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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dark Pony: The Original Folk Tale



Dark Pony 

A Folk Tale 
Originally published in 1912 
by
Scott, Foresman and Company from The New Basic Readers

At night Dark Pony came running along the road. At night he took many children to Sleepy Town. Every night his four little feet came galloping, galloping. His color was dark and he came just at dark. So that is why the children called him Dark Pony. One night a boy met Dark Pony running along the road. The little boy called, "Please take me down to Sleepy Town." Dark Pony stopped running. Up jumped the little boy and away they went. Galloping, galloping, galloping!
Soon they met a little girl. The little girl called, "Please take me down to Sleepy Town." Dark Pony stopped running and the girl jumped up behind the boy. "Go, go Dark Pony!" she said. And away they went! Galloping, galloping, galloping. Then they met a little puppy running along the road. The little puppy sat up and called, "Bow-wow, bow-wow!" Dark Pony stopped, and the puppy jumped up behind the girl. "Go, go Dark Pony," they said. And away they went. Galloping, galloping, galloping!
Next they met a little gray squirrel. He sat up in the road and called, "Please take me, too." "Jump up. Jump up behind me." said the puppy. So the little gray squirrel jumped up behind the puppy. And away they went galloping along the rad to Sleepy Town. Galloping, galloping, galloping! Faster and faster and faster! The happy children sand and sang. The faster they went, the faster they sang. Soon Dark Pony began to go slower. The puppy, the squirrel, the boy and the girl were all very sleepy. Dark Pony was sleepy too. Slower and slower and slower and slower he went. At last he stopped. He had come to Sleepy Town. So had the puppy, the squirrel, the boy, and the girl. All five had come to Sleepy Town.

 

Well, there it is in it's entirety, copied right from the original book that was read to me (thanks mom!) This is the inspiration for my brand and I hope you enjoyed it's whimiscal, dream like charm.
xoxo

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this! My parents would read this to me when I was little. We cannot find the book as I want to read this to my daughter but at least I can read it off your post!

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  2. Thank you for posting this! My parents would read this to me when I was little. We cannot find the book as I want to read this to my daughter but at least I can read it off your post!

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  3. Remember this book when I was a little boy maybe 4 or 5 years old. Very fond memory for me! Beatiful illustration and such a simplier time. Would love to have it now by my bedside.

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  5. This is so cool. This was my favorite bedtime story. My mother read to us from her old school books along with a plethora of others.

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