Front Cover
 Half Title
 Title Page
 Chapter I
 Chapter II
 Chapter III
 Chapter IV
 Chapter V
 Chapter VI
 Chapter VII
 Chapter VIII
 Chapter IX
 Chapter X
 Chapter XI
 Chapter XII
 Back Cover

Title: Johnny Nut and the golden goose
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Title: Johnny Nut and the golden goose
Physical Description: 45 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Deulin, Charles, 1827-1887
Lynen, Amédée, 1852-1938 ( Engraver )
Longmans, Green, and Co ( Publisher )
Spottiswoode & Co ( Printer )
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
Place of Publication: London
Manufacturer: Spottiswoode & Co.
Publication Date: 1887
Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Geese -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Farmers -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Family -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Animal welfare -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Family stories -- 1887   ( local )
Bldn -- 1887
Genre: Family stories   ( local )
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
Statement of Responsibility: done into English by Andrew Lang from the French of Charles Deulin ; illustrated by Am. Lynen.
General Note: Translated from Les trente-six recontres de Jean du Gogué in Contes d'un buveur de bière.
General Note: Added t.p.
General Note: Text and illustrations are in an illustrated border and tinted.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055351
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
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 002223358
notis - ALG3607
oclc - 02717051

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Half Title
    Title Page
        Unnumbered ( 6 )
    Chapter I
        Page 1
        Page 4
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Chapter II
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Chapter III
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
    Chapter IV
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
    Chapter V
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    Chapter VI
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
    Chapter VII
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
    Chapter VIII
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
    Chapter IX
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        Page 34
        Page 35
    Chapter X
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        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
    Chapter XI
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
    Chapter XII
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        Page 45
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
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TiIis TALE is rendered,
a little freely, from Les
*/ -- uS Trente-six Ren-

c.-.'rs de Yeandu Gogu', in Caontes

: (Sixime Edition. Paris: Dentu. 1873.)

The late M. Deulin told with much
? humour, and probably with but little altera-
tion from oral tradition, the popular tales of
his native province. The narrative here translated
has points in common with a Tongan legend, with
several ancient French fabliaux, with a Zulu story
in Bishop Callaway's collection, and with Grimm's

Golden Goose.


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IKE the Sultan in the Arabian
'i! il. Nights-and, sure, you are no
less despotic-you have some-
,times commanded me to 'tell
you a story.' It has been my
privilege to obey; but, alas!
when my toil was ended, with
SI a stretch of absolute authority
you have bidden me 'tell you
another.' Truly, Madam, the Ocean of the Streams of
Story, whereof the Hindoos speak, will speedily be drained
dry by yoitr Slave, who now presents you with this little
Tale, which he has conveyed from French Flanders. If
it amuses your leisure as much to read, as it has diverted
mine to translate it, I shall have that enjoyment which
attends successful enterprise, and I remain,
Yours very humbly to command
A. L.



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Flanders, at a village

S Valenciennes way, a
little cow-boy named
JoGolhn Gooeut

and they called him Johnny Nut because

he had, for he was justhere lived in French
Flanders, at a village
Sailed Saint Saulve,
Now, ne Valenciennes ways had
A little cow-boy named
JohnnyNut. Hehad

no father and no mother,

he was found one fine morning under a
walnut-tree. Silly Billy was another name
he had, for he was just as great an innocent
ji as a calf before it is weaned.

SNow, never in his living days had
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'Silly Billy,' says he.
'Oh, don't I see. Yes, I see,' said the woman,
laughing to his very face. Listen, my lad You
are big, and strong, and you seem honest. Now
Jim, our man, is off on the King's wars. Will you
take his place ?'
'Will you let me taste roast goose ?'
'On Sunday, as sure as sure, you shall have
your fill of goose; I have to send some one to
Hergnies, to my cousin's, to-morrow. You shall
start, at peep of day, and bring me a good fat
goose. We'll dine off him when we come back
from the fair at the next town. Does that suit
you, my son ?'
'Mother, it's just the thing for me.'
Then come to supper.'
And to supper went Johnny Nut, with such an
appetite that he scarcely had time to say grace.

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Johnny Nut dined on anything better than
potatoes, and the one thing he wanted in the

world was to taste roast goose.

