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BABY JANE'S MISSION

R. PARNELL

The Larger Dumpy Books for Children.

V. BABY JANE'S MISSION.

The Larger Dumpy Books for Children

Large Pott 8vo, Cloth gilt, 2/6 each

I. THE SIX INCH ADMIRAL By GEORGE A. BEST With Fifty Illustrations

II. HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY DAYS By E. FLORENCE MASON and HAMISH HENDRY Illustrated in Colours

III. PILLOW STORIES By S. L. HEWARD and GERTRUDE M. BRADLEY Illustrated

IV. ABOUT FAIRIES AND OTHER FACTS By MAUD STAWELL Illustrated

V. BABY JANE'S MISSION By REGINALD PARNELL Illustrated by the Author

VI. THE ROSE AND THE RING By W. M. THACKERAY Illustrated

VII. MERRY MR. PUNCH By GERTRUDE M. BRADLEY and HAMISH HENDRY Illustrated in Colours

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS

[Illustration: Up she went in hot pursuit of Baby Jane (p. 40).]

BABY JANE'S MISSION

by

REGINALD PARNELL

Illustrated by the Author

London Grant Richards 1902

Printed by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

INTRODUCTION ADDRESSED SOLELY TO GROWN UPS 1

1. THE DANCING CLASS 4

2. NUTS IN MAY 20

3. SANTA CLAUS 34

4. OLD JANIES v. JUNIOR OAKDENE ATHLETIC 49

5. TWO NEW FRIENDS 63

6. THE GREAT CIRCUS 79

7. BABY JANE'S ARMY 95

8. IN THE ENEMY'S CAMP 111

9. THE RESCUE 121

10. THE FINISH 138

ILLUSTRATIONS

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Up she went in hot pursuit of Baby Jane Frontispiece

The Bear looked up at the sky and began whistling 6

Up popped a little fluffy head 8

The Lion flung himself ... at his enemy 11

'Get off my head,' said the Lion 12

Looking very crushed and humble 13

With an amiable looking lady Crocodile on his arm 14

'I have got my legs so mixed' 16

The Washington Post 18

Down he dropped plump on the Lion's head 24

Baby Jane and the Piccaninny 25

She had anchored the end of her tail to a stout young palm tree 27

They came flying in pursuit 30

Up she went in hot pursuit of Baby Jane 40

The Rabbit racing behind, holding it by a string 44

Miss Crocodile's slender and flexible figure was shown to great advantage 45

Puffed out his cheeks 49

Whistling 'Lochaber No More' 64

She had to slap them herself 68

Sammy chucked it under the chin, as it were 69

Three draggled little creatures crawled out 72

It was a picturesque sight 74

Still the eagle rose 77

A string of 'sandwich men' 79

Mary Carmichael had stopped short under the hoop 84

Mary descended in the lap of a cross old spinster bear 89

A little mocking measure 102

He fluttered a yard in the air 104

The Lion came thundering down the line 106

Two little smiling faces were regarding him 107

Straight for the enemy's country 110

Baby Jane danced round him with delight 112

She was almost too excited to stand still 113

Baby Jane slaps him cruelly at times 119

Kicked savagely at all who tried to seize her 122

She was hurried after the others 123

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