The Story of Little Black Sambo, and The Story of Little Black Mingo - Helen Bannerman - Страница 1 из 10


THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO
and
THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK MINGO
By Helen Bannerman
PREFACE.
There is very little to say about the story of LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Once
upon a time there was an English lady in India, where black children
abound and tigers are everyday affairs, who had two little girls. To
amuse these little girls she used now and then to invent stories,
for which, being extremely talented, she also drew and coloured the
pictures. Among these stories LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, which was made up on
a long railway journey, was the favourite; and it has been put into a
DUMPY BOOK, and the pictures copies as exactly as possible, in the hope
that you will like it as much as the two little girls did.
THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.
Once upon a time there was a little black boy, and his name was Little
Black Sambo.
And his mother was called Black Mumbo.
And his father was called Black Jumbo.
And Black Mumbo made him a beautiful little Red Coat, and a pair of
beautiful little blue trousers.
And Black Jumbo went to the Bazaar, and bought him a beautiful Green
Umbrella, and a lovely little Pair of Purple Shoes with Crimson Soles
and Crimson Linings.
And then wasn't Little Black Sambo grand?
So he put on all his Fine Clothes, and went out for a walk in the
Jungle. And by and by he met a Tiger. And the Tiger said to him, "Little
Black Sambo, I'm going to eat you up!" And Little Black Sambo said, "Oh!
Please Mr. Tiger, don't eat me up, and I'll give you my beautiful little
Red Coat." So the Tiger said, "Very well, I won't eat you this time, but


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