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Runaway Boy, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

WUNST I sassed my Pa, an’ he

Won’t stand that, an’ punished me,—

Nen when he was gone that day,

I slipped out an’ runned away.

I tooked all my copper-cents,

An’ clumbed over our back fence

In the jimpson-weeds ’at growed

Ever’where all down the road.

Nen I got out there, an’ nen

I runned some—an’ runned again

When I met a man ’at led

A big cow ’at shooked her head.

I went down a long, long lane

Where was little pigs a-play’n’;

An’ a grea’-big pig went “Booh!”

An’ jumped up, an’ skeered me too.

Nen I scampered past, an’ they

Was somebody hollered “Hey!”

An’ I ist looked ever’where,

An’ they was nobody there.

I Want to, but I’m ’fraid to try

To go back. . . . An’ by-an’-by

Somepin’ hurts my throat inside—

An’ I want my Ma—an’ cried.

Nen a grea’-big girl come through

Where’s a gate, an’ telled me who

Am I? an’ ef I tell where

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Nine Little Goblins, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

THEY all climbed up on a high board-fence—

Nine little Goblins, with green-glass eyes—

Nine little Goblins that had no sense,

And couldn’t tell coppers from cold mince pies;

And they all climbed up on the fence, and sat—

And I asked them what they were staring at.

And the first one said, as he scratched his head

With a queer little arm that reached out of his ear

And rasped its claws in his hair so red—

“This is what this little arm is fer!”

And he scratched and stared, and the next one said,

“How on earth do you scratch your head?”

And he laughed like the screech of a rusty hinge—

Laughed and laughed till his face grew black;

And when he choked, with a final twinge

Of his stifling laughter, he thumped his back

With a fist that grew on the end of his tail

Till the breath came back to his lips so pale.

And the third little Goblin leered round at me—

And there were no lids on his eyes at all—

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Naughty Claude

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

WHEN Little Claude was naughty wunst

At dinner-time, an’ said

He won’t say “Thank you” to his Ma,

She maked him go to bed

An’ stay two hours an’ not git up,—

So when the clock struck Two,

Nen Claude says,—“Thank you, Mr. Clock,

I’m much obleeged to you!”

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Felt Gift Card Holder

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Felt Gift Card Holder

What Do I Need?

12˝ × 12˝ piece of felt

Little fabric scraps

Bright, fun-colored thread

Fabric glue

Pinking shears

Perle cotton or embroidery floss

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a running stitch

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the patterns (Felt Gift Card Envelope, Felt Gift Card Stamp, Felt Gift Card Address, Felt Gift Card Heart) to make templates.

2.Trace the templates onto the appropriate fabrics.

3.Carefully cut out the shapes.

Let’s Make It

Thread the sewing machine with fun-colored thread and stitch around the entire envelope shape, sewing nice and close to the edge.

I just love giving gift cards … Sometimes they are the perfect gift for that person who has everything!

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Impetuous Resolve, An

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

WHEN little Dickie Swope’s a man,

He’s go’ to be a Sailor;

An’ little Hamey Tincher, he’s

A-go’ to be a Tailor:

Bud Mitchell, he’s a-go’ to be

A stylish Carriage-Maker;

An’ when I grow a grea’-big man,

I’m go’ to be a Baker!

An’ Dick’ll buy his sailor-suit

O’ Hame; and Hame’ll take it

An’ buy as fine a double-rigg

As ever Bud can make it:

An’ nen all three’ll drive roun’ fer me

An’ we’ll drive off togevver,

A-slingin’ pie-crust ’long the road

Ferever an’ ferever!

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Pixy People, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

IT was just a very

Merry fairy dream!—

All the woods were airy

With the gloom and gleam;

Crickets in the clover

Clattered clear and strong,

And the bees droned over

Their old honey-song.

In the mossy passes,

Saucy grasshoppers

Leapt about the grasses

And the thistle-burs;

And the whispered chuckle

Of the katydid

Shoot the honeysuckle

Blossoms where he hid.

Through the breezy mazes

Of the lazy June,

Drowsy with the hazes,

Of the dreamy noon,

Little Pixy people

Winged above the walk,

Pouring from the steeple

Of a mullein-stalk.

