Front Cover
 Title Page
 So funny
 Teddy the teazer
 How the froggies go to sleep
 The mince pie prince
 A bad fix
 The hens' adventure
 Camping out
 Spring weather
 A fish story
 The dancing cow
 The tables turned
 Johnny Skye and what came of his...
 A hor
 How they received the king
 Dame Fidget and her silver...
 The mice and the egg
 Song of spring
 The little clam
 My friend from the orient
 The wonderful country of good boy...
 A letter to the rats
 The owls' tea party
 The sad story of Jan Upernavik
 Three little pigs
 Tom Wee
 Just as they did in the "used to...
 Who had a Thanksgiving?
 The two laste knyghtes and their...
 The Boggermuggers
 Back Cover

Title: So funny
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Title: So funny
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Hopkins, Livingston, 1846-1927 ( Illustrator )
Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924 ( Illustrator )
Sweeney, Morgan J ( Illustrator )
D. Lothrop & Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: D. Lothrop & Company
Place of Publication: Boston
Publication Date: c1886
Subject: Wit and humor, Juvenile -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1886   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1886
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Statement of Responsibility: illustrated by L. Hopkins, "Boz," and Palmer Cox.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055022
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002224908
notis - ALG5180
oclc - 67837452

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Title Page
        Title 1
        Title 2
    So funny
        Page 1
    Teddy the teazer
        Page 2
        Page 3
    How the froggies go to sleep
        Page 4
        Page 5
    The mince pie prince
        Page 6
        Page 7
    A bad fix
        Page 8
        Page 9
    The hens' adventure
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Camping out
        Page 12
        Page 13
    Spring weather
        Page 14
    A fish story
        Page 15
    The dancing cow
        Page 16
        Page 17
    The tables turned
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Johnny Skye and what came of his skating
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    A hor
        Page 24
        Page 25
    How they received the king
        Page 26
        Page 27
    Dame Fidget and her silver penny
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
    The mice and the egg
        Page 31
    Song of spring
        Page 32
        Page 33
    The little clam
        Page 34
    My friend from the orient
        Page 34
    The wonderful country of good boy land
        Page 35
        Page 36
    A letter to the rats
        Page 37
    The owls' tea party
        Page 38
        Page 39
    The sad story of Jan Upernavik
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
        Page 44
        Page 45
        Page 46
    Three little pigs
        Page 47
    Tom Wee
        Page 48
    Just as they did in the "used to be"
        Page 49
        Page 50
    Who had a Thanksgiving?
        Page 51
    The two laste knyghtes and their laste battel; or, the wise fowles and the foolish menne
        Page 52
        Page 53
    The Boggermuggers
        Page 54
        Page 55
        Page 56
        Page 57
        Page 58
        Page 59
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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'VE heard something, children-I can't think Now! In Hohumgoloo there's no separate
'tis true. scrub
It does make me laugh so! oh, what shall I do? Of a child and its garments, but into the tub
For I want to begin it Go the children all drest,
And tell it this minute, For this is thought best,
This funny old story of Hohumgoloo, As a saving of time and a saving of rub;
The far, unknown country of Hohumgoloo, One washing for both is a saving of rub,
Yes, of Hohumgoloo. Yes, a saving of rub.

In Hohumgo ha, ha, ha, ha! Do just wait And then now remember the story's not mine -
Till I can stop laughing. There! now I will And then ha, ha, ha! when the weather is fine,
state They're wrung out of the suds,
Some curious ways Each child in its duds,
Of their washing days; And hung up to dry out of doors on the line !
Pray who would not laugh such a tale to relate? Two clothes-pins to each, out of doors, on the
Such a comical washing-day tale to relate, line !
Yes, such a tale to relate ? Yes, out of doors on the line.

Oh, I knew you would laugh when I'd told you the
To think of them stringing from pole to pole ;
Ha, ha, ha! He, he, he!
You're all laughing with me,
I knew you would do so, the thing is so droll!
We will giggle together, the thing is so droll,
Yes, the thing is so droll.

lie dafO
-/1a C r1 F1

SHe wanted velocipede,

STo startle all the people,
-.'" As they saw him speed along;
-A big one, with a cushion,
S/i/ -- ..And painted red and black,
SIt j ,' To make the others jealous
S, And clear them off the track.

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S i He wanted a velocipede,
'.' The largest ever built,
S- '- Though he was only five years old
S '' And wore a little kilt,
And hair in curls a-waving,
S '. And sashes by his side,
'_- / And colors wide as cart-wheels,
---- 2---'^-- / Which hurt his manly pride!

H E wanted a velocipede, .
And shook his saucy head;
He thought of it in day time, '
He dreamed of it in bed,
He begged for it at morning, ..
He cried for it at noon,
And even in the evening '
He sang the same old tune. ''

He wanted a velocipede!
It was no use to say i
He was too small to manage it, .,-' "" ,' ,i '
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Or it might run away, '
Or crack his little occuput,
Or break his little leg- '
It made no bit of difference, _
He'd beg, and beg, and beg. -

He wanted a velocipede His foot upon the treadle,
With springs of burnished steel With motion staid and slow
He knew the way to work it He turned upon his axle,
The treadle for the wheel, And made the big thing go.
The brake to turn and twist it,
The crank to make it stop,
Alas, for the velocipede i
My! hadn't he been riding The way ran down a hill-
For days, with Jimmy Top ? The whirling wheels went faster,
S. And fast, and faster still,
He wanted a velocipede! Until, like flash of rocket,
Why, he was just as tall ?" Or shooting star at night,
As six-year-old Tom Tucker, They crossed the dim horizon
Who wasn't very small! .. And rattled out of sight.
And feel his muscle, will you?
And tell him, if you dare, So vanished the velocipede,
That he's the sort of fellow With him who rode thereon
With him who rode thereon;
To get a fall, or scare? And no one, since that dreadful day,
Has found out where 'tis gone!
They got him a velocipede; Except a floating rumor
I really do not know Which some stray wind doth blow.
How they could ever do it, When the long nights of winter
But then, he teased them so, Are white with frost and snow,
And so abused their patience, Of a small fleeting shadow,
And dulled their nerves of right, That seems to run.astray
That they just lost their senses Upon a pair of flying wheels,.:
And brought it home one night. Along the Milky Way.

They bought him a velocipede- And this they think is Teddy!
O woe the day and hour! Doomed for all time to speed -
When proudly seated on it, A wretched little phantom boy,
In pomp of pride and power, On a velocipede! i

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C OME, Winnie, come; the clock strikes eight! And all the frogs -
The pillow waits to feel How they grumble,
These curly locks of silk and gold, And scold,
And cool these rosy cheeks. -
What Still too wide awake ?
The Fun
Just leaks out at your eyes !
And every finger-tip so white
Is tingling like a roguish Puck,
All ready to play pranks on me !

Well, come and climb up on my knee,
And let me tell you -what, d'ye think?
I'll tell you- let me see 0, yes !
I'll tell you how the Big, Old Frog-
The Great, Green, Goggle-eyed Old Frog,
The sle-e-epy old Papa-frog,
And the ca-re-ful old Mamma-frog,
And the gray old Uncle-frog,
And the lean, long Aunty-frog,


And coax,
And worry,
Because the Little, Wee Froggies
Won't go to sleep !
Won't- go--to sleep
When the night grows dark,
And far away
The little dogs bark,
And the young birds rest
Every one in its nest,
Under its mother's wing.

S' For the Little, Wee Froggies
"THE SLE-E-BPY OLD PAPA-FROG." Are, every one,
And the jolly young Cousin-frog, Choke-full of fun !
With his spotted jacket the dog And they wink, and blink,
Such a dandy as he on a log, And chatter, and squeak :
And the sweet, white-breasted frog Cutty up! cutty up Rick-a-jink /
(The Cousin-frog's own Miss Frog), Wide-awake/ Wide-awake! Chick-a-rink/

Rick-a-jink, fink, fink / So the wee-bit-folk,
Can't sleep. not a wink / wink! And the big old folk,
And the smart young folk,
( :-" \ Keep grumbling,
SAnd fretting,
i \' '- y ,-" And peeping,
S- And growling,
; ;' And all together:

S 1, i '" Go-der-sleep Dill mor-nin'"
71 <;,/ f" Cutty-up Cutty-up!
Hush-my-dears! 'Shmyde ars!"
-"Rick-a-jink! Rick-a-jink /
.- ,/ Sparetherod! Sp'iltkechild !"
.--.: "Didyou evak! Inevak "
Then the Great,Green,Goggle-eyed Old Frog roars out, .
But the little wee froggies say,
Wide-awake! Wide-awake !
Cutty-up Cutty-up!
7ink "
Then the old Mamma-frog quavers out,
"cHushmydears / fushlmydears/"
And the Uncle-frog growls,

And the Aunty-frog \\
" Sparetherod, sp'ilthe- /I
Sp'iltke child! sp'ilthe "THE LITTLE, WEE FROGGIES."
child !"
And the Cousin-frog Spank'em Spank'em "
snarls, Wide awake! Wide awake/"
" Ker-flog !fog!flog "Ker-flog Ker-flog !"
And the pretty Miss L Getting slee~ y !
Frog, Good-night!"
Drawls out in disgust, "GO-DER-ZLEEP DILL MORNIN'
evah H'shmyde. ars / 'shmyde-ars /"
Noisy things I Noisy Fast asleep !
things Till mor .. r.. nin' !
Thi"Miss FMRO." Slee !'



