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Title: The wonderful adventures of the little man & his little gun
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Title: The wonderful adventures of the little man & his little gun
Series Title: Fireside picture books
Physical Description: 31 p. : ill., music ; 18 cm.
Language: English
Creator: unknown
Morte ( Illustrator )
Mayhew & Baker ( Publisher )
Alfred Mudge & Son ( Printer )
Publisher: Mayhew and Baker
Place of Publication: Boston
Manufacturer: Alfred Mudge & Son
Publication Date: 1858
Copyright Date: 1858
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Subject: Hunting -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Wit and humor, Juvenile   ( lcsh )
Children's songs   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes -- 1858   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1858   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' paper bindings (Binding) -- 1858   ( rbbin )
Hand-colored illustrations -- 1858   ( local )
Bldn -- 1858
Genre: Nursery rhymes   ( rbgenr )
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Hand-colored illustrations   ( local )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
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Statement of Responsibility: illustrated by "Morte."
General Note: Wood engravings: illustrations and title vignette.
General Note: Frontispiece included in pagination.
General Note: Includes lyrics and music to the title song: p. 28-31.
General Note: First and last leaves pasted to wrappers.
General Note: Series from upper wrapper.
General Note: Publisher's advertisements p. <4> of wrappers.
General Note: Illustrations are hand-colored.
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Volume ID: VID00001
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Ad his 'iIllts were made of Ld, lead, lead
Jli went to the brook, and lie shot a little duck,
ALd he hit her right through the head, head, head.
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Ter is the Little Mai, and tere his little d,
Anrl here his little donlikey, all so gayy,gay, gay;
]ITi- happy lie must be, when they so well agree,
And have no fallilngs out" by the way, way, way !















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There was a little man, and lie had a little gun,
And his bullets were made of lead, lead, Icad;
He went to the brook, ald he shot a little duck,
And he hit her right through the head, head, head.

LITTLE IMAN CHRISTY was a very funny little
fellow, and I do not wonder that Mother Goose
has written his story in her book of Melodies to
amuse little children. But Mother Goose mccts
with so many queer people, and has so many tales
to write, that she does not always tell as much ol
a story as the little folks would like to hear.
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THE LITTLE MAN AND IIIS LITTLE GUN.


Now, Little Man Christy's adventures, when in
search of the duck he shot, were so wonderful and
comical, I think they deserve to be written in a
book by themselves, and Mother Goose is so good-
natured, I am sure she will not be offended if I
tell you his whole story.
In the first place, I suppose you would like to
know what Little Man Christy looked like. If
you glance at any of the pictures, you will find
his portrait drawn by your friend "Morte," and
which I can assure you looks' very much like
him.
He was a very short little fellow, but he was so
thin and poor he looks in t e pictures quite tall;
he had a pair of twinkling black eyes that were
so fill of fun they would make you laugh to look
into them. He had a large nose; in fact, it was
very large. But Little Man Christy said,-
"All great men have large noses, so I am per-
fectly contented with mine."







TIE LITTLE MAN AND III LITTLE GUN.


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"Now, little donkey Jenny, how could you act so,
Bccallus you were t'ic to that stTulTji, stump, stump?"

For when her master mounted her, up went Iher liels,
And down came Little Man witl a .buln ~ bump bump !


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STIHE LITTLE MAN AND IIS LITTLE GUN.

Spite of his homely person, Little Man Christy
was very jolly and good-natured, and a great
favorite with every one who knew him. The
little boys and girls were very fond of himl:
they would run out to meet him when he rode
into the village; and if their toys were broken,
Little Maln Christy must be the one to mend
them, which lie always did with a great deal of
please re.
Little Man Christy lived in a snug little house
near the borders of a wood, and about two miles
from the village, lie lhad lived here but a few
weeks, since the departure of his master; for
Little Man Christy had been servant to a rich
man in the village, who had now left that part of
the country. He wanted to take Christy with him ;
but the little man was very much attached to the
village, so he thanked him, and said, with a smile,
"lhe was afraid the little boys and girls could
not get along without him."


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TIE LITTLE MAN AND ]IS LITTLE GUN.