Now, about a dozen miles off, Condi way, there '
is a village where the geese are so grand that all
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the world talks of nothing but the IHergnics

'When I grow up,' said Johnny, 'I'll go to
Hergnics and cat goose.'
So, at long and at last, one autumn evening he
left the cows in the lurch, and off he went, without
beat of drum.
Now, whether he came back as poor as he
started, and what a great love of roast goose
brought Silly Billy to, that's what we are going
to tell you !
So Johnny Nut followed his nose, and asked
his way, and at nightfall he reached the village
of Escau-bridge.
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'You can't show me the way to Hergnies,
mother? cried Johnny to the farmer's wife, who
was just sitting down to supper.
'That I can, my son, but you are out late.
SAre you in such a
Ibt of hurry ?
'NowOh, mother, who is

in a hurry if not me ?
These ten years I've
"''!:I been dying to taste
Sroast goose, so don't
brought Syou see there's no time
to waste.'
mo cd J y to he farmer's wife

-" ., stared at him with all
Te her eyes.
What do they call you ?' says she.

EXT day was a Satur-

day, and the farmer's

4 Johnny in the stable

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way, and sent him off, saying, nd youth farmer

ask for my cousin's mill, and bring me the stable-
i .. loft.

d-I I "* Come, come, up
with you' says she,

So she gave him a big bowl of coffee, and suck

goose, and seven bushels of flour, and a

pint of seed corn.'


The cock was still crowing on the roof, and the
Lady Moon was watching with her yellow eye,
when Johnny Nut started.

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^ Now, all the time he was
thinking of roast goose for dinner,
he kept repeating the errand he had to do,

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'Seven bushels, and one pint,' 'Seven bushels,
and one pint'-for, not being very clever, he was
afraid he might forget.
As he went on saying this, he met a farmer,
who was counting up how much his field should
bring him in.
Seven bushels, indeed !' said the farmer. Let
a hundred come !'
Now this puzzled Johnny Silly Billy, for he
had never room in his head for more than one
idea at a time; so he went on his way, repeating,
'Let a hundred come! let a hundred come!'

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Well, as Johnny crossed a wood, there sat a
shepherd, as red as scarlet, and as proud as a
peacock that has laid an egg; and all because his
dog had just killed a wolf that was after the

S 'Let a hundred of them come! let a hundred
of them come!' sang out Johnny Nut.

'What do you mean, you fool ?' says the shep-
herd, 'with your Let a hundred of them come A
hundred, indeed! Rather say, There's another cnaght
and done for!'

There's another caught and done for!' said
Johnny Nut, as he went on his way. ...

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Sheard jolly music and wedding
bells and saw a multitude of

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It was a wedding party, outside a tavern; and
the fiddlers were fiddling, and everybody dancing.
Johnny Nut went through the middle of them
all, shouting :-

'There's another caught and done for '

'Caught and done for Meaning me!' says the
gay bridegroom; and he tucked up his shirt-
sleeves to give Johnny one in the eye. But the
bridesmaid, who did not want a quarrel, gave
Johnny a push, and said to him-

Idiot, say
S.' rather, "Let
t. -. everybody fol-
.- low a good
S -example."'

It was all one to Johnny, and off he went,

'Let every one follow this good
example !'

So he left the village, and he went, and went
and better went, till he came to a house on fire.
The policeman had caught a poor tramp, whom
he charged with burning the house.
'Let every one follow this good example!' shouted
Johnny, never thinking of anything but roast
'What's that you say, you vagabond! You

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incite the populace to arson and fire-raising!'
cries the policeman, who was by way of being a
great lawyer.
Johnny trembled like an
S i 'Say, Heaven help you
Sto put the fire out,"' whis-
pered one of the firemen;
( and Johnny said so, and
off he went, the old way,

'Heaven elp you to put the fire out '

Now he passed a blacksmith's forge, and that
blacksmith was as cross as two sticks, for he had
been blowing the bellows for three hours, and
could not make the fire burn.
Well, just when a little tiny blue flame burst
forth, as little as a pussycat's tongue, what did the
blacksmith hear but-

'Heaven put te fire out '


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Round he turned, pitched his hammer at
Johnny, and knocked him down flat on the king's
high way.