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A' nd from all. air hle s. t him u'n-"
i F rtame a c in, f ince pb e s, elyk aidr Loi.or.

ince pie rr. and ince ll

Mince pie; anr d, d evera".be .
.. ,Said te M ice P PrInc. at i.n

For the sooner, the better, they're out of the
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Chances like this come but seldom enough, Three by three, and four by four,
When they do the pies are apt to be tough. Till at last there weren't any mince pies more.
But these are so nice that I'll not leave one,
No, not one for the princes yet to come." Then the Mince Pie Prince, he said, with a grin,
S" At length I've stuffed the last one in ;
So he set to work with a royal will
SAnd now I'll go and look for more
And made of himself a mince pie mill-
For I have the key of the pantry door;
One by one they vanished from sight,
o o ty he And there,in the stronghold, we shall see,
Two by two they left the light;
If I am or am not the M. P. P."

S' '- But the MIiince Pie Prince, when he tried to rise,
S' Foun to Is horror and surprise,
Th at he couldn't get up, but was held fast down
i''. B i;B ni':.e pi crust so flaky and brown
B ria;,ir.-, ar d citron, and wine, and spice,
SAnd all that makes a mince pie nice.

In vain his struggles, in vain his cries :' : .. '
No one came but a few mince pies,'. : .

But who didn't dare to venture near. -- "' '"-,
The moral is this: When mince pies you see,
Dear children, beware of gluttony.
Dear children, beware of gluttony. '/ :I_ -, 4

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I'll ake th'.e best i r ts thn ::I, a a rocket- :i ;

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MI..re pr.ci-us than m:-rne,
I'e gcot a bi; load dof't ml poilchs look fyinni!

fuz-z! Now I'm *off!" Then his a .-uzy wings

His load was so heavy it pulled do-n like lead,
And there on the blossom he foundered and hunm-
Buz-z C, dear me! /
A good thing, I see,
Can be very bad if 'tis. taken too free. l

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,-- '"I II hake .,ft s ome pollen, and then I'm all right'" -
L/ JI but, %et b.\ the de ,\\ it stuck close as a brother."
"v "- I\ He v...rked like :- her:r, et. do v.hat he miglit. .
7' H- lust scrap. J itr ofli tlcm one claw to anr:ltier.
S, ih ri lo\ lih t he mutter ed
^ i' .He scoldcd and spluttered,
t. ic Lii iht bl.:.-nom ie helple-sly ii ttei ed.

", A ~y-' lbu ,, ol d sr ider stopped shot in her sp;nrning.
"N dIIOn hearing ite InoVe, and caini out of tlie shade; ";
r i iher, ni, jLiu[ti,. a dai.,_ ai there a-grirnn;il
o ee vi hat a lus. the bigc l:,itnible-bee made; .
Arind a LbuI nea a nd trim
Huiied tiup to the tbrim
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An oiih,,:i.-\ormn a ni-a-rii off [lie tbarnk-. all,
H- stood on one end-i to, se \v t r ii- a rli ir.t :lc -
XA gra i-:.:opp-er spran- up a h,.ll, Ii.. tI'll. f/ .a 4"
A I !au.ihed at ti-e fun till i.: almost bent doublic. l:l
His co:rniradies, iinoreo.er. % .
Camt up from the clove "r.
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i strt les ,gr,:.% frarTic. X rild t i.iIterilyi
S ina e i;in.i! and f.inned his hot iface \th r -\\

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A spry littcl cric ket
Hopped o:iut o,: a thicet. pad tlr., 0 ",
Ai.- ae him a cheer., as he passed tliroh ro u




THREE setting hens forsook their nests in pleasant summer weather,
And, searchitig for a needful bite, they started out together;
Through pasture land and stubble field they ran a mile or more,
All struggling for the locust prize that hopped along before.
Sometimes they climbed across a fence, at times they crowded through,
Now one, more active than the rest, would lead the other two;
At times the race was neck and neck, with expectation high,
But when almost within their reach away again he'd fly.
Five minutes only could they spare in which to scratch a meal,
No wonder, then, the race they ran was carried on with zeal.
It seemed a woeful waste of time to follow such a sprite,
But hope was large and hunger keen, and nothing else in sight.
At length a pond before them lay, and into this he flew,
And swam across its surface smooth, and that they could not do
But ere they had a moment's time to ponder on their woes,
From out his burrow in the ground a cunning fox arose
A daring rascal, that had long been plundering up and down,
And always kept the price of eggs and chickens high in town.

His Christmas lasted all the year, for, eight days out of nine,
Though traps were fixed and poisons mixed, he would on poultry dine.
Now, faster than they had gone forth, when urged by hunger's pain,
They homeward ran, for horrid fear now spurned them o'er the plain.
The fox was close behind their tails, but, let him yelp or growl,

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Yet not until the frightened hens in barn and stable flew,
And dogs. "bow-wowed" and children screamed, from chase the rogue withdrew -
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And then the rooster stamped around, and did for hours scold,
Because these oor old biddies found that all their es were cold.
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And dogs "bow-wowed!" and children screamed, from chase the rogue withdrew,'
And then the rooster stamped around, and' did for hours scold,
Because these poor old biddies found that all their eggs were cold.



>. So they all decided that they must seek
_. X .Their health in the country for a week.

They pitched their tent and made their camp,
L Shelter from possible cold and damp.

D AME SPIDER had spun herself lank and thin .
With trying to take her neighbors in; -
Grasshopper had traveled so far and so fast
That he found he must give up at last;
And the maiden Ant had bustled about
The village till she was all worn out. ',' '%'

.,." Sought to make happy the holiday.
Grasshopper took his youngest daughter
SOut for a stroll along the water;

7 j j She shrieked with joy, "0, see the cherries !"
SWhen they found some low-bush huckleberries.

Old Bumble Bee had lived on sweet Ai
Till he couldn't help but overeat;
Miss Worm had measured her puny length
Till she had no longer any strength;
And Mr. Beetle was shocked to find I .- N
His eyes were failing and almost blind.
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S -', A leaf on the water lay afloat,
Si Which the blundering Beetle thought a boat.
Far down in his heart his dearest wish
___ -Was to find some hitherto unfound fish.
S~-- '' He never came back from that fatal swim,
S". So 'twas always thought that a fish found him.

Dame Spider, with mischief in her eye,
Thought she would angle for a fly;
So, spinning a silk thread, long and fine, _
With wicked skill she cast the line;
While Bumble Bee, in his gold-laced clothes,
In the shade of a clover leaf lay for a doze. "/

\ At night when the cheery fire was lit
SThey heaped dry branches over it,
And in the light of the crackling blaze
Told funny stories of other days,
And smoked, till the Ant yawned wide and said:
S 'Tis time we folks were all abed! "

Miss Worm, who was full of sentiment,
With the maiden Ant for a ramble went;
Here was a flower, and there a flower -
But suddenly rose a thunder shower.
They screamed; but they got on very well,
For they found what the Ant called an "umberell." "' "

-i' But scarce was each to his slumber laid,
__ 7lWhen the country folks came to serenade;
S / With twang of fiddle, and toot of horn,
And shriek of fife, they stayed till morn I
Poor Campers! never a wink got they!
S So they started for home at break of day.

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(Alas for my sory,
... 'Tis getting quite gory!
-- 'So many swallows a summer might make.)
.- ,- -- This one came smiling,
And, sweetly beguiling,
Gobbled the last like a piece of hot cake;
S- -----' A cod followed after;
'Twould move you to laughter
IR Arthur, the sinner, To see in his turn how this hake came up,
Ate twelve fish for dinner, Swallowed that cod, sir,
And you may believe it's just as I say As if he were scrod, sir,
For if you but knew it, And then went by in a kind of a huff!
'Twas I saw him do it, Last, but not least,
And just as it happened, sir, this was the way: Came this fellow, the beast -
One day this tall fish Down went the hake like a small pinch of snuff !
Swallowed this small fish
(He had just eaten a smaller one still);
Up came this queer one ---'_ .
And gobbled that 'ere one -
DiJn't he show the most magical skill ?
Then came this other
And chewed up his brother, t
Made but one gulp, and behold he was through! i "----- -
He was a gold fish
Oh he was a bold fish- -
But before he could wink he was eaten up too!
Up came a flounder, -
He was a ten-potinder,
Opened his mouth, swallowed him and was gone;
Before you could blink, sir, -
Before he could shrink, sir, i
This fish came by and the flounder was gone! '_
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Then Cap'en Jim caught him
.---- .And then mamma bought him,
'And then Annie cooked him, served up in a dish;
_-_ "- | And so this small sinner
-=- Who had him for dinner -
~- -- 'Twas just as I say, sir-had eaten twelve fish !

j, ALL you children, all over the world,
From the land of ice and snow
To the land of bananas and oranges,
Did you ever happen to know
Of the good old woman under the hill
( ^ Who'd a little black cow that would never stand still ?

When Goody came out with her tin milk-pail, -
Her cow would commence to prance;
When Goody sat down on her milking-stool,
Her cow would continue to dance,.
Till she'd turn a back somersault over the pen \
When she'd pick herself up and be off again. ,, .

One day as she stood at the garden gate
( A-watching that frisky cow,
SShe shook her head and sighed to herself
"How shall I catch her? Oh how?"
A voice at her elbow said, Madam, permit
Me to tell you the way to accomplish it."
'Twas the voice ot her neighbor, the Bramble-bush
The man so wondrously wise;
She listened with joy to his tones while the tears
Of gratitude gushed from her eyes.
"They sprinkle salt," said he, "on the tails
O'f birds to catch them and the thing never fails.

