Cautionary tales

The “Thumbscrew man” came to punish children for pretty much anything, from not wiping their dirty shoes to telling lies and swearing. This book is full of cautionary tales for misbehaving children such as those who bite their nails, tease dogs, or tear the pages in their books. All these tales can be read by clicking ‘Open Digital Library’ below.

The Book of Bosh

London ; Sydney: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, [1889]