This one is called "Dreamland" the story is told in rhyme and begins like this;
Golden hair, eyes twinkly blue, pretty, pretty little Prue, to the meadow runs to play with her dolls alone one day. All among the daisies white sits this merry little sprite, making daisy chains you see just as busy as can be. And when the sun gets oh so hot Prue runs to find a shady spot, and very soon is fast asleep whilst all around her fairies creep. And as the fairy queen draws near she cries, "Oh! What a little dear. Let's send her dreams of far off lands", then off they skip with beckoning hands!
Illustrated with small red and black drawings. No author or illustrators name given.
This one is called "Mary's holiday" and it begins like this;
Hurrah! Cried little Mary, Hurrah! She cried again I'm starting in a minute for the very next train. I've packed my little red frock I've packed my hats all three, and all my shoes and stockings as you can plainly see. The station that I go from is just about a mile, it’s down a lane and through a field and then across a stile. I know the engine driver well, a most important man, he sometimes shows me lots of things that only drivers can. I love to know about the trains and signals down the line, and to watch the great express I think is jolly fine.
The book on the left is Red Riding Hood and the pretty one on the right is Little Mary May.
Can you guess the sailors name?
The story is told in rhyme - this is verse two
In great alarm, and much surprised to masts and ropes he clung, as overboard with mighty splash his oars and things were flung. At length, as still the boat flew on, our sailor bold espied a flying fish, upon whose back he took this curious ride.
Now for the fun part;
Ahoy me hearties here’s what to do, guess his name – now here’s a clue! (1980s pop singer)
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