" It stands to reason," he said in a slow
And calm argumentative way,
"That a cow that flies like that must be
Some sort of a bird; and I say
Just bring out your salt-jar we'll try it at least,
And if you once catch her, just stable the beast." ',

So she brought the salt-jar; and then there began
!0 v' 'A mosiF indescribable race
'Twixt the good old dame and the dancing cow
''And the Man with the bramble-scratched face.
C- S But when in the course of human events,
\i.e,. LT,^XT P .Xy She'd tossed the Bramble-man over the fence,

She picked up the dame on the end of her horns
And sent her also on high; I
There, balanced in air, midway between
The garden fence and the sky, i
The good dame's strength began to fail,
And she dropped the salt on the dancer's tail! "--- '

>- And then what a sight you might have seen
S If you'd only been there to see!
S- -' The dancing cow sprang up from the ground
As light as light could be,
i ..... i' And the good dame saw as she slowly rose
S -How she shook her horns and turned out her toes.

Up, up, still up till with airy grace
She had leaped quite over the moon.
And then the old woman sighed and said,
Alas! she'll be back again soon '
But she wasn't at all; and never thenceforth
Was that cow seen alive on the face of the earth.
For the Man in the Moon when he saw a cow
Where a cow had no business to be,
Just stretched out his fist and hit her a blow
That knocked her down to the sea,
She fell 'mid a lot of hungry sharks ___/
Who picked their teeth and sighed, "What larks I \ Vt Bans-.W -


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O Lived a lad named Johnny Skye--
-_Ha, ha! the mischief of it I -
The ice was thick, the weather cold,
.. And Johnny was a skater bold "
Ha,,ha'! the mischief of it!
__ Heigrumbled at the wholesome rule .
T--ft f -That sent him daily to his school-
Ha ha! the:mischief of it!
The ruddy rogue would rather slate,
And skate, and skate, and always, sKAB E -
Ha, ha! the mischief of if!
He growled "I hate the Rule of Three,
--And Grammar too-- and 'Jogafry' i" -
_Ha, ha! the mischief of it!
He blunderedin his lessons all,
SAnd far below,the mark did Tfall--_'
IHa, ha! the mischief of it!
One day- alas,. onedreadful day
From school.he wholly ran away--
H2, ha! the mischief of it.1
All day he skated, skated, tillT
The sun-vent down behind the hill
Ha, hal the mischief of it!
__ Then home he sneaked, and naught he said
But ate.his supper and crept to bed
Ha, ha! the mischief of it'1
___ ____:---_ -His. aching feet, do what he io i t
-__Went skating, skating, all the niglit -
E a, ha! the mischief of it I

SThere. came, a great Magician-, guiding solemnly anda
His face: was ,swar~, his eye was sharp, his" beard was.,
w-hite as snow -
And fast" upon his monstrous feet 'his magic skates
S-were bound,i _
Whereby he glided, oer tihe sea or der fhe solid
. ..-= ground .. --_ ----- .-- -- -
I_'hen with a: dreadful frown, ne said irn tones un-
rili, 'deep,,( -f
Ah yesI 'tis Jere. thit truant: Jad, adamed 6ohnny
S Skye;, doth sleep.. i

SAli, Johnny SIye Ie_ Johnny Sye sa.- up ile as-i~--e eas-i an
Oh, Johnny Skye -- sheet i7 __
Prepare to meet thy fate i s'hair .stuck. up,. his eyes stuck out his -1 nees qr
Make ready for the doonm of tho-sei-- tattoo _beat .
-Who run. away to skate -, For neareirnearer, nearer- caine thel caue of all.

0_ 0 never, never lacld before IehAld so dread a sigIh p

The Darck IMagTcian fiercely hissed, =
..- "M'y name is--ogafry C
e ndh I.am come this knightforthdee.

Skate hail g g:-l. l
-- ,ill skate thee, nand the A wr.l and teach.flheei M

_--t, iiert lienmve-d, as M ic Wand t over.

a k-oI ,Mbzam'bel-" he cliecld m rolled hi:
'awf ti/ eyej ,-=
A80, 6k F 1.e vearyesad o0 sup ornil.

__ amTt the Dark M.IagiLcai's side-went glidiig down
Zig, Zag! Skirr! Whirr, -- -
'Fasier]faster fasterI faster' I.
S$Skiri' V.irr! Zig! Zag'i
S Never ana elfing'foo-t 'ay ~lag 1
r They tuned-thenmfoward the risi-go suit --
And. round the _world 'theirway begun.
ll- lin q

"ow l wow!v said the Great Ne .... -
__i_ Who's this comes gliding through I .
B ut the Dark Magician, jogafr,
Efpg And the truant skater, Johnny Skye -
Never they pause to make reply, -- .
ut, hufrying, scurrying, on they fl
A great whale raised his head to blc
But saw them coming and.dodged k.!
He saw them flitting above his head.
____ But nc'er a word those skaters said -
A sailor,watched. them front the ma- r.
And said his prayers as on they pas NO
A polar bear, on a cale of ice, -
Got up on his haunches in a trice,
And grunted. a fervent wish that he
Could skate like them across the se: -,

And now they came to Erin's isle-
_-__- __ Paddy, he met 'em 'wica smile,
__ Invoited 'em'jist a bit to shtaay;
PBut, while he shpake it, they were awaay
Across, across the narrow sea.!
The Queen (good woman, who but she ?)
-- Cried, "Welcome to the old countree,
Whereso-whomso-ever you be "
_-__-____ And Johnny, he gave a loyal nou
--_"_For all good Queens," quoth he, "/Thank God l"
But, though he muchly wished to stay,
Still he skated, skated away i _-
Past old Dover, past Calais- -
SParis, with all its glory too;
Belgium,.Holland how they go!--
Denmark, Sweden and Noroway
Swiftly glide beneath the eye.
Into Deutschland, "quici: as a cat ." .-
SKaiser Willhelm lifts his hat-
Cries, Vonz Bismarck /I voss 1sf diss -- _~ --
Bismark glances through his glass
Winks, and slowly rubs his eye.
-And says, "Akfein K-a-i-s-e-r! how dey vlv -_
I dinks--vell, I yoost dinks- dey are _
Dot is --moast ligely zum zhootin' sdar ___.
On Stilt on! Afar, afar!

___Into the empire of the Czar. -
The good Czar knows his Yankee friends
And the very air with a greeting rends;
-_ he begins,
In the stickle-back tongue, all spines acl fins.
(If your mouth were full of all that, would you
Think you could gobble up Turkey, too?)
Long before the word is done
They are speeding them toward the rising sun.
Siberia spreads its tiresome waste -
Beneath their feet. At length in haste
/ t They spring athwart.the Chinese Wall:
Four-hundred-million rat-tails all
Fly up, astonished, in the air,
And, with one general wonder-stare,
Eight-hunclred-million almond eyes --
-- Squint their unspeakable surprise I
But on l and on i The clever Japs
__ ( Those Asiatic-Yankee chaps)
-Would fain detain them with their wiles,
a -- But they are off for the Sandwich Isles.
The Golden Gate appears at last;
m 0 dear r says Johnny, "don't go so fast i
________ IPlease, Mr. jogafry, let me stop I___
I am so tiredlI'm ready to drop.
Besides -fact is, I'm awffil cold ;
And then I'd like to get some gold."
But the Ghost-Magician. hastens on:
' e must get around the world, my son." --

Zi-! Zagl Weary! Weary !
Slowly now more slowly, slowly !
Wea-ry! wea-..ryl Zig! ZagI!
--How the tired feet wiltz ag
-All at once with a terrible.crash
The ice gives way-
-- Dash! Smahl
Johnny awakes,*halffdead wifhl fright,
=And roars for his mother;with all his might.
The Dark Magician is gone at last,
But he has fixed one'lesson fast.:
For Skating Johnny Skye,
W Nor you.( Ihope )., nor J,
--_ Will ever run away
From School, to
._ Play.

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One very still night, when the folks were asleep,
And moonbeams were lighting up pictures and wall,
The Needles and Pins, that were standing knee-deep
In Annie's blue pin-cushion, awoke, one and all.

S -" dear said a Darn-needle, turning quite 'round
And stretching his leg in a comical way,
He shook himself softly, and lo from each side I've done much hard work, and yet none have I found
A small arm, unfolding, came swiftly to view So hard as to stand doing nothing all day."
A wig blossomed out! An eye-glass was supplied !
And a long-tailed coat down his back he drew!

While change after change swiftly came o'er them all,
The four tall Tape-needles, with ribbons and tapes,
Out on the broad table seemed decking a hall
With long floating streamers, and fantastic drapes.

Six Hair-pins, with fiddles and harps well in hand,
S/ Were ranged on thespool-stand and played with a
S' While all in a flutter this fun-loving band
Came gliding and hopping down Pin-cushion Hill.
The Darn-needles led out the Shawl-pins in style;
The Cuff-pins and Brooches went off to one side, The smaller fry followed, all spare room to fill;
And got up a high-toned affair of their own With many a bow and quirksome smile
Yet they were all Pins ; that they could not well hide; These one-legged dancers spun through a quadrille.
The very marked difference was the thing to be known.
0, wild grew the dancers They balanced and swung;" ?y, V V
Their grand right and left" was a stirring affair; ,
When "all hands round!" from the prompter'slips rung,
The whirl was a marvel beyond all compare.

They danced till the sun the sudden ray sent
That warns the night-folks that morning begins;
And when Annie came down she wondered what lent
The queer, tipsy look to her Needles and Pins.

