Worked on adding the book, The Adventures of Mabel, especially the cover line drawing. Started filling in the stack of newsprint and magazines beneath it. Also the glimpse of the typewriter’s interior and the ql logo.

IMG_2176The Adventures of Mabel, by Harry Thurston Peck, was my favorite bedtime story. It was published in 1916, and I imagine it was my mother’s before I got a hold of it in the 1950s

I remember reading this book over and over again as a child. Mabel whistled a tune to calm the animals, and she could gentle any beast with it, from hungry wolf to rampaging stallion.  Looking back, it was a version of Peter and the Wolf for girls, only using kindness, ingenuity and courage, rather than bravado and trickery.