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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Bulfinch’s Mythology (1913) by Thomas Bulfinch. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, which is the ornament for Chapter XXIII: Geraint, the Son of Erbin.

“In the midst of a meadow which is here, two forks will be set up, and upon the two forks a silver rod, and upon the silver rod a sparrow-hawk, and for the sparrow-hawk there will be a tournament. And to the tournament will go all the array thou didst see in the city, of men and of horses and of arms. And with each man will go the lady he loves best; and no man can joust for the sparrow-hawk, except the lady he loves best be with him. And the knight that thou sawest has gained the sparrow-hawk these two years; and if he gains it the third year, he will be called the Knight of the Sparrow-hawk from that time forth.”

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Pigeon Hunter - free Vintage Coloring page for adults

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Birds from Moidart and Elsewhere (1895) by Mrs. Hugh Blackburn who also drew all of the illustrations. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“One summer (at Doonholm, in Ayrshire) a Robin built its nest in one of the drawing-room curtains, inside where it is looped up. The curtains had to be pushed back every evening to allow the shutters to be shut, but it did not mind that. It reared and took away, I think, six young ones. The next year it built its nest in the footman’s hat in the pantry, but, unfortunately, the pantry had to be painted, and the hat was hung outside the window, and it deserted. Several Robins used to live in the house in winter; they were very tame, and used to sit on the clock on the drawing-room chimneypiece and sing. One of them used always to put itself to bed on the top of the canopy of the bed in one of the spare rooms.”

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Robin Greyscale - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Owl & The Pussy Cat and The Duck and the Kangaroo (1889) by Edward Lear. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by William Foster.

“And to keep out the cold I’ve bought a cloak
And every day a cigar I’ll smoke,
All to follow my own dear true
Love of a Kangaroo!”

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The Dick and the Kangaroo - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Hollow Tree and Deep Woods Book (1900) by Albert Bigelow Paine. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by J. M. Conde.

“Well, the Hollow Tree people had never heard of Santa Claus. They knew about Christmas, of course, because everybody, even the cows and sheep, know about that; but they had never heard of Santa Claus. You see, Santa Claus only comes to Mr. Man’s house, but they didn’t know that, either, so they
thought if they just hung up their stockings he’d come there, too, and that’s what they made up their minds to do. They talked about it a great deal together, and Mr. ‘Possum looked over all his stockings to pick out the biggest one he had, and Mr. Crow he made himself a new pair on purpose.”

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Mr. Crow - a free Vintage Coloring page

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