Citation
The three bears

Material Information

Title:
The three bears
Series Title:
May bells series
Uniform Title:
Goldilocks and the three bears
Added title page title:
The story of the three bears
Creator:
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
McLoughlin Bro's.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Bears -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1875
Genre:
fiction ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

Notes

General Note:
Title from cover.
General Note:
Caption title: The story of the three bears.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

Record Information

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:
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Resource Identifier:
029707559 ( ALEPH )
29228526 ( OCLC )
AJU8326 ( NOTIS )

Full Text
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THE STORY OFTHE THREE BEARStFSONCE upon a time there were Three Bears wholived together in a house of their own in a woodOne of them was a Little Small Wee Bear and onewas a Middle sized Bear and the other was a GreatHuge Bear They had each a pot for their porridgea little pot for the Little Small Wee Bear and amiddle sized pot for the Middle Bear and a great potfor the Great Huge Bear And they had each a chairto sit in a little chair for the Little Small Wee Bearand a middle sized chair for the Middle Bear anda great chair for the Great Huge Bear And theyhad each a bed to sleep in a little bed for the LittleSmall Wee Bear and a middle sized bed for the Middle Bear and a great bed for the Great Huge BearOne day after they had made the porridge for theirbreakfast and poured it into their porridge pots theywalked out into the wood while the porridge wascooling that they might not burn their mouths byThe Baldwin LibraryUniversityS orda


THE STORY OF THE THREE BEARSbeginning too soon to eat it And while they werewalking a little girl named Silver hair came to thehouse First she looked in at the window and thenshe peeped in at the key hole and seeing nobody in Nthe house she lifted the latch The door was notfastened because the Bears were good Bears who didnobody any harm and never suspected that anybodywould harm them So little Silver hair opened thedoor and went in and well pleased she was whenshe saw the porridge on the table If she had been agood little girl she would have waited till the Bearscame home and then perhaps they would have askedher to breakfast for they were good Bears a littlerough or so as the manner of Bears is but for all thatvery good and hospitableSo first she tasted the porridge of the Great HugeBear and that was too hot for her And then sheasted the porridge of the Middle Bear and that wasoo cold for her And then she went to the porridgeof the Little Small Wee Bear and tasted that andchat was neither too hot nor too cold but just rightand she liked it so well that she ate it all upThen little Silver hair sat down in the chair of thereat Huge Bear and that was too hard for her


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THE STORY OF THE THREE BEARSAnd then she sat down in the chair of the MiddkBear and that was too soft for her And then shesat down in the chair of the Little Small Wee Bearand that was neither too hard nor too soft but justright So she seated herself in it and there she sattill the bottom of the chair came out and down shecame plump upon the groundThen little Silver hair went up stairs into the bedchamber in which the Three Beais slept And firstshe lay down upon the bed of the Great Huge Bearbut that was too high at the head for her And nextshe lay down upon the bed of the Middle Bear andthat was too high at the foot for her And then shelay down upon the bed of the Little Small WeeBear and that was neither too high at the head norat the foot but just right So she covered herselfup comfortably and lay there till she fell fast asleepBy this time the Three Bears thought their porridgwould be cool enough so they came home to breakfast Now little Silver hair had left the spoon of theGreat Huge Bear standing in his porridgeSomebody has been at my porridgesaid the Great Huge Bear in his great rough gruffY


THE STORY OF THE THREE BEARSvoice And when the Middle Bear looked at his hesaw that the spoon was standing in it tooSomebody has been at my porridgesaid the Middle Bear in his middle voiceThen the Little Small Wee Bear looked at his andthere was the spoon in the porridge pot but the porridge was all goneSomebody has been at my porridge and has eaten it all upsaid the Little Small Wee Bear in his little smallwee voiceUpon this the Three Bears seeing that some onehad entered their house and eaten up the LittlSmall Wee Bear s breakfast began to look aboutthem Now little Silver hair had not put the hardcushion straight when she rose from the chair of thetreat Huge BearSomebody has been sitting in my chairsaid the Great Huge Bear in his great rough gruffvoiceAnd little Silver hair had squatted down the softcushion of the Middle Bear


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THE STORY OF THE THREE BEARSSomebody has been sitting in my chairsaid the Middle Bear in his middle voiceAnd you know what little Silver hair had done tothe third chairSomebody has been sitting in my chair and has sat the bottom out of itsaid the Little Small Wee Bear in his little smallwee voiceThen the Three Bears thought it necessary thatthey should make further search so they went upstairs into their bed chamber Now little Silver hairhad pulled the pillow of the Great Huge Bear out ofits placeSomebody has been lying in my bedsaid the Great Huge Bear in his great rough gruffvoiceAnd little Silver hair had pulled the bolster of theMiddle Bear out of its placeSomebody has been lying in my bedsaid the Middle Bear in his middle voiceAnd when the Little Small Wee Bear came to lookat his bed there was the bolster in its place and thepillow in its place upon the bolster and upon the


THE STORY OF THE THREE BEARSpillow was little Silver hair s pretty head which wasnot in its place for she had no business thereSomebody has been lying in my bed and here she issaid the Little Small Wee Bear in his little smallwee voiceLittle Silver hair had heard in her sleep the greatrough gruff voice of the Great Huge Bear but shewas so fast asleep that it was no more to her thanthe roaring of wind or the rumbling of thunder Andshe had heard the middle voice of the Middle Bearbut it was only as if she had heard some one speaking in a dream But when she heard the little smallwee voice of the Little Small Wee Bear it was soSsharp and so shrill that it awakened her at onceUp she started and when she saw the Three Bearson one side of the bed she tumbled out at the otherand ran to the window Now the window was openbecause the Bears like good tidy Bears as they werealways opened their bed chamber window when theygot up in the morning Out little Silver hair jumpedand away she ran into the wood and the ThreeBears never saw anything more of herEND OF THE STORY OF THE TiREE BEARSA


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