Fun on the Hill

Jerry and Jane on a sled

A good example of how authority figures were represented in school readers. This Jerry and Jane story appeared in High Roads to Reading (c. 1932). By the 1930s, the "friendly policeman" was a stock character in British Columbia texbooks.

Heedless of danger
down the hill!

A policeman at the
foot of the hill.

A lucky escape
for the children!

A life lesson for
Jerry and Jane!

A comprehension
lesson for young readers!

And a lesson for all of us! Be careful where you play, watch out for traffic, and obey the local policeman!