The Little Robber Girl
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
AMERICAN INDIAN STORIES
Animal Sketches And Stories
Blondine Bonne Biche and Beau Minon
BRER RABBIT and HIS NEIGHBORS
CHINESE MOTHER-GOOSE RHYMES
FABLES FOR CHILDREN
FABLES FROM INDIA
FATHER PLAYS AND MOTHER PLAYS
FIRST STORIES FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK
For Classes Ii. And Iii.
For Classes Iv. And V.
For Kindergarten And Class I.
FUN FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK
Good Little Henry
JAPANESE AND OTHER ORIENTAL TALES]
Jean De La Fontaine
King Alexander's Adventures
KINGS AND WARRIORS
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MOTHER GOOSE CONTINUED
MOTHER GOOSE JINGLES
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Myths And Legends
NEGLECT THE FIRE
ON POPULAR EDUCATION
PLACES AND FAMILIES
Poems Of Nature
RESURRECTION DAY (EASTER)
RHYMES CONCERNING "MOTHER"
RIDING SONGS for FATHER'S KNEE
ROMANCES OF THE MIDDLE AGES
SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY
Selections From The Bible
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Some Children's Poets
Songs Of Life
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THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
The King Of The Golden River; Or, The Black Brothers
The Little Grey Mouse
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The Princess Rosette
THE THREE HERMITS
THE TWO OLD MEN
UNCLES AND AUNTS AND OTHER RELATIVES
VERSES ABOUT FAIRIES
WHAT MEN LIVE BY
WHERE LOVE IS, THERE GOD IS ALSO
How Nimble Helped
from The Tale Of Nimble Deer
Billy Woodchuck and Fatty Coon had come early to Jimmy Rabbit's party.
And Jimmy had told them to hang their hats and coats upon his new
hat-rack--meaning Nimble Deer's antlers. But when they tried to do as
they were bid they found that the antlers were beyond their reach.
Of course Jimmy Rabbit was most uncomfortable. He coughed and gave
Nimble an odd look. He even nodded his head at Nimble behind his guests'
backs, thereby doing his best to give Nimble a hint to lower his head.
But Nimble Deer couldn't imagine what Jimmy Rabbit meant. Hadn't Jimmy
warned him not to move--not even to open his mouth, or chew his cud, or
wink? So Nimble stood like a statue.
"I--I see my new hat-rack is too high," Jimmy Rabbit stammered. "Let me
take your hats and coats and I'll hang them up for you while you go and
wait for the rest of the company over by the stone wall!"
So Billy Woodchuck and Fatty Coon gave their hats and coats to Jimmy.
"That's a fine Deer's head," Fatty remarked. "It seems to me I've seen
it before somewhere."
"Perhaps! Perhaps!" Jimmy Rabbit answered. He wished his guests would
"Those antlers remind me of Nimble Deer's," Billy Woodchuck remarked.
And he gave Nimble a wink, for he had quickly guessed the secret of the
hat-rack and how Jimmy Rabbit had planned to have Nimble at his party
and yet keep him out of the crowd.
"Is this Deer's head stuffed?" Billy Woodchuck asked Jimmy Rabbit.
"Perhaps! Perhaps!" Jimmy muttered. "Move along, please!"
Nimble wanted to return that wink that Billy Woodchuck gave him. But he
didn't, because Jimmy Rabbit had warned him to keep perfectly still.
As soon as his guests had left them Jimmy whispered to Nimble, "Lower
your head a bit, for pity's sake!"
Nimble promptly obeyed him. And Jimmy Rabbit hung the hats and coats
upon Nimble's antlers.
"Now," Jimmy said, "keep your head exactly where it is!"
"I suppose I may raise it after everybody has come to the party," Nimble
"No! That would never do," Jimmy Rabbit replied firmly. "If anybody
happened to come back to get a pocket-handkerchief out of his coat he'd
be sure to notice the difference."
A sigh escaped Nimble Deer.
"My neck will ache before the evening's over," he said. "Couldn't I take
a short walk in the woods, later, to rest myself?"
"My goodness, no!" Jimmy cried. "You'd be sure to lose some of the hats
and coats, or tear them on some briars, or get them full of burs."
"How long is the party going to last?" Nimble asked.
"Only till midnight!"
At that Nimble gave a groan.
"S-s-h!" Jimmy Rabbit laid a paw upon his lips. "Keep still! Stuffed
animals never talk. If you don't look out somebody will hear you."
And then he hurried away to join his guests. He did not want to leave
them alone too long. He feared they might be saying things to each other
about his new hat-rack.
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