Front Cover
 Title Page
 The little old woman who lived...
 The history of five little...
 Dame Trot and her cat
 Little Bo-Peep
 Jack and the bean-stalk
 The story of the three little...
 Old Mother Goose and her son...
 Diamonds and toads
 The babes in the wood
 The three bears
 Sing-a-song of sixpence
 Back Cover

Group Title: Happy hour series
Title: A visit to story land
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055377/00001
 Material Information
Title: A visit to story land pretty pictures to color and pleasant stories to read
Series Title: Happy hour series
Uniform Title: Children in the wood (Ballad)
Goldilocks and the three bears
Alternate Title: Visit to storyland
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1887
Subject: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1887   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1887   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes -- 1887   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1887
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes   ( rbgenr )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Contains prose and verse.
General Note: Text and illustrations are tinted.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00055377
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 - 002225095
notis - ALG5367
oclc - 69242758

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
    Title Page
    The little old woman who lived in a shoe
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
    The history of five little pigs
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Dame Trot and her cat
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Little Bo-Peep
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
    Jack and the bean-stalk
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
    The story of the three little pigs
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Old Mother Goose and her son Jack
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    Diamonds and toads
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
    The babes in the wood
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    The three bears
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
    Sing-a-song of sixpence
        Page 31
        Page 32
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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S. .,, cutter, like Strong-arm. But there lived in a huge
castle beyond the forest, a fierce Giant, who one day
S; '. -. ." came and laid their house in ruins with his club; after
'which he carried off the poor wood-cutter to his castle
S beyond the forest. When the Little Old Woman came
home, her house was in ruins and her husband was no
i'' i ... Night came on, and as the father did not return, the
-. : Little Old Woman and her family went to search for
him. When they came to that part of the wood where
S.." the Giant had met their father, they saw an immense
I shoe. They spent a long time weeping and calling
S/ out for their father, but met with no reply. Then the
SLittle Old Woman thought that they had better take
/ shelter in the shoe until they could build a new house.
So Peter and Strong-arm put a roof to it, and cut a door,


ONCE on a time there was a Little Old Woman who '.
lived in a Shoe. This shoe stood near a great -
forest, and was so large that it served as a house for
the Little Old Woman and all her children, of which
she had so many that she did not know what to do '
with them.
But the Little Old Woman was very fond of her
children, and they only thought of the best way to .
please her. Strong-arm, the eldest, cut down trees for
firewood. Peter made baskets of wicker-work. Mark
was chief gardener. Lizzie milked the cow, and Jennie
taught the younger children to read.
Now this Little Old Woman had not always lived in ,.
a Shoe. She and her family had once dwelt in a nice ... -
house covered with ivy, and her husband was a wood- THE FIERCE GIANT.


and turned it into a dwelling. Here they all lived I i
happily for many years, but the Little Old Woman 11 ,
never forgot her husband and his sad fate. Strong-arm,
who saw how wretched his mother often was about it, i
proposed to the next eleven brothers that they should ,
go with him and set their father free from the Giant. .'
Their mother knew the Giant's strength and would not
hear of the attempt, as she feared they would be killed.
Strong-arm's great power was in his left arm, and with. -
a sword in the left hand he was not afraid. He bought '
a dozen sharp swords, and Peter made as many strong V .
shields and helmets, as well as cross-bows and iron-
headed arrows. They were now quite ready; Strong-
arm gave the order to march, and they started for the '
forest. The next day they came in sight of the Giant's
Castle. Strong-arm, leaving his brothers in a wood
close by, strode boldly up to the entrance and seized l -
the knocker. The door was opened by a funny little

i... Strong-arm then walked boldly across the court-
I ard and presently met a page who took off his hat
an asked him what he wanted. Strongarm said he
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S/ t; on this the little man said he was sorry
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.for him, because the part of the castle in which his

Sboy with a large head, who kept grinning and laugh-
S ing. Strong -arm then walked boldly across the court-
yard, and presently met a page, who took off his hat
and asked him what he wanted. Strong-arm said he
Shad come to liberate his father, who was kept a prisoner
by the Giant; on this the little man said he was sotry
for him, because the part of the castle in which his
41, :"' ": father was kept was guarded by a large Dragon.
Strong-arm, nothing daunted, soon found the monster,
:- STROG-AM AT TE who was fast asleep; so he made short work of him, by
S_ sending his sword right through his heart; at which he
"- jumped up, uttering a loud scream, and made as if he
> -,would spring forward and seize Strong-arm; but the
-good sword in his left hand had done its work, and the
monster fell heavily on the ground, dead.
Now the Giant, who had been drinking much wine,
STRONG-ARM AT THE GIANT'S CASTLE. was fast asleep in a remote part of the castle. Strong-


could bear it no longer; so he thought he would go in
search of his missing shoe, which, like the other one
he had in his castle, was easy and large for his foot.
When he came to the spot where the Little Old Woman
and her children lived, he saw his old shoe, and, with a
laugh that shook the trees, he thrust his foot into it,
breaking through the roof that Strong-arm and Peter
had put to it. The children, in great alarm, rushed
about inside the shoe, and, frightened and trembling,
scrambled through the door and the slits which the
Giant had formally made for his corns. By this time
the Witch and the Little Old Woman, as also Strong-
arm, his eleven brothers, and his father, were come up
to the spot. Strong-arm and his brothers shot their
arrows at him till at last he fell wounded, when Strong-
arm went up to him and cut off his head. Then the
father and the Little Old Woman and all their children
built a new house, and lived happily ever afterwards.

arm ad no sooner finished the Dragon, than up started
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arm had no sooner finished the Dragon, than up started_-
the funny little boy who had opened the door. He led -'
Strong-arm round to another part of the court-yard,
where he saw his poor father, who at once sprung to .. -
his feet and embraced him. Then Strong-arm called
up his brothers, and when they had embraced their
father they soon broke his chain and set him free.
We must now return to the Little Old Woman. After
her sons had started she gave way to the most bitter -
grief. While she was in this state, an Old Witch came
up to her, and said she would help her, as she hated the _
Giant, and wished to kill him. The Old Witch then
took the Little Old Woman on her broom, and they
sallied off through the air, straight to the Giant's castle.
Now this Old Witch had great power, and at once
afflicted the Giant with corns and tender feet. When .. .-- -- .,
he awoke from his sleep he was in such pain that he STRONG-ARM CUTS OFF THE GIANT'S HEAD.


laugh so loudly when Mr. Pig told them all his strug-
( ; gles on the road. Mr. Pig lost no time in selling his

Into the market-place, and as he now seemed willing to
S take his place in the cart, Mr. Pig started for home
without delay. When he got there, he told Mrs. Pig
S 7 his story, and she called him her best and most worthy
-- -_ son.

