The Dumpy Books for ChildrenCLOTH, ROYAL 32mo, 1/6 EACH
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LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS,
48, Leicester Square.
This is the old gentleman who used to walk in front of steam-driven carriages on the King's highway. He carried in his hand a red flag which he waved.
This is the traction-engine which always came behind the old gentleman, and made such a dreadful noise. If the roads were good it could travel four miles in one hour.
This is the old gentleman getting out of the way of a motor car.
This is a Motor Car. It can travel forty miles an hour. There is a number on the back of it. If the car runs over you make a note of the number and complain to the County Council. That is what the number is for.
This is a Chaf-feur or motor car driver. He wears spectacles to keep the dust out of his eyes, and a tarpaulin coat to keep the oil off his nice clean suit.
This is the horn for letting people know that the motor car is coming. When you squeeze the india rubber ball at the end of the tube twice, the horn says "Pip, Pip."
These are the kind of clothes you wear when you go moting if you are a man.
These are the kind of clothes you wear when you go moting if you are a woman.
This is the policeman you will see all along the road. He has a watch in his hand, so that if you want to know the time you can ask him.
This is the policeman you will not see all along the road. He is hiding behind a milestone to find out whether you are driving too fast.
This is the magistrate who fines you £20 if you have been driving too fast. It is best not to drive too fast.
This is a motor car that is being driven too fast.
This is a motor car that won't go.
This is a motor car that won't stop.
This is a motor car race. The fastest car will win.
This is a motor car accident.
This is another motor car accident.
This is a motor omnibus for carrying a number of persons. If you see one in the street you can stop it and have a ride for twopence.
This is a motor van. It is used by the shopman to deliver parcels to his customers, and as it has his name and address on the sides and back it is a good advertisement for him. Every shopman should have a motor van. They look so smart.
This is a toy motor car which runs round and round when you wind it up.
This is a toy motor car made of lead looping the loop.
This is a toy motor car in which you can sit and have a ride if you work the pedals with your feet. It has a steering wheel just like a real car.
This is a motor bi-cycle, which saves you the trouble of working the pedals. It can go quite fast, but if it breaks down it is very heavy to pedal home.
This is a motor air-ship. Some day we shall all have them.
ENGRAVER AND PRINTER,
THE RACQUET COURT PRESS,
SWAN STREET, LONDON, S.E.
Obvious punctuation errors repaired.
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