Queen o’ the Weed People

“…And, may I inquire, if you were not pulling weeds this morning, what would you be doing?  ‘Oh,’ said Loraine, ‘I’d be in the hammock, I s’pose, reading or thinking’.  ‘Idling’ said Queen o’ Weeds, reprovingly.’  ‘Idling, that’s what you’d be doing. So this particular minute I’m saving you from one of the worst faults in the world’…”

Excerpt from Loraine And The Little People Of Summer by Elizabeth Gordon; Illustrated by James McCracken; 1920Image