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W ALNUT pie and acorn cake, The squirrels sighed; but they dropped them all i
And everything nice a squirrel can make, Right into the river they let them fall !
Was being made in Squirrelville, Whilst they sent forth messengers far to see
In Walnut Grove, just over the hill. If anyone knew of a mulberry tree.

Full of bustle, and whisk, and stir, '
Frll of chipper, and race, and whirr,
Were the quiet woods; for some great occasion -
Had fluttered the heart of the squirrel nation.

The squirrel king, who was white as snow, .
With eyes deep red with a ruby glow,
With a tail so fine one almost felt A mulberry tree was found at last
A mulberry tree was found at last;
A breath might make its splendor melt -
A breath might make its splendor melt And the while they gathered and stewed them fast,
This foreign squirrel, so grand and wise,
This squirrel so royal and exquisite the wonderful ies
Was coming to Squirrelville on a visit!
But a later one came ; and, shaking his head,
S' And snuffing those pies, very scornfully said :
*'' 1 '.. ," "What food for a king Why, I tell you, good folks,
Our king lives on eggs cooked withvery hard yolks."

--So the mulberry pies were thrown out in dismay,
While messengers started at once, every way,
To call in the aid of their up-country cousins,
...i. a:. -And hurry in eggs by the dozens and dozens.

When the walnut pies were baked, each one, --- t .
And the acorn cakes all iced and done, '
In rushed a squirrel from far away.........
With wonderful things to do and say. l ;

Reviewing their daintiest dishes o'er,
He said: Toss the whole of them out of the door!
They will not do! And I'll tell you why -
Our king eats nothing but mulberry-pie!"

Soon, bubbling in caldrons, they boiled and they
I:.oiled ; ': .
.,.I ri.e tired little squirrels they toiled and they
o .iled. .
,.- I : I : they were done, came a grandee the third, '
S \ w their king ate only stewed humming-bird! ,, -

Then the poor little squirrels, quite on their last legs, -
,,;:.,"' Tossed away in the river their baskets of eggs,-
And caught humming-birds, that is, all they could take
,. Both in nets and in traps, and made ready to bake. i

What work they did have What a stew they were in! -- .:
In such a great hurry they were to begin, --
And, while they were hasting and nothing was ready,
In walked the white squirrel, the king! and thus
said he:
S ."' ,' "Pray, where are my subjects? Not one came to
S/ Although I've been waiting an hour up the street!
And here I am fainting for something to eat;
SFor I've stamped myself quite off from my feet! "

l:i The worn squirrels gasped, they dropped down on
their knees.
.' Pray observe, gracious king, we have tried hard to
But your couriers brought word, as indeed we would
That your majesty ate of but one royal dish."

"That is true," said the king, looking round with
Only acorns I eat, and a few would suffice! "
Well, willing they were still to serve and to please,
But each weary squirrel had such a backache And they put the white king, shortly, quite at his ease.
That, at last, not a squirrel could keep wide
awake. ,,
"'Pon my soul," said the king, "this is droll ,
And at last he rose and went home in a huff. '

And, despite their loyalty, labor, and pains,
I'm told that his majesty stoutly maintains
That, of all dull people. the dullest still '-, "
Are his subjerts'lhat live in Squirrelville.

", if o M'RS. CLARA 7orY~.ATES.
WEE wee woman To sweep for the cinders,
A WEE, wee woman
Was little old Dame Fidget, Though never were there any,
And she lived by herself She .whisked about, and brushed about,
And she lived by herself ar
Humming like a bee;
In a wee, wee room,
In a wee, wee room, morng When, odd enough, one day
Sr She found a silver penny,
So tidy was her habit,g i a corer,
Shining in a corner,
She began to sweep it out
She began to sweep it out As bright as bright could be.
With a wee, wee broom.

-- She eyed it, she took it
Between her thumb and finger;
She put it in the sugar bowl I
And quickly shut the lid;
And after planning over carefully
The way to spend it,
She resolved to go to market
.-And to buy herself a kid. And that shedidnext day;'but, ah,
The kid proved very lazy!
.. And it moved toward home so slowly
She could scarcely see it crawl;
S At first she coaxed and petted it,
And then she stormed and scolded,
Just then Dame Fidget saw a dog run by, Till at last, when they had reached the bridge,
And whistled to him, : It would not go at all.
And cried:-" Pray dog bite kid,
Kid won't go t ,
I see by the moonlight \ /-
'Tis almost midnight,
And time kid and I were home -
Half an hour ago "
." *'But no, he said he wouldn't;
So to the stick she pleaded:-
"Pray stick beat dog, dog won't bite kid,
%i Kid won't go! r
I see by the moonlight
'Tis almost midnight,
And time kid and I were home
Half an hour ago i "

S. But the stick didn't stir,
So she called upon the fire:-
Pray fire burn stick, stick won't beat dog,
Dog won't bite kid,
11 IriSKid won't go!
0 ; 11I d I see by the moonlight I, .
Si its almost midnight, I.
Snd time kid and I were home
SHalf an hour ago! "/
But the fire only smoked, '
So she turned and begged the water:--
"Pray water quench fire, fire won't burn stick, ..
Stick won't beat dog, dog won't bite kid, 5,.
Kid won't go !
I see by the moonlight
'Tis already midnight,
And time kid and I were home .\
An hour and a half ago!"
Ha, ha! the water gurgled,
S So to the ox appealing:-
Pray ox drink water, water won't quench fire,
SFire won't burn stick, stick won't beat dog,
Dog won't bite kid,
SKid won't go!
4,,- And I see by the moonlight
'Tis already midnight,
And time kid and I were home
But the ox bellowed no! An hour and a half ago !"
So she shouted to the butcher:-- A h a a
"Pray butcher kill ox, ox won't drink water,
Water won't quench fire, fire won't burn stick, .- ,
Stick won't beat dog, dog won't bite kid,
Kid won't go !i
I see by the moonlight '
'Tis getting past midnight, '
And time kid and I were home .
An hour and a half ago 1"
An hour and a half ago!" But the butcher only laughed.at her,
And to the rope she hurried:-
Pray rope hang butcher, butcher won't kill ox,
Ox won't drink water, water won't quench fire,
Fire won't burn stick, stick won't beat dog,
Dog won't bite kid,
Kid von't go !
And I see by the moonlight
'Tis getting past midnight,
And time kid and I were home

The rope swayed round for "nay''!"
So to the rat she beckoned:--
"Pray rat gnaw rope, rope won't hang butcher, .- -
Butcher won't kill ox, ox won't drink water,
Water won't quench fire, fire won't burn stick,
Stick won't beat dog, dog won't bite kid," ,
Kid won't go !
And I see by the moonlight
'Tis long past midnight,
And time kid and I were home A scornful squeak was all he deigned, .
A couple of hours ago !" And so she called the kitten:-:::
"Pray cat eat rat, rat won't gnaw rope, --" "" '
Rope won't hang butcher, butcher won't kill ox,
-- 'Ox won't drink water, water won't quench fire,
S.Fire won't burn stick, stick won't beat dog,
~. Dog won't bite kid,
Kid won't go!
SAnd I see by the moonlight
'Tis long past midnight,
And time kid and I were home
Hours and hours ago!"

Now pussy loved a rat,
So she seized him in a minute:
And the cat began to eat the rat,
/ The rat began to gnaw the rope,
The rope began to hang the butcher,
S The butcher began to kill the ox,
The ox began to drink the water,
The water began to quench the fire,
The fire began to burn the stick, "
The stick began to beat the dog, 7
The dog began to bite the kid,
.' : -. i And the kid began to go !
And home through the moonlight,
Long after midnight,
S The little dame and little kid .:
Went trudging oh, so slow i




"We dare not roll it o'er the floor,"
\ Said thoughtful Number Two,
S" Because the noise would wake the cat
a .And that would never do."

S.-- I have a plan, cried Number Three;
:"" I'll lie with feet in air,
Upon me you can roll the egg
And I will hold it there.

"Then you may take me by the tail
And pull with might and main,
SAnd thus, unless your strength should tail;
The treasure we may gain."

AN EMPTY LARDER"AT HOME. "A happy thought, said Number One;
Cried Number Two, You're right -
A fast of four and twenty hours
T HREE hungry mice set out one night Has made our comrade bright."
To see what they could find;
Because they didn't have a bite
At home of any kind.

Their whole supply had given out,
Hard times were at their door;
They finished all their bread-and cheese
At tea the night before.

So left and right, with sharpened sight,
They rummaged all around;
To their surprise and great delight.
At last an egg they found.

Said Number One, We've found a prize;
But though we stand in need
We cannot eat it where it lies -
Now how shall We proceed ?" BEHOLD THE DILEMMA I

To try the plan they then began; And when at last, all danger past,
And o'er a rugged road The banquet was begun,
Soon One and Two the other drew Each shook his head and laughing said,
To their secure abode. "That job was nobly done! "

They never thought to see. The shell was emptied there.

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Then Number One and Two would praise Then Number Three would praise in turn
The wit of Number Three, The stoutness of the pair;
And say such fortitude and grit, And thus between the friendly group
They never thought to see. The shell was emptied there.


NVISIBLE hands from summer lands Ho, willow and weed Each secret seed
Have'plucked the icicles one by one; Is up, and out of'.its garments gray;
And shy little lifters, away from the sun, The music of waters is heard in the mead;
Lain hold on the roots of the grass.in the sands' And limping old winter is whither. away?
.. Aid O, and O, And O, and O,
Where is the snow! Where is the snow!
For the crow is calling, For the snake is crawling,
SAnd showers are falling. And showers are falling.

