Table of Contents for Best of James Whitcomb Riley


Editor's Preface ix
James Whitcomb Riley xi
1870
A Backward Look
1(2)
1872
The Old Times Were the Best
3(1)
1874
``Tradin' Joe''
4(4)
The Bear Story
8(5)
Farmer Whipple--Bachelor
13(4)
Dot Leedle Boy
17(4)
1875
If I Knew What Poets Know
21(1)
An Old Sweetheart of Mine
22(3)
Squire Hawkins's Story
25(9)
1876
The Old Guitar
34(2)
The Silent Victors
36(5)
Her Beautiful Hands
41(2)
1877
The Rose
43(2)
Leonainie
45(2)
Fame
47(3)
1878
``Dream''
50(1)
From The Flying Islands of the Night
51(1)
1879
The Tree-Toad
52(1)
The Little Town of Tailholt
53(1)
1880
Lockerbie Street
54(1)
At Utter Loaf
55(2)
The Used-to-Be
57(2)
Grandfather Squeers
59(3)
The Prayer Perfect
62(1)
Kissing the Rod
63(1)
Jack the Giant-Killer
64(1)
The Nine Little Goblins
65(2)
1881
The Orchard Lands of Long Ago
67(1)
1882
The Days Gone By
68(1)
The Circus-Day Parade
69(2)
The Old Swimmin'-Hole
71(2)
The Clover
73(1)
Thoughts fer the Discuraged Farmer
74(2)
Wortermelon Time
76(2)
My Fiddle
78(2)
My Philosofy
80(2)
A Summer's Day
82(2)
On the Death of Little Mahala Ashcraft
84(2)
A Hymb of Faith
86(2)
When the Frost is on the Punkin
88(2)
1883
An Autumnal Tonic
90(1)
``The Preacher's Boy''
91(2)
A Sudden Shower
93(1)
The Man in the Moon
94(2)
The All-Golden
96(2)
Nothin' to Say
98(1)
Wet-Weather Talk
99(2)
1884
The Pixy People
101(2)
Out to Old Aunt Mary's
103(4)
Away
107(1)
1885
On the Banks o' Deer Crick
108(2)
Little Orphant Annie
110(2)
The Land of Thus-and-So
112(2)
Granny
114(2)
Pap's Old Sayin'
116(2)
The Train-Misser
118(1)
Griggsby's Station
119(2)
Knee-deep in June
121(4)
1886
When the World Bu'sts Through
125(2)
The Happy Little Cripple
127(2)
Old October
129(1)
Her Beautiful Eyes
130(1)
1887
Doc Sifers
131(3)
1888
The Old Man and Jim
134(3)
When the Green Gits Back in the Trees
137(1)
Down around the River
138(1)
1889
Down to the Capital
139(3)
Waitin' fer the Cat to Die
142(2)
1890
The Pet Coon
144(1)
The Squirt-Gun Uncle Maked Me
145(1)
Our Hired Girl
146(2)
The Bumblebee
148(1)
The Runaway Boy
149(2)
The Raggedy Man
151(3)
The Old Band
154(2)
1891
``Coon-Dog Wess''
156(4)
Decoration Day on the Place
160(1)
1894
Up and Down Old Brandywine
161(3)
The Schoolboy's Favorite
164(2)
1895
To Almon Keefer
166(1)
A Peace-Hymn of the Republic
167(1)
1896
The Hired Man and Floretty
168(5)
The Name of Old Glory
173(2)
1900
The Hired Man's Faith in Children
175(1)
1902
No Boy Knows
176(2)
The Lisper
178(2)
1903
Almost beyond Endurance
180(1)
1906
While the Heart Beats Young!
181(1)
1907
Bub Says
182(1)
`Lizabuth-Ann on Bakin'-Day
183(1)
The Raggedy Man on Children
184(3)
Sketches in Prose
The Old Soldier's Story
187(3)
Where Is Mary Alice Smith?
190(9)
The Object Lesson
199