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The three bears

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Title:
The three bears
Series Title:
Fairy moonbeam's series
Uniform Title:
Goldilocks and the three bears
Creator:
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
McLoughlin Bros.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 16 cm.

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Subjects / Keywords:
Girls -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Bears -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Family -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Curiosity -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Fear -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1855 ( rbgenr )
Family stories -- 1855 ( local )
Bldn -- 1855
Genre:
Publishers' advertisements ( rbgenr )
Family stories ( local )
novel ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

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General Note:
Date of publication based on binding indicating publication in the 1850's.
General Note:
Cover title.
General Note:
Publisher's advertisements on page 4 of wrapper.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Say

LY

—

} AY i t
AY Moonbeam’ s

Se ey

McLOUGHLIN BROS.
7 PUBLISHERS,
NEW YORK.











A very long while ago, there
was a bold, forward litte girl,
who lived in a far off country, and
the village people called her Sil-
verlocks, because her curly hair
was so light and shiny. She was
a sad romp, and so full of her
pranks, that her parents could
never keep her quiet at home.
One day, when she had been for-
bidden to go out, she started off
into a wood, to string necklaces
of cowslip blossoms, to chase the
bees, and to pull down the
branches of the wild rose-trees ;
and she ran about from place to
place, until at last she came to
a lonely spot, where she saw a
pretty looking small house. Find-
ing the door a little way open,
and the parlor-window also, she












peeped in, but could see nobody, and slyly she laughed to think
what a nice frolic she would have before the good folks returned :
so she made up her mind to go boldly into the. house and look
about her.

Now it happened that a family of Three Bears was living in this
house ; the first was the great Papa, called Rough Bruin, from his
thick shaggy coat; the second was a middling-sized Bear, called
Mrs. Bruin, and sometimes Mammy Muff, from her soft fur ; the third
was a funny little brown Bear, their own precious pet, called Tiny.
The house was empty when little Silverlocks found it out, because
the Bears had gone ont together fora morning’s walk. Before
leaving home, the great Bear had told Mrs. Bruin to rub down Tiny’s
face, and make him tidy, while he was busy in brushing his o\
hair, that all three might have a healthy walk by the brook-side,
while the rich rabbit-soup they were to have for dinner cooled up-
on the table in the parlor: when they were all ready, they went
out for their walk, leaving both door and window a litte open:

In the Bears’ house there were only two rooms, a parlor-and.a
bedroom, and when the saucy puss, Silverlocks, pushed open the
door and went in, she found there was a savory smell, as if some-
thing nice had just been cooked, and, on looking in the parlor, she
saw three jars of steaming soup lying on the table; dinner having
been prepared for the Three Bears by Mrs. Bruin. There was a





big black jar quite full of soup for Rough Bruin, a smaller white
jar of soup for Mammy Muff, and a little blue jar for Tiny? and
with every jar there was a great wooden ladle. The little girl had
a very good appetite, and now that she was as hungry as she was
full of mischief, she felt quite delighted when she saw the soup-
jars on the table. It did not take her long to make up her mind
how to act: taste the nice-smelling soup she would, and care for’
nobody. It would, she thought, be such capital fun; she could
then run home again and have a fine tale to tell old Mike the gard-
ener, one that would make him laugh till Christmas ; for that siliy
fellow, too, liked mischief, and taught Silverlocks all sorts of fool-
ish tricks, and laughed at all her naughty ways, which was cer-
Loe not the plan to correct her faults and make a good child of
er. :

After looking outside to see that no one was coming, she began
first to taste the soup in Rough Bruin’s great jar, but it was so
very hot with pepper that it quite burned her mouth and throat ;
then she tried Mammy Muft’s jar, but the soup was too salt—there
was no bread in it either, and she did not like it at all; then she
tried Tiny’s soup, and she found it was just to her taste, and had
nice bits of white bread in it, with plenty of sliced vegetables, so
that she would have, happen what would.