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A wil re-treat



WHEN the merry, madcap waves come racing, chasing, in from sea,
Trying which can run the fastest, laughing loudly in their glee,
I wonder if they ever think what joy their voices bring,
To the little Clam, as, snug at home, he hears them shout and sing.
Oh, the jolly little Clam !
Oh, the happy little Clam!
Oh, the merry little Clam !
When the tide comes in from sea.


A FAT little lady from over the sea, Just stands on three of her feathery toes,
With a beautiful, beautiful comb, And this is the way her queer song goes:
Has just come here to stay with me Q-u-a-w,.q-u-a-w,
And make my home her home. Quaw -quaw, q-u-a-w.
She sits on a pole all night to sleep, Oh it is odd enough to see
And early she leaves her bed; How wise she looks -this fat lady -
But her queer little dreams she cannot keep When she sings as they sing in that odd, old town,
Inside of her queer little head. And moves to her music up and down.
So this fat lady from Hong Kong
Keeps singing, singing this queer song:
Q-u-a-w, q-u-a-w, And what does this lady so fair and fat
Quaw quaw, q-u-a-w. Sing all the time about ?
0 it's odd to see, very odd to see I would really like to tell you that,
How funny she looks this fat lady If I knew beyond a doubt;
When she sings as they sing in that odd, old town, Something about her friend, I think,
And keeps time by moving up and down. The dearest friend in town;
Perhaps of something to eat or drink;
Or her elegant ruffled gown;
She and I are the best of friends, Whatever it may be about, I know
This lady from Hong Kong ;- This is the way her song will go:
I bring her tid-bits, odds and ends, Q-u-a-w, q-u-a-w,
And she gives me back a song. Quaw quaw, q-u-a-w.
Every day this wintry weather, And whether she is singing of eggs,
She has something warm to eat; Or bits of chickens with yellow legs,
So this lady fair of the yellow feather She sings as they sing in that odd, old town,
And funny Chinese feet And keeps time by moving up and down.



WHEN the merry, madcap waves come racing, chasing, in from sea,
Trying which can run the fastest, laughing loudly in their glee,
I wonder if they ever think what joy their voices bring,
To the little Clam, as, snug at home, he hears them shout and sing.
Oh, the jolly little Clam !
Oh, the happy little Clam!
Oh, the merry little Clam !
When the tide comes in from sea.


A FAT little lady from over the sea, Just stands on three of her feathery toes,
With a beautiful, beautiful comb, And this is the way her queer song goes:
Has just come here to stay with me Q-u-a-w,.q-u-a-w,
And make my home her home. Quaw -quaw, q-u-a-w.
She sits on a pole all night to sleep, Oh it is odd enough to see
And early she leaves her bed; How wise she looks -this fat lady -
But her queer little dreams she cannot keep When she sings as they sing in that odd, old town,
Inside of her queer little head. And moves to her music up and down.
So this fat lady from Hong Kong
Keeps singing, singing this queer song:
Q-u-a-w, q-u-a-w, And what does this lady so fair and fat
Quaw quaw, q-u-a-w. Sing all the time about ?
0 it's odd to see, very odd to see I would really like to tell you that,
How funny she looks this fat lady If I knew beyond a doubt;
When she sings as they sing in that odd, old town, Something about her friend, I think,
And keeps time by moving up and down. The dearest friend in town;
Perhaps of something to eat or drink;
Or her elegant ruffled gown;
She and I are the best of friends, Whatever it may be about, I know
This lady from Hong Kong ;- This is the way her song will go:
I bring her tid-bits, odds and ends, Q-u-a-w, q-u-a-w,
And she gives me back a song. Quaw quaw, q-u-a-w.
Every day this wintry weather, And whether she is singing of eggs,
She has something warm to eat; Or bits of chickens with yellow legs,
So this lady fair of the yellow feather She sings as they sing in that odd, old town,
And funny Chinese feet And keeps time by moving up and down.



D ID you ever hear of Good-Boy-Land, Out in the gardens their class-rooms are set
The wonderful country of Good-Boy-Land ? (They never have rain, so they cannot get wet),
Where houses of taffy, on every hand, And there upon bushes the lessons all grow:
And mountains of plum cake and gingerbread stand; Plums of arithmetic hang in a row,
Where the streets are all paved with doughnuts Apples of history, grapes of fine writing,
brown, Drooping in clusters so sweet and inviting,
And a wall of sweet almonds surrounds each town; Luscious ripe pears tumbling into their laps
Where a lemonade sea meets a white sugar strand Full of geography questions and maps,
Oh, believe me 'tis jolly in Good-Boy-Land. Nuts full of spelling, and oranges sweet
With algebra problems all ready to eat:
Believe me or not, this is certainly so,
Marbles, both agates and snappers, are there, And the more that you swallow the more you will
Common as dust in the streets and the square; know.
Peg-tops, in place of green leaves, on the trees
Whiz in the sunshine and hum in the breeze;.
Bicycles roll in a very queer way Then in the winter 'tis like to a dream,
Over the meadows and hide in the hay, With frozen pudding and fine ice-cream,
While as for velocipedes, running so quick, But no more cold than a summer day,
You'd hit half a dozen in throwing a stick And the garden of lessons in bloom always !
Never before was a country so grand Merry sweet girls and bonny brown boys
As the wonderful Kingdom of Good-Boy-Land Devouring their studies and picking their toys,
Filling their lives in the jolliest way,
With dates and statistics, with sums and croquet,
Wait till I tell you the very strange rules For a dunce was a thing that they never could stand
Followed in all their most flourishing schools! In that wonderful country of Good-Boy-Land !

-, -'ih.-.r 1 tlh.- ,-.- ir.mii .l ever was planned
-"\\ t- h la \ .-. :.i. .... rder as Good-Boy
i'" 1'd
- .1 ,1 iI i r i re, thicker than
: r'' ,, the corn,
S: i .ul French ones as
Ser were born;
,. Story-books splen.
'. ~ did in colors
II I -" ,.and gold,
.'.. if y

Never a qujrrl,. and I' I I' ,
never a scold.
Never a c..,ugl riwere. ind
fne er a :.:i. .
Nobody dirr.,, and ri:b .j: t:l-i.
No one too l I.: there, arn.i ,n, :n- t:
col.] ,
Nobody ever c:rn% 'i all..,. .l.:,.n-t'. aiir,
But slides on the bIiiiisrcr. t,-le-r in i I- air
Every one kiio. h io.: n,i a ,:i i.:. r.-.,' 'I
Every one '' i li*.r i: n i a i a : ti '' Full of such
A base- bail, I f. t all, a jik-i..t':, a .ita l, stories as never
A great pocket full of the best butter-scotch, were told;
And this is the pleasantest part of the frolic There's nothing to tear there and nothing to mend,
You can eat it all day without getting the colic! And every one's every one's else best friend;



Late you get up there, and late you lie down, Somewhere, I judge, in the moon or the stars,
And always you wear a Kate Greenaway gown: Perhaps it is Venus, perhaps it is Mars;
The wee-est wee girl both dances and sings And you travel- who knows ? by the boat, or the
(You see it's like Heaven, but no one has wings), train,
And four-button gloves hang in pairs on each Which leads one direct to the Castles-in-Spain,
hand, Or some roundabout way that's not easy to learn,
In that wonderful country of Good-Boy-Land In the kind of balloon that is made by Jules Verne,
Or a telegraph wire, or the wing of a bird -
Where is the country ? and how do you go ? But I'll find the way first, and then send you back
Well, that's just the thing I am dying to know word!

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SIT down, a letter your ratships to write, Get in order by midnight, and leave ere the morning!
Which I trust you will read, and seek refuge in Farewell, and good riddance! they say, by the wharf
flight, You will find food in plenty. Now scamper! be off I
For, my patience exhausted by noise and by racket, In my pantry or cellar ne'er dare to appear;
I warn: that a bullet shall pierce each gray jacket. For I am your enemy, true and sincere.
If you and your tribe do not leave on the morrow,
Poison ran ad g t Having heard that rats will leave a house if a letter is written warning them
Poison rank I ill-scatter, and great ats will borrow to go I wrote the above rhyming epistle to please certain children, deposit-
n earnest I am now, take heed to my warning ing uo the cellar stairs; and strange y enough the rats did eve thehouse.

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(They went by the family name of Screech,) If I happened to hear to-morrow
Chattered with one another That your manners were rude,
For they were invited out to tea, Or your conduct not good?
By a cousin of theirs in a neighboring tree. It would break my heart with sorrow !
Remember you're owls,
Each was dressed in his Sunday rig: And not barn-yard fowls,
Their faces were round and flat; So let there be no complaining -
Their eyes were yellow, and just as big No grabbing, or biting,
As the crown of my ew black hat; Or scolding, or fighting -
And pretty red feathers just covered the dears, And never forget your training;
From the tip of their tails to the top of their ears Don't giggle or laugh,
Or indulge in chaff -
Tu-whit! Tu-whee That's almost as low as stealing-
You're going to tea," But make use of your eyes,
Said the mother-owl, croaking and squawking; And always look wise,
(Her voice was hoarse, No matter how silly you're feeling!"
And her tones were coarse,
And this was her manner of talking:) High on the branch of the beautiful beech,
The three owls, one and another,
s Vowed to be good, in a terrible screech,
(They went by the famiy n e of And kissed the beak of theirr mother,
ChatteAnd went off demurely, as little owls should,
For thy weTo assist at high tea in the depths of the wood.

