Cautionary Tales for Children: Designed for the Admonition of Children Between the Ages of Eight and Fourteen Years
ISBN: 1684222842
EAN13: 9781684222841
Language: English
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Cautionary Tales for Children: Designed for the Admonition of Children Between the Ages of Eight and Fourteen Years

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2018 Reprint of 1922 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Cautionary Tales for Children was first published in 1907 and is a parody of the cautionary tales that were popular in the 19th century. Illustrated by Belloc's friend Basil Temple Blackwood, it is similar in style to The Bad Child's Book of Beasts which had brought Belloc public acclaim and commercial success a decade earlier. The book contains an introduction and eleven tales, all written in rhyming couplets. Stories include: Introduction: Upon being asked by a Reader whether the verses contained in this book were true. Jim: Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion. Henry King: Who chewed bits of string, and was early cut off in Dreadful agonies. Matilda: Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death. Franklin Hyde: Who caroused in the Dirt and was corrected by His Uncle. Godolphin Horne: Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and, Became a Boot-black. Algernon: Who played with a Loaded Gun, and, on missing his Sister, was reprimanded by his Father. Hildebrand: Who was frightened by a Passing Motor, and was brought to reason. Lord Lundy: Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career. Rebecca: Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably. George: Who played with a Dangerous Toy, and suffered a Catastrophe of considerable Dimensions. Charles Augustus Fortescue: Who Always Did what was Right, and so Accumulated an Immense Fortune.

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