96 illustrations from literature starting with the letters I and J, including: Ib and Little Christina, If, Inchcape Rock, Jack and Jill, Jack and the Beanstalk, John Gilpin, Joseph, and more

A scene from the story, <em>Joan of Arc</em>.

Joan of Arc

A scene from the story, Joan of Arc.

"there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them; and the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away: yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have taken them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house; and, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee." Job 1:14-19 ASV
<p>Messengers arrive to tell Job the bad news of his many losses.

The Messengers Telling Job of his Loses

"there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them;…

"Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him." Job 2:11 KJV

Job and his Three Friends

"Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from…

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

Joe's Bee-Sting

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

Joe's Bee-Sting

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

Joe's Bee-Sting

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

Joe's Bee-Sting

A scene from the story, "The Cure of Joe's Bee-Sting."

Scene from the story, "Hidden Treasure."

John

Scene from the story, "Hidden Treasure."

Away went Gilpin, and away went Postboy at his heels.

John Gilpin

Away went Gilpin, and away went Postboy at his heels.

Gilpin and his horse.

John Gilpin

Gilpin and his horse.

Gilpin on his horse. "The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gray. Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away."

John Gilpin

Gilpin on his horse. "The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gray. Till, loop…

Gilpin on his horse arrives without his hat and wig.

John Gilpin

Gilpin on his horse arrives without his hat and wig.

Gilpin speaks to his horse. "I am in haste to dine; 'Twas for your pleasure you came here, You shall go back for mine."

John Gilpin

Gilpin speaks to his horse. "I am in haste to dine; 'Twas for your pleasure you came here, You shall…

Gilpin arrives in town on horseback without his hat and wig.

John Gilpin

Gilpin arrives in town on horseback without his hat and wig.

Gilpin arrives in town on horseback without his hat and wig.

John Gilpin

Gilpin arrives in town on horseback without his hat and wig.

Is John Smith within? Yes, that is he. Can he set a shoe? Ay, marry, two. Here a nail, there a nail, Tick, tack, too.

John Smith

Is John Smith within? Yes, that is he. Can he set a shoe? Ay, marry, two. Here a nail, there a nail,…

Scene from the story, "John's Pumpkin."

John's Pumpkin

Scene from the story, "John's Pumpkin."

"This infant," quoth he, "was called John Little, but that name we shall change anon. Henceworth, wherever he goes, not John Little, but Little John shall he be called"

Little John

"This infant," quoth he, "was called John Little, but that name we shall change anon. Henceworth, wherever…

Little John hitting Eric O' Lincoln square on the head.

The Sheriff's Chef and Little John

Little John hitting Eric O' Lincoln square on the head.

"And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd." Jonah 4:6 KJV

Jonah Sheltered by the Vine

"And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over…

"And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, the priests that bare the ark of the covenant being before the people; and when they that bare the ark were come unto the Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (for the Jordan overfloweth all its banks all the time of harvest,) that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho. And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of Jehovah stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel passed over on dry ground, until all the nation were passed clean over the Jordan. Joshua 3:14-17
<p>Illustration of the priests carrying the ark of the covenant into the Jordan River. Many people follow them into the dry river bed.

The Hebrews Crossing the Jordan

"And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, the priests…

Scene from the story, "Jorinda and Jorindel."

Jorinda and Jorindel

Scene from the story, "Jorinda and Jorindel."

Scene from the story, "The Story of Joseph."

Joseph

Scene from the story, "The Story of Joseph."

Scene from the story, "The Story of Joseph."

Joseph

Scene from the story, "The Story of Joseph."

"And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt." Genesis 41:43 KJV

Joseph Proclaimed Ruler of Egypt

"And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee:…

"Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren." Genesis 45:1 KJV

Joseph Makes Himself Known to His Brethren

"Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every…

" Then spake Joshua to Jehovah in the day when Jehovah delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; And thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, Until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day." Joshua 10:12-13 ASV
<p>Joshua on horseback in the midst of a battle commands the sun and the moon to stand still.

Joshua Commands the Sun to Stand Still

" Then spake Joshua to Jehovah in the day when Jehovah delivered up the Amorites before the children…

"And the men arose, and went: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me; and I will cast lots for you here before Jehovah in Shiloh. And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven portions in a book; and they came to Joshua unto the camp at Shiloh. And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before Jehovah: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions." Joshua 18:8-10 ASV
<p>Joshua and Eleazar supervise the casting of lots for the remaining tribes of Israel to determine the lands they would occupy. A young boy holds the vessel containing the lots.

Joshua Dividing the Land

"And the men arose, and went: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and…

"And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him." Mark 14:43-45 KJV

Judas Betraying Jesus with a Kiss

"And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude…

Scene from "The Jumbles."

Jumbles

Scene from "The Jumbles."

A scene from the story, <em>Jumbo's Garden</em>. Jumbo had a garden, a pretty little garden, filled with every flower that grows, and 'twas watered every day, in a novel sort of way, with his trunk for the garden hose!

Jumbo's Garden

A scene from the story, Jumbo's Garden. Jumbo had a garden, a pretty little garden, filled…

A scene from the story, "The Jumpers."

The Jumpers

A scene from the story, "The Jumpers."

Scene from the story, "Ascent of the Jungfrau."

Jungfrau

Scene from the story, "Ascent of the Jungfrau."

From Kipling's The Jungle Book, Baloo singing the Law of the Jungle to a pack of wolves.

Baloo Singing to Wolves

From Kipling's The Jungle Book, Baloo singing the Law of the Jungle to a pack of wolves.

Scene from the story, "The Juniper-Tree."

Juniper-Tree

Scene from the story, "The Juniper-Tree."

Scene from the story, "The Juniper-Tree."

Juniper-Tree

Scene from the story, "The Juniper-Tree."