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THE T ESALT SALT LAKE < HERALD SUNDAY JULY 20 20902 1902 1902GOOD 1902i 1902V
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r V i 1 i < GOOD STORIES FOR R CHILDRENBy Walt McDougall McDougallSAMMY MG Oligall > j j V VSAMMY i i5AMMY >
SAMMY TUTEWiLER FINDS THAT THA T BEING A REAL KING IS NOT ALL ROSES
Being the True Truetory TrueJtory TrueJtory
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Nancy Hanks Hanksthe Hanksthe Hanksthe
the GoodOld Good GoodOld GoodOld
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JUtBfS XI T TUTEWTIOCR I > 3TEWB > Idlt was a oou country try boy bo who whoWa8an was an only child childand chUdD4 childand
I 5 and D4 t4ve ttved on a farm He rose at a 4 and acted as chambermaid to toI toa
I < > 1 a lot of mildeyed Jersey cows made the kitchen k tchen fire chopped choppedsome choppedIIOal choppedsome
some wood oed drew rew some water and nd then had breakfast breakt t
In tits tk u summer Jlumm r time when there was no school he watched watchedweeds
he tbaeows sews when they were let out into a grassy pasture pulled p pulledcarried u d weeds weedscarried
carried m milk lk to some customers nearby picked stones out of the straw
1 berry bed be fed chickens 4 raked hay dug fence posts churned butter and andpicked andj andpicked
picked peas aatil dinner time In the afternoon he had a dozen other otherthings
I things to do until evening CV1n1n came when he shooed the hens Into the coop coo
j I fed them milked the cows chopped more wood and was ready read to 50
to bed bedI
I I wonder that I dont have to wash the cat laid aid he to himself or
trim the goats at8 whiskers or something ao et 1ng like that sose to keep busy a Ut
tie longer longerIt longer1It
l It xeem teemed d to tohm him him that be never had a moment for fan for even von whan when n
It he lay in the sweetsmelling grass with the bees humming hummlngoverhud overhead overhead the
birds piping above in the green shadows and the the fleecy clouds cloUdssawnc Wiling bailing
along In the calm c lm blue sky he thought it was bard work and wished W1sh d forthe for forthe r rthe
the time when he would be a man and have nothing to do but b t co fishing
buggyriding and draw money mo oY from the bank bankIt bankIt bankIt
It was on a a balmy summer day when the aJr and sky were weredream1G dreamiac
i i In a sleepy fashion when the sunlight seemed scented with the perfumes
i of poppies and even the birds and butterflies dozed that Sammy lay bo boelde boIlde beside
side the brook in the pasture He e had watched the cows until they theymoved thylond theycoved
moved Under some trees and sank down into the tall grass and than thanas thenas 1M1 1M1as
as be found the sun creeping around Into 1ntohls his shaded retreat hi b wasobliged was erasobliged RaSoblIged
obliged to move also He rose lazily and walked along beside the high hshctone ht highatone h hEtone
atone wall toward the corner of the pasture p sture As 3 he went be noticed a aslightly aslightly aslightly
slightly worn pathway which he was sure he had never seen S enbetore enbetore1a before
V familiar 1a nUlrr ca he was with that field He followed it curiously curlousl Sometimes
it was waS faint and almost Invisible e again it was plain and marked as by bymany bymany Jy JyI
I many m ny feet It led to the end en of the
pasture as he could see but ut he knew kaswthat kn knewt 7 7that
< that it could not cross the fence there th re and expected to follow it along alon alonthe
the end wall but when he cams to the other end he was astonished to tosee tosee tosee
> see a small wooden door in the wall There the path ended endedNow endedNow
Now often as he had been n in that pasture since he he was a small boy he
had never before observed that doorway It certainly must have been beenmade
made within a few days yet it looked as old and worn as the stone wall
itself and cobwebs were laced across it that showed they had been
theremany there many days So mysterious and uncanny did It I seem that Instead Insteadof
