"You will not behave like a Red Indian, Michael!"That line appears in the chapter called West Wind. At that point,
"Red Indian" is a phrase commonly found in England. It appears, for example, in
In her 100 Best Books for Children, Silvey writes:
In the seventies and early eighties,As I started research into the changes, I find that I need to locate the older version so I can see what she changed. In that chapter,
Mary Poppins, like many books of its era, came under attack for racism and stereotypes. In typical P. L. Travers fashion, she took this matter into her own hands and rewrote the sections others found offensive. Hence the chapter "Bad Tuesday" now contains the changes made in the 1981 revision.
Update, Monday, Nov 15, 5:04 PM
In comments to the post above, Katharine shared a link to her photos of pages from The Magic Compass, which is the Bad Tuesday chapter, turned into a Little Golden Book. Take a look at the pages she photographed. Clicking on the link will take you to one page. On the right are thumbnail-size images. Click on the each one to see all the pages she photographed. The Magic Compass was published in 1953.