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The Wonderful Electric Elephant


Written in 1903 by Frances T. Montgomery, The Wonderful Electric Elephant is children’s story in which Harold and Ione take a trip around the world in a life-sized mechanical elephant. The tale describes their magnificent adventure and journey. Interestingly for this site though, the book was illustrated by Cassius Coolidge, the painter of the famous dog playing poker paintings.

Illustrations from The Wonderful Electric Elephant

Cover from The Wonderful Electric Elephant Cover
Title Page Title Page
Copyright Page Copyright Page
List of Illustrations (1 of 3) List of Illustrations (1 of 3)
List of Illustrations (2 of 3) List of Illustrations (2 of 3)
List of Illustrations (3 of 3) List of Illustrations (3 of 3)
So taking aim he fired Page 12
So taking aim he fired
“Be ye man or devil that disturbs my peace?” Page 14
“Be ye man or devil that disturbs my peace?”
Just as Harold got to the peep-hole, one of the men pulled his revolver and shot at the elephant Page 24
Just as Harold got to the peep-hole, one of the men pulled his revolver and shot at the elephant
Harold got out the maps and began to study them Page 27
Harold got out the maps and began to study them
Harold did not slacken his speed but went on faster and faster Page 28
Harold did not slacken his speed but went on faster and faster
Circling round and round were Indians Page 31
Circling round and round were Indians
He saw coming toward him a beautiful Indian maiden Page 35
He saw coming toward him a beautiful Indian maiden
“Oh, speak! Say you are not dead!” Page 45
“Oh, speak! Say you are not dead!”
In the Sierra Nevada Pass Page 48
In the Sierra Nevada Pass
They caught a great number of speckled trout Page 55
They caught a great number of speckled trout

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