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My Shadow

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Margaret Tarrant I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head; And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed. The funniest thing about him...

Bed in Summer

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet Still going...

Looking-Glass River

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith Smooth it glides upon its travel, Here a wimple, there a gleam — O the clean gravel! O the smooth stream! Sailing blossoms, silver fishes, Paven pools as clear as air — How a child wishes To live down there! We can see our...

North-West Passage

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith 1. Good-Night Then the bright lamp is carried in, The sunless hours again begin; O’er all without, in field and lane, The haunted night returns again. Now we behold the embers flee About the firelit hearth; and see Our faces...

The Flowers

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith All the names I know from nurse: Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse, Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock, And the Lady Hollyhock. Fairy places, fairy things, Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, Tiny trees for tiny...