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M2 OHNNY was not dead; Fortune
II had other ad-
II .ventures in store
/for Johnny. A

S I into the house,

S farmher came soon

senses. It was not very much in that way
he had to come to; but if Johnny had not

many brains, he had an extraordinarily thick skull.
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another man, but it only made a bump on the
head of our Johnny.
The farmer asked him where he came from and
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what he wanted.soon
came to his 'i

'I'm going to Her-
gnisenses. to t ast goose,'
saidhe had to come to; but if Johnny had not
many brains, heou are n extraordinarily thick skull.lve

miles from Hergnies,'
said the farmer;blow with the hammer would have killed
another man, but it only made a bump on the ,,

headve Johnn y a sheaf of
corn,The farmer asked him where he came from and
what he wanted.
I'm going to Her- ---. /
gnies, to cat roast goose,' I;,i"_
said Johnny. li,- I
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miles from H ergnies,' ,' ',',.', \ ". ,,
said the farmer; and he .' '' .. '
gave Johnny a sheaf of /I / t 'l
corn, and sent him on "-..
his road. --


Well, Johnny lost "
himself again, and sat
down against a wall and /\
lunched off part of his '
hunch of bread. I .
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Then, as he was
/ tired, he fell asleep, and
a chicken came and ate
I all the grains of corn
S, out of his sheaf. Then
\ j_ .- Johnny woke, and when
\. he found he had nothing
left of his sheaf but straw he fell

Now, the farmer there was a ,.
good-natured man, and, to console i.3
Johnny, he made him a present of 2'.
the fowl, and off he went.

About four in the afternoon
Johnny was hungry again,
and sat down to finish his
g i hunch of bread with his
Chicken beside him.

Up came a clumsy
great cow, and trod on the
chicken and crushed it
/.. //- Jy. ; flat.


Johnny set off sobbing again. 'Never no
luck,' says he. 'They gave me a sheaf, and a
chicken ate it. They gave me
a chicken, and a cow crushed
S it. Boo-hoo!'

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'Don't boo-hoo,' says the
Lord of the Manor, who came
,--Y &' by with his gun on his shoul-
der and his game-bag on his
Back. 'Don't boo-hoo! take the

'Thank you kindly, your noble worship,' says
Johnny, as merry as may be, and he and the cow
jogged along till it grew dark.

At last Johnny came to another farm, and there
the farmer took in him and his cow.

Now, this farmer had a big pretty maid, as ,
strong as
a man, s o
4'' w and he '
; bade her ,/'
cow. But, .,
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milked, the cow switched its tail in her eyes and
made her see quite an
illumination. .'

'- i`"' The maid was an angry
'. maid. She picked up a
Spitchfork and threw it at
Sa/' the cow, and the poor beast
fell down dead! ,..

Then Johnny began to
cry again, and I don't wonder at it.

'Never no luck,' says he. 'They gave me
a sheaf, and a chicken ate it; they gave me a
chicken, and a cow crushed it; they gave me a
cow, and the maid killed it. Boo-hoo!'

'Oh bother! take ,
the maid and don't
blubber,' said the .
farmer. He didn't .
like to keep a girl .
in the house who I
threw pitchforks about
when she lost her

Johnny did not wait to be asked twice. He
took the maid, tied her hands and feet, put her


in a sack, heaved her on to his back, and away
went Johnny.

When I do get to Hergnies,' said he to him-
self, I'll marry the maid, and we'll have roast
goose at the wedding supper,' for his intentions
were strictly honourable.

But the further he went the more Johnny didn't
find the way; and at last, as the maid was pretty
heavy, he set her down by a tavern door and went
in and asked for a pot of beer.



tomer, and Nanasse, and Polydore, and
Rumble his dog, four of the wildest
wags in that country-side.


Tund went out of the tavern to see what kind
of night it was, and there was the sack and some-
thing in it that moved. So he opened the sack,
and what should he find but a pretty tall maid,
trussed like a fowl.

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it, and, as she was not dying to marry our Johnny,
off she ran to her own village as hard as she
'What am I to fill the sack with' thought

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Well, he let her out and she told him all about

could go.


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So he whistled to Rumble and put him in the

By this time Johnny had finished his ale, and
he came out, hoisted the sack on his shoulder, and
marched away without asking questions. Tun6
followed at a little distance, and, as Rumble knew
a friend was there, why, he entered into the fun
and said never a bark.

At last Johnny reached Hergnies, and where
should he go to but to the parson's, of course, to
get married! Then it occurred to him that he had
never asked the maid if she would have him He
put down the sack and opened it.

I say, maid,' quoth he, 'shall us get married,
us two ?'

'G-r-r-r-r-r-r!' says the maid.

Johnny, in a fright, let go his hold of the cord,
the sack fell open, out jumped Rumble, and flew at
his throat.

Johnny sprang into a willow-tree and climbed
up it, but, lo and behold the tree was rotten, and
down came tree and Johnny and all on the back
of Rumble! Now, Rumble was expecting nothing

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of that sort, and, with one wild yowl, he flew away
like the wind, and never stopped till the town gates
of Cond6 were closed behind him !

