Robbers One of Jackson's odder poems (he has several I find rather odd): O baby, don't be frightened. There were robbers here last night; They climbed up to the cellar And blew out the 'lectric light; They got down on the ceiling And lifted all the rugs And poked around for diamonds In the big molasses jugs; They hunted through the coffee cans, The flour and sugar bins, And carried off a butter bowl And half a dozen pins." “Rimskittle’s Book” by Leroy F. Jackson and pictures by Ruth Caroline Eger. Rand McNally & Co., 1926. Illustrationchildren Books, Caroline Eger, Eger Art, Eger Books, Children Illustrations, Ruth Eger, Illustrations Children Books, Ruth Caroline, Children S Illustrations
Barney said he knew a lovely lass I lent my horse to Barney; He rode him to Killarney; He said he knew a lovely lass And showed me in the looking-glass-- Oh, the litlle blarney! poem by L. Jackson “Rimskittle’s Book” by Leroy F. Jackson and pictures by Ruth Caroline Eger. Rand McNally & Co., 1926. Oh, this book is so fun……
My Bed is Like a Boat -- "...And sometimes things to bed I take, As prudent sailors have to do; Perhaps a slice of Wedding-cake, Perhaps a toy or two. All night across the dark we steer; But when the day returns at last, Safe in my room, beside the pier,\ I find my vessel fast." "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Souis Stevenson. Illustrated by Eulalie. Platt and Munk Co, Inc, 1929 and 1932.