One—a gallant fellow—

Evidently King,—

Wore a plume of yellow

In a jewelled ring

On a pansy bonnet,

Gold and white and blue,

With the dew still on it,

And the fragrance, too.

One—a dainty lady,—

Evidently Queen,—

Wore a gown of shady

Moonshine and green,

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At Aunty’s House

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

ONE time, when we’z at Aunty’s house—

’Way in the country!—where

They’s ist but woods—an’ pigs, an’ cows—

An’ all’s out-doors an’ air!—

An’ orchurd-swing; an’ churry-trees—

An’ churries in ’em!—Yes, an’ these-

Here red-head birds steals all they please,

An’ tetch ’em ef you dare!—

W’y, wunst, one time, when we wuz there,

We et out on the porch!

Wite where the cellar-door wuz shut

The table wuz; an’ I

Let Aunty set by me an’ cut

My vittuls up—an’ pie.

’Tuz awful funny!—I could see

The red-heads in the churry-tree;

An’ bee-hives, where you got to be

So keerful, goin’ by;—

An’ “Comp’ny” there an’ all!—an’ we—

We et out on the porch!

An’ I ist et p’surves an’ things

’At Ma don’t ’low me to—

An’ chickun-gizzurds—(don’t like wings

Like Parunts does! do you?)

An’ all the time, the wind blowed there,

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Rider of the Knee, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

KNIGHTLY Rider of the Knee

Of Proud-prancing Unclery!

Gaily mount, and wave the sign

Of that mastery of thine.

Pat thy steed and turn him free,

Knightly Rider of the Knee!

Sit thy charger as a throne—

Lash him with thy laugh alone:

Sting him only with the spur

Of such wit as may occur,

Knightly Rider of the Knee,

In thy shriek of ecstasy.

Would, as now, we might endure,

Twain as one—thou miniature

Ruler, at the rein of me—

Knightly Rider of the Knee!

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Pom-Pom Scarf

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Pom-Pom Scarf

Finished Size: Approximately 7¼˝ × 49¼˝

What Do I Need?

•½ yard of lovely fleece or wool fabric (at least 50˝ wide)

•3 balls of yarn in fun colors

•Coordinating sewing thread

•4 pieces of cardboard 5˝ × 5˝ (You can cut up a cardboard box.)

• Basic sewing supplies

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

special skills

Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Sewing a whipstitch

Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

Cut 2 pieces of scarf fabric to measure 8˝ × 50˝.

Let’s Make It


Place the 2 scarf pieces right sides together and pin all the way around.

Mark a 5˝-long no-sew zone near the center of a long edge of the scarf. This is the area that we do not want to sew.

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On the Sunny Side

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

HI and whoop-hooray, boys!

Sing a song of cheer!

Here’s a holiday, boys,

Lasting half a year!

Round the world, and half is

Shadow we have tried;

Now we’re where the laugh is,—

On the sunny side!

Pigeons coo and mutter,

Strutting high aloof

Where the sunbeams flutter

Through the stable roof.

Hear the chickens cheep, boys,

And the hen with pride

Clucking them to sleep, boys,

On the sunny side!

Hear the clacking guinea;

Hear the cattle moo;

Hear the horses whinny,

Looking out at you!

On the hitching-block, boys,

Grandly satisfied,

See the old peacock, boys,

On the sunny side!

Robins in the peach-tree;

Bluebird in the pear;

Blossoms over each tree

In the orchard there!

All the world’s in joy, boys,

Glad and glorified

As a romping boy, boys,

On the sunny side!

Where’s a heart as mellow?

Where’s a soul as free?

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Jolly Miller, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

[Restored Romaunt.]

IT was a Jolly Miller lived on the River Dee;

He looked upon his piller, and there he found a flea:

“O Mr. Flea! You have bit’ me,

And you shall shorely die!”

So he scrunched his bones against the stones—

And there he let him lie!

’Twas then the Jolly Miller he laughed and told his wife,

And she laughed fit to kill her, and dropped her carvin’-knife!—

“O Mr. Flea!” “Ho-ho!” “Tee-hee!”

They both laughed fit to kill,

Until the sound did almost drownd

The rumble of the mill!