S'-: This little pig very much wanted to go with his
', -' .brother, but as he was so mischievous that he could not
.be trusted far away, his mother made him stay at home,
S' and told him to keep a good fire while she went out to


T ERE was once a family of Five Little Pigs, and -
Mrs. Pig their mother, loved them all very dearly.
Some of these little pigs were very good and took a
great deal of trouble to please her. The eldest pig was
so active and useful that he was called Mr. Pig. One
day he went to market with his cart full of vegetables, -
but Rusty, the donkey, began to show his bad temper
before he had gone very far on the road. All the coax-
ing and whipping would not make him move. So Mr.
Pig took him out of the shafts, and being very strong,
drew the cart to market himself. When he got there, ..
all the other pigs began to laugh. But they did not THE LITTLE PIG WHO STAYED HOME.
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S-- naughty little pig such a beating as he did not forget
Sfor a long time.


i\ This little pig was a very good and careful fellow.
\ ~H- e gave his mother scarcely any trouble, and always
S,1 took a pleasure in doing all she bade him. Here you see

nice roast beef, while his brother, the idle pig, who is
standing on a stool in the corner, with the dunce's cap
S.. on, has none. He sat down and quietly learned his les-
son, and asked his mother to hear him repeat it. And
this he did so well that Mrs. Pig stroked him on the
'' ears and forehead and called him a good little pig.
"- 'i After this he asked her to allow him to help her make
; tea. He brought everything she wanted, and lifted off
S.. the kettle from the fire, without spilling a drop either

the miller's to buy some flour. But as soon as he wa
alone, instead of learning his lessons, he began to tease

the poor cat. Then he got the bellows, and cut the
leather with a knife, so as to see where the wind came -
from: and when e could not find this out, e began

to cry. After this he broke all his brothers' toys; he
forced the drum-stick through the drum, he tore off the
tail from the kite, and then pulled off the horse's head.

And then he went to the cup-board and ate the jam. \ ..
When Mrs Pit came home, she sat down by the fire, Iil
and being very tired, she soon fell asleep. No sooner
had she done so, than this bad little pig got a long
handkerchief and tied her in her chair. But soon she -
awoke and found out all t he mischief that he ad been
to cry. After this he broke all his brothers' toys; he" "
forced the sawdrum-tick througnce the damage that e off thade --

to his brothers' lay things. So she quickly brought
out her thi et and heavit bir and ave this LTTLE PIG TIED HIS MOTHER TO THE CHAIR.
and being very tired, she soon fell asleep. No sooner

to his brothers' laythings. So she quickly brought- '----
out her thickest and heaviest birch, and gave this NAUGHTY LITTLE PIG TIED TIS M.OT..ER TO THE CHAIR


S' ., ------and got a sound thrashing. Being afraid to go home.
he stayed out till it was quite dark and caught a severe
.. (.. cold. So he was taken home and put to bed, and had
i-I.. ", ,o to take a lot of nasty physic.

'' / This little pig went fishing. Now, he had been told
.' not to go into Farmer Grumpey's grounds, who did not
i/ allow any one to fish in his part of the river. But, in
i i / spite of what he had been told, this foolish little pig
S' went there. He soon caught a very large fish, and
,i : while he was trying to carry it home, Father Grumpey
S' came running along with his great whip. He quickly
.4 I dropped the fish, but the farmer caught him, and as he
.. _:: I, laid his whip over his back for some time, the little pig
Sran off, crying, "Wee, wee, wee," all the way home.

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on his toes or the carpet. By-and-bye he went out, ...
after asking his mother's leave, to play with his hoop. I
He had not gone far when he saw an old blind pig, -//
who, with his hat in his hand, was crying at the loss
of his dog; so he put his hand in his pocket and found'
a half-penny, which he gave to the poor old pig. It
was for such thoughtful conduct as this that his mother
often gave this little pig roast beef. We now come to /
the little pig who had none.

This was a most obstinate and wilful little pig. His
mother had set him to learn his lesson; but no sooner
had she gone out into the garden, than he tore his book "
into pieces. When his mother came back he ran off --
into the streets to play with other idle little pigs like THE LITTLE PIG WHO CRIED "WEE, WEE," ALL THE
himself. After this he quarreled with one of the pigs WAY HOME.



1 3 n Dame Trot hurried home with this beautiful cat;
S" Went up stairs to take off her cloak and her hat;
'I l And when she came down was astonished to see
i That Pussy was busy preparing the tea.

I '" Oh, what a strange cat thought poor little Dame Trot
"She'll break my best china and upset the pot;"
But no harm befel them-the velvety paws
S -i Were quite sure; the Dame for alarm had no cause

l ''.'' Next morning when little Dame Trot came down stairs
\ '. ""''' V To attend, as usual, to household affairs,
.She found that the kitchen was swept up as clean
\ As if Puss, a regular servant had been.


AME TROT once went to a neighboring fair,
And what do you think she bought herself there?
A Pussy! the prettiest ever was seen; '
No cat was so gentle, so clever, and clean.

Each dear little paw was as black as a sloe,
The rest of her fur was as white as the snow;
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Her eyes were bright green, and her sweet little face
Was pretty and meek full of innocent PS MAKING TEA.
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Poor little Dame Trot had no money to spare,
SAnd only too often, her cupboard was bare;
Then kind Mrs. Pussy would catch a nice fish,
77-- And serve it for dinner upon a clean dish.

I i The rats and the mice, who wish'd Pussy to please,
'' 'Were now never seen at the butter or cheese;
i i The Dame daily found their numbers grow thinner,
For Puss eat a mouse ev'ry day for her dinner.

If Puss had a weakness, I needs must confess,
S 'Twas a Girl of the Period's fancy for dress;
Si' .1 Her greatest desire a high chignon and hat,
i' And a very short dress a la mode for a cat.

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The tea stood to draw, and the toast was done brown,
The Dame, very pleased, to her breakfast sat down;
While Puss by her side on an arm-chair sat up,
And lapp'd her warm milk from a nice china cup. ..

Now Spot, the old house-dog, looked on in amaze,
He'd never been used to such queer cattish ways;
But Puss mew'd so sweetly, and moved with such grace, ,
That Spot at last liked her, and licked her white face.

The Dame went to market and left them alone,
Puss washing her face, the dog picking a bone; dauce,
But when she came back, Spot was learning to dance' PS.' -NG A
From Pussy, who once had had lessons in France. PUSS BRINGS A FISH.
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But Pusmwdsosety ndmvdwt sc rc, :, .,


lii .i :Now Spot, wno to welcome his mistress desired,
'i And to "company manners" never aspired,

Vj I i You'd best have remained in your natural dress;
The graces which nature so kindly bestows,
Are more often hid than improved by fine clothes."