of reaching relLch n out his hand and trying to open the door d or be besltatedand hesitated and
then he softly rapped upon the timestained wood woodf
f cf c FUNNY LITTLE WOMAN PEEPED OUT OUTHardly OUTHrdly OUTHardly
> Hardly had the echo of his knock ceased when the little door opaned opanedI openedand
1 and a funny old woman In a agreen green n sunbonnet peeped out and smiled at
him comically Beyond her through throu h the open door he saw only another 1U 0ther 0therha
field ilka like the one he haGood was in inGood Ini
i Good morning said the old woman and what do you wish wishtoday
today todayI todayII
I 11 I was curious about this door rye never seen It before althoughr although
r I have been in lathJs this pasture every day for years said Sammy What Wh t is isit Isit isIt
it for torT torTIt8 forr
r Its the opening into the
wishinggarden she replied will you youstep youtep youstep
step tep In Inr Sammy hesitated h sltated for he had heard of such things and was wassomewhat WI8opsewhat waseosewhat
somewhat doubtful as to where they led one to However she looked so sosmiling ISOamlIngo sosmiling
smiling that he felt she was harmless He entered the gateway g teway and the
door door was wa closed clos d The Thesarden garden as she called called caile It seemed In nowise different differentfrom diaerentfrom differentfrog
from any other field in fact It seemed rather more weedy eedy he thought thoughtthan thoughthan thoughtthan
than the pasture pastureYoa pasture pastureTonare pgturyOURe
Tonare Yoa aat6 not ot the first said the little old woman wo woman who has seen that thatdoor thltoor thatdoor
door oor but croc ouiLze are are the first rst for more than a century who ho has passed pase d its itsportals Jt3portals itsportals
portals for Instead of trying to push it open as all others oth have h3edon done you youwere yollwere youwere
were polite enough to knock for admittance and thats what What Ive been beenwaiting bec becwat been beenwasting
waiting wat for forThank forhank Of OfI Ofrhank
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Thank hank you row replied re plied Sammy Now what do you do here may
I ask
askI
I I aaa tha fairy Nancy Nanc Hanks You may think thats a funny Y nine ninefor a hsc hscfor
for a fairy but X I am a a plain country fairy and have a plain pla1 name nan name er erwilllmUlt T Twill Twill
will willlmUlt grant you any wish you may ask me because I am so glad toymeet toymeeta toraeot toraeota to m 8t 8ta
a really polite boy in these rude times timesWell UmesWeU timesNell
Well said Sammy I was Just wishing as I lay there In the grass grassthat sra grassthat s sthat
that I was a king and I guess thatll fe be good enough for torme tormeNancy me meNancy meNancy
Nancy Hanks smiled but while smiling she shook her head some somswhat so sowh somewhat =
what wh doubtfully as if she questioned the wisdom of his wish Go o and andlie andlie
lie 11 down again in the shade and Ill see about it she said W Then Then she shet sheopened sheopened
I t opened the door and Sammy stepped out He Bought a a shady spot pot otataIn otataInan4 again againand againand
and b began gan to think over this strange episode Soon he fell asleep but but3ust
Just as be was w S dreaming dreatt z1g something awoke him and 1d be eat up up13e
He found himself in a most gorgeous bed bed ot Tory sf i and gold and ant surrounded antrounded Su1rounded
rounded by magnificently dressed gentlemen all of whom were holding holdin holdinn g
ia n their hands p parts of splendid clothing clothtn all o ot satin velvet and a d lace lacewith la lacewlthdiarmids e ewtU1d1a
wtU1d1a wlthdiarmids with diamond and rubies sewed all over ave them themWU1 them4tWlll themwin
win your gracious Majesty 1Ia sty be pleased to arise ais t said the most niostgorgeous mostPrare nos nosgaseous t
gorgeous Prare us of them an aace as 1e stepped to the bedside bedsideWhere be lcie lcieWhere
Where Where am I It asked Sammy SammyTour SammyY SammyFeu
Tour Y ur Majesty esty is confused contu d with the th sudden awakening a enhig replied the theglittering thecUtterin th e
