Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country

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*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MR. THIMBLEFINGER ***

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Front cover of the book

 LITTLE MR. THIMBLEFINGER
 AND HIS QUEER COUNTRY

 What the Children Saw and Heard there

 

 

            BY

 

 

 JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS

 

 

            AUTHOR OF “UNCLE REMUS,” ETC.

 

 ILLUSTRATED BY OLIVER HERFORD

 

 

 

 Publisher's device

            BOSTON AND NEW YORK
 HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
 The Riverside Press, Cambridge
 1895

 

            Copyright, 1894,
 By JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS AND
 HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

 

            All rights reserved.

 

 

            The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.
 Electrotyped and Printed by H. O. Houghton and Company

 

 Books by Joel Chandler Harris.

 

 

            NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUS. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50; paper, 50 cents.

            MINGO, AND OTHER SKETCHES IN BLACK AND WHITE. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents.

            BALAAM AND HIS MASTER, AND OTHER SKETCHES. 16mo, $1.25.

            UNCLE REMUS AND HIS FRIENDS. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50.

            LITTLE MR. THIMBLEFINGER AND HIS QUEER COUNTRY. Illustrated. Crown 8vo, $2.00

            HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.
 BOSTON AND NEW YORK.

 

  MR. RABBIT FELL KERTHUMP. Page 41.

           

 A LITTLE NOTE TO A LITTLE BOOK.

 

 

            The stories that follow belong to three categories. Some of them were gathered from the negroes, but were not embodied in the tales of Uncle Remus, because I was not sure they were negro stories; some are Middle Georgia folklore stories, and no doubt belong to England; and some are merely inventions.

            They were all written in the midst of daily work on a morning newspaper,—a fact that will account in some measure for their crude setting.

            J. C. H.

 

            West End, Atlanta, Ga.

           

           

 CONTENTS.

 

 

  PAGE I. The Grandmother of the Dolls 5 II. Mr. Thimblefinger’s Queer Country 17 III. Mr. Thimblefinger’s Friends 33 IV. Two Queer Stories 47 V. The Talking-Saddle 61 VI. The Talking-Saddle and the Thief 73 VII. The Ladder of Lions 86 VIII. Brother Terrapin’s Fiddle-String 101 IX. The Looking-Glass Children 110 X. Mr. Rabbit as a Rain-Maker 121 XI. How Brother Bear’s Hair was combed 131 XII. A Singing-Match 139 XIII. The Strawberry-Girl 147 XIV. The Witch of the Well 155 XV. The Bewitched Huntsman 165 XVI. The Three Ivory Bobbins 175 XVII. “Keen-Point,” “Cob-Handle,” and “Butch” 185 XVIII. Mrs. Meadows resumes her Story 195 XIX. A Story of the River 215          

           

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