Comic animals and their adventures

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Comic animals and their adventures with alphabet and rhymes
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28 p. : ;
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English
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London?
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Animals -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Alphabet rhymes -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1880
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Alphabet rhymes   ( rbgenr )
poetry   ( marcgt )

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Cover title.
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Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
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aleph - 001763231
oclc - 26812768
notis - AJH6394
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UF00025050:00001

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THE COMING OF THE STORK BRINGS GOOD LUCKThese birds with long legs and necks like to build their nests in towns, even on roofs of houses. In Holland the Dutch like tohave them come, for they are friends of the babies./ The Baldwin LibratyUniversitym q.- i\ IJ Hofi


A is for Alligator, whobathed inthe Nile,In a cos-tume madeup of a hatand a smile.B is for Bears, whothoughtBees were*nice thingsTill, steal-ing somehoney, theyfound they had stings.C is for Crane, whose newsuit that heboughtFrom Foxdoesn't fit, asa nice newsuit ought.


who said"Though theylook queer,These horns often come inquite useful, my dear."SEis forElephant,crying,.no doubt,'--^^s^^"For something he's done,and he's just been found out.F is for Fox,who says "" So pleasedto meet you!FIm: so fond of you, thatI really could, eat you!"


O's for Giraffe,who said"Coats I have got,But I do want some collars-I wear such a lot."H is Hippopotamus"who ventured toskate,But found that the ice wouldn't bear such a weight.I is for Ibis, who feltvery ill,So she went to the Doctor and asked for a pill.


J is for Jaguar,who went outa-charing;Of soap and hot water -she never was sparing.K is forKangaroo,school-master.- -a clever-When they showed him the sum he said"Well, did you ever!"who cannotgo out;He calls it a cold, but I'think it's the gout!


M is for Monkeys, whocookerylearnt;But whiletheystoodtalkingthe cakes all got burnt.N is for Night Heron,of latesuppersfond,So, Frog-gy, you'dbetter hop home to your pond.O is for Owls, gettingready forbed,With can-dles alllighted,an night-cap on head.


PP is for Pen-guins, whostare out tosea, iWhen dear Mamma Penguin says,"Come home to tea."Q is forQuagga,whose childwas herboast.7 PR is forRhino.,who said "Mine weighs the most."5 is for Sea VLion, who, upat the Zoo,Delighted in wettingthe spectators through.


T is for Tiger,who broughthome a toy,When he wentto town, for his wee babyboy.U is forUnicorn, per-former so neat,I've heard thathis juggling quitebrings down the streetV is forVultures,who wentfor a tripTo Scot-land, onpurpose to learn howto skip.


W's forWolf, Twhocried"Bring us somemore-We're hungry enough to eat dinner for four!"X is an animalwithout a name;But when the crabpinches,I guess he'll exclaim!Y is for Yak, who's alover of pipes.SAndZ is for Zebra, whoSwears many stripes.


"THE ELEPHANT HAD HIMSELF MEASURED FOR SUITS."