I t glittering creature tour Majesty is 4i U 1n s bed of of orCOuISe orCOuISeh course courseXh course
Xh h said Id Sammy Sluiunyth the fairy has anada mads good ti Ii < am ar a akng king Ge Gee I
Look at atmy m jay y clothes clothear r rSAMMY i iSAMMY i iSAMMY
SAMMY WAS NOT NO AT TALL ALL SURPRISED SURPRISEDSammy S SURPi41SEDSammy URPP SED SEDSlDD1Y
Sammy was wa not at all l surprised of course for be believed la fairies fairiesand fa1 fairiesso es esando
and ando so he b was prepared for anything He hopped out of bed and and was wasabout wuout wasabout
I about out to toJWI pull off the nightgown of satin that he wore wore but butan an another another
I other man as splendid as the others cried out outOh outOk
Oh my duty your Majesty a 1 you forget forJ et my honorable task taska 1 1is
is a to remove the royal necktieOh necktie neckUeI p
I Oh I forgot said Sammy and l eat still sunThen stillThan I IThen
Then one on came with the royal diamondstudded shirt an another anI another
I other with nth his stockings all rubystarred and then his janticsand Jant1estJd panties pantiesend >
and coat Each one had to be b put on with great ceremony by byth bythe J
the th proper official and it took them about an hour and a half halfto haltto halfto
to wash and dress Sammy who himself h1m lf never took more than thanfour thanfour
four iour minutes at the Job any time He was getting pretty tired tiredof tIredot tiredof
of it when suddenly another another glittering gentleman entered and an anu1tecl andasked T5 T5asked
asked t I IWhat I IWhat
What will your Majesty have for breakfast All the royal MJfef f
dressers buttoners washers combers comb rs and clothes holders stood stoodaside 1
aside asld for this was the Gentleman of the he Diningroom Sammy Saxmsysaid Sammysaid
said d ril take some pickles some turkey some ham and eggs eggsand eggsand w
and Bone fried cakes cakesThe cakesThe fc fcThe
The Gentlemaa of the Diningroom Dinlag room looked startled and then thencried f r rcried i
cried Is your Majesty Jesting Such things are not for royal 53 53xy
xy 1 That is h food for the laborIn laboring classes classesWell classeslWell i
Well what have you srotr got asked sked Sammy SamB Y 1 Gl 1 1fc
fc Some lOIC111g o a Eig gWi i WS lestssgmies nt t Bttte < tltlhw1MtB i ef tTfts t tikds a a5a5b p ate ilft ioA
5a5b entoeet Jir iCa u a si deta l 4 tm at < l of of cows cowsiei ow fed i rri ore nTjjjrn iti tiiiirniiii i t S St
IT IS THE MANAYUNK MANA YUNK
Very V ry well m take thaV that said Sammy Sam Butlie But be did wish it were ham hamaad ham21d hamand
and eggs when he 1e sat downall aloneat aJonetthe the great table covered with trim criraean trimson
8 son n velvet vel et and with dozens of solid gold dishes all around him The room roomwas roo roowas
was was filled with silent gentlemen all 11 gazing solemnly sol mnly at him m as it to an anticipate antIcpate an antlcpate ¬
ticipate each wish and he was not allowed to reach rea h for anything before beforehim beforehhs beforehim
him his crown weighed like a ton of lead on his forehead and everything everythingwas everyth1nWitS
was so solemn and precise that he soon grew tired tired enough en ug Nobody Nobodyspoke Nobodyspoke Nobodyspoke
spoke for that would have been been improper unless Sammy spoke first and andts andas andls
ts he was afraid of making some blunder he didnt open his hlsmoutb mouth It Itwas Itwas Itwas
was still very ery early in the morning as he saw by the great clock of ofpearls ofpearls ofpearls
pearls and and gold that faced him ft He turned to one of the gentlemen gentlemennear gentlemennear
near him and laying aside the gemeaibroldered napkin asked if they theyalways theyalway theyalways
always < had breakfast so earlyYour early earlyYour earlyYour
Your Majesty forgets that th t today we review the Royal FlintlockFusiliers FlIntlock JlintloclcFusiliers FlIntlockFustUers
Fusiliers replied the gentlemaninwaltlng gentlemaninwaltlngAh
Ab then I Ishall shall ride a horse cried crIedsammy crIedsammyHeavens Sammy SammyHeavens SammyHeavens
Heavens no cried the Master of the t the e Stables There The isnt n a horse horsathat h hthat horsethat
