Americans in Panama hats sauntered down the Rue de Rivoli, staring in the shop windows at the latest studies of nude women, and at night went in pursuit of adventure to Montmartre, where the orchestras at the Bal Tabarin were still fiddling mad tangoes in a competition of shrieking melody and where troops of painted ladies in the Folies Bergeres still paraded in the promenoir with languorous eyes, through wafts of sickly scent.
At the door stood a half-grown boy, stamping his feet to keep warm, as he droned out in sing-song fashion: "Walk in, gentlefolk, and have your razors ground; we have all manner of kitchen furniture in cutlery within, also catgut and fiddle strings at most reasonable rates."
Papa Cricket could read the Bugville News while Johnny Cricket fiddled all the latest popular Bug Songs and Mamma Cricket rocked and sang to little Teeny Cricket.
One grows to fat, another too lean, &c., modest Matilda, pretty pleasing Peg, sweet-singing Susan, mincing merry Moll, dainty dancing Doll, neat Nancy, jolly Joan, nimble Nell, kissing Kate, bouncing Bess, with black eyes, fair Phyllis, with fine white hands, fiddling Frank, tall Tib, slender Sib, &c., will quickly lose their grace, grow fulsome, stale, sad, heavy, dull, sour, and all at last out of fashion.
You know you fiddle 'bout half the time evenin's, and you always go to bed early."
Before I preached, I fiddled, danced, shot craps, did anything.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS Jonathan Swift THE BALLAD OF AGINCOURT Michael Drayton SOME CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE PAST Grace E Sellon LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT Cardinal Veuman LET SOMETHING GOOD BE SAID James Whitcomb Riley POLONIUS' ADVICE Shakespeare KING ARTHUR BALIN AND BALAN GERAINT AND ENID Alfred Tennyson THE HOLY GRAIL Adapted from Thomas Malory DISSENSIONS AT KING ARTHUR'S COURT THE PASSING OF ARTHUR Alfred Tennyson HENRY HUDSON'S FOURTH VOYAGE Henry R Cleveland THE RISE OF ROBERT BRUCE Walter Scott BRUCE AND THE SPIDER Bernard Arton THE HEART OF BRUCE William E Aytoun THE SKELETON IN ARMOR Henry Wadsworth Longfellow HOW THEY BROUGHT THE GOOD NEWS FROM GHENT TO AIX Robert Browning REMINISCENCES OF A PIONEER Edwin D. Coe THE BUCCANEERS CAPTAIN MORGAN AT MARACAIBO BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT Benjamin Franklin READING HISTORY THE AMERICAN FLAG Joseph Rodman Drake BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC Julia Ward Howe "STONEWALL" JACKSON'S WAY J.W. Palmer BARON MUNCHAUSEN THE FIDDLING PARSON Davy Crockett WE PLAN A RIVER TRIP Jerome K Jerome ON COMIC SONGS Jerome K Jerome THE INCHCAPE ROCK Robert Southey TOM BROWN AT RUBGY Thomas Hughes PRONUNCIATION OF PROPER NAMES The Classification of Selections, see General Index at end of Volume X ILLUSTRATIONS HE TURN'D HIS FACE AND KISS'D HER CLIMBING (Color Plate) Donn P Crane JONATHAN SWIFT (Halftone) GULLIVER'S JOURNEY TO THE METROPOLIS Iris Weddell White THE EMPEROR VISITS GULLIVER Iris Weddell White GULLIVER AND THE PISTOL (Color Plate) G H Mitchell GULLIVER'S WATCH IS BORNE AWAY Iris Weddell White GULLIVER ER TAKES THE ENEMY'S FLEET Iris Weddell White GULLIVER BRINGS IN THE DRIFTING BOAT Harry L Gage THE BABY SEIZES GULLIVER Iris Weddell White A GALE WITH THEIR FANS Iris Weddell White GULLIVER AND THE KING Iris Weddell White "VICTOR I WILL REMAIN" R F Babcock CHILDREN WITH HORNBOOKS Laura K Deal ARTHUR DRAWS THE SWORD Jessie Arms KING ARTHUR (Halftone) THE WEDDING OF ARTHUR AND GUINEVERE Jessie Arms MERLIN SAVES ARTHUR Donn P Crane ARTHUR RECEIVES EXCALIBUR Donn P Crane THE DAMSEL LET FALL HER MANTLE Donn P Crane THE LIGHT Donn P Crane ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (Halftone) GERAINT HEARS ENID SINGING Donn P Crane ENID LEADS THE WAY Donn P Crane ENID WATCHING BY GERAINT Donn P Crane SIR GALAHAD Jessie Arms THE SHIP APPROACHES THE CITY OF SARRAS Jessie Arms THE LAST APPEARANCE OF THE SANGREAI Donn P Crane THE BARGE MOVED FROM THE BRINK Donn P Crane CUT ADRIFT IN HUDSON'S BAY R F Babcock SAVAGES ON THE SHORE R F Babcock BRUCE KILLS COMYN Donn P Crane SHE BROUGHT HER TWO SONS Donn P Crane THE ASCENT TO THE CASTLE OF EDINBURGH Donn P Crane BRUCE SLAYS SIR HENRY DE BOHUN Donn P Crane BRUCE BEHELD A SPIDER Donn P Crane I SAW A PILGRIM STAND Donn P Crane HELD THE HEART ALOFT Donn P Crane I WAS A VIKING OLD R F Babcock THREE WEEKS WE WESTWARD BORE R F Babcock I CAST LOOSE MY BUFF COAT Donn P Crane HALF A DOZEN INDIANS BOLTED IN R F Babcock HE FISHED OUT AN OLD BUNGTOWN CENT R F Babcock CHASING THE GEESE TO GET A NEW QUILL R F Babcock THE FIRE SHIP GRAPPLED THE SPANIARD Everett E Lowry BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (Halftone) ON THE MARCH Everett E Lowry THE AMBUSH Everett E Lowry "STONEWALL" JACKSON (Halftone) THE LION HAD JUMPED INTO THE CROCODILE'S MOUTH Donn P Crane I BEHELD A NOBLE STAG Donn P Crane THE HIND PART OF THE POOR CREATURE WAS MISSING Donn P Crane WARRIORS OF THE MOON Donn P Crane WE DESCENDED SAFELY ON A MOUNTAIN OF ICE Donn P Crane THE PARSON FIDDLED Donn P Crane "AIN'T YOU GOING TO PUT THE BOOK IN" Herbert N Rudeen "WHEN I WAS YOUNG" Herbert N Rudeen ONE DREADFUL SOUND HE SEEMED TO HEAR R F Babcock RUGBY SCHOOL (Color Plate) THE BULLY CAUGHT IT ON HIS ELBOW Louis Grell "A FIGHT!"
I done buss' my fiddle an' my banjo, and done fling 'em away," the most music-loving fellow on the place said to the preacher when asked for his religious experiences.