AVE you heard of the Animals' Trip to Sea?What, never? Well, come,then, and listen to me,And I'll tell in a whileHow they went, in fine style,For a trip in the good ship "Crocodile ";You shall learn what on board occurred,And the things that were done and seen and heard.The day that they saw the advertisement,The Animals all nearly crazy went;"They bought the papers,And cut such capers,And all scurried off to the tailors and drapers.For they said: "We must have new clothes, you know,If in the proper style we want to go."Excitement reigned on every handThroughout the whole of Animal Land;They went to the stores,In dozens and scores,Till some couldn't even get in at the doors.


~~~~~~~:_~-~;-ie Aickk-~9e~n~~~-,, w~i."THE EXT HINGTHEYDID AS T STAT TH PACING.


The Elephant had himself measured for suits,The Giraffe bought collars, the Pig new bootsAnd Mrs. Hippo purchased a bonnetJust come from Paris,with ribbons on it; ?In fact, at the stores they were so busy -With taking the money they grewquite dizzy, ( 'i .And on everyone's lip 1 -.Was t thname of the ship \fo it s,And the talk of the great Excursion Trip! ---Next day Doctor Ape, with wondrous quickness,Invented some pills to cure sea-sickness;No sooner than madeHe did a fine trade.And on eveyone's li


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The Elephant for a whole trunkful paid;While that artful Fox,Who purchased a box,Just took them straight off, to guard against shocks.The Lion bought lots for his aunts and cousins;The Giraffe came as well, and took some dozens:Sea-sickness with himwas past enduring,His neck was so long, it took lots of curing.The Mouse and the Bear aCame hurrying there,For the Animals' Great Sea Trip to prepare.The next thing they did was to start thepacking,To take care that nothing at all was lacking;


, .I"And everything then was bustle and rush:The Cock brought his comb, the Fox his brush;Sea-boots and straw hats,Condensed milk-for that'sThe best thing at sea for kittens and cats.The Elephant's trunk was of use, no doubt, k,,For that he could hardly go without-'Twas so full, to shut it he sat upon it,And spoilt Mrs. Hippo's new Paris bonnet IEach one, small and great,Rushed round in a stateOf hurry and flurry, early and late.-=Well, somehow or other the time went past,The packing of boxes was done at last,And now Mrs. Hippo has called the BearsTo carry her new trunkj down the stairs.They stare at the"sight,For it's none toolight,' And crash, it comestumbling down oneS. flight;


I11w,"FOR EVERYONE'S BUMPING, PUSHING AND BAWLING."1~1 i


And how they will get it out none can tell;/VOne Bea' is puffed and the other disabled,While she cries aghast: "Can't you see it's labelled?"Young Hip gives a yell,For on him it fell,And how they will get it out none can tell;-But it's done at last-there's Fox at the door:Good-bye; we're off to aforeign shore;Oh, dear, what confusionand agitation I PAll Animal Land is off tothe station.Some travel by 'bus,Without any fuss;The Monkeys cry: "Come -in a dog-cart, like us I"


"THE BEAR'S NEW WATCH WAS ALL WRONG ALACK!"


The Lion a smart motor-hansom is taking;The Bear on his cycle good speed is making;Some walk and some ride, ..While Hippo's insideA cab, and most of its springs are breakinglIt's worry and scurry ,And scramble and flurry:"We are sure to be late if you don'thurry; (shall findSo drive your hardest, for we I-" We cannot go ifwe're left behind!" V--The start was noisy, the station is worse;".-_. *The Lion is mad: he has lost his purse!"- 'Picture his rage and his children's grief,"Until they found the Fox was the thief


"IN SPITE OF THAT THEY WERE ALL SO ILL."


All rush and all run To the gate, everyone;Some have tickets and some have none.SThe Monkeys climb up the Giraffe toget theirs!- 3 \ "This way for the 'Crocodile,' downSI the stairs!"The porters are calling,And the children squalling,For everyone's bumping, pushing,and bawling;"' There's such a crush, the wonder toSme- Is how they'll ever get to the sea.Down on the platform, oh, what a din!The Bears are putting the luggage in;The smoking-carriage is quickly cramming, -,The bell is ringing, the doors are slamming."Make haste, make haste!There's no time to waste!" '(The ladies all in one carriage are placed.)"Yes, that's your train,I tell you again!"The noise is enough to turn"one's brain."Out of the way there!" por-ters call;At last they're packed in, greatand small;The engine puffs and thewhistle blows,And off the Great Excursion goes.The next thing was the getting on board;The wind it blew and the rain it poured,And oh! the dismayWhen the bridge gave way,And several tumbled in, they say.