Now, before the little meddlesome child sat down to eat up Mas-
ter Tiny’s soup, as she was tired, she looked for a seat, and she
noticed there were three chairs in the room: one, a very large oak
chair, was the Great Bear’s seat; another of a smaller size, with a
velvet,cushion, was Mrs. Bruin’s chair; and a little chair with a rush
bottom belonged to the little Bear, Tiny. These chairs Silverlocks
tried all in turn. She could not sit at all comfortably in the very
large chair, it was so hard ; she did not like the middling-sized chair,
it was too soft; but the little rush-bottomed chair she found to be
very nice indeed, it was just the thing ; and so she sat down in it
with the jar upon her knees, and began to enjoy herself. She dip-
ped and dipped again, eating away till she had eaten up all the
soup in the little blue jar: not leaving one bit or drop of either
bread, meat, or soup for the poor little Bear, who at that very min-
ute was hurrying the old folks home to their dinners—for indeed,
all three were hungry enough after their walk}

Just as Silverlock’s had taken the last spoonful of soup, and re-
placed the empty jar on the table, such an accident happened! The
bottom of the little chair came out—for this restless girl had an
ugly way of rocking herself on her seat—and then she tumbled on
the floor ; but she was not hurt, and the litttle madcap jumped up
and danced round the broken chair, thinking it fine fun.



IR ag? at
A gid dag



prs

Silverlocks then began to wonder where the stairs could lead to,
so up she went into the bedroom, where the Bears used to sleep,
and there she saw three beds side by side. Now one of these was
a large bed for the Big Bear, there was,also a middling-sized bed
for Mrs. Bruin, and a nice little bed for Master Tiny. Being sleepy,
she thought she would lie down and have a bit of a nap ; so, after
taking off her shoes, she first jumped on to the largest bed, but it
was made so high at the top, that she could not lie comfortably
upon it ; she then tried the next bed, but that was too high at the
feet; but she found that the little Bear's bed suited her exactly,
and so she got snugly into it. She let her cheek rest gently on
the soft pillow, and watched the woodbine nodding in at the bro-
ken window pane, and the blue fly buzzing and blundering about
in the curtain, till she went fast asleep. and dreamed about the
same thing over and over again, often laughing in her sleep, too,
because the dream was all about her breaking the little chain.

While she was dreaming away, the Bears came home very tired
and hungry, and went to look after their soup. The Big Bear then
cried out, in a loud, angry voice:

“WHO HAS MEDDLED WITH MY SOUP?”





Mammy Muff next said in a loud voice, too, but not so gruffly
as Rough Bruin:

‘“WHo HAS MEDDLED WITH MY. SOUP ?.”

But when the little Bear saw his jar lying empty on the table, he
bit his very paws for grief, and asked over and over again, with
his shrill little voice :

“ Who has meddled with my soup ?”?
Soon after, the Big Bear, with a voice like thunder, said:
“WHO HAS BEEN IN MY CHAIR, AND PUT IT OUT OF
ITS PLACE?”

And Mrs. Bruin grumbled out:

“WHO HAS BEEN SITTING IN MY CHAIR, AND PUT IT OUT OF
ITS PLACE?

But poor Tiny was more angry than either of them, and sadly sob-
bed as he cried:





“ Who has been sitting in my little chair, and broken it ?”

They now peered about below-stairs, feeling certain that there
was some one in the house, and then up-stairs they all went, snufi-
ing and grunting in a very bad humor.

Said the Great Bear in a fury :
“SOME ONE HAS BEEN ON MY BED, AND RUMPLED IT!”
Then said Mammy Muff:

“ SOME @NE HAy s..JN-uN MY BED, AND RUMPLED IT?”

_ Tiny next mounted a stool, and jumped on to the foot of his own
small bed. In a moment he squeaked out:

“ Some one has been to my bed—and here she is; Oh!
® here she is.”

And he opened his mouth and looked as fierce and as wicked as
could be at Silverlocks.





The little girl had not been roused from her sleep by the loud
voices of Mr. and Mrs. Bruin, but the shrill piercing tones of Tiny’s
voice awoke her directly, and frightened encugh she was when
she found herself nose to nose with the angry little Bear; and she
was still more afraid when she saw also two great Bears in the
room! Now the Great Bear had, luckily for her, opened the win-
dow, so she quickly slid off the bed, and flew across the room, took
one jump at the open sash, and dropped upon the turf below ;
she rolled over and over on coming to the ground, but up again
she soon got, for, on looking at the open window, she saw the Three
Dears sta”ing wildly at her and making a great noise.

