Encre, aquarelle et racinette (“root beer”) sur papier - 36x56 cm
A little boy lost (Knopf, New York, 1920)
Dorothy P. Lathrop
“O, poor flower!” said Martin, and, coming closer he touched it gently with his finger-tips; and then, standing on tip-toe, he touched its petals with his lips, just as his mother had often and often kissed his little hand when he had bruised it or pricked it with a thorn.
Then, while still standing by the plant, on bringing his eyes down to the ground he spied a great snake lying coiled up on a bed of moss on the sunny side of the same tree where the plant was growing.