THE HIPPO'S COSTUME WAS TOO SMALL BY HALF.


Now, as it happened, 'twas just as wellThat some of them in the water fell, "Because the raft could then be keptFor those who perhaps had overslept; \The Elephant had stopped his trunk to pack;The Bear's new watch was all wrong,alack! Vii. ,*. ,.. The Tortoise slow, .' /\^ i As all might know,"*- g Was sure to be late an, 'k hour or so;And Mr. Pig wasS- too fat to run:--- He had to stopSforhis youngest son.Above the squall they heard the call,So all went for that Trip after all.


"THEY GAVE A SPLENDID DANCE ONE NIGHT."


klas I when they were hardly a mileFrom shore on the crowded "crocodile,"The boat up and down began to go,The sea turned rough, and the wind didblow.Each took a pill-Some two-but still,In spite of that they were all so ill!They called for the steward, Tommy Seal,Who waited on them with the greatest zeal.The Lion was sick and the Hippo too;The Zebra cried: "Throw me over,, do I"The Elephant heCried: "Oh, dear melThis dreadful wibbly, wobbly sea!At last they came to// an island fine,And then the sun,/ ? began to shine;- ...-- The sea: grew. calm,.- "- and in a minute- .- v.Z--. Everyone:, went oul_ --- --- bathing in it.The Hippo's costumewas too small by half,Which made the Lion giggle and laugh. :The Bear a fuss made, Till the Elephant playedSea-water upon him for being afraid!The Tiger a life-belt wore all around him,"In case," he said, "so much water drowned him."The Wolf and theLamb -Together swam, -And everyone said: --"How happy I aml" "


"UP THE RIGGING THE MONKEYS RAN."


-S M ILife on board ship was such delight,They gave a splendid dance one night;The Monkeys danced, and so did the Pig;The Elephant's feet, though, were so big,He trod on the Lion's tail, making himroar. /..One day, when Mr. and Mrs. BearWere taking a nap in a nice deck-"chair, -_ ./"Good gracious, it's going to rain,"cried he;"Please fetch my new mackintoshfor me1 " But when quite awake, he looked around:The Fox was laughing at him, he found;He rubbed his nose: "I know, it's thoseYoung Monkeys at mischief with the hose l'


"SO ACROSS THE MUD THEY HAD TO GO."


"Landahoy!"cried the Seal next day, /And there it was, not far away;Up the rigging the Monkeys ran: ,"We'll see it first, if anyone can!"When, all of a sudden, they ran saground, -And, wading ashore on stilts, they (" ~ 7found" The rest of all landed safe andsound.Some with a sigh, and .some witha smile,Said good-bye to the "Crocodile,"All pleased as could be,And, 'twixt you and me,- -That's the end of the Animals'Trip to Sea. -"y


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THE COMING OF THE STORK BRINGS GOOD LUCK These birds with long legs and necks like to build their nests in towns, even on roofs of houses. In Holland the Dutch like to have them come, for they are friends of the babies. / The Baldwin Libraty University m q.-i\ IJ Hofi



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"IN SPITE OF THAT THEY WERE ALL SO ILL."



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All rush and all run To the gate, everyone; Some have tickets and some have none. SThe Monkeys climb up the Giraffe to get theirs! -3 \ "This way for the 'Crocodile,' down SI the stairs!" The porters are calling, And the children squalling, For everyone's bumping, pushing, and bawling; "' There's such a crush, the wonder to Sme -Is how they'll ever get to the sea. Down on the platform, oh, what a din! The Bears are putting the luggage in; The smoking-carriage is quickly cramming, -, The bell is ringing, the doors are slamming. "Make haste, make haste! There's no time to waste!" (The ladies all in one carriage are placed.) "Yes, that's your train, I tell you again!" The noise is enough to turn "one's brain. "Out of the way there!" porters call; At last they're packed in, great and small; The engine puffs and the whistle blows, And off the Great Excursion goes. The next thing was the getting on board; The wind it blew and the rain it poured, And oh! the dismay When the bridge gave way, And several tumbled in, they say.



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"THE BEAR'S NEW WATCH WAS ALL WRONG ALACK!"



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Now, as it happened, 'twas just as well That some of them in the water fell, Because the raft could then be kept For those who perhaps had overslept; \ The Elephant had stopped his trunk to pack; The Bear's new watch was all wrong,alack! Vi i.,*. ,.. The Tortoise slow, .' / \^ i As all might know, "*-g Was sure to be late an 'k hour or so; And Mr. Pig was Stoo fat to run: --He had to stop Sforhis youngest son. Above the squall they heard the call, So all went for that Trip after all.