Ay a cin of tis in a nig ig t. I that was a feast that would tempt the soul
Of an anchorite ever like Tanner:
SThere were mice on the half shell, and rats on the whole
As the cron o w black hat In every conceivable manner,
nAnd beetles and moths of enormous size,
S- VoweAnd gauzy-winged, taper-tailed dragon-flies.
-- ,--L_- _-And gauzy-winged, taper-tailed dragon-flies.

There were moles with a beautiful earthy smell,
And pigeons and squabs by the score,
And downy young chickens, and grouse, and well,
Could anyone wish for more ?
If they could, there were squirrels and even hares, Ak
And some dear little ducks that were caught in

There were soft-shell crabs and plenty of frogs,
AA7A And grasshoppers strong and hearty, '
And tree-toads fresh from the neighboring bogs,
Served up at this wonderful party;
And round it were gathered, with hoots and with
A family mixture of all sorts of owls !

Hawk-owls Surnia Ulula, And when they went back to their nest that night
(That's their sweet little Latin cognomen,) In.the branch of the beautiful beech,
Barred owls, calling out "Wha! wha wha!" There was cuffing and huffing to left and to right
Snowy owls, beaked like a Roman, By the mother whose name was Screech:
Horned owls, snapping with fume and fret, For she wasn't one of the kind of fowl
And a great many others that I forget. Who spares the rod and spoils the owl.

Alas I for my poor little owlets three But whether this taught them the lesson it should,
A while they were timid and quiet, Or whether it left as it found them,
But the terrible noise of this terrible spree If they were made better, or not quite so good
Soon moved them to clamor and riot By the blows that were rained down around them -
They flew at the supper, and hissed and croaked, That's something I am not prepared to confess,
And gobbled so fast that they almost choked. For I never found out, and I never could- guess.


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T' \ you ever been up to Gr,-. 11.. .1 N-. i1 .

1 An i hr t hereabouts will do.

Y oud better p in the su u t er-time. first, .
\hen *;treanis arr- ii ting and icebergs burst;
Se., the t mnuska--..; -rJt e ., ort sweet grass,.
S Arid thie rcindrdr dril; t tle rner-de-glace, no -.
And rabbit and lemming go frisking round, find it
And eider-duck flock to the frozen ground;
When the sun never sets for sixty days,
But shines in one long continuous blaze;
When the papaver nods, and the saxifrage blows, *' i1
And the contadon puts on its summer clothes, /i -
And the turnips have grown to the size of eggs,
And potatoes are bigger than wooden pegs ;
When the porpoise blows on the southern shore,
While walrus and narwhal puff and roar;
When the auk and the guillemot, petrel and gull,
Go flying so fast that you cannot get dull. -
Perhaps, on the whole, this would probably be
TAhe best time o to take if you're going by sea.
And But if you're like me, you'd rather go
S. In the midst of perpetual ice and snow,
& n When the sun is asleep for a six months' night,
S.ilAnd the world is white and nothing but white;
r When the seal comes up from his hole for breath,
r And the bear hugs the little blue fox to death;
''1 When t When the great Aurora flames and flies,
Touching with soft and roseate glow
The dome of the flashing northern skies,
'And the silent breast of that land of snow;
SWPerahen the sledges bound over frozen bogs,
Drawn by a long swift line of dogs,
OThe besto r a well-curbed pair of reindeer fleet,
.. ". Spurning the ground with their strong slim feet;
r When warm in the ow. round snow-built huts,
-. : .,h bu over roe bg '^
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They eat whale-blubber instead of nuts,
And listen to stories of prowess and spoil, i
And drink long draughts of the good fish-oil- I.'
I Ah that is the time, as you ought to know, '
To visit the land of the Esquimaux !

Of all the countries beneath the sun,
S Greenland was just the jolliest one;
That's what he'd say, beyond a doubt, .
-. (The boy that I'm going to tell you about) '
Jan Upernavik of Omenak,
A sturdy young chap who would dare to track -
The shy white fox, or the great white bear, ,.
To the cold deep depths of his frozen lair!
Jan was a beauty-as beauty goes ..
In that wonderful climate of ice and snows: .
His cheeks were round and his face was flat,
His skin was the shade of a rubber mat,
His mouth was small and his cheek-bones high,
And round as a pea his dull black eye,
His head was big and his legs were small, '
His nose was too little to see at all, "
And his coarse black hair was as fine as fine,' \ .
Dripping with oil to make it shine;
SSo that on the whole you can easily see
S) That Jan was as lovely as lovely could be! _
SHis mother was proud of a son so fair -
j 'Tis a failing with mothers both here and there-
And spared no expense of trouble or toil,
.Her beautiful, darling to pet and spoil :
'-'- His clothes should be better than all the rest,
'-His boots should be made of the seal's gray breast,
'- .." His coat should be bordered with eider-down,
His trousers be trimmed with fox-skin brown,
And the hood that was fastened beneath his jaws
SBe decked with a brown bear's teeth and claws !
SHe had bows and arrows and spears and slings,
~lWy ith a hundred and fifty other things.-
S. i Why, even his caiak of walrus-skin
Was fashioned on whalebones fine and thin;
'if' Its bow was bent like a carven whale,
) -- IThere were fringes of fur on the lug-shaped sail,
And the stern was something extremely grand,
Covered with ivory carved by hand !
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,, You know it is said, and I say it again,
That sometimes whether for grief or joys
S-- There comes a tide in affairs of men,
And often too in affairs of boys.
This is the way it happened to Jan -
S."-.".. "' t'" I'll tell it as briefly and quick as I can:

SWho has not heard of Dr. Kane? -
-. Who travelled so far over mountain and plain,
S:'{ '/, "'. l To the shore of Japan, and the China seas,
, t "' -The Philippine Isles and the banyan trees, I;!1.
S''Sumatra and Borneo, Java, Ceylon,
SThe wonderful mouth of the Amazon,
S. The crater of Tael, and the Persian way,
li The wandering tribes of the Himmaleh,
SThe African deserts, the Bedouin host, i
'," .. The line of the great Brazilian coast, --
E./r hce: -aY u l h e m All these and much more he had learned to know
S- Ere he came up at last to the Esquimaux !

, He studied the country, its hills and floes;
' He studied the people, their habits and clothes,
The way that they slept and the way they walked, '-i
The way that they worked and the way they talked; I
He looked for brave Franklin long lost to his land,
He searched for some trace of his ill-fated band;
And when at the last from that cold, barren shore
His ship sailed away for York harbor once more-
Whom should he bring with him bodily back,
But Jan Upernavik of Omenak !

Straight from his icebergs young Jan came down
To the bustle and tumult of New York town:
The wise men gathered and looked him o'er,
This side and that side, behind and before;
The folks so thronged to see him walk, A I
And list to his strange and guttural talk,
And look at his furs and his face so flat,-
That they dressed him at last in a stove-pipe hat, t
Pants and jacket, and shirt and boots, '
S Just like other boys' Sunday suits! .


/ -.

I "' --'l- Jan thought it the biggest kind of joke
S''' To be made to look like the pale-white folk:
He strutted about like a rooster proud,
It, *i~ And chuckled his satisfied joy aloud -
-_i ." I r That is, for awhile but at last he grew
Heartsick and lonely and lonesome too,
'' When he thought of the land of the Esquimaux
S1 And the dear, dark mother who loved him so !
SHe pouted and fretted and moped and pined,
S- i In a very disconsolate frame of mind,
-* .-Until Dr. Kane in a bran-new ship,
Going up to the North for another trip, !
Brought him again to his icy shore
And dropped him at home in his hut once more.

S Oh, but a happier boy that day .. '--.' I
Never was landed in Omenak Bay! -
He hugged his mother, and kissed the deer, I: '
And fondled the dogs without shame or fear;
He rolled himself up in a reindeer skin,
And stopped to chatter and laugh and grin;
He tasted the blubber, and drank the oil,
C And put a great seal on the lamp to boil, -::
S And shouted and frolicked as small boys do "i
When they find themselves able to put it through! I :
But boys are a very uncertain lot,
S One moment they're happy, the next they're not !
He had not been back for more than a week. "
When he grew so sad he could scarcely speak; ,"
C, He wouldn't put on his snow-shoes white;
He wouldn't go out on the ice at night;
He wouldn't go fish, and he wouldn't go hunt,
I Or ride in his sleigh, or sail in his punt;
He wouldn't do one thing, much less two,
That a nice little Esquimau boy should do,
S But dawdled about the great oil lamp .
STill his hair and his spirits alike were damp !
S He turned up his nose at seal for dinner,
Till the poor little rascal grew thinner and thinner,
S And his oily, fat little face looked dry
As a very bad joke, or a store-madle pie.