Little Man Christy had a nice little donkey
called Jenny, and a very fat little dog called
1,addy, both of which had been given him by
his master. He picked up a living by doing"
odd jobs for the travellers who stopped at the
public house.
Little Man Christy had taken this little house
so far from the village, because lie was not obliged
to pay any rent, as the house was built of logs
by woodmen who had left it some months before.
Christy found it very comfortable; and every
morning he would saddle Jenny, and, with Dog
Waddy trotting by his side, would ride to the
village, and in the evening return again to his
home. But for a few days there had been no
travellers in the village, the Little Man ] ud
been unable to get any work, and his provisions
were nearly gone.
So, one fine morning, Little Man Christy woke
up, and after repeating the Lord's Prayer, wlicl





THE LITTLE 3AN ANTD IHS LITTLE GUN.


had been taught


himii by


hi s mother


child, and though he was now grown a man he


did iot fail to
"for," lie said,


repeat


it morning and


"if it was


right when
n,.


even lin 0r
I wasu a


child it must be right now,"- he opened the door
of the closet to get his breakfast, closely followed
by Dog Waddy, who always came in for his share,


but, like Mother


Ilubbard's, "the cupboard


ba re.
"I allo Waddy, we must go without our break-
fast: there is neither a bone for you nor a crust


for me.


Yery bad, Waddy, very bad."


1Dog Waddy set


up a horrible howl,


for,


most fat and lazy dogs, -and Waddy was


like


both;


in fact he had


been called


" Waddy "7


because


he could only waddle


along, and that was


work for him, -he disliked not having enough
to cat.


"What


shall we do, Waddy?


We must not


starve; we must saddle


when


was


hard


10


Miss Jenny and


ride to





THE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


the village;


11


perhaps I can get a job this morning,


and then we will


have a breakfast fit


for a king,


Little


Man Christy,


speak to at home, had


dog


and


pleased
angry,
Little ?


donkey.


; he would ai
with a howl:


v


ian heard


not having
IID


a habit


Now,
answer


only


any body


of talking to


if Dogr


Waddy


to


his


was


with a bark, and if


SO You
howling


may be sure the
g this time.


Followed by Dog Waddy, the Little Man walked


around
where


to the shed at the back


he kept


his donkey.


of the house,


Ile heard


a great


racket proceeding from


the shed;


and on opening


the door,


heels


he


found


up against the


Donkey
a,


Jenny


shed, because


kicking her
she had had


no breakfast.


"Kick


give


you


away,


Miss Jenny!


an appetite


for


kick away!
your meal,


'twill
when


you get it;


but you


must


go to the village


first."


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THE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


As soon as Jenny saw her master, she ceased
kicking, and suffered herself to be saddled and
led out. Little Man Christy tied her to a post,
and, after fastening the doors, prepared to mount.
But Jenny was obstinate this morning, and had
evidently made up her mind not to go without
something to cat; and, on the appearance of
her master, began tugging away at ler bridle
and cutting all manner of capers; while the dog,
seeing something was wrong, was jumping round
her and barking very loud. After a little coax-
ing, Jenny was made to stand still while Christy
mounted; but no sooner was he fairly seated,
than up went her heels,- throwing the Little
Man six feet into t'he air. It happened to be
a soft, grassy spot, and the fall did not hurt
hinm very much.
He picked himself up, and tried again to
mount, but it was no use; so Christy led her
back to the shed.


12







THE LITTLE


MAN AND HIS LITTLE


Now saIil this Little Man, Miss Jenny is too Jail,
She will really break my heart with ler tricks, tlriks, tricks;
My dog and I must diio; so, witli my little gucn,
Somnc tender little game I will fix, fix, fix."


GUN.


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THE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUNC


Miss
said he,


Jenny
"and


behaves very naughty
she shall have nothing


to-day,"
to eat


until I


get


have had my breakfast;


but how shall


it?"


Now there was a little gun


in the house which


had been his


father's,


and which


Christy prized


very much on that account; lie had always


kept


it very nice and clean; but, though very brave


sometimes, he


had never had the courage


to( fire


But lih happened


to look towards the woods,


and he saw several small birds


flying aL1mong


trees.


"IIa!


ha! "


said he,


" there


seems to be


in the woods;
shoot a squirrel


with father's


or a rabbit, and


little gun


I iiiight
L,


then Waddy and


I could


have a nice dinner."


So he marched


peared with


into the house, and suon ap-


the little gun,


the


game


the shot pouch.


" Now,"


said he, seating"


himself upon a rock,


14


it.


te~i


I.-.


and


bi ,





TIE LITTLE MAN AND IIIS LITTLE GUN.


e went int to the woods, and lie huntel d all around,
But not a thiing to shoot cmud il she se11 s'o ;
1 heard a great nolie whicll scared him l very much,
So lie ran and clambeired up iu a tree, tre, tree.





