basket.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket,

Ninety times as high as the moon;

And where she was going, I couldn’t but ask her,

For in her hand she carried a broom.

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” quoth I,

“Whither, O whither, O whither so high?”

“To sweep the cobwebs off the sky!”

“Shall I go with you? “Aye, by-and-by.”

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.