“Laugh on, my Jolly Miller! and Missus Miller, too!—

But there’s a weeping-willer will soon wave over you!”

The voice was all so awful small—

So very small and slim!—

He durst’ infer that it was her,

Ner her infer ’twas him!

That night the Jolly Miller, says he, “It’s Wifey dear,

That cat o’ yourn, I’d kill her!—her actions is so queer,—

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Winter Fancies

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub


WINTER without

And warmth within;

The winds may shout

And the storm begin;

The snows may pack

At the window pane,

And the skies grow black,

And the sun remain

Hidden away

The livelong day—

But here—in here is the warmth of May!

Swoop your spitefullest

Up the flue,

Wild Winds—do!

What in the world do I care for you?

O delightfullest

Weather of all,

Howl and squall,

And shake the trees till the last leaves fall!

The joy one feels,

In an easy chair,

Cocking his heels

In the dancing air

That wreathes the rim of a roaring stove

Whose heat loves better than hearts can love,

Will not permit

The coldest day

To drive away

The fire in his blood, and the bliss of it!

Then blow, Winds, blow!

And rave and shriek,

And snarl and snow

Till your breath grows weak—

While here in my room

I ’m as snugly shut

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Transnationalizing Porter’s Germans in Stanley Kramer’s Ship of Fools (1965)

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

Transnationalizing Porter’s Germans in Stanley Kramer’s Ship of Fools (1965)

Anne-Marie Scholz

In the mid-twentieth century and just prior to the onset of mass commercial air travel, the transatlantic voyage provided novelists and filmmakers with a potent metaphor to gauge the relationship between tourism, travel, and the meaning and significance of "transnational" forms of interaction and transformation. An intriguing example of such an effort is the Jewish-American filmmaker Stanley Kramer’s 1965 adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter’s 1962 novel Ship of Fools. In her novel, Porter transformed the medieval German satire Das Narrenschiff into a modern narrative about transatlantic travel. Her version tells the story of a group of German, Spanish, and American as well as Swiss, Cuban, and Mexican passengers en route on the passenger ship Vera from Veracruz, Mexico, to Bremerhaven, Germany. It is set in the historically significant period of the early 1930s, when the Nazis were first coming into power. This essay will evaluate the ways that the metaphor of transnational travel was used to examine the meanings of "Germanness" in this period. It will also consider how these American depictions were received by German reviewers and critics in both West and East Germany.1

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Paper Flower Gift Toppers

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Paper Flower Gift Toppers

Finished Size: Approximately 7˝ in diameter

What Do I Need?

Crepe paper in colors that would make a fun flower

Scrap of felt measuring at least 3˝ × 3˝ for the flower base

Hot glue gun (low temperature)

Paper scissors

special skills

• Making and using templates

• Using a hot glue gun

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the patterns (Paper Flower Topper) to make templates.

2.Cut a stack of 6–8 of each different-sized petal from crepe paper.

3.Cut 1 strip for the inside of the flower from crepe paper.

4.Cut 1 felt circle.


Always cut the petals so that the grain (the lines in the crepe paper) is running up and down. This helps when it comes to shaping the petals.

Add a little taste of spring to your gift with this super-sweet paper flower gift topper. When the gift is opened, the flower could be sewn to a hair clip and worn in the recipient’s hair … how lovely!

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Medium 9781607059950

Going to a Party

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

Do you love to go to a party? I know I do! Whenever I receive a party invitation, one of the first things I ask is: What am I going to wear? Then, to decide, I ask myself some other questions: What kind of party is it? Is there a theme? What time of year is it? With this information I get excited and start to envision all the possible looks I could put together. Lucky for us, we are all learning how to make our own clothes and accessories so we can design our own party outfit. How fun!

In this section you will make the essential party must-haves: a festive dress, a party purse, shoe clips, and the perfect party hair accessory—a glitter headband. Using your imagination you can style each piece to reflect your personality.


1¼–2 yards of light- to medium-weight fabric (Check your size in How Much Fabric to Buy.)

Wool felt: sheets or scraps at least 9˝ × 12˝

½ yard of ribbon, ¼˝–⅝˝ wide

Invisible zipper to match dress fabric, 15˝ long

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