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HEN once the voice of Rumble was
Lost in the distance, Johnny climbed
out of the tree and found that none
of his bones were broken.
All of a sudden in the hollow of


the tree trunk he saw something shining like a
will o' the wisp.

He put in his hands and pulled out


'Here's luck at last,' says Johnny, 'I've lost a
maid and found a golden goose! I'll have it
roasted this very night,' and off he went to the
best inn in the village.

Now the inn was full of people going to the
fair on St. Calixtus's day, which was a great

However, Johnny, being but a village idiot,
had never heard anything about all that.

Up he comes and goes to the landlord, who
didn't know where to turn, he had so many
customers, all going to the fair.

'Cook my goose!' says Johnny, as bold as

'Oh, you go to-Jerusalem,' says the landlord,
'we don't cook gold geese here, not to-day, we

'Well, if you won't be obliging and cook my


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goose,' says Johnny Nut, 'why, I'll give it to Saint
Calixtus. A pretty poor saint he'll be if he does
not give me a goose fit to put on the spit in ex-
change for my goose of gold !

So he got supper somehow, and went with his
goose to sleep in the stable.

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HE landlord of the inn had three
fair daughters, all as curious as
their mother Eve. All night long
they turned and tossed in their
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It is so hot I really can't sleep,' said she, and
ent on tip-toe to the stable, as quiet as pussy, for

fear of watering Johnny.
In the moonlight the golden goose was shining
like a star.
,(, ,-, As son as the first cock crew, upf

went on tip-toe to the stable, as quiet as pussy, for
fear of waking Johnny.;

'I'll take one of the pretty feathers,' said the
girl, and put out her hand to touch it. But she
could not pluck the feather and she could not pull
her hand away !

'I'll~~~~~~~~~~~~ tak on fte rtyfates'sidte' :


When the second cock crew, up got the second
'It is far too hot to sleep,' said she, and she
ran downstairs to her sister. But as soon as she
had touched her she could not move a step from
the place!

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Then the third cock crew, and up got the
youngest daughter, and ran to the stable after her
'Take care! don't come here!' they cried, but
she did not understand, and she thought--

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'Why, if they are there, I can go too!'

But as soon as she touched her sisters, there
she was, as fast as could be to the golden goose!

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A quarter of an hour later Johnny wakened,
and stretched himself, and shook some of the straw
out of his hair, and then took his goose under his
arm, and off he went, never noticing the girls,
whom he had not left behind him.

They tried to stop him, but Johnny thought
they wanted to rob him of his goose, and he ran,
and they ran, and they all ran as fast as their legs
would carry them.


When they were out of the village, the' girls j
were also out of breath, and they entreated Johnny
to stop. So he said he would stop if they would
show him the right road, and the sun was up by
the time they reached, the next village.

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UST at that very moment,
Swho should come by
but the Vicar of Condd,
'' with his two Curates, the
Churchwardens, the Beadle
SI himself, the man that
played the fiddle, the man
that played the cornet, and
'' I all the wicked little choir-
S They were all march-
ing off to sing the Mass /
on St. Calixtus's day.
The Vicar at that time was a stout clergyman, ,
as big as a barrel, but he was a very holy man, and
very severe about good and modest behaviour.
Naturally, when he saw the landlord's daughters
all strutting away behind our Johnny, he wasJ
'Are you not ashamed of yourselves,' he cried
out, 'great lasses like you, to run about the country
after a lad ?'


So he plucked the youngest girl by the sleeve
to stop her, but, behold! no sooner had he touched
her than he could not leave hold, and kc had to
march after the golden goose !

'Oh, sir, oh, sir !' cried the Beadle (who was a
long, thin-legged man, like a heron), and he ran
up, caught hold of the Vicar by his gown, and
there he stuck.

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The Vicar cried for help to the rest of his com-
pany, so first the Curates, then the Organist, then
the man with the violin, then the cornet-player, and,
lastly, all the wicked little choir-boys, rushed to
hold the Vicar back, but they were all caught, and
had all to run after Johnny, while Johnny just
followed his goose !