When tne little busybody safely reached home, she got a severe
scolding for her pains. She rever got the*great fright which
the sight of the Three Bears had given her, and so she took good
care, ever afterwards, to keep away from places where she had no
business to go, and also to avoid meddling with things that did not
belong to her.







McLOUGHLIN BROS.,
30 BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK,

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Say

LY

—

} AY i t
AY Moonbeam’ s

Se ey

McLOUGHLIN BROS.
7 PUBLISHERS,
NEW YORK.





A very long while ago, there
was a bold, forward litte girl,
who lived in a far off country, and
the village people called her Sil-
verlocks, because her curly hair
was so light and shiny. She was
a sad romp, and so full of her
pranks, that her parents could
never keep her quiet at home.
One day, when she had been for-
bidden to go out, she started off
into a wood, to string necklaces
of cowslip blossoms, to chase the
bees, and to pull down the
branches of the wild rose-trees ;
and she ran about from place to
place, until at last she came to
a lonely spot, where she saw a
pretty looking small house. Find-
ing the door a little way open,
and the parlor-window also, she









peeped in, but could see nobody, and slyly she laughed to think
what a nice frolic she would have before the good folks returned :
so she made up her mind to go boldly into the. house and look
about her.

Now it happened that a family of Three Bears was living in this
house ; the first was the great Papa, called Rough Bruin, from his
thick shaggy coat; the second was a middling-sized Bear, called
Mrs. Bruin, and sometimes Mammy Muff, from her soft fur ; the third
was a funny little brown Bear, their own precious pet, called Tiny.
The house was empty when little Silverlocks found it out, because
the Bears had gone ont together fora morning’s walk. Before
leaving home, the great Bear had told Mrs. Bruin to rub down Tiny’s
face, and make him tidy, while he was busy in brushing his o\
hair, that all three might have a healthy walk by the brook-side,
while the rich rabbit-soup they were to have for dinner cooled up-
on the table in the parlor: when they were all ready, they went
out for their walk, leaving both door and window a litte open:

In the Bears’ house there were only two rooms, a parlor-and.a
bedroom, and when the saucy puss, Silverlocks, pushed open the
door and went in, she found there was a savory smell, as if some-
thing nice had just been cooked, and, on looking in the parlor, she
saw three jars of steaming soup lying on the table; dinner having
been prepared for the Three Bears by Mrs. Bruin. There was a


big black jar quite full of soup for Rough Bruin, a smaller white
jar of soup for Mammy Muff, and a little blue jar for Tiny? and
with every jar there was a great wooden ladle. The little girl had
a very good appetite, and now that she was as hungry as she was
full of mischief, she felt quite delighted when she saw the soup-
jars on the table. It did not take her long to make up her mind
how to act: taste the nice-smelling soup she would, and care for’
nobody. It would, she thought, be such capital fun; she could
then run home again and have a fine tale to tell old Mike the gard-
ener, one that would make him laugh till Christmas ; for that siliy
fellow, too, liked mischief, and taught Silverlocks all sorts of fool-
ish tricks, and laughed at all her naughty ways, which was cer-
Loe not the plan to correct her faults and make a good child of
er. :

After looking outside to see that no one was coming, she began
first to taste the soup in Rough Bruin’s great jar, but it was so
very hot with pepper that it quite burned her mouth and throat ;
then she tried Mammy Muft’s jar, but the soup was too salt—there
was no bread in it either, and she did not like it at all; then she
tried Tiny’s soup, and she found it was just to her taste, and had
nice bits of white bread in it, with plenty of sliced vegetables, so
that she would have, happen what would.


Now, before the little meddlesome child sat down to eat up Mas-
ter Tiny’s soup, as she was tired, she looked for a seat, and she
noticed there were three chairs in the room: one, a very large oak
chair, was the Great Bear’s seat; another of a smaller size, with a
velvet,cushion, was Mrs. Bruin’s chair; and a little chair with a rush
bottom belonged to the little Bear, Tiny. These chairs Silverlocks
tried all in turn. She could not sit at all comfortably in the very
large chair, it was so hard ; she did not like the middling-sized chair,
it was too soft; but the little rush-bottomed chair she found to be
very nice indeed, it was just the thing ; and so she sat down in it
with the jar upon her knees, and began to enjoy herself. She dip-
ped and dipped again, eating away till she had eaten up all the
soup in the little blue jar: not leaving one bit or drop of either
bread, meat, or soup for the poor little Bear, who at that very min-
ute was hurrying the old folks home to their dinners—for indeed,
all three were hungry enough after their walk}

