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Little People: An Alphabet   By: (1865-1924)

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LITTLE PEOPLE: AN ALPHABET

HENRY MAYER AND T.W.H. CROSLAND

The Dumpy Books for Children.

XI. LITTLE PEOPLE.

The Dumpy Books for Children.

Cloth, Royal 32mo, 1/6 each.

I. THE FLAMP, THE AMELIORATOR, AND THE SCHOOLBOY'S APPRENTICE. By E. V. LUCAS. ( Seventh Thousand. )

II. MRS. TURNER'S CAUTIONARY STORIES. ( Fifth Thousand. )

III. THE BAD FAMILY. By MRS. FENWICK. ( Third Thousand. )

IV. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Illustrated in Colours. By HELEN BANNERMAN. ( Thirty seventh Thousand. )

V. THE BOUNTIFUL LADY. By THOMAS COBB. ( Fourth Thousand. )

VI. A CAT BOOK. Portraits by H. OFFICER SMITH. Characteristics by E. V. LUCAS. ( Eighth Thousand. )

VII. A FLOWER BOOK. Illustrated in Colours by NELLIE BENSON. Story by EDEN COYBEE. ( Eighth Thousand. )

VIII. THE PINK KNIGHT. Illustrated in Colours by J. R. MONSELL. ( Eighth Thousand. )

IX. THE LITTLE CLOWN. By THOMAS COBB.

X. A HORSE BOOK. By MARY TOURTEL. Illustrated in Colours. ( Eighth Thousand. )

XI. LITTLE PEOPLE: An Alphabet. By HENRY MAYER. Verses by T. W. H. CROSLAND. Illustrated in Colours.

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 9, Henrietta Street, W.C.

LITTLE PEOPLE: AN ALPHABET.

PICTURES BY HENRY MAYER.

VERSES BY T. W. H. CROSLAND.

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 1901.

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Contents.

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A ARAB 3

B BOER 6

C CHINESE 11

D DUTCH 14

E ENGLISH 19

F FRENCH 22

G GERMAN 27

H HUNGARIAN 30

I INDIAN 35

J JAPANESE 38

K KAFFIR 43

L LAPLANDER 46

M MEXICAN 51

N NEAPOLITAN 54

O ODALISQUE 59

P PERSIAN 62

Q QUAKERESS 67

R RUSSIAN 70

S SCOTCH 75

T TYROLEAN 78

U UNITED STATES 83

V VALENCIAN 86

W WELSHMAN 91

Z ZANY 94

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A for Arab.

This Arab is upset, I fear; Look at his pretty shield and spear. He's stuck two pistols in his sash, And, dear me, how his eyes do flash!

At home he has a horse to ride; To "scour the desert" is his pride. His horse is of the purest breed; Some people call his horse a steed.

B for Boer.

Here is your little brother Boer, Of course, you've heard of him before; He has a naughty Uncle Paul, Who used to want to eat us all.

Although he does not wear a tie He's just as white as you or I, And just as fond of cake and fruit; The difference is that he can shoot.

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C for Chinaboy.

Li has a pigtail and a fan, And yet he's not a Chinaman; In fact, he is his mother's joy, A merry little Chinaboy.

His father is a Mandarin, His father's name is Loo Too Sin. They put no sugar in his tea, Yet he's as good as good can be.

D for Dutch.

Miss Gretchen Groople! She is Dutch: In Holland there are many such. Her shoes are wooden, like the floor; How nice she keeps her pinafore!

She says that there is nothing finer Than the Dutch Queen, Wilhelmina; She says that she has never seen a Sweeter Queen than Wilhelmina.

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E for English.

The English are a splendid race, Sturdy of limb, honest of face; They own (this is geography) Much of the land and all the sea... Continue reading book >>




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