THIE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


16


"I never fired a gun, and hardly know how to
go to work; but, as other people shoot, I don't
see why I should be afraid."
So. whistling to his dog, lie started for the
wood. The little gun seemed to trouble hm a
great deal, for he hardly knew how to carry it:
he fiirst dragged it along upon the ground, then
fltcked it under his arm, and finally shouldered
it. The little birds flow around him, twittering
lnd sercaminn as lie entered the wood; thev
sceiiiud to say, "Ha ha! ha! what a comical
little sportsman and did not appear a bit afraid
of hit 1.
Christy marched on, never once thinking of
sihootivg sluch small bilds, and pretty soon he
siw a srluirrel sitting on a bough.
"Now, miy fine fellow, I'll have a shot at you."
But the squirrel did not seem to be alarmed;
le still sat chipping, and, as it seemed to Christy,
laulging merrily.
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THE LITTLE


MAN AND ITlS LITTLE


At Inst. flii t Little an cnnce to a fl.,c:k of duc' k.:
"Now I wili have a sliot." 1e said, said, suil ;
Bang, went tlih gun, and down droppod1 a duck,
And the bullet went throw lt lIl. It.aI l, Z li:.1, h1 :-1l.


GCN.


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THIE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


Christy


was so long a time
0


getting


from his shoulder that


the little


fellow


might


have reached the next tree; but lhe


there,


still sat


and seemed to say,-


"Chip!


chip!


chip!


Ha! ha !


not the


least afraid


of


you, my little


You are not smart enough
0


frisky,
chip
a nice


spry little


f'o low


as I


to shoot such


aml.


Chip !


clip I


I have a nice little house close by, with


little hfaiilv :


shoot them too.


perhaps you


Ha! hal ha!


would like to
Chip! chip I


chip I "


And with a frisk


and


a jump


he darted


his hole.


Christy had


been all


this time trying to get


his gun to his


slioulder1


to fire;


but he


so nervous, that when he was ready, the squirrel
was gone.


Just then, a rabbit crossed
Is out of sight before the


the path, but


his


gunl


ha!


aml


imian.


into


was


I II II


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Little


wl


,Man hbad








THE LITTLE 3MAN


AND HIS LITTLE


GUN.


In the middle of the brook this little duck dil drop;

But the Little 3Man said, You are mllcin Ic0, ini li ;

He sprang into a boat, and he caughlt it by the neck ;

On you, my little duck; I shall diine, din1e, dinf."


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THE: LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


made


up


Waddy,
started


a strange
the dog.
lHallo,"


his mind whether


who ha d been creep


after it,


I1701 so,


said he;


land(


very soon


mingled


to shoot or not.
Ing along behind,


Christy


he ar'd


with the howling


"there is something


more


than a


rabbit


there:


it may be


a wild beast;


I'll take care


And he began


of myself,


climbing


at any rate."
ig and scrambling


a tree


as fast


as he could go.


The sounds caine nearer, and very soon out'


of the bushes


for home


rushed


Dog Waddy,


in a great hurry,


closely


and started


followed


by


a great black


cat, which


had somehow


into the wood.
Man perched


As soon


as shec


in the tree, she


at him, but soon stopped,


saw the


spit


and


and disap-


peared.
Christy now came down from the tree, laughing
heartily to think he had been frightened by a cat.


up


dered
Little
fizzed


wan-


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TIE LITTLE


MAN AND HIS UTTLE


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When lie started for his home it had grown very dark,
And the wind whistled low iu tlitrou',N.l t1c wood, o, wo, wood;
The leaves made faces at liitn, and Ihe began to lshakc,
And hurried off as fast as he could, could, could.


GUN.


21





THE LITTLE MAN AND IIIS LITTLE GUN.


"I must show a little more courage," said
he, "or I shall have nothing to eat to-day."
It was now nearly noon, and Christy, who had
had no breakfast that morning, was very hungry;
but he shouldered his gun, and marched on.
At last he saw through the trees the shining
surface of a brook which ran through the woods,
and on the shore he saw a flock of ducks
feeding.
"Ho! ho !" said he, "I will have a little
duck, for that is something I am very fond of."
So the Little Man crept along until he thought
lie was near enough, and then raising his little
gun to his shoulder, pulled the trigger. But
there was no report.
"I declare," said he, "I have forgotten to
load it."
So he put in the powder, the little bullet,
and the wad, as quickly as lie could, and taking
aim again, just as the ducks had started into


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THE LITTLE


MAN AND IIIS LITTLE


Now said tlis Little Man, with a twinkle of the oey,
", A jolly little hunter I shall make, make, make ;
WadM'y, you and I will go unto the brook,
And .', if we can shoot the drake, drake, drake."


GUN.


23


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TIE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


the air,


blazed


away.


Bang


went the


and down dropped


brook,


a nice fat duck


"hit right through the


The Little Man
so delighted.
Close by where


danced


into the


head."


and capered,


he


was


the duck fell, there was an


old, flat-bottomed boat, which had been left there


by the woodmlen ; and


stepping into this, Christy


managed to get tle duck.


lie put.


it in his bag.
t,._


in ligl* glee, and


But it is
another to


started


onec thing


get out; for,


had been hunting,


for home.


to get into a


wood,


and


while the Little Man


dark clouds


11had obscured


the sun, and


the thick


woods


presented


a very


dismal


aspect.