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So, one day, when Dame Trot had gone out to dine,
Puss dressed herself up, as she thought, very fine; 3 'I'
And coaxed kind old Spot, who looked at her wth pride,and hat.
To play pony for once, and give her a ride. y
The Dame from her visit returning home late,Trot, what a ver sad mess
MetYou'd best have remained in your natural dressown gate,

And heartily laughed, when she saw her dear cat, lbest
Dressed up in a cloak a chignon and hat. re re te i t i y

SYou're quite a grand lady, Miss Pussy," said she, -
And Pussy, affected, answered, Oui, Oui" -j

She thought it beneath her to mutter a mew,
While wearing a dress of a fashion so ne. THE END OF THE RIDE.
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While wearing a dress of a fashion so new. THE END OF THE RIDE.


Si' daisies. Being very weary, she soon fell fast asleep.
S Now the Bell-wether of Bo-Peep's flock was a most
SiiU V -- .,..& stupid and stubborn fellow. I dare say you know that
all the sheep in a flock will follow the Bell-wether, and
'i : that he always wears a bell round his neck. It was a
Ii'., great pity, but the Bell-wether of Bo-Peep's flock was
*C very wild, and was much given to wander far away into
-the wood, where of course the rest of the sheep would
/ follow him.
''.'i; "..' R"% Finding Little Bo-Peep asleep, the tiresome fellow
began by standing on his hind legs and making a great
S'.- .^ (bow to his shadow before him on the grass. After this
C' [ he whirled himself round like a top, shaking his head
S.il' .: -, all the time, and ringing his bell.
.Very soon the rest of the flock began to dance and
"'I' ,ii' caper too. And when they had wheeled round their


Little Bo-Peep she lost her sheep, '
Let them alone, and they'll come home,
And bring their tails behind them."
SO runs the Nursery Rhyme. Little Bo-Peep was a '
very nice little girl. Her cheeks had a bloom on.. .- .
them like a lovely peach, and her voice sounded like a
sweet silver bell.
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But though Little Bo-Peep was as good as she was .
beautiful, she sometimes met with misfortunes that -
made her very sad. Once, when she lost her sheep, she -
was very doleful indeed. And this is how it happened.m e ., _.
One summer evening, the n the sun was setting,

Little Bo-Peep, who had to rise very early in the morn-was a
in, felt tired, and sat down on a bank covered with LTTLE BO-PEEP DREA NG
sweet silver bell. 7.
But though Little Be-Peep was as good as she was
made her very sad. Once, when shehe lot hr se she
was very doleful indeed. And this is how it happened.
One summer evening, tlli-u the sun was setting,
Little Be-Peep, who had to rise very early in the morn-
ing, felt tired, and sat down on a bank covered with LITTLE BO-PEEP DREAMING.


S- ,< ... She wandered on till night-fall, and being faint with
,' -' hunger, was very glad to see a light just before her.
., .. As she went on, she saw that it shone from a cottage
window. But when she came to the door, it looked
so dark and dismal that she was afraid to go in, and
.. 1' was just going to run away, when a cross-looking old
i woman came out, and dragged her into the cottage.
She made her sit by the side of her son, who was a very
S' ugly youth, with a great red face and red hair. The
old woman told him that she had brought Bo-Peep to
be his wife, so Bo-Peep, who did not like him at all,
,' ,t' ran away while they were asleep. But she did not
know where to go, and gave herself up for lost, when
I she heard something cry, "tu-whit-tu-whoo," in the
tree above her. It was a great owl, which began flap-
ing its wings with joy. Bo-Peep was frightened at first,
-- but as the owl seemed very kind, she followed it. It
/ took her to a cottage where there was plenty to eat


at their leader with very blank faces. But the Bell- I '
weter looked foolish enough now, and did nothing but

shake his head slowly and ring his bell, which seemed-
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to say quite clearly, You are lost, you are lost

When Little Bo-Peep awoke she found her sheep
gone, and hardly knowing what she did, she walked on ..

and on, far into the wood. She met some people with
hoes and brakes in their e hands, an d a sd them if they
at their leader with very blank faces. But the Bell' ,

had seen her sheep. But they only laughed at her, and

said, No. One man was very cross, and threatened to
beat her. At last she came to a stile, on which aneemd old
to say quite clearly, "You are lost, you are lost! ",..I".

When Littlwas perched. Heep awoke so wise found her sheep Bo-
gone, asked hardly nowingim whether he ha she did, she walked o nf sheep.
and on, far into the wood. She met some people with '
hoes and rakes in their hands, and asked them if they, .'...,-
had seen her sheep. But they only laughed at her, and Ii'
said, No. One man was very cross, and threatened to
beat her. At last she came to a stile, on which an old
Raven was perched. He looked so wise that Little Bo- _-_
Peep asked him whether he had seen a flock of sheep. _- __.....__-_-
But he only cried, "Caw, caw, caw;" so Bo-Peep ran __- -
on again across the fields. LITTLE BO-PEEP AND THE OLD WOMAN'S UGLY SON.


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* i'.'* I.i' tdil, aiIId at\-cl1 ir tliir>c tiliim ii>.v r it' liet;il, \\w 1.11up
f '.-', .. btarlued the Io 1 charming Plilceus that ever was eeln.
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I AiA" I,'i her sheep never ran away from their kind mistress
N4 ,again.
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and drink, and then, to Bo-Peep's great surprise, it .' ,
began to speak, and told her this story:- '
"Know, dear Maiden," said the owl, "that I am the /
daugbht,,-r of a King, and was a lovely Princess; but I '.
was changed into an owl by the old woman at the
cottage, because I would not marry her ugly son. But .'
I have heard the fairies say that one day a lovely
maiden, who would come into this wood to find her
lost sheep, should be the means of my gaining my own i .
form again. You are that pretty maid, and I will '
take you to a spot where you will find your sheep, but "
without their tails. The elves will play with them for : .
this night, but in the morning every sheep will have
its tail again except the stupid Bell-wether. You must ,
then wave his tail three times over my head, and I Y- *- :'.',. ; ',. '
shall resume my shape again." '
The owl flew off, and led Bo-Peep into the wood, and BO-PEEP RESTORING THE FORM OF THE PRINCESS.
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RJd "_ __* .- _': .'"-. fte p hill, Iun.l d r .-Ihi ltr ,.,t' w hich tlhcir cttae was
R -1 _'.. --. .. 1 uilt, Ia l 1 weni t to ,ie ThlI- n-.x t i11 rn I II \\ hen hel ,.:,t
Sup, he lit.nml that tlhe Iea-;ns i .1 l gI I I till the lii-. -
.' stalk reached right over the top of the hill, and was
Quite out of sight. Jack instantly climbed up it, and
.i. came to a great plain, on which stood a stately castle.
S, As he paused to gaze on it, an old woman came up to
Shim, and said, "Jack, that castle belongs to you! A
wicked giant killed your father, and, took it from your

