J is for Jumping

jumping on bedOver on the couch, Squeeks started jumping on the bed as Crimebuster reached for his sweater. “No,” Crimebuster told him. “You’ve, got a bad cold, Squeeks. Better let me handle this alone!”

The text is from “Too Tough to Fight: A Crimebuster Story by Dick Wood,” in the vintage publication Daredevil Comics #18 [1 August 1943]. Click here to read the comic online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2015

I is for Indoors

indoorLet us imagine that the first snow of the winter has fallen and that the reader has struggled homeward on a dark night through three or four inches of slush. . .Being a prudent man and, as such, provided with ”rubbers,” he reaches his household dry-shod and in a temper to enjoy the evening indoors.

The text is from a book about the history and manufacture of rubber footwear called From the Forest to the Foot, by G.L. Richards (1890). Click here to read it online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2015