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The Peter Pan Alphabet   By: (1863-1935)

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The Peter Pan ALPHABET

By Oliver Herford.

THE PETER PAN ALPHABET

BOOKS BY OLIVER HERFORD WITH PICTURES BY THE AUTHOR PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS ====================================

THE BASHFUL EARTHQUAKE $1.25 A CHILD'S PRIMER OF NATURAL HISTORY 1.25 OVERHEARD IN A GARDEN 1.25 MORE ANIMALS net, 1.00 THE RUBAIYAT OF A PERSIAN KITTEN net, 1.00 THE FAIRY GODMOTHER IN LAW net, 1.00 A LITTLE BOOK OF BORES net, 1.00 THE PETER PAN ALPHABET net, 1.00

THE PETER PAN ALPHABET

By OLIVER HERFORD

[Illustration]

New York CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1907

COPYRIGHT 1907 BY OLIVER HERFORD PUBLISHED JANUARY 1907

[Illustration: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z]

A ROUND ROBIN TO J. M. BARRIE

From His Humble and Devoted Servants THE ALPHABET

The Lord forgive if we transgress Thus to familiarly address One of our betters. But Jamie, do you no recall The slate whereon you learned to scrawl Your Humble Letters?

Well we remember how you drew Our shapely features all askew, Unflattering really. You made A lame and B too fat And C too curly what of that! We loved you dearly.

From that first day we owned your spell, And just because you used us well We served you blindly. Why, even when you put us through A fearsome Scottish Reel, we knew You meant it kindly.

Jamie, 'tis said Grand Tales there be Still biding in the A B C If this be true, Quick Jamie! Cast your golden net. Maybe we have the grandest yet In store for you.

[Illustration: A]

A is for Adams

So A is for Adams, Oh! fortunate A Luck certainly seems to be coming your way. In the Days of my Infancy, A I recall Stood for Ant or for Apple or anything small. Now A stands for Adams, Maude Adams, Hurray! I always said A would be Famous some day.

[Illustration: B]

B stands for the Boys

B's for the Boys, all as Busy as Bees They are building a Little House under the Trees With funny red walls and mossy green roof Where Wendy may live from danger aloof.

[Illustration: C]

C is the Crocodile

C is the Crocodile Creepy who ate The right hand of Hook and covets its mate He makes a loud ticking wherever he goes For he swallowed a Clock (To kill time I suppose).

[Illustration: D]

D is for DoodleDoo

D is the Dire and Dread DoodleDoo With which Peter Daunted the Pirate crew, And demolished a foolish old Proverb for good By crowing before he was out of the wood.

[Illustration: E]

E is the Exit

E is the Exit the three children made With Peter and Tinker for guides, Who's afraid? They sailed through the window as calm as could be Like three little Cherubim out for a Spree.

[Illustration: F]

F is the Fight

F is the Fight, Peter Fought unafraid And F is his Falchion (Poetic for Blade) And F's the Fine Feeling all Fearless Boys Feel When they give a Fierce Pirate a taste of Cold Steel.

[Illustration: G]

G is Old Glory

G is Old Glory that Peter upreared, When Hook in the Crocodile's smile disappeared, And the Decks were still wet with the terrible stains Of Invisible Gore from the Pirate's veins.

[Illustration: H]

H stands for Hook

I'm sorry for H, tho' I don't call Hook mean For wanting to Blow Up his own Magazine. I've known a Good Author blow up, in a Huff, A Magazine just for not printing his Stuff.

[Illustration: I]

I's for the Indian Girl

Peter Pan was too coy for the Indian Miss; She sighed for his scalp all she got was a kiss... Continue reading book >>




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