-,..- t, , ,


NCE upon a time there was a poor widow who '
lived in a little cottage with her only son Jack. ft
Jack was a giddy, thoughtless boy, but very kind- \
.. I i 0-

hearted and affectionate. There had been a hard win-
ter, and after it the poor woman had suffered from ,
fever and ague. Jack did no work as yet, and by de-
grees they grew dreadfully poor. The widow saw that '
there was no means of keeping Jack and herself from '
starvation, but by selling her cow; so one morning she
said to her son, I am too weak to go myself, Jack, so I w
you must take the cow to market for me, and sell her."
Jack liked going to market to sell the cow very much;
but as he was on the way, he met a butcher who had '
some beautiful beans in his hand. Jack stopped to L r
look at them, and the butcher told the boy that the THE BEANSTALK.


The giantess brought a hen, and put it on the table
before him, and then she went away. "Lay," said the
'giant to the hen, and she laid a golden egg. Jack
S could see all quite plain through a little hole which he
Sh. ad bored in the door. Three times the giant said
.' 1' "Lay," and each time the hen laid a solid gold egg.
^ Then the ogre, being drowsy, shut his eyes, and soon
snored very loudly. Directly Jack found that he was
i |,' asleep, he stole out of the press, caught up the hen, ran
out of the castle, and descended the bean-stalk as fast
as he could go. His mother was glad to see him again,
and much surprised at recovering the long lost hen,
which laid them three gold eggs every day. Jack's
Smother took them to the next town and sold them, and
'___ -__ soon grew quite rich. Some time afterwards Jack made
another journey up the bean-stalk to the giant's castle;
but first he dyed his hair and disguised himself. The
old woman did not know him, and dragged him in to

THE GOLDEN EGGS. sdel --dis-

mother; try and get it back." Then she suddenly dis- -
appeared. Jack was much surprised; however, he
walked up to the castle door and knocked, and an old ,.'
giantess came out. She did not wait till he spoke, but
pulled him in, for she thought he would make a nice \
supper for her when her husband was asleep. But just '
at that moment she heard the giant's step approaching,. .
so she put Jack into a press, and told him to hide
there, or the giant would eat him. As soon as the ogre i
came in, he cried in a terrible voice: ) 7 '
"Fee, fa, fie, fo, fum, -

"Oh said his wife, "there is nobody here. You 1 11:
only smell a crow that is flying over the chimney."
Then the giant sat down to dinner, which was quite /
ready, and when he had eaten a whole sheep, he said, /
"Bring me my hen." JACK TAKES THE MONEY-BAGS.


i "1 Play," and tihe harp1 pllayel so. beauti fully that Jack
1 -' w ,liht..l. It .,'. lulled the ,ia ut. to sleep, mdtl
i, .the.nl Ja.k stole ,rut anid .-iz-i.l it, :anil, rti u l aw1 y with it.
-, -, But. the lha ., \vais a t'.iir and a;- he ran, it crie.d ou:it,
Master! ma.,tevr!" anld woke the g-iaut. Ja,'k rean a;
Vt '~iy 'i',ij i.f '^e f hi sI t a h -e cotu ld tto sa vx h is lit'f l ui t as; hl 1 reach ,-l ,- tih e
Si tta u t' th.- 1bean-stalk hie .aw- thle *,i iallt'- realt. ftet
X .j t -.1 it. l"l th.r, lot.i.-r, ive tie i ax; !" he
-I ri l. The wi, l.r u ht it quickly, aild ju t the
~- "^ | l :"^'"'" 'lil 'int was a. little wa-y do'wl thl 1.aln-,tazlk, Jack chop-
,\ -..'...1--* ..wd .. .^ .., II 1,,.,l it il halvi.-, and the 11),i, ter t'alile tumIl liu, ii d. u n,
\i' .^ ^ti' '"'*a,^ ;;', a;l \awa killed on tilt sli.t.
S' '',hen l lack f allc 1 t, g,.tl-,r his neighl'' t rs, a they
4 -y'' / went to the castle and took it, and shut up the giantess,
'- -' who eat children, for all the rest of her life. Thus,
SJack won his castle back again, grew very rich, and
,_t -,_ ..'_ became a great knight; and was kind to his mother,
/ \\ \ i w 'ho lived with him very happily always afterwards.


eat him by-and-bye; but again she heard her husband
coming and hid him in the press, not thinking that it
was the same boy who had stolen the hen. When the
giant had dined, he bade his wife bring him his money-
bags, and she brought two great bags and left him.
The giant counted his money, put it back in the bags
and fell fast asleep. Then Jack stole softly out, seized
the bags, and ran out of the castle, and down the
bean-stalk to his home, which he reached safely.
A long time passed away before Jack went to the
giant's castle again; but he did at last venture. He
had disguised himself so well that the giantess did not
know him at all, and drew him inside the door as before.
And once more she heard the giant, and this time she
put him on a shelf in her huge cupboard. When the "__-
giant had dined, he said, Bring me my harp," and the k
old woman brought it, and left him. The giant said, THE GIANT'S FALL.


l, l ,.'' hufed ; 'd I, h lU -,1, :nd 1lh 1.h-w hi-. PU.,us. id.,

an, at ul th, litt i .
=-:F. 1 111, y .. ,, ttl,
i' -.--i. .f, *' ..... ... .. T h s,4 onciil little 1pi. I i,.-t a inan w it a 1.iiuni.le ot'
S'l ilrz niI -:ii,, 1',l I-, Ianll, *,i\- Hl 111 that ftur-ze t.
.. i. .- 1 i... l/ 1, il,1 in ," .-i h,,u se '" w nbich th ilt li,.1, ;l l ti 1 i'r
i 'l '1.', "1 'uilt Ii-. hli,-. -. Tlinh,.n ;-i t],.1 llt, c llll,: lh \ t w.ii I I .,-
W, ,' - '..,, .. :..'!, '" L ittlh pi..-', little ],.,. l.t. it l .-.- in."
-N--, Jll., 1N- til ;-t ~ ir ..t" I- clinv -l -]fll Ai'in ."
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t ll
S o l l 1, .nl l:] t..l, n .1 /" h'.,,,, an, iL,.-

", t- L -.
'u th, littl,-" 14'
/ ll:o1'!' li j -^ T lf tlhirl little li. i,,,t in;-in w ith ;a l,,d ,:l ot' 1,ri,.k.,
Sl % l 'A' t /''N 1 a ,.l ,1 '; I'l,.:-ia.-, ia l, '_" '-', liin< th,'t ,ri'l.,ks t,, 1,.lil,. l



