The Motor Car by T. W. H. Crosland

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The
Motor Car

by

T. W. H. Crosland

 

This is the old gentleman
who used to walk
in front of steam-driven
carriages on the King’s
highway. He carried
in his hand a red flag
which he waved.
Man walking in front of steam carriage
Traction Engine This is the traction-engine
which always
came behind the old
gentleman, and made
such a dreadful noise.
If the roads were good
it could travel four miles
in one hour.
This is the old gentleman
getting out of the
way of a motor car.
Gentleman getting out of way of motor car
This is a Motor Car. This is a Motor Car.
It can travel forty miles
an hour. There is a
number on the back of
it. If the car runs over
you make a note of the
number and complain to
the County Council.
That is what the number
is for.
This is a Chaf-feur or
motor car driver. He
wears spectacles to keep
the dust out of his eyes,
and a tarpaulin coat to
keep the oil off his nice
clean suit.
This is a Chaf-feur
This is the horn This is the horn for
letting people know that
the motor car is coming.
When you squeeze the
india rubber ball at the
end of the tube twice,
the horn says “Pip,
Pip.”
These are the kind
of clothes you wear
when you go moting
if you are a man.
Men's Motoring Clothes
Women's Motoring Clothes These are the kind
of clothes you wear
when you go moting
if you are a woman.
This is the policeman
you will see all along
the road. He has a
watch in his hand, so
that if you want to know
the time you can ask
him.
This is the policeman
The policeman hiding behind a milestone This is the policeman
you will not see all along
the road. He is hiding
behind a milestone to
find out whether you are
driving too fast.
This is the magistrate
who fines you £20 if
you have been driving
too fast. It is best not
to drive too fast.
This is the magistrate
This is the motor car being driven too fast This is a motor car
that is being driven too
fast.
This is a motor car
that won’t go.
This is a motor car that won't go
This is a motor car that won't stop This is a motor car
that won’t stop.
This is a motor car
race. The fastest car
will win.
This is the motor car that will win the race
This is a motor car accident This is a motor car
accident.
This is another motor
car accident.
This is another motor car crash
This is a motor omnibus This is a motor omnibus
for carrying a number
of persons. If you
see one in the street you
can stop it and have a
ride for twopence.
This is a motor van.
It is used by the shopman
to deliver parcels
to his customers, and as
it has his name and
address on the sides and
back it is a good advertisement
for him. Every
shopman should have a
motor van. They look
so smart.
This is a motor van
This is a toy motor car This is a toy motor
car which runs round
and round when you
wind it up.
This is a toy motor
car made of lead looping
the loop.
This is a toy motor car looping the loop
This is a toy motor car in which you can sit This is a toy motor
car in which you can
sit and have a ride if
you work the pedals
with your feet. It has
a steering wheel just
like a real car.
This is a motor bi-cycle,
which saves you
the trouble of working
the pedals. It can go
quite fast, but if it breaks
down it is very heavy to
pedal home.
This is a motor bi-cycle
This is a motor air-ship This is a motor air-ship.
Some day we
shall all have them.

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