Just as Silverlock’s had taken the last spoonful of soup, and re-
placed the empty jar on the table, such an accident happened! The
bottom of the little chair came out—for this restless girl had an
ugly way of rocking herself on her seat—and then she tumbled on
the floor ; but she was not hurt, and the litttle madcap jumped up
and danced round the broken chair, thinking it fine fun.
IR ag? at
A gid dag



prs

Silverlocks then began to wonder where the stairs could lead to,
so up she went into the bedroom, where the Bears used to sleep,
and there she saw three beds side by side. Now one of these was
a large bed for the Big Bear, there was,also a middling-sized bed
for Mrs. Bruin, and a nice little bed for Master Tiny. Being sleepy,
she thought she would lie down and have a bit of a nap ; so, after
taking off her shoes, she first jumped on to the largest bed, but it
was made so high at the top, that she could not lie comfortably
upon it ; she then tried the next bed, but that was too high at the
feet; but she found that the little Bear's bed suited her exactly,
and so she got snugly into it. She let her cheek rest gently on
the soft pillow, and watched the woodbine nodding in at the bro-
ken window pane, and the blue fly buzzing and blundering about
in the curtain, till she went fast asleep. and dreamed about the
same thing over and over again, often laughing in her sleep, too,
because the dream was all about her breaking the little chain.

While she was dreaming away, the Bears came home very tired
and hungry, and went to look after their soup. The Big Bear then
cried out, in a loud, angry voice:

“WHO HAS MEDDLED WITH MY SOUP?”


Mammy Muff next said in a loud voice, too, but not so gruffly
as Rough Bruin:

‘“WHo HAS MEDDLED WITH MY. SOUP ?.”

But when the little Bear saw his jar lying empty on the table, he
bit his very paws for grief, and asked over and over again, with
his shrill little voice :

“ Who has meddled with my soup ?”?
Soon after, the Big Bear, with a voice like thunder, said:
“WHO HAS BEEN IN MY CHAIR, AND PUT IT OUT OF
ITS PLACE?”

And Mrs. Bruin grumbled out:

“WHO HAS BEEN SITTING IN MY CHAIR, AND PUT IT OUT OF
ITS PLACE?

But poor Tiny was more angry than either of them, and sadly sob-
bed as he cried:


“ Who has been sitting in my little chair, and broken it ?”

They now peered about below-stairs, feeling certain that there
was some one in the house, and then up-stairs they all went, snufi-
ing and grunting in a very bad humor.

Said the Great Bear in a fury :
“SOME ONE HAS BEEN ON MY BED, AND RUMPLED IT!”
Then said Mammy Muff:

“ SOME @NE HAy s..JN-uN MY BED, AND RUMPLED IT?”

_ Tiny next mounted a stool, and jumped on to the foot of his own
small bed. In a moment he squeaked out:

“ Some one has been to my bed—and here she is; Oh!
® here she is.”

And he opened his mouth and looked as fierce and as wicked as
could be at Silverlocks.


The little girl had not been roused from her sleep by the loud
voices of Mr. and Mrs. Bruin, but the shrill piercing tones of Tiny’s
voice awoke her directly, and frightened encugh she was when
she found herself nose to nose with the angry little Bear; and she
was still more afraid when she saw also two great Bears in the
room! Now the Great Bear had, luckily for her, opened the win-
dow, so she quickly slid off the bed, and flew across the room, took
one jump at the open sash, and dropped upon the turf below ;
she rolled over and over on coming to the ground, but up again
she soon got, for, on looking at the open window, she saw the Three
Dears sta”ing wildly at her and making a great noise.

When tne little busybody safely reached home, she got a severe
scolding for her pains. She rever got the*great fright which
the sight of the Three Bears had given her, and so she took good
care, ever afterwards, to keep away from places where she had no
business to go, and also to avoid meddling with things that did not
belong to her.

McLOUGHLIN BROS.,
30 BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK,

| MANUFACTURERS of TOY BOOKS, GAMES, te
PAPER DOLLS,—BOO0K FORM.

SERIES No. 1—10 KINDS, Viz.



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