NCE upon a time there was an old pig with three
little pigs, and as she had not enough to keep
them, she sent them out to seek their fortune. The first
that went off met a man with a bundle of straw, and ''
said to him, "-Please, man, give me that straw to uild
me a house;" which the man did, and the little pig
built a house with it. Presently came along a wolf,
and knocked at the door, and said,- V
Li-ttle pig, little pig, let me come in." '
To which the pig answered,-- j
No o, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.
The wolf then answered to that,- i'',
"Then 'l huff, and I'll puff, and I'l blow your C ,
house in." THE HOUSE OF FURZE.


said the little pig, I will be ready. What time do
you mean to go ? "Oh, at six o'clock." Well, the
little pig got up at five, and got the turnips before the
wolf came-(which he did about six)-and said, Lit-
tle pig, are you ready ?" The little pig said, Ready !
I have been, and come back again, and got a nice pot-
ful for dinner." The wolf felt very angry at this, but
thought that he would be up to the little pig somehow or
Si other, so he said, "Little pig, I know where there is a
S' \ --nice apple-tree." "Where?" said the little pig. "Down
iJ ,J \ at Merry-garden," replied the wolf, "and if you will
.- not deceive me I will come for you, at five o'clock to-
ir ? -N morrow, and we will go together and get some apples."
S' ,, Well, the little pig bustled up the next morning at
S11 ,back before the wolf came; but he had further to go,
fo o'clock, an d'wentiofi f'ort he aple'.,,' h-op nt'o
and had to climb the tree, so that just as he was com-
"- --^ ^Ir,) -. -- I. ..-

.- -:I.EARLY RISING- --,1 ', '

built his house with them. So the wolf came as he
did to the other little pigs, and said,-

Little pig, little pig, let me come in."t
"No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin." : '. -'. ..;
-ouse n" I

Well, he huffed, and he puffed, and he huffed, and

he puffed, and he puffed, and he huffed ; but he could '"
not get the house down. When he found that he could
not, with all his huffing and puffing, blow the house

down, he said, "Little pig, I know where there is a,
nice field of turnips." Where ?" said the little pig. -
"Oh, in Mr. Smith' Home-field, and if you will be ready
to-morrow morning I wil ll for you, and we owl :

go together, and het some for dinner." "Very well," THE LITTLE PIG ESCAPING.
not get he huous down'"t. When be found th at.e cl.. '
no with all his buffing and puffing, blow the house.
down, he said "Little pig, I know where there is a

"Oh in Mr. Smith's Home-field, and if you will be ready'
to-morrow morning I will call for you, and we will
go together, and get some for dinner." "Very well," THE LITTLE PIG ESCAPING.


tilln -l l. it r`Iini. ;1 l it r.lh -rl t ll\\ n thi. llill w ith the-
-.. iln it, which friLlhten l.l ti w olt > muc.h, tlihat l:-
1. .... r n h,': ,I u11 .' \vithliul t C.rill'. ti.' tile ft ir. II .. w ,nt. ti till
"L0 ,. e ,'fli 'Ii l t-- iiin "il. I10.d

'I'L"-" tl 1 ]ittl l "1' "II:' I tNi-%l Dt-i.'
'- '' K' h -'-' vlittli 1t 1-' 1.. I 1 tll i li hi ,tr t w fril ht 1i li t h t
.... lil l l, alLn l w lN I I :ilw \" u, I 't.: t i int, it ;lliin 1 r11 -.1
t pf w '- i th- Iill." T li.n ti, u- ,,lit' wulj v,'rv u i. V i lI.-.,l,
h t .. -lar' l i, w ll a t ui ti little, ]i 'il t'l t

All .p- .....
fi/] 11' ^ "I' 111' l m t n Ili ;it't a lilv, all ti II t( 1-
S'- "' w '""1 A "1 t l '"" l
-_ ..- .* .., .' ,... .' r,"..- ""- .. f.-ll thl \vl f : '. tli.- littl,.. I pu t ..1 tl. .,v,.r :,u.; in in
-'J- -" -- .-i ,, i'. ,' lit i litiit, ll.'il,"l iilti 1.11,, ;iil +.':it illu t;_,r ..UJ ir, :llrl

I I'I li t -,l'1 1 .1 -11 1 1 h l 6 1 I f il--

the W ...lf cmie p lel sai, Littl- i t a-.e ...

,uri btIer mel' A.r' t-y uvi-e .ppl." "Ys, vry '
s .l tl h el ittl, i .... I. ill t, r... _u d. ,,\ n ,','. ; ;n ldI
I, I

hle tlr.\ it so t far, that, while tlh. w .lt waC oia g to I 1 II
pick it up, the little pig jumped down iandl ran home. i I*
The next day the wolf came again, and said to the ,
little pig, Little pig, there is a fair at Shanklin this
afternoon; will you go?" "Oh yes," said the pig,

three," said the wolf. So the little pig went off before I A'l
the time, as usual, and got to the fair, and bought a
butter-churn, which he was going home with, when he
saw the wolf coming. Then he could not tell what to' -
do. So he got into the churn to hide, and by so d.,iu THE FATE OF THE WOLF.


--- '___ ...--< .. :Now Old Mother Goose thought her Gander often
\ looked sad and lonely; so one day she sent Jack to
S market to buy the finest Goose he could find. It was
S" \ ; early in the morning when he started, and his way lay
through a wood. He was not afraid of robbers; so on
She went, with his Mother's great clothes-prop over his
r ,shoulder. The fresh morning air caused Jack's spirits
Sto rise. He left the road, and plunged into the thick
of the wood, where he amused himself by leaping
S 1 with his clothes-prop till he found he had lost himself.
1 'I After he had made many attempts to find the path
/ -' again, he heard a scream. He jumped up and ran
'' .... boldly towards the spot from which the sound came.
S ', Through an opening in the trees he saw a young lady
ii trying to get away from a ruffian who wanted to steal

,\ ,\ ", t I,


OLD MOTHER GOOSE lived in a cottage with -
her son Jack. Jack was a very good lad, and i
v4w ,f f & i,' ,-/

although he was not handsome, he was good-tempered / I
and industrious, and this made him better looking than / L' I
half the other boys. Old Mother Goose carried a long ,
stick, she wore a high-crowned hat and high-heeled
shoes, and her kerchief was as white as snow. Then /- /
there was the Gander that swam in the pond, and the -
Owl that sat on the wall. So you see they formed a:'" "
very happy family. But what a fine, strong fellow the --
Gander was! Whenever Old Mother Goose wanted to -----
take a journey, she would mount upon his broad,,,,, ''~. s
strong back, and away he would fly, and carry her --
swiftly to any distance. EROLD MOTHER GOOSE.
OLD MOTHER, GOOSE lived in a cottage with"
her son Jack. Jack was a very good lad, and !.
although he was not handsome, he was good-temnpered : ,.
and industrious, and this made him better looking than 1, all
half the other boys. ld Mother Goose carried a long,
stick) she wore a high-crowned hat and high-heeled ,
shoes, and her kerchief was as white as snow. Then "
there was the Gander that swam in the pond, and the
Owl that sat on the wall. So you see they formed a AC
very happy family. But what a fine, strong fellow the
Gander was! Whenever Old Mother Goose wanted to
take a journey, she would mount upon his broad,
strong back, and away he would fly, and carry her
swiftly to any distance. OLD MOTHER GOOSE.