N -

t His mother was puzzled to make it out,
S' "I I And know what her boy was fretting about;
So, of course, in the end she managed to find
What was weighing so much on the poor child's
mind :

''- '-" The clothes that were bought on Chatham street,
Pants, and jacket, and vest and boot -
.- .. The whole of his New York Sunday suit-
'- .. And he was just dying of longing and pride,
--, And several ugly small vices beside,
Dying to put it once more on his back,
'--- --.. .. To startle the dwellers at Omenak .!
r .t The dear good woman was perfectly shocked! i|1i
"- -- She sat herself down and rocked and rocked,

And told little Jan, with a very strong word, '
That the thing he was wishing was wholly absurd ,
(/7j That only to,/hink of such garments thin, 'U
Made goose-flesh and shivers creep over her skin -
S That if he should put just the tip of his nose '
L In such very unsuitable clothes as those, -
He would freeze from his knees to the top of hi--
And in less than five minutes be stock-stone dead '
S He must give up the fancy at once and forever,
SFor she never would let him dress up so, NEVER !
Well, Jan didn't answer a single word, .. ,
SBut he kept up a thinking like Paddy Mac's bird, .
0- And decided that though he was used to obey, i / I --
In this thing at least he would have his own way. '
He'd watch for his chance with an eye like a fly, .
But sometime or other he'd dress up, or die! T
".1 w When a boy, be he white as ,a fair German .
blonde, .
SOr yellow as gold from the Malays beyofid,.
Or brown aS a berry, or black as a coal,
S Or mud-colored, just as they grow at the pole, -,
Or like .the poor Indianf uncommonly red, | '
Gets a fancy like this hammered tight in his head, '
r-' )If he has the least spirit or spunk of a man,
He'll do what he means to-and so did our Jan. -

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For there came a fine day when his mother was out,
},.. ...!t .,.,i. lis sister was gossiping somewhere about,
'.. _', .' i ." His father was hunting a very big bear, t
His brother was fishing at Sukkertopsfakr; ,
SThe spring-time was coming, the world looked nice, i
"1 Fi,, There were small rills of water all over the ice;
The dogs and the otters, the walrus and seals, i
'. Were sniffing the summer and squirming like eels; ,
The boys of the settlement, glad to be ou.it.
d- Were running, and shouting, and tumbli:-' -ab,:utr,
S And the thought in a moment popped into ii- mind,
1 ... As quick as a ball from a rifle you'd s,:,,r:t.
That the moment was found he was waiting to rind,
.- --.-- And the time had arrived for the wearing hiM: : !

T[ think and to act was the work of a minute:
He got out the suit, and he got himself in it,
To-ssed o:ff the warm furs and tossed on the thin
S (With a twinge of the conscience as you may sup-
Buttrned the buttons and buckled the straps,
S Stamped on the boots with a couple of raps,
S Pulled .on the mittens and pulled down his vest,
Sf'Pop',p.'ed a red handkerchief into his breast,
,i Multled his muffler, and donned his plug hat,
Fastened his overcoat tightly before, L .
S... And ere you'd have time to say "presto," or "scat,"
*-,, \V\as out through the hole that they used for a 'yr -
door !
Alas for the promptings of poor human pride !
S\ Alas for the vanity spread far and wide, f
That grows with the growth and is felt in the bones '
SIn the frigid as well as the temperate zones !
There's always a fall for the unwary feet; ,
There's always a bitter to temper the sweet; :' .
There's always a prick in the flower of a thistle,
And there's often a payment too dear for a whistle;
SAll this, and much more, as you'll see by my story,
Jan found to his cost in the midst of his glory !
i,.. The air was nipping and cold and clear,
:, Pleasant enough for the time of year;
Forty or fifty degrees below-
S- -''' Is their usual state of things, vou know-
S' Pleasant enough from their point of view,
But cold as the mischief for me and you.
K-t~. ,f-r1

2--, It pierced poor Jan through the frail, thin clothes; I' *
i I t
In less than a minute it pinched his nose,
His ears and fingers, his hands and toes; ',
Before he reached the open street
He walked upon frozen stumps of feet; i
Before he had finished his first long sneeze
He was frozen stiffly above his knees; ,
And soon with a terrible kind of haste
The frost crept up to his fat, round waist, -
And up to his ribs, and up to his breast, .
And-well, I can hardly repeat the rest! -
Suffice it to say, that before the boys ',
Had gathered around him with bustle and noise 'N. ,'
And plenty of wonder and plenty of chaff,
(For even in Greenland they like to laugh) -
Jan wouldn't care for the hardest old joker- '
He was frozen as hard and as stiff as a poker! -

And there he stands, I have heard them say, i
Through the years that have passed since that aw-
ful day,
A monument carved for the country-side,.
To bid them beware of the sin of pride s '.
And never to try to make a hit
With things that are not completely fit!

SThere he stands! But I have no doubt, I .'
'If we only were able to find it out,
That here in the midst of our own dear clime,
Many a one, without reason or rhyme,
By following only a will of his own,
And doing the thing that he pleases alone,
And putting aside what is right and best,:
For the sake of astonishing all the rest, ',
Boy or girl, or woman or man,
Is freezing to death, just as surely as Jan!
Freezing to death, nothing more, and no less;
But whether in soul or in bodily sight
That's the sort of a riddle I leave you to guess,'
And when you have found it, I'll see if you're "'
right !




THREE little, merry little, pi-wi-wiggy-wigs He struck out apace
Danced three jolly little jiggy-jiggy-jigs: In a mad, mad race-
This way," said one, This very fine dancer in Piggy-wig-town !
Skipping alone:

~_ Whew! and a puff And whew and a sneeze !
SUp flew another pig, as smart as you please.
"i. .- I say, stop -stop! "
He cried with a hop:
"You don't know.the first thing- neither of you two;
----- ---- If you want to learn to dance, do jusi.as I do! "
With a curvet and a spin,
In the midst of the din,
Went the very finest dancer in Piggy-wig-town !
With a high step here, and a slow step there,
He pranced and he danced to make the rest stare :
Now follow me,-
And then you will be -- -
The very best dancer in Piggy-wig-town! -.

Second little piggy stepped out into sight,
With a nose that was 'sharp, and an eye that was --
bright :

So this. is the way.
S=I saw them that day,
'r Dancing merry, merry jigs -
"' Those little piggy-wigs !

"Not so, my brother;
There is another,
A great deal better dancer- and that one's I! "'- .- --
Now then: One, two, three! away you must fly!"

i"''= /i rS 1 po eceai

"He's gone to church to pray-and
I'll have a jolly time, my way,
S(4 o'clock.)
Up in his little trundle-bed,
UUp, covered close from foot to head,
d o e Lay Tommy Wee, a sorry elf,
heLay Tommy, murmuring to himself:
"Oh, what is turkey? what is pie?
If only I don't die-don't die,
FI Next time Thanksgibin' comes this way,
I'll go to church and pray-and pray
All day !"

H EAR ye," the merry gossips say,
"A tale of the last Thankful Day:" t
(9 o'clock.)
Up from his perch on grandpa's knee,
Up to the dear face, soberly
Looked Tommy Wee, that merry elf,
The while he murmured to himself:
"He'll go to church and pray--and pray, ---
He'll have a jolly time, his way,
(12 o'clock.)
Up to the turkey crisp and brown,
Up to the mince-pies, smiling down
Mid hosts of goodies from the shelf, "Think you," the merry gossips say,
Looked Tommy, murmuring to himself: "He'll keep his word, this Thankful D4y?"




T "HE mother gathered her children together, And they cried in a querulous tone, Mamma,
SShe folded them close to her heart in glee; Now think back ever and ever so far,
For the red sun had brought them rainy And think if you ever had rainy days
weather That troubled your plans and spoiled the plays,
SAnd what they should do they never could see. And what you did when they used to be."

The mother laughed with a low soft laughter, They waited and waited and waited and waited,
She was remembering," they could see. Forty nours, it seems to me "
"I know, you rogues, what you all are after. Cried weary Kitty with eyes dilated,
I'll tell you a tale that happened to me Let's do it ourselves I can find the key !"
Me and some little wee bits of girls So they climbed the stair as still as a mouse."
With hair as yellow as shaving-curls, (You might have heard it all over the house.)
When it rained for a day and a night and a day, And they dressed themselves in trailing dresses,
And we thought it meant to keep on that way, And powdered wigs and hempen tresses,
And we were as tired as tired could be. Just like they did in the Used-to Be !"

" Up in the attic in grandma's attic The warning stair kept creaking and squeaking.
There's a chest of drawers, or there used to be, There was no time to turn and flee.
Though we had many a charge emphatic What is all this ? (It was grandma speaking.)
Not to go near enough to see. I'll take every one of you over my knee "
But one rainy day we opened it wide (As I regret to say that she did,
And strewed the contents on every side. All except Kitty, who went and hid.)
We dressed ourselves in the queer old caps And when they went and told mamma,
And brass-buttoned coats with long blue flaps She only said with a soft ha-ha !
Yes- wait a minute- papa wants me." Just what my mother did to me!"

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ii Three little grizzly bones,
I Slippery and fine,
i' *. .. Flew down the darkeys' throats,
Raising a whine
Stuck then settled,
"Weveoe "" Quite contented :
.'__- "We've come to stay," each said, "with you three !
SThanksgiving will come when you uproot me /"
S' -. The darkeys died-
A CASE OF PREMONITION. From far and wide
Sore lamented !
T HREE little turkeys,
Sitting on a fence,
Looked at each other
In confidence;
Looked and gobbled
Unto each other: ,
"To-morrow comes the chopping knife
Dancing out with the farmer's wife;
We'll fly away "
Said each small brother. AFTER DINNER.
Three fat doctors,
Sober and wise,
Rushed with their pill-bags,
Rolling their eyes I
Stared then communed
In this fashion:
S"The patients are dead ; we've lost all their fees,
Our Thanksgiving dinners-got nothing to please !
CHEATING THE FARMER'S WIFE Then each shouldered his bag,
And flew off on his nag,
Three little darkey boys, Home in a passion!
Stealing home at night
Up by the turkey roosts,
(Oh what a sight !)
Peeped then whispered
Each little sinner:
" We'll grab de turkey legs he-he-he !
T'anksgibbin' means fer all de fdlks; you an' me 1
An' den, says I, -
Away we'll fly
To one good dinner NO FEES I




r WO Valyant Knyghtes wer off olde, Unkyndeste Fate att length them found,
S Sir Bon and eke Sir Bo, By chance they met together;
So muste they fyghte and holde their ground,
Or shewe the pale white fethere.