that I dare trust you on onNo onNo ow owNo
No your Majesty ajesty must go in the coach for for reasons of atate state that I Icannot ICan1ot Icannot
cannot here mention added the Prime Minister gravelyPLACEDIN gravely gravelyPLACED gravelyPLACEDJ
PLACED PLACEDIN IN A GIGANTIC COACH COACHJust COACHJust
Just then the Lord Physician to to His Majesty te felt t his + pulse ulIe andistatsaV aUdI aUdIthat and ° atat st sthe
that thatalthough he had eaten enough and he he was politely ushered us ered from the th thalthough table tablealthough
although he had scarcely begun td t make a meal eaLlhlS This made made the Bpjr BpjrKing py pyKing y yKIng
King sore sore but as s he was waaabout about tp assert assert rt himself b1ms 1t he caught caught such such a fierce fierceand fie fierceand e eand
and chilling lopJCvfrom l99 c the the U1e Lord r4 Chamberlain c be that a he e Jieplt kept silent s siignt t He Hewas Heas Hewas
was as placed in Ina a gigantic gilded coach coach coac the windows wlncowsof of Which Which 1V11lch were were Yere sohigh so sohigh sohIgh
high that unless he stood on tiptoe tIptohecou1d he could see see nothing and with s a gUt glittering gUtterlns gilttaring ¬
tering cavalcade of officers following on horseback set t off ot for the annual an annual annu ¬
nual nu nual 1 review of o the Royal flintlock Fusiliers The coach was drawn d8 drawn to tothe tothe tothe
the top of o a hill and stopped while all the generals and other officers officersgathered om officalsgathered iS iSgathered
gathered dose about it so that the king saw nothing but butzeveral several clouds cloudsof Clouds Cloudsofdust IpudSot
ofdust of dust Then they all galloped swiftly back ack to court where another anotherJeweled anotherjeweled anotherjeweled
Jeweled suit of f clothes was put on King Sammy and he he had to go and andstand andstand andstand
stand on a marble platform and listen to long speeches in Greek andLatin and andLatin andLatIn
Latin after which wht hbe he had to present a pile of diplomas to a lot of long 10 g ¬
haired scientists who wrote about bugs bugsI
I think Ill go out and take a walk said Sammy after this was over overAll overAll
All the courtiers court1 rs looked shocked shockedIt V i
It would be very unwise un 1se as well as very bad form your Majestysaid Majesty Majestysaid lIaJestTsaid
said the Duke of Oklpokworth as he nervously fumbled with his hI great greatstar greatstar t tstar
star of office Suppose Suppo e you should be seen seenl The mob might attack you you
for no monarch ever walks walksHasnt walksHasnt walkshasnt
Hasnt my royal face been seen s nl asked Sammy
No indeed or at least but ut very ery rarely It is unsafe for there are so somany somany somany
many Anarchists about now replied the Officer Omeerot of the Wand Wandt WandGive WaneLGIve WandGive
t Give me a good revolver and I will tackle any Anarchist narchIa around
here here exclaimed SammyEverybody Sammy SammyEverybody SammyEerybody
Everybody shuddered at the thought Your Majesty is Joking Cried
the Royal Keeper Keep r of the Ice Chest We do not dare to take such risks
We can find Anarchists anywhere but how can we replace our king
No remain within and attend to your your our royal duties We now ow have the themeeting themeeting themeeting
meeting of the council to attend attendThey attendThey attendThey
They bustled Sammy Samm away to another grand room the Council CouncU
Chamber where for three hours they read reports to him hIm regarding mat matepidemic t ¬
tees In the kingdom BUch as the state or the beekeeping industry the he
epidemic among Angora goats the 17yearold locust the servant girl ct = l
problem and a lot of things like that until poor Sammy actually actUally wished
that he were back in school again so dreadfully drendfuUyt1resome tiresome it ftalI all was was as
When the council cO Ilcll was over Sammy exclaimed Ive a good mind to slide s 1cis
down the banisters to loosen my legs legsHE legsHE legsH
HE H PLAYED JACKSTONES UNTIL EVENING EVENINGHorrors EVENINGHorrors EVENINGHorrors