S' to thlie roa.l, lumale strai. ht t'..r him.. At i.:st th.
Sije t o iet.l to 1-. farri-1; anl t li',ii, wvh n she hail walk.dl
,.~.~-~-:i. l. 1\. ] lv ,11 ni 1 .. rav'_ -ely tII, : l -l:io t. tim,-.., -le tri .l t',
'i fly a :way .; r:o Jack s,.iz.-.1 li.-r in li' arias anl. kIle t lir
"-' .. .."- '"- _~ --. v'' it -' -- th r till h r -a, d.h l hI:I Id M .tthr (Ie:.-," w io ,S

S,. .-11t; aln the Gauler shw-..l mI ore'j, y than I
ii.a, th l n th,. all lvn ve.i y ha tlpily fr a t' tini.
ti (l, h( hail to d' in'tlt

^ i -i-":i.ii :- .'. j i' But Ja.k w,.ul. l t't-n l.a, -. -ff w,.rk to rre.:ii ..it' tlhe
/b l.'v iv l., \-y..l n v, in l ],l ] I- n wih, hadl r,.-,-u,,l in the- Ir-t,
[ '" ',^ j au'1 .'.'. 1,. I'-Ln ti t-ih all .liy lo'ii-. II. ne,',:e-t,,l the
'" I~lJ'*'^^ \ ^l 1I' ^ \ '''*''^ \..'a len e ilr,.,'l nim rii,'re f',r til,' < nii'l,.r, :iii1 -,..-ai,-lv
d til I t 'ill
'-:. In \\ w alkii ," i y th, l :,, 1, h,: s \ lnth th i. iii ....
'nd th lanle' r iakiingI a z -at i'i--, as tI u li t -y
_--V i 1 --" ,. w.er in th le uti .,lt 1- 11- 1 tu ti tl, t i '-. auIl w'.


ier ni tl' ith pnr- le;\ 1-lo f his st -f, J k/

-tlit t l- tlii.-f l vl r ;- i vl:i 811l t lill W tilt. 1.;t'.-k to "- l \I '1 \ ^l^
Slii:( sorn >1 ri-1il : ii-r t1 \1lI n sli':- I*'O-iti li-i t the 1 I ..-. tliS-,
,j ",

.rol1..r 7. n t nk Ja k ..r Is h .

T .r- you I le. With .. heav l o w s st h .lat tr
n..f the S ire. lii. in t hit ite ou. o -
tile .ill-t:. i:'.s l kn w s tl',i p ti out f t he \rboun ol .lit -

'v>cll, ano d \ 11 l ti- rv.a:-4 twIn.- II l 0 sh1i-P II1 that the
JAi'k CIt Cs sUE ii tHEo S UIRE'S D u ,' sh t tlj 1:,'t .he
inhl 'ln.. li la .. I is no l ..t. nJak r h is ; "i .;
way th.e tS ina,rk t-li,. II : nl ittli r white bt.il. on

pi-kin oui t tl':i, 1... t i t e '. lie r' Ien .-t, thl trt he -
l',:, .:.r h a n -,:h! i ltnr his n ll u t. \h-l\.

W 'll,- olllle S' kli as t, .ll .'netl t -. le w the ls uf t _lit I- : .

,ii" inis out the fl' w i-n li,' r ,. t teh,-re:e Iu .... --_
Wi -.li tlnl lit 11 .ll tl hei l l I 1ilt 'l<" lllf't. 1 B t. as it
\was a prime ri 11,. JaT:k l...i'ul lit it at once, au.l kIeet.'il. I JACK CARRIES HOME HIS GANDER


"' ii' -' into a rage, and ordered his servants to throw him into
S' the horse pond. But this was not so easy to do, for
S' .Jack was strong and active; and then the young lady
'I came out and begged her father to release him. This
S,. made Jack more deeply in love with her than ever, and
i.' he went home determined to win her in spite of all.
i And well did his wonderful Goose aid him in his
design. Almost every morning she would lay him a
S' ', golden egg, and Jack, grown wiser, would no longer
-- sell them at half their value to the rogue who had be-
-fr' ore cheated him. So Jack soon grew to be a richer
''' .- man than the Squire himself. His wealth became
known to all the country round, and the Squire at

SOld Mother Goose flew away into the woods on the
back of her strong Gander, leaving the cottage and the
Goose to Jack and his bride, who lived happily ever


surprised to find on the bank a large golden egg. He
ran with it to his mother, who said,Goto market my
,, -;-- --

son; sell your egg, and you will soon be rich enough

to pay a visit to the Squire." So to market Jack went,' i
"-- -_- I, '

1/- _'--__ .

dressed himself in his finest c who sand went up to

the Squire's house. Two footmen stood at the door, -
one looking very stout and yo will sothone other sleepy
d stupid. W a a the Squire." So to market Jak went,

laughed at him and made sport of his fine clothes
the S quire's house. Two footmen stood at the door, '.-

but Jack had wit enough to offer them each a guinea, -, '
when they at once showed him to the Squire's room.
Now the Squire, who was very rich, was also very
proud and fat, and scarcely turned his head to notice
Jack; but when he showed him his bag of gold, and
asked for his daughter to be his bride, the Squire flew ACK AND THE SQUIRE.


and fill it, at the well in the wood: "for," she said, "a
poor creature like you, without shoes, cannot go to the
--- ,fair with my daughter." A tear rolled down Rose's
S-, cheeks as she heard these unkind words, but she did
Snot answer. She took the pitcher and went out
meekly to do as her aunt had ordered.
I bWhen she reached the well, she filled the pitcher,
S: and then she sat down to rest under the trees. She
i was crying softly, and wishing she had a mother to
-'- love her, when she heard a voice say: "My good child,
will you be so kind as to give a poor woman a draught
S '':,..- of water She looked up and saw a very poor old
Woman standing close by her side. "With pleasure,
/4 / good mother," said the girl, kindly, "Let me hold the
i pitcher for you; it is heavy when it is full." So she
1 / l held the pitcher for the old woman to drink.