Christy
r


felt rather alanrm(1, for


he did not feel at home among the trees; but


shou1ldring


his


gun, he commenced walking


the direction


of his house.


The wiind silged


mou rnful ly


through
fill-Oup3


the branches,


and rustled


the leaves, so that they assumed t tthe Little


guLin ,


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THE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


Mjan's


fancy strange


faces that seemed


arinnginf
r2


at him.


This was
his heels, f


too much


for him.


ind did not stop


Tce took to


running
0


until lie


reached


his house.


When he


arrived


h10111c,


he llung
li, 1111


upon a nail, and went to look


after the donkey.


lie found
appeared


her very quiet and


to be


very


much ashamed


she


of her


a(c1tion s.


"Well,


Miss Jenny,"


said the Little


?~r[aii. "I a


your fasting


has made vou a little iiore
a,


gentle; and as I can now have


think I will


iiiiy dinnerl,


give you yours.


So he led the


little donkey


out, took thei


halter
where


from her neck,


and left her to


she pleased.


Dog Waddy now


made


his


appearance


the house,


looking


-very. foolish.


"Well, sir, what have you to say for deserting


to b1)


his


d uck


think


graze


from


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submintssive:





THE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.


your


master?


little duck."
A very dismal
"But as you


You deserve


none of that fine


howl was Waddy's
are generally a very


reply.
good dog,


I will


forgive


you this time,


have all the


bones


to pick."


A very joyful bark from Waddy was the answer.
So the Little Man picked and cooked the duck,
and made a hearty meal, not forgetting the bones


fbr Dog Waddy.


Then filling


h1is )11)0,


he sat


and smoked until bedtime,


thinking


over his


a;dventuCres,
little house


while Dog
to take a


Waddy


naI).


crept off


to his


But on reaching


the snug little kennel, he


found, seated


in front


of it, his old enemy of the woods, the


cat, who, at


sight of Waddy, prepared


for battle.


Now Waddy was a very great coward,


but the


hearty meal he had


made of the


little fat duck,


ladl for the moment made him very courageous.


With a growl he


flew at the


cat; but, alas


and


you


shall


big


black





THE LITTLE MAN AND IIIS LITTLE GUN. 27

for poor Waddy, he found his match I The cat
fastened herself upon him, and, howling with
pain, he ran towards the house.
The Little Man, roused by the noise, appeared
at the door, with the little gun in his hand.
On seeing the cat, who had friightened ]him in
the morning, he was very angry, and, raising
the little gun to his shoulder, pulled the trigger.
Bang went the gun! and the cat fell to the
ground, with a bullet right through her head.
This ended, for that day, the exploits of

TIE LITTLE M1N AND UIS LITTLER. KUN.





THE LITTLE MAN AND IllS LITTLE GUN.


TH II was a Little Man, and lie had a little gun,
And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead ;
He went to the brook, and lie ihot a little duck,
And lie hit her right through the head lad, head.


THler is thle little Main, and here his little dog,
And here his little donkey, all so gay, gay, gay ;
I ow happy lie must be, when they so well arece,
And have no fallitgs out by tile way, ay, way !


" Now, little donkey Jenny, how could you act so,
iLccall-c you wecr tiedL to that Fstumip, stnump, Stum ? "
Fur wlc-t lier nimater ilu'ointd her, up We lli e11 l1cik1,
And down caine Little Man I wi th a iJl ul Il tLump1 lul1p )


Now said this Little Man, Miss Jenny is too bad,
She will really break my heart with her tricks, tricks, tricks;
My dog and I must dine; so, with my little gun,
Some tender little gtame I will fix, fix, fix."


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THE LITTLE MAN AND IllS LITTLE GUT. 2

He went into the woods, and lie hunted all around,
But not a thing to shoot could Ihe see, se, see ;
He heard a great noise which scared him very much,
So he ran and clambered up in a tree, tree, tree.


At last this Little Man came to a flock of ducks:
Now I will have a shot," lie said, said, said;
Bang went the gun, and down dropped a duck,
And the bullet went through his head, lead, head.


In the middle of the brook this little duck did drop,
But the Little Man said, "You arc mine, mine, mine ;"
He sprang into a boat, and he caught it by the neck ;
On you, my little duck, I shall dine, dine, dine."

When he started for his home it had grown very dark,
And the wind whistled loud through the woood, wood, wood;
The leaves made faces at him, and he legal to ~lake,
And hurried off as fast as he could, could, could.

Now said this Little Man, with a twinkle of the eye,
"A jolly little hunter I shall make, make, make;
Waddy, you and I will go unto the brook,
And sec if we can shoot the drake, drake, drake."







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