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~~~~~~~:_~-~;-ie Aickk-~9 e~n~~~-,, w~i. "THE EXT HINGTHEYDID AS T STAT TH PACING.



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T is for Tiger, who brought home a toy, When he went to town, for his wee baby boy. U is for Unicorn, performer so neat, I've heard that his juggling quite brings down the street V is for Vultures, who went for a trip To Scotland, on purpose to learn how to skip.



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And how they will get it out none can tell; /V One Bea' is puffed and the other disabled, While she cries aghast: "Can't you see it's labelled?" Young Hip gives a yell, For on him it fell, And how they will get it out none can tell;But it's done at last-there's Fox at the door: Good-bye; we're off to a foreign shore; Oh, dear, what confusion and agitation I P All Animal Land is off to the station. Some travel by 'bus, Without any fuss; The Monkeys cry: "Come in a dog-cart, like us I"



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"THEY GAVE A SPLENDID DANCE ONE NIGHT."



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"~~ *'~~ ~~~ ~ ALL NIMA LAN ISOFF O TH STAION



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PP is for Penguins, who stare out to sea, -i When dear Mamma Penguin says, "Come home to tea." Q is for Quagga, whose child was her boast. 7 PR is for Rhino., who said "Mine weighs the most." 5 is for Sea V Lion, who, up at the Zoo, Delighted in wetting the spectators through.



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W's for Wolf, T who cried "Bring us some moreWe're hungry enough to eat dinner for four!" X is an animal without a name; But when the crab pinches, I guess he'll exclaim! Y is for Yak, who's a lover of pipes. SAnd Z is for Zebra, who Swears many stripes.



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"THE ELEPHANT HAD HIMSELF MEASURED FOR SUITS."



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A is for Alligator, who bathed in the Nile, In a costume made up of a hat and a smile. B is for Bears, who thought Bees were *nice things Till, stealing some honey, they found they had stings. C is for Crane, whose new suit that he bought From Fox doesn't fit, as a nice new suit ought.



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klas I when they were hardly a mile From shore on the crowded "crocodile," The boat up and down began to go, The sea turned rough, and the wind did blow. Each took a pillSome two-but still, In spite of that they were all so ill! They called for the steward, Tommy Seal, Who waited on them with the greatest zeal. The Lion was sick and the Hippo too; The Zebra cried: "Throw me over,, do I" The Elephant he Cried: "Oh, dear mel This dreadful wibbly, wobbly sea! At last they came to // .an island fine, And then the sun ,/ ? -began to shine; --...-The sea: grew. calm, ."and in a minute --.v.Z--. Everyone:, went oul ------bathing in it. The Hippo's costume was too small by half, Which made the Lion giggle and laugh. : The Bear a fuss made, Till the Elephant played Sea-water upon him for being afraid! The Tiger a life-belt wore all around him, "In case," he said, "so much water drowned him." The Wolf and the Lamb Together swam, .And everyone said: ---"How happy I aml"



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THE HIPPO'S COSTUME WAS TOO SMALL BY HALF.



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"Landahoy!"cried the Seal next day, / And there it was, not far away; Up the rigging the Monkeys ran: "We'll see it first, if anyone can!" When, all of a sudden, they ran s aground, And, wading ashore on stilts, they (" ~ 7 found The rest of all landed safe and sound. Some with a sigh, and .some with a smile, Said good-bye to the "Crocodile," All pleased as could be, And, 'twixt you and me,That's the end of the Animals' Trip to Sea. -" y



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The Lion a smart motor-hansom is taking; The Bear on his cycle good speed is making; Some walk and some ride, .. While Hippo's inside A cab, and most of its springs are breakingl It's worry and scurry And scramble and flurry: "We are sure to be late if you don't hurry; (shall find So drive your hardest, for we I -" We cannot go if we're left behind!" V-The start was noisy, the station is worse; ".-_. *The Lion is mad: he has lost his purse! "'Picture his rage and his children's grief, "Until they found the Fox was the thief