one child, a daughter, whom she spoilt by the most", ',' '
foolish indulgence, allowing her to spend all her time .'
l -; ," -;

village. A niece also lived with he;, who had no
home, and no father or mother to take care of her and.
love her. The cruel aunt used to make this poor girl
do all the work of the family; never spoke a kind
word to her, and scarcely gave her clothes enough to
keep her warm. But poor Rose was gentle and sweet-
tempered, and bore her hard fate very meekly; while-
the old woman's daughter was so rude and ill-tempered
that people called her Cross Patch."
One day while Cross Patch was dressing herself up
to go to the fair, the auntoo to a large take the pitcher, ROSE'S KINDNESS.
to go to the fair, the aunt told Rose to take the pitcher, Rose's KIDNESS.


in the wood, and the gift she had bestowed upon her,
dropping diamonds and pearls all the time she spoke, till
quite a little heap was made, which her aunt greedily
gathered up. "I shall send Amy to the well to-mor-
Srow," said she, jealous that the poor niece should be
.? more highly gifted than her daughter, and no doubt
i 'the old woman will give her something still better."
The next day she bade her daughter go and fill the
,, ''lll. pitcher at the well, warning her to be very civil to any
Sold woman who might ask for some water. But Cross
S"" \ Patch was in one of her bad tempers, and then she
-_ always did just the reverse of what she had been told.
l"' She said at first that she would not go. But her
S"- "% A/ mother insisted, and at last she went. Just as she had
filled the pitcher, a very poor woman came up and
i' l:' -'' begged for a draught of water. Now Cross Patch was
Generally rude to badly dressed people; and she was
S'"very cross now at having been made to go to the well.

you speak kindly. I will bestow on you a gift. -

Every time that you speak, you shall drop from your '' "
lip diamond, roe, and pearl." And a the old

woman spoke she suddenly disappeared.
Re ws vy m h ad a h w a

walked slowly home with her pitche she ad drank, I
you spilled) thinking them over. Her aunt met heryou at the

your padon, aunt" said the girl, meekly, a s she old I

spoke, quite a shower of diamonds fell from her lips. '
Oh!se what is this! cried the old aunt, picking themher words, and
up. "fReal sparkling diamonds! Where did they
come from, Rose ?" (hcsere 2
"From my lips! said poor Rose, half-frightened;
but dropping more as she spoke. Her aunt was greatly '. ;
astonished. Then Rose told her about the old woman THE RUDE GIRL.


ci ', / -- And she ran for a stick, and was just going to beat
S.,.. poor Rose, who implored her pity on her knees; when,
.' ,- suddenly, a cloud filled the room, and on it appeared a
'' lady with a diamond star on her head and a sceptre in
S. ''' her hand. It was the queen of the fairies, who had
'. .. before assumed the form of an old woman.
'' : "Do not strike Rose," said she, in a commanding
-'-".* f""~yf .i tone. "She has done no wrong. Your daughter
S''" brought her fate on herself by her ill-temper. I shall
'. :1' '- take Rose away with me and place her with kind
'. '/ people, whose care of her will be rewarded by the
treasures that fall from her lips. When your daughter
S' learns to speak kindly, I will take away the spell that
makes her drop toads. But remember, cross and
f' unkind words are as bad, dropped from the lips, as
S I 'i' toads and vipers; while kind and gentle words are
better than roses and diamonds."

S ,,'- -


"If you want some water, you may draw it for your-. -
self," she said sharply. I did not come here to wait
upon beggars." "You are a very rude, unkind girl,"
said the old woman, "but I will bestow a gift upon you.
Every time you speak there shall drop from your lips a / .
viper and a toad." And as she spoke she disappeared.'
Cross Patch did not believe her words; but took up ,
her pitcher, and went sulkily home. Her mother met -
her in the porch, and exclaimed, "Well, my darling, .
did you see the old woman ?" "Yes, mother," said Cross i
Patch, a miserable old creature." As she spoke there '
dropped from her lips a large toad and a viper. Oh, '' H

little frightened and very angry, began to tell her what -'
the old woman had said, and vipers and toads fell fast
from her lips as she spoke. It is all that wicked -
Rose's doings," cried the angry mother, "I will beat / /
her severely for it." THE FAIRY'S VISIT.


i Now if the children chanced to die,
S' Ere they to age should come,
Their uncle should possess their wealth:
SFor so the will did run.

/' R 1 1 "Now, brother," said the dying man,
SLook to my children dear;
S- ', ". ', Be good unto my boy and girl,
,' -- No friends else have they here."

S-- Their parents being dead and gone,
The children home he takes,
And brings them both unto his house,
SW here much of them he makes.



A GENTLEMAN of good account
In Norfolk dwelt o0 late,
Whose wealth and riches did surmount
Most men of his estate.
Sore sick he was, and like to die,
No help his life could save;
His wife by him as sick did lie,
And both were near the grave.
No love between these two were lost;
Each to the other kind;
In love they lived, in love they died, .
No he3p hi iecud ae ,

And lef wof babs bsaehn. TETORFIN AR F H HLRN


"- --. So that the pretty speech they had,
Made the ruffian's heart relent;
-' And they that took the deed to do,
F ull sorely did repent.

; : Yet one of them, more hard of heart,
', Did vow to do his charge,
:i,'(..-. Because the wretch that hired him
-' ,Had paid him very large.

;'" The other would not agree thereto,.
So here they fell at strife;
SWith one another they did fight,
S',1 About the children's life:

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When, for their wealth, he did devise ',
To make them both away. ., : _. . 1 ,..,

He bargained with two ruffians bold,- '"
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e ha t they shod take pth e children twa

And slay them in a wood.'
A twelve-month and prattle pleasantly,
Wh ie riding on th he waydid devise
To mke their wicd ule hird, a

These bg lovelyy babes to ruffslay: THE HILDREN LOST.

That they should take the children twain, J

They prate and prattle pleasantly,
While riding on the way,
To those their wicked uncle hired, ...* _

These lovely babes to slay: TE CHILDREN LOST.


,' In one another's arms they died,
Poor babes, past all relief:
, a ,_ .;Y
-.. No burial these innocents
'' Of any man receives,
But robin red-breast lovingly
iDid cover them with leaves.

S. The fellow that did take in hand
SThese children for to kill,
SWas for a robbery judged to die,
.. As was God's blessed will:

And did confess the very truth,
To which is here expressed;
S--' Their uncle died, while he for debt
"--' Did long in prison rest.