'Twas on a comely Meade they met,
Harde bye a royall Toune:
The lines were drawne, the tourney sette,
The Kynge was onne his Throne.

Plate ye First. Shewing ye two valiant Knyghtes blowing y' own Horns. A tilte they rode, a lance they broke,
Ande att yt yette agayne ;
Which were alle dighte in steele and Golde
So bravely for to shewe. Withe harmless blow-on-blowe they woke
The echoes off the Playne.

Grette Spurres they wore, as blazing starres
Upon eache heele to shine,
And Plumes, y-wonne in other warres,
Did from each Creste decline.

Eache Knyghte bare a Clarion shrille,
To blaste Defyance forthe
Whenas he blewe his challenge still
To Easte, Weste, Southe and Northe.

ul welle they wt, they were the LastPateye Second. Wherein may be seene ye downright deadline Conflict.
Ful well they wot, they were the Laste M" Beholde also ye Spectators--Royal and otherwise--in ye back.
'Of alle the Knyghtlie crew, grownde.
Therefore, as if his cheekes wold barst, At last to mende their faylinge bretb
Eache doughtie Champion blewe. They called a truce for reste,

But either sware to be the dethe He cried, Let no manne doe them skaythe /
Of t' other, Bye his Creste! But lette them winne or dye:
Brief is their tyme to-morrowe, faythe,
Thenne came upon the beaten erthe, They'll bote bee inn ye
They'll bothe bee inn a pye! "
letwyxt these Champions bolde,

The Cockes they stoode, with ruff erecte,
All ready for the Fraye ......
But solemnlie they didde reflect
On what the Kynge didde saye.

Plate ye T7ird.-- Shewing forth ye Challenge of y rival Roosters. Quoth one, I feel myne anger coole .
To-morrowe, lo, we dye/' .....
A lytle Cocke (of noble birthe
SLette fethereless fowles goe played the foole:
And knyghtlie, I am tolde). Let Byrdes of Wisdome- Fye
Let Byrdes of Wisdome Flye!"

His fetheres were alle steele and Golde,
His spurrs alle sharpe and trewe, i
The whyle he wold Defyance peale
Whenas hee bravely crewe! i F

No sooner did this gallant crowe,
Than other crewe agayne,
And from his perche that other fleAw
To meet hym on the playne.

SPlateye Fifth (and laste. In which ye bellicose Knyghtes departed in
The Knyghtes satte puffing in their place pursuit of ye Cockes at ye Royal Commande whereat ye Populace seemeth
The Cockes to warre did goe; much excited.

Soe said, soe done eache flewe amayne,
Eache flewe a diverse waye:
Sir Knyghtes goe bring them back agayne /"
%..* ^ .. The jolle old Kynge did saye.

Pate ye Fourth. Shewing ye Unfriendly attitude of ye belligerent The Cockes they flewe, the Knyghtes they rode,
Poultry. y
The people rannemto,see;
yWheratte the Kynge (with mirthe and Grace Eache Knyghte tooke his several road,
Whose harte did overflowe, Ande .never back came hee

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TT is only a story," said the Family Story-teller, :. : -
J "and an ancient story at that; but it begins
sweetly, and since you have asked for it, here it is: : !
King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop, : -'
They married each other and set up a shop; .
A candy-shop with a juniper floor, l'"
And the sign of a lozenge hung over the door, i.
Which was a very proper sign for a candy-shop. ,----I -'a
In a room overhead was heaped up the candy, --
And let down in spouts all convenient and handy; ,.ii
Let down in good spouts made of perfluous glass, '
And turned on or off as you do with the gas.
Each spout it led up and made a connection
With its own particular heap of confection.I
There were, \
The sugarplum heap, and the caramel heap,. -
The nut-candy heap, and the mixed-candy heap,
The lozenges heap, and the sugar-heart heap, 'i' j ''
The peppermint heap, and the gingermint heap,
The checkermint heap, and the cinnamonmint heap, -/
The gumdrop heap, and the chocolate-drop heap,
The cough-candy heap, and the bronchial troches heap. "i

The whole made a sight you would smile to behold,
i i And its beauty and.fragrance can never be told.
J' The story says that the candy was made'in a candy-
-. = .. mill overhead, a windmill so to speak, and that the
Swings of the windmill were over the roof.
Now King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop
Were outrageously stingy in keeping their shop;
ji "^ S Half a stick only, they gave for a penny,
And of none of these things did they give very many
Give, did I say? They never gave any!
S' Not even to children who never were known
To have one penny to call their own -

Forlorn little creatures who slowly passed by -- -
With a glance, and a sniff, and a subsequent sigh.
But it is time to speak of the little Boggermuggers.
One morning when trading had come to a stop,
King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop -
Put on their best crowns and shut up their shop,
And with baskets went searching o'er meadow and hill
After plants whose essences they might distil, "
Of which such a number were used in the Mill:
The delicate rose-plant, the asphodel bloom, ,
The bean of vanilla, so rich in perfume, o
The chocolate's nut, the cinnamon's bark, Spearmint ambrosial, twig of wild cherry,
The Cank caramellus With seed of caraway, gum of pine,
which grows in the dark Boneset, cubeb, epleuria vine -
The sassafras root, the Whatever would for trochical uses combine, and
Strong cshecerberr, other things with names too long to be either spoken,
strong checkerberryw written or printed.
SAs they passed near Boghaven, moistest of places,
Out rushed the small Bogboys (sometimes. called
The 5 Boggermuggers) with jubilant faces:

Mir .,I

King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop,
t n Oh give us some candy from out of your shop !
They say there are heaps on your chamber-floor-
Bestow but one heap, sir, we ask for no more !
We will come there and get it; no trouble to you, sir,
'Tis a thing we shall be very happy to do, sir "
King Candy-stick drew himself up very tall,
SLooked down on those Boggermuggers noisy and small,
--J e*. s r'- )And mirthfully twinkled his royal eye
As he thought of that chamber above them so high;
Said he: "Walk in there.. ye pitiful elves.
"<"'g: J3~ -~'- Said he : "Walk in. there,, ye pitiful elves.

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.-- I.. those windows and help yourse- -.
'. those windows, moist thum-bling. I
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'' You are welcome to all you can carry awa -
., "Ohyou dear funny king!" said his wife wit]' a I'. i,
S. -.Ha! ha! ha! He! he! he! You're too funn- I.- II '
Good-by, little thumblings, perhaps some 1
S- You'll give us a call if you travel that way !'
'-e- But long ere the hour of eventide o '
S ,e laugh was laughed on the other side.
SAnd a big laugh it was. A right merry,

,I la i y the little Boggermuggers and others be-
i i It all came of stilts. The little Boggermuggers
-.. .. resid':dJ among remarkably boggy bogs; bogs so re- | I;j. -
l 2' ^ markabl, boggy that the little Boggermuggers would
sr.metre s have been lost in them, only for stilts. As

at Ithe a3-e of five or six years could run so fast on

i: ong remarkably bogy bogs; bogs so re

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i hh as to cause great irubl in the

neighborhood by eating apples and cherries off
the upper branches and peeping into birds'-nests !
Alas for King Candylstick 1 little he knew
The feats those small "moist thumblings could do.
Do? Dressed in holiday suits of which many a one

They mounted their stilts, and overt te road he
In jolly procession right swiftly they strode;rries off
Right swiftly tbranches and came to a stop n
Exactly in front of the candy-shop.
They thronged round its windows-that jubi-
e' u to lant h tcrew-
^\ g Climbed up to the casements and quickly burst
""'II ~ the upper hroughsadpeigitobrs-et

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Scampered like mice o'er the chamber-floor,
-i'h- From this heap and that heap all taking good store:
From the sugarplum heap, and the caramel heap,
SThe nut-candy heap, and the mixed-candy heap,
The lozenges heap, and the sugar-heart heap,
The peppermint heap, and the gingermint heap,
The checkermint heap, and the cinnamonmint heap,
The gumdrop heap, and the chocolate-drop heap,
The cough-candy heap, and the bronchial troches
They stuffed all their pockets and trousers-legs wide,
And stuffed in their caps quite a good deal beside;
And to people outside who made protestation,
Said, "We come bythe shop-owner's own invitation!"
SThen out of the windows most quickly they fled, .
And on their high stilts most quickly they sped, /
Fled andsped to their boggy abode;
And at every house which they passed on the road,
In door or window, popped something sweet,
Popped something sweet for the children to eat.
King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop,
Why when they at night returned to their shop, .

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And heard the bad news from the people around, /
They uttered a groan, and fell to the ground -
Swooned away, and fell to the ground!
And the story goes on to tell that when next morn-
ing they recovered from the swoon, their senses were
gone. They thought they were little children. Hand
I in hand they wandered over the land, plucking flowers, '
weaving little garlands, singing little songs, playing .
little plays. At last they sailed away in a boat over
the sea, and were afterwards heard from on one of
the Malzanzibuctoo islands, amusing themselves with I
the armadillos and cassowaries. The story goes on ,,
to tell further, that as for the candy-shop with the
Juniper floor, it was blown away by a hurricane which
seized the wings of its windmill, and which whirled in
every direction what was left of
q The sugarplum heap, and the caramel heap,
The nut-candy heap, and the mixed-candy heap,
The lozenges heap, and the sugar-heart heap,
The peppermint heap, and the gingermint heap,
-.K- jThe checkermint heap, and the cinnamonmint heap,
1 The gumdrop heap, and the chocolate-drop heap,
The cough-candy heap, and the bronchial troches
And it was said that for many years after, bits of
these that is, the hardest of them were often
Sound in the sand by travellers passing that way.


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