Melborne, London; Ward, Lock & Co. Limited,  early 1920's reprint for distribution in Australia, based on black and white frontis and on book titles in listed; pasted on coloured plates on board and jacket, green boards and tan jacket with flowered border both with different coloured Tarrant plate of the five children encountering the Bogy; 8vo; 180 pp + 12 page catalogue containing Australian authors Mary Grant Bruce and Isabel M. Peacock. Juvenile hardback.
A sweet, amusing story about a large family of children who vow, convincingly , to be noble and good in their meetings under the table. Bogy, the blind naturalist next door, once an object of fear, becomes their mentor as they try in spurts to be gentle. "one of the most precious of the minor classics of childhood" R. L. Green.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good Minus jacket; no names or other marks, straight, large pale stain on one page, very light foxing to edges only; in jacket with light edgewear all around, 1/4" of spine ends missing, and also a wrinkled 3/4" chip at top front edge; unclipped, blank flaps. Item #20716