And he that was of milder mood,
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Did slay the other there,
Within an unfrequented wood;
The babes did quake for fear '

lie took the children by the hand,
While they for bread complain: I
"Stay here," quoth he, "I'll bring ye bread,
When I do come again. .

Went wandering up and down;
But never more they saw the man
Approaching from the town: -
Thus wandered these two pretty dears,

Till death did end their grief; THE UNCLE PUNISHED.


-, ', ning too soon to eat it. And while they were walking,
a little girl named Silver-hair, came to the house. First
S_ she looked in at the window, and then she peeped in
S!i at the key-hole; and seeing nobody in the house, she
S' lifted the latch. The door was not fastened, because
the Bears were good Bears, who did nobody any harm,
,.j:,1 .- and never suspected that anybody would harm them.
So little Silver-hair opened the door, arid went in; and
well-pleased she was when she saw the porridge on the
table. If she had been a good little girl, she would
have waited till the Bears came home, and then, per-
-, haps, they would have asked her to breakfast; for
they were good Bears-a little rough or so, as the
Si manner of Bears is, but for all that, very good nature
I< Wt and hospitable.
So first she tasted the porridge of the Great, Huge
\'S I Bear, and that was too hot for her. And then she
h V- j tasted the porridge of the Middle Bear, and that was
S'too cold for her. And then she went to the porridge


ONCE upon a time there were Three Bears, who
Lived together in a house of their own, in a
wood. One of them was a Little, Small, Wee Bear,
and one was a Middle-sized Bear and the other was a
and the h w

Great, Huge Bear. They had each a pot for their por-
ridge-a little pot for the Little, Small, Wee Bear, and
a middle-sized pot for the Middle Bear, and a great pot
for the Great, Huge Bear. And they had each a chair
to sit in-a little chair for the Little, Small, Wee Bear,
and a middle-sized chair for the Middle Bear, and a -
great chair for the Great, Huge Bear. And they had

One day, after they had made the porridge for their -
breakfast, and poured it into their porridge-pots, they er .
walked out into the wood, while the porridge was cool-
ing, that they might not burn their mouths by begin- LITTLE GOLDEN HAIR.


By this time the Three Bears thought their porridge
would be cool enough; so they came home to break-
Sfast. Now little Silver-hair had left the spoon of the
Great, Huge Bear, standing in his porridge.
Somebody has been at my porridge !"- said the
SGreat, Huge Bear, in his great, rough, gruff voice.
B { And when the Middle Bear looked at his, he saw that
44e the spoon was standing in it too.
Somebody has been at my porridge!"-said the Middle
r Bear, in his middle voice.
SThen the Little, Small, Wee Bear looked at his, and
there was the spoon in the porridge-pot, but the por-
Sridge was all gone.
9-" Somebody ha; been at my porridge, and ha8 eaten it
all up!"-said the Little, Small, Wee Bear, in his little,
small, wee voice.
Upon this the Three Bears, seeing that some one had
i .entered their house, and eaten up the Little, Small, Wee
Bear's breakfast, began to look about them. Now little
Silver-hair had not put the hard cushion straight when
9" she rose from the chair of the Great, Huge Bear.
"Somebody 79as been sitting in my chair "--said

of the Little, Small, Wee Bear, and tasted that-and
that was neither too hot nor too cold, but just right;
and she liked it so well, that she ate it all up.'
Then little, Silver-hair sat down in the chair of the
Great Huge Bear, and that was too hard for her. And
then she sat down in the chair of the Middle Bear, and
that was too soft for her. And then she sat down in
the chair of the Little, Small, Wee Bear, and that was
neither too hard nor too soft, but just right. So she
seated herself in it, and there she sat till the bottom of
th- chair came out, and down came her's, plump upon
Then little Silver-hair went up stairs into the bed-
chamber in which the Three Bears slept. And first
she laid down upon the bed of the Great, huge Bear;
but that "was too high at the head for her. And next
she laid down upon the bed of the Middle Bear; and
that was too high at the foot for her. And then she
lay down upon the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear; P
and that was neither too high at the head nor at the
foot, but just right. So she covered herself up comfort-
ably. and lay there till she fell fast asleep. ,,SOMEBODY HAS BEEN HERE."

..... pillow in its place upon the bolster; and upon the pil-
low was little Silver-hair's pretty head-which was not
in its place, for she had no business there.
',' "Somebody has been lying in my bed-and here she is!"
." ,j --said the Little, Small, Wee Bear, in his little, small,
wee voice.
Little Silver-hair had heard in her sleep the great,
rough, gruff voice of the Great, Huge Bear; but she was
so fast asleep that it was no more to her than the roaring
MI, *of wind, or the rumbling of thunder. And she had
Heard the middle voice of the Middle Bear, but it was
SB i''^ only as if she had heard some one speaking in a dream.
But when she heard the little, small, wee voice of the
_I&I1 Little, Small, Wee Bear, it was so sharp, and so shrill,
that it awakened her at once. Up she started, and
when she saw the Three Bears on one side of the bed,
she tumbled out at the other, and ran to the window.
SNow the window was open, because the Bears, like good
"-. tidy Bears, as they were, always opened their bed-chaim-
:' .. ,,, '^ i ber window when they got up in the morning. Out little
SSilver-hair jumped; and away she ran into the wood-
\a ', ...'..i and the Three Bears never saw anything more of her.

the Great, Huge Bear, in his great, rough, gruff voice.
And little Silver-hair had squatted down the soft
cushion of the Middle Bear.
somebody has been sitting in my cair "-said the
Middle Bear, in his middle voice.
And you know what little Silver-hair had done to -- i ,
the third chair. .-
Somebody has been sitting in my chair, and has sat
the bottom out of it-said the Little, Small, Wee Bear, '"
in his little, small, wee voice.' '
Then the Three Bears thought it necessary that they

to their bed-chamber. Now little Silver-hair had pulled ,
the pillow of the Great, Huge Bear, out of its place.
Great, Huge Bear, in his great, rough, gruff voice.
And little Silver-hair had pulled the bolster of the -
Middle Bear out of its place.
"Somebody has been lying in my bed! "-said the

And when the Little, Small, Wee Bear came to look
at his bed, there was the bolster in its place; and the GOLDEN HAIR ESCAPES.



The king was in the counting-house,
Counting out his money;

Baked in a pie.
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When the piewas openi'd,
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Was not that a dainty dish, The queen was in the parlor,
To set before the king. Eating bread and h money.
"Baked i pie.

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Hanging out the clothes;
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And snap'd off her nose.

They sent for the king's doctor
Who sewed it on again;I

The Jaclkdaw for this naughtiness
Deservedly was slain.
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And snap'd off her nose. .-i -i ,'-

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