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M is for Monkeys, who cookery learnt; But while they stood talking the cakes all got burnt. N is for Night Heron, of late suppers fond, So, Froggy, you'd better hop home to your pond. O is for Owls, getting ready for bed, With candles all lighted, an night-cap on head.



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O's for Giraffe,who said "Coats I have got, But I do want some collars-I wear such a lot." H is Hippopotamus "who ventured to skate, But found that the ice wouldn't bear such a weight. I is for Ibis, who felt very ill, So she went to the Doctor and asked for a pill.



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The Elephant for a whole trunkful paid; While that artful Fox, Who purchased a box, Just took them straight off, to guard against shocks. The Lion bought lots for his aunts and cousins; The Giraffe came as well, and took some dozens: Sea-sickness with himwas past enduring, His neck was so long, it took lots of curing. The Mouse and the Bear a Came hurrying there, For the Animals' Great Sea Trip to prepare. The next thing they did was to start the packing, To take care that nothing at all was lacking;



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, ..I" And everything then was bustle and rush: The Cock brought his comb, the Fox his brush; Sea-boots and straw hats, Condensed milk-for that's The best thing at sea for kittens and cats. The Elephant's trunk was of use, no doubt, k,, For that he could hardly go without'Twas so full, to shut it he sat upon it, And spoilt Mrs. Hippo's new Paris bonnet I Each one, small and great, Rushed round in a state Of hurry and flurry, early and late.-= Well, somehow or other the time went past, The packing of boxes was done at last, And now Mrs. Hippo has called the Bears To carry her new trunk j down the stairs. They stare at the "sight, For it's none too light, And crash, it comes tumbling down one S. flight;



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"SO ACROSS THE MUD THEY HAD TO GO."



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AVE you heard of the Animals' Trip to Sea? What, never? Well, come,then, and listen to me, And I'll tell in a while How they went, in fine style, For a trip in the good ship "Crocodile "; You shall learn what on board occurred, And the things that were done and seen and heard. The day that they saw the advertisement, The Animals all nearly crazy went; "They bought the papers, And cut such capers, And all scurried off to the tailors and drapers. For they said: "We must have new clothes, you know, If in the proper style we want to go." Excitement reigned on every hand Throughout the whole of Animal Land; They went to the stores, In dozens and scores, Till some couldn't even get in at the doors.



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I11w, "FOR EVERYONE'S BUMPING, PUSHING AND BAWLING." „1~1 i



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-S M I Life on board ship was such delight, They gave a splendid dance one night; The Monkeys danced, and so did the Pig; The Elephant's feet, though, were so big, He trod on the Lion's tail, making him roar. /.. One day, when Mr. and Mrs. Bear Were taking a nap in a nice deck"chair, -_ ./ "Good gracious, it's going to rain," cried he; "Please fetch my new mackintosh for me1 But when quite awake, he looked around: The Fox was laughing at him, he found; He rubbed his nose: "I know, it's those Young Monkeys at mischief with the hose l'



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J is for Jaguar, who went out a-charing; Of soap and hot water she never was sparing. K is for Kangaroo, schoolmaster .--a cleverWhen they showed him the sum he said "Well, did you ever!" who cannot go out; He calls it a cold, but I' think it's the gout!



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The Elephant had himself measured for suits, The Giraffe bought collars, the Pig new boots And Mrs. Hippo purchased a bonnet Just come from Paris,with ribbons on it; ? In fact, at the stores they were so busy With taking the money they grew quite dizzy, ( 'i And on everyone's lip 1 -. Was t thname of the ship \fo it s, And the talk of the great Excursion Trip! --Next day Doctor Ape, with wondrous quickness, Invented some pills to cure sea-sickness; No sooner than made He did a fine trade. And on eveyone's li



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who said "Though they look queer, These horns often come in quite useful, my dear." SEis for Elephant, crying,. no doubt, '--^^s^^ "For something he's done, and he's just been found out. F is for Fox, who says " So pleased to meet you! FIm: so fond of you, that I really could, eat you!"



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"UP THE RIGGING THE MONKEYS RAN."