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Pilgrims came to do him honour from all the
country round, and, as Saint Calixtus was famous
for curing lame people, they made a very singular

and the blind were there,
,humpbacks by the dozen,
\ cripples by the score, men
-with wooden legs, men with
iron hooks instead of hands

The maimed and the halt

iron hooks instead of hands,


men with wry necks-in short, they were a funny
They would not have been funny, but very -. ".
pitiful, if they had really been lame and blind, but
the truth is that they
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were all persons
whom the good Saint -
had cured, and now /
they were only mak-
ing believe, for one "
day in the year, to
suffer from their old
complaints. But, to
tell the truth, they --
looked so odd that the images of the other Saints
in the chapel were set, on that day, with their
faces to the wall, for
fear they should break
:^ vout laughing.
When the High
SMass had been sung,
A all the worthy cripples
threw away their sham
',' humps, and bandages,
I and wooden legs, and
they laughed, and
danced, and skipped,
Si and revelled, so that it
Swas a pleasure to see so
Many people enjoying
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OW you must be told that the King of that -
) 'country had a daughter as lovely as th/e /
day, who had never laughed in all her life "

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She was as sad and sorry as the mournful Bell
that rings for a death, and so they called her the
Passing Belle; A
it was a sort /
of joke .' s

1\ she was an
Only child, the
Passing Belle U
;7i ,w had been
spoiled from
her very cradle. Cakes, toys, diversions, such as
playing at funerals, '
had been lavished
on her, but she
"". : never, never smiled.

S..They tried her
: with Punch and
Judy, they tried
her with panto-
.mimes, they took
her to the play,

The French country
People call the Passing
Bell La Dolente, and this
S unhappy Princess they
named La Belle Dolente.
I- .. If any child cannot un-
', derstand this, she may
consult her nice French
,grammar, and her French
and English dictionary,
and turn it over in her
a ,' mind till next Christmas.


but there never came a smile on the pale lips of
the Passing Belle.

She would not have laughed for a King's
ransom ; nay, if you had ordered her off to instant
execution, and laid her head on the block, you
could not have wrung a smile from her !

The King, who had a strong sense of humour,
was in despair. Finally he had a proclamation
printed :



But nobody came! Every one thought it was
hopeless to get a laugh from the Passing Belle.
Then the King, who was a very religious man,



determined to take her to the shrine of Saint
Calixtus. Of course, if the Saint could make her

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smile, she would become a nun, and perhaps, in
the long run, would have been as solemn and
lugubrious as ever.

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LL the Court came, and all the Court
nearly died with laughing at the pro-
cession of the halt, and lame, and blind.
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'Go it, ye cripples,' cried his Majesty,
in convulsions of merriment Some of
the people were like X's, and some like Y's, and
some like Z's, and plenty of K's and S's, all the
cross letters were there, all the letters but straight
upright I. Meanwhile the courtiers held their
sides and screamed, and the tears came into their
eyes; but the Princess yawned like a pretty little
trout out of water She did not see what there
was to laugh at !
Besides, if she had laughed, perhaps they would
have made her marry a man with a hump upon his
back, or two wooden legs and a glass eye.


The fun was over, the King got up, the courtiers
all rose, when past came Johnny and the golden
goose and all his company.
Now when the Princess beheld our Johnny,
and the landlord's three daughters, and the fat
Vicar, and the thin Beadle, and the two Curates,
and the Organist, the violin-player, the man with
the cornet, and all the wicked little choir-boys, all
stuck fast together, and all treading on each other's
heels, she fell into such convulsions of laughter
that she dropped into the Queen's arms, and
chuckled till she was nearly dead.
The King, wild with delight, threw his royal
arms around the neck of our Johnny, shouting,
'Take her, you dog; she is yours, my bonny boy!'
and all the courtiers, falling on each other's breasts,
Hooray, hooray,
She's laughed to-day !



But our Johnny moved on, quite grave, to the
altar of Saint Calixtus, and there he laid the )
golden goose, after which all the people who
followed him were able to get free. The charm
was broken.
Next day was the marriage. They ate a whole

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flock of roast geese from Hergnies, and they drank
two vats of the local beer. In short, merrier times
never were, in all the merry country of Flanders,
where the beer is so excellent.

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throne, and the Chronicles/
other monarchs, prime

ciennes had a statue madthe Kiof Johnny Nutdied, Johnny

walnut-wood, and a status e of his wife Chronicles
generally, before or since.
The people of his own good town of Valen-
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Fciennes had a statue madthe ofKing died, Johnny Nut, in

walnut-wood, and a statuhrone, and the Chronicles


they stand on a tower, and strike time on the big
clock; so you see this story is quite true. Do not
you believe any learned man who tells you that '" :
Johnny is the Sun, and that the Goose is the Sun,
and that the Passing Belle is the Moon, or nonsense
of that kind, which, my dear children, is far too
common !


I think the Moral is that we should always be
kind to animals, respectful to Old Age, and, above
all, that we should be Easily Amused.


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