If he had not carried in his pocket a parcel of sugar-candy and a small Dutch doll
for little Laura, there would have been no ray of expected pleasure to enliven the general gloom.
Flopson, by dint of doubling the baby at the joints like a Dutch doll
, then got it safely into Mrs.
They were no more like the Martians I saw in action than a Dutch doll
is like a human being.
They get stuck on to a foreign princess that's as stiff as a Dutch doll
, and they have their fling.
Upton's 1895 children's book, The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls
and a "Golliwogg to the history of fairground distortion mirrors; to the American Arts and Crafts movement.
In Golliwogg in the African Jungle, real time and fictional time are mocked in the opening pages, which depict the Golliwogg dreaming a "grand dream" of Theodore Roosevelt's planned safari and waking up to realize that he "must have been asleep / For two full years and more," given that the Dutch Dolls are covered "thick with dust" and cobwebs (2).
Golliwogg in the African Jungle, for example, mocks Roosevelt and his African safari by having the five Dutch Dolls and the Golliwogg arrive in Africa first and convince all of the animals to leave to join their zoo so that "when that other hunter comes /--There's nothing to begot
One of the very first acts the two initial Dutch Dolls engage in, for instance, is the desecration of an American flag.
These concerns, however, are never displayed by the Dutch Dolls and Golliwogg, who seemingly embrace both industrialism and the automation openly, at least when it comes to means of transport.
Generally, Golliwogg has an idea to build something new or to go on an adventure or both; the characters pack and plan, with the Dutch Dolls creating or obtaining new clothes and costumes that will suit the purpose; they embark on their adventures and meet with a set of misfortunes that usually involve explosions or crashes and that frequently involve a lost member or members of the party; and they end by cheering themselves up and heading home.
In the first book, The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls
, published in 1895, the doll was caught up in adventures with two Dutch dolls
In shape it closely resembled one of those old-fashioned Dutch dolls