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The Old Man's Bag   By: (1865-1924)

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THE OLD MAN'S BAG

T. W. H. CROSLAND AND J. R. MONSELL

The Dumpy Books for Children

NO. 22. THE OLD MAN'S BAG.

THE DUMPY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN.

Cloth, Royal 32 mo, 1/6 each.

I. The Flamp, the Ameliorator, and the Schoolboy's Apprentice. By E. V. LUCAS.

II. Mrs. Turner's Cautionary Stories. Edited by E. V. LUCAS.

III. The Bad Family. By MRS. FENWICK. Edited by E. V. LUCAS.

IV. The Story of Little Black Sambo. Illustrated in Colours. By HELEN BANNERMAN.

V. The Bountiful Lady. By THOMAS COBB.

VI. A Cat Book. Portraits by H. OFFICER SMITH. Text by E. V. LUCAS.

VII. A Flower Book. Illustrated in Colours by NELLIE BENSON. Text by EDEN COYBEE.

VIII. The Pink Knight. Illustrated in Colours by J. R. MONSELL.

IX. The Little Clown. By THOMAS COBB.

X. A Horse Book. Illustrated in Colours. By MARY TOURTEL.

XI. Little People: An Alphabet. Illustrated in Colours by HENRY MAYER. Verses by T. W. H. CROSLAND.

XII. A Dog Book. Illustrated in Colours by CARTON MOORE PARK. Text by ETHEL BICKNELL.

XIII. The Adventures of Samuel and Selina. Illustrated in Colours by JEAN C. ARCHER.

XIV. The Little Girl Lost. By ELEANOR RAPER.

XV. Dollies. Illustrated in Colours by RUTH COBB. Verses by RICHARD HUNTER.

XVI. The Bad Mrs. Ginger. Illustrated in Colours by HONOR C. APPLETON.

XVII. Peter Piper's Practical Principles. Illustrated in Colours.

XVIII. Little White Barbara. Illustrated in Colours by ELEANOR S. MARCH.

XIX. The Japanese Dumpy Book. Illustrated in Colours by YOSHIO MARKINO.

XX. Towlocks and His Wooden Horse. Illustrated in Colours by HONOR C. APPLETON. Text by ALICE M. APPLETON.

XXI. The Three Little Foxes. By MARY TOURTEL. Illustrated in Colours.

XXII. The Old Man's Bag. By T. W. H. CROSLAND. Illustrated in Colours by J. R. MONSELL.

XXIII. The Three Goblins. By M. E. TAGGART. Illustrated in Colours.

A Cloth Case to contain Twelve Volumes can be had, price 2s. net; or the First Twelve Volumes in Case, price £1 net.

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 48 Leicester Square.

[Illustration: The old man went for a walk and took the bag with him.]

THE OLD MAN'S BAG

By

T. W. H. CROSLAND

PICTURES BY

J. R. MONSELL

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS 1903

ILLUSTRATIONS.

THE OLD MAN WENT FOR A WALK Frontispiece

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THE OLD MAN SAID "CHUCK, CHUCK!" 2

THE RED POLICEMAN RAN AFTER HIM 7

"WHATEVER ARE YOU LAUGHING AT?" 10

SHE TOOK THE BAG DOWN 15

"BUTTER IS CHEAP TO DAY" 18

"YOU ARE A VERY FOOLISH OLD WOMAN" 23

WHO SHOULD STEP IN BUT THE RED POLICEMAN 26

"PLEASE MEASURE ME FOR A SOLDIER'S SUIT" 31

HE BEGAN TO STRUT ABOUT 42

THE OLD WOMAN WAS KNOCKING APPLES OFF A TREE 47

BURNT THE PIECES ON THE FIRE 58

THE OLD MAN'S BAG.

CHAPTER I.

The old man lived in a wood. He had a wife and a bag. The bag was quite a large bag. One day the old man went out for a walk. He took the bag with him. By and by he saw a hen in a field. Now when you see a hen in a field you say "Chuck, chuck!" The old man said "Chuck, chuck!" And the hen came to him. So that he caught her by the neck and put her in his bag. She made a great to do, but he put her in.

[Illustration: The old man said "Chuck, chuck!" and the hen came to him.]

On his way home, just as he turned a corner, the old man saw a policeman. The policeman had a red suit. He was one of those policemen who wear red suits because they are tired of wearing blue. The red policeman looked very hard at the old man and very hard at his bag. In fact he looked so very very hard that the old man got frightened and turned round and ran away... Continue reading book >>




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