|The Puddle Dance by Margaret Tarrant, an old postcard pub 'The Medici Society'|
As I was walking in the rain
I met a fairy down the lane.
We walked along the road together,
I soon forgot about the weather ....
|'Rain, rain, go away,' illustration by Arthur Rackham|
from 'The Nursery Rhymes of Mother Goose' Vol 41 pub 1913
He told me lots of lovely things:
The story that the robin sings,
And where the rabbits go to school,
And how to know a fairy pool,
And what to say and what to do
If bogles ever bother you.
|'The Hail Storm' by G.E.Shepheard|
from'The Playtime Story Book' pub Ward, Lock & Co.
The flowers peeped from hedgy places
And shook the raindrops from their faces,
And furry creatures all the way
Came popping out and said "Good-day."
|'Shelter from the Rain' by Margaret Tempest|
An old postcard from Medici Society, posted 1938
But when we reached the little bend,
Just where the village houses end,
He seemed to slip into the ground,
And when I looked about I found
The rain was suddenly all over
And the sun shining on the clover.
|" 'My feet are quite dry!' she exclaimed, as she paddled through a pool ..."|
illustration of Little Grey Rabbit in her new galoshes
by Margaret Tempest from 'Wise Owl's Story' pub Collins 1935