My father is desperate to find a cherished book from his childhood in Northern Ireland. It was a compilation of poems and short stories published around 1945-1950. He thinks it may have been a War Economy publication. He cannot remember the name of the anthology. The stories and poems he recalls are,
“How Horatius Kept the Bridge” by Macaulay
A tale about Ralph the Rover who removed the bell from the Inchcape Rock
“Rikki Tikki Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
“Jackanapes” about the boy who became a bugler in Wellington’s army at Waterloo. I think the author is J H Ewing.
“Stratosphere Express”: the tale of a huge, futuristic airliner that flew at 500 miles an hour and 60,000 feet across the Atlantic and, would you believe, was highjacked on its first trip
“Power on Deck” about the young engineering cadet who saves his ship from certain disaster
There was another story about a mysterious seaplane and the three children who put an end to its smuggling activities… with a little help from the Fleet Air Arm
The adventures of Mr. Bumbletoes of Bumbleton, the nursery floor creation who came alive at night with all his fellow citizens.