Horrors No If the king unbends what will the people Je > lo do dl The Thewhole Thewhole hlt
whole country will rise in revolt if 1 you should do a thing thi so undigni und1 und1fi ¬
fied fi d Follow us to your private apartment where wh re there are other dutiesfor duties dutiesfor 4utlesfor
for you they said as as they gathered around Then ento to another grand grandroom crandroom grandroom
room room all turquoise and nddler silver he was conducted where ha h signed signedSAMMY signedSAMMY
SAMMY Hlrd to many important Important state papers that h he knew nathin nothinfrat nothinfratall cuiliJknt cuiliJkntall at atall
all all about until he was tired tiredI
I think Pd like llk to go to a ball he said
game s when a arose rest and some someamusement sozne sozneamulement someamusement
amusement were ere suggested suggestedAlas sU suggestedAlas gested gestedAlas
Alas no your yo r Majesty esty It Is unwise as 3 well weUar a8 s unsafe and very vul ¬
gar We Te had better remain In here and play Jackstopes
Sammy was disgusted but be saw no way of escaping from his Min ¬
isters of State and so he played Jackstones until evening when he was
attended by the Royal Bandmaster who asked hIm to select the dances
for the Grand Ball that th t evening It Just made Sammy sick to have haveto to
bother about things he knew nothing about and yet when he suggested
uCopcnha Copenhagen n PillowsandKeys Post Office and some other pleas ¬
ant little recreations common to his own own experience all the th officers of a
the ball snorted in protest protestWhat prot st sthat
What hat Kiss at the royal ball Kissing games Oh your Majesty i is
trifling with this solemn affair Let us hope the reporters havent ha nt over over ¬
heard you youSammy youSammy OU OUSammy
Sammy much disgusted dIsgt ted walked to the window and as he reached it
a shot was heard a bullet crashed through the glass and smashed a mir ¬
ror on the wall behind him The guards outside outs1 captured the man who
bad fired at the king and he was hauled into the palace
UW Why y do o you ou want to soak me asked Sammy Iner I never did you any
harm did I 10 10L
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> 1 j eil AM THE F FAIRY NAIICY y HAnKS i <
You are king and 1 am an Anarchist growled the man savagely
What Is an Anarchist asked Sammy SammyWe Samm SammWe SammyWe
We are opposed to everything replied the assassin as ass1n We want toabolish to toabolish toaboUsh
abolish everything from kings to elevator boys boysthat that is everything ex except ex except x xcept ¬
cept breweries Thats our creed and we dont care who knows it either eitherA
A paper was placed in Sammys hand by the Lord Chancellor He looked lookedat lookedat
at it and saw that it had a great skullandcrossbones at the top It was wasthe wasthe wasthe
the death sentence of the Anarchist AnarchistSign AnarchlstSlgn AnarchistSign
Sign it and we will execute him at once said tha Chancellor with witha
a frown frownI frownur frown frownI
ur I cant said Sammy Theres no use talkie I cant do it itYou ltr ltrYou itYou
You must said the Chancellor threateningly threateninglyWhos threatenl threatenirglpWhos g1Y g1YVvhos
Whos king here you ou or I IT asked Sammy angrily 1grlIy TI Ill discharge dischargethe dischargathe tchargethe
the whole lot of you youInstantly youInstanUy youInstantly
Instantly all of the noblemen grabbed the boy by the arms and legs legsand lepanCran legsandiran
and anCran andiran ran himout of the room Intoa Into 3 as11aller smaller apartment where the Lord LordChief LordCl1et LordGrief
Chief Grief Justice Justice said Do Dp you think we let you be king to boss us the thegrandees thegrandees thegrandeea
grandees grandees of the realm1 realm1I realm realmI i iI
I thought thought t1to tthe the king was boss said Sammy humbly as he thoughthow thought thoughthow thoughthow
how many kings kings had had had their beads cut offNot off offNot oILNot
Not much much > replied the courtiers youre only a figurehead We are arethe arethe arethe
the real thing thingThen thingThen thingThen
Then do doyour your own bossing Im through cried Sammy and he sud suddenly suddenly enddealy
denly Jumped out of thewindow the wladow and ran ran for the palace gates They all allput aUput allput
put after him and ho was certain that they the would recapture him but as asTie ashe ashe
he ran TIUlhe he saw before him the little doorway of the fairy Nancy Hanks Hanksagd Hanksd Hanksad
agd ad d somehow he was relieved The door opened open d when whehe ha got to It and he hesprang hespraugin hesprang
sprang spraugin in The next nextmoment moment be found himself bl el in the old pasture withthe with withthe withthe
the cows cowS all peacefully peaeetu 1 grazlng grazlnithesunlttt grazlnithesunltttYou zln iffthesunltStiv iffthesunltStivYou the8Unl the8UnlYou
You are all out of breath said the fairylappearing fairy + ap appearing g again beside besidahim bealdehim besidehim
him how did you like being king kingIf kingIts kingIts
If Its s enough to take ke the breath away Awa replied Sammy S my panting
They They wanted lnted me to kill a feller fellerThats feUerTha fellerThatss
Thats Tha s part of the ling king business said thefairy the fairy If 1 h be doesnt doesntkill doesntldU doesntkill
kill a few people occasionally they might kill kill him What will will you try trynext trynexU trynext
next
A VALLEY FILLED FI LLED WITH MARVELS MARVELSWell
Well I made ma e a mistake that time and Ive got good and tired of ofrules otruies ofrules
rules ruies and regulations regul UoD3 too by it it Id like to go somewhere where there thereisnt there18nt therecant
cant a single rule ruleStep ruleStep ruleStep
Step in 1n1aughed ins laughed Nancy TnnV Hanks and in Sammy sprang to find him himself hImsett himself ¬
self looking down a a valley filled filled with all sorts I of wonders An aged man mancame mancame mancame
came to him with a a vacuous smile saying with a a deep bow MrYmmas MrYmmas Mr MrYznmas
Ymmas I believeMy believe believeMy believeMy
My names Sammy replied the boy boyAH boyAU boyAli
AH right Ymmas is Sammy backward Have a 8 popcorn ball He Hehanded Hebanded Hehanded
handed Sammy what seemed to be a large red popcorn ball but as ha hatook hI hItQo hetook
took tQo it the thing swelled up to the size of a barrel and then dropped to topieces topIeces topieces
pieces slowly I am the professional guide in Woozyland said the old oldman oldman oldman
man but as I 1 am not allowed allow o listen Ill Just leave my ears bere on onthis onthb onthis
this stump He placed them on the stump and a 8 woodpseer wood cr ran out outand outIUld outand
and gobbled them up in a twinkling twinklingHa
Ha a there they go he chuckled chuckl d The things here will 1U get all I have haveyet haveyet haveyet
yet The The porcupine ate my whiskers last week and the molecule who is isthe Isthe1ia1slster isthe
the the1ia1slster halfsister to the mole borrowed my kneepans to bake bread In and andhisnt andt andhasnt
hisnt t returned them But let us be o merry It cant last long He led ledSammy ledSammy ledSammy
Sammy along the path toward a ferny grove groveWhats grav gravWhats groveWhats
Whats all that noise asked the curious boy b y as he listened listenedIts l1stenClIts listenedIts
Its the anvil plants at work They are ar making rivets for the cow cowslips cowsUps cowslips ¬
slips so that they wont slip any more thank goodness goodnessSure goodnessSure goodnessSure
Sure enough when they reached the grove there were immense floral floralanvils fioralanvIls floralanvils
anvils banging ban nS away industriously and heating the rivets in a a bed of fire
files on the ground All around were wonders in the plant line Four Fouroclocks Fouroclocks Fouroclocks
oclocks unlike the regular flowers of that name grew with dials and
hands like real SOcent clocks and now and then a lot of 0 them would set setoff setort setoff
off theIr alarms all together with an awful din flowers with bells whole wholechimes wholehlmes wholechimes
chimes of them th m grew there and tinkled with every breath of air other otherflowers otherfiowers otherflowers
flowers that went off at at regular intervals like ke Roman candles and spat spattered spattered spattered ¬
tered fire all over the grass trees that bore fruit in the shape of apples applespears appIESpearsand applespears
pears pearsand and plums but made of hard b rd wood while the bark was like fruit
Nothing was really what it seemed seemCl The water in the brook that looked lookedeo
eo so tempting t was solid glass but when in disgust Sammy sat down on ona ona ona
a rock the stone splashed up and Sowed away like water leaving him himsprawling hImf1ra
sprawling f1ra w lns
SOME WONDERS IN N THE PLANT LINE LINEWell LINEWell LINEdell
Well this certainly Is Woozyland all right he exclaimed as he herose berose herose
rose Its a dear old place said the guI guide e Let us mosey along and asdsee andee andsee
see ee the sights before they fade fadeThe fadeThe fadeThe
The old man gathered g thered up some deepgreen eggs as he spoke and put putthem put putth puttheth
them th theth in his pockets We will see ee what they come to said sal be beWhy heWhy
Why Why Whats WhatspecuUar peculiar about aboutth them n asked Sammy SammyOh
Oh they are liable to hatch out anything auythl g In a a few minutes m1nutesAny Any ¬
thing thIngtrom from a book of trolley car tickets to a live walrus They are regu regu ¬
lar mystery eggs es I assure you youThey youThey ou ouThey
They strolled along Sammy missing nothing no thIns about him himWhat himWhat himWhat
What are these plants he asked after awhile stopping before a aunny
funny unny clump of shrubbery that blazed and crackled crackledThats crackledThats crackledThats
Thats the electric lightplant said the aged guide guideOh guideOh
Oh I have often o u heard of It said Sammy It t raises currents
Will you have some natural bokipoki asked the old man as he hereached bereached hereached
reached into another bush and picked what looked like a snowball snow balL
Certainly replied Sammy Samm putting out o t his hand but before he could
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take the holdpoki it blazed b ed up in In3 a flame a yard high and he siren sirenback 8 8back shranlt shranltback
back in alarm They are too ripe I fear We Ye came too late said a d the thaguide theguJde ttaguide
guide sadly and he wiped his eyes on his l s coat tails I have never been beeain beQIn beenin
in time to eat one yet t guess they are not meant to eat I woeld wot1ttry woeidtry woeldtry
try one oC those things on the ground there that look like lumps ot otclay otclay ofclay
clay said Sammy Perhaps they are eatable for everything hue heraseems hueseems hereseems
seems to go by bycontrarJes contraries 1 have been disappointed too many times timessaid tlsaeseald UnuuJd
said the old man weeping bitterly Sammy Samm picked up up one of the lunps lunpsfound IUIl IUIlfound lutapsfound
found it soft and yielding and on breaking it open found it full of marsh maisfcmaUow marshmaJlow marshmallow
mallow As S he was eating it the old man began to dance wildly w dly up and aaddown anddown anddown
down on the path in evident pain clawing at his sleeves In which ha
had placed the greeen en eggs Theyre hatching theyre hatching he haShrieked heshrieked heshrieked
Shrieked wildly Several Seveta1larce large crabs fell out upon the ground and scat anttied j I
tied away through the grass There IB more there yet cried the oM odman oMman 04man
man Reach up m my y back h ack and pull them out please Til do it said fieldvoice a avoice
voice and out of t the bushes stepped a large lar1 e bear who differed from fromother fromother Ironother
other bears in that his hair was of a deep blue with large yellow polka polkadots poIk poIkdots polkadots l
dots scattered over It it He had an amiable air 1r and wore roller skates He Easlid HesUd Heslid
slid swiftly to the old man reached up under his coat but instead of
bringing b forth more crabs he extracted two little purple monkeys vhich which
he examined very ery gravely gravelyHOW gravelyHOW gravelyHOW
HOW A COMET WAS HATCHED HATCHEDThey HATCHEDThey HATCHEDThey
They are the th most disappointing d eggs said the th aged sed guide one IOBSnever onenever os osnever
never can tell what to expect from them th Last week I hatched act c t a acroquet acroquet acroquet
croquet set from a a dozen of otthe the prettiest I ever saw but I do not thtelc thtelcI
I will experiment further furtherWhat furtherWhat furtherWhat
What can you eggspect of o eggs that grow upon Bfldad E Iad trees teesr asked ashdtho askedthe asirfthe
the bear Let us go and gather some whistling whIstl11 berries and pelt its thapelicans Ultpel1cans itspelicans
pelicans with them he added addedNobody addedNobody addedNobody
Nobody asked you to Join our party said the aged one with willifrownVe a afrown afrown
frown frownVe We are going rD ng to sail boats boat up the sand hills and we are areexclusive isoexclusive iso toeexclusive
exclusive to associate c1ato with you youYou youYou youYou
You You are very proud because youve got a boy to play with retorted retortedthe retortedthe etDrte4the
the polkadotted polka dotted bear But if I wished I could tell a secretWhat secret secretWhat secretWbat
What Is its It inquired the old man excitedly excitedlyI
I know where the Manayunk has hidden hidd n your left whisker wbhketho sell sellthe saijtha
the bear bearWhere bearWhere bearWhere
Where oh where has he hidden hiddenitr hiddenitrStep it itStep itStep
Step over here and Ill tell you youThe youThe
The old man went a a few steps away and the bear arid WktSB W1cwwould Rtrrwould WktSBwould s
would he hide it itI ttr itrI
I dunno replied the guide guideIn guideIn guideIn
In his hide roared the bear and skated akatedswlttly swiftly away while the old oJdman odman oldman
man fell down and wept so hard that a 3 large Jar e puddle formed around his hisfeet hisfeet hisfeet
feet Sammy was so unset up > et that he walked away A few steps farther ta tacame b bcame hecame
came upon a queerlooking thing roIled up beneath a tree that moved movedas cavedas
as he approached and then unrolkI unroU l like 1 ce a strip of carpet The Th thing bad badmany badmany 4 4many
many legs and several tails tails bU but he could not see at which end its bead beadwas beads headtae
was s placed It began to run around swiftly until ho b became quite dtay dtaywatching dinYwatcb1ng diezYwatching
watching its gyrations What on earth Is that asked Sammy wbea wbeathe WhClthe wtenthe
the guide Joined TI him himThats himThats TT TTThats >
Thats the Manayunk and hes very lively 11v y today because we had hadfrosting hadresting hadfrosting
frosting on our cake last night Frost always excites him like that thatIs thatIs thatIs
Is ho dangerous dangerousHe 1 1He
He would be if he could find his head replied the aged guide bet betIt betIt betIt
It takes him so long to do that that everything escapes him himWhere b1mWhere himWhere
Where Is his head asked Sammy SammySomewhere SammySomewhere Sammymewhere
Somewhere in the middle there Its fastenedoh fastened on 1 with strings aaa aaathey aadthey salthey
they get all tangled up so that he cant locate the right ones Some Sometimes SocetImes Sometimes ¬
times it rolls clear cl ar away and be makes an awful mess of it He just t has hasto hasto I3s I3sto
to Bit there for hours ours and puzzle it out outThafs outThats outThats
Thats dreadful said Sammy SammyFIREDOGS SammyFIREDOGS SammyFIREDOGS
FIREDOGS N A CHASE CHASEOh
Oh dont waste any sympathy on him He doesnt deserve it It Coma Cesaalong Comaalong Comealong
along A little farther they heard a loud barking and the guide re remarked romarked = t tm31ked > ¬
marked Those are the firedogs chasing something again S See e there therethey therethey therethey
they go And they are running after the Welsh rabbits although thats thatsforbidden thatsforbidden
forbidden Sammy saw saw them quite plainly ten tei pair of firedogs fire ogs such suchas 2Uchas eachas t
as are placed In n open fireplaces to bald up logs all hurrying wildly with withangry Wlililngry withangry
angry barks after one poor little yellow e1loW Welsh rabbit The poor creature creatureseemed creatureseemed e eseemed
seemed certain to fall Into those open Jaws when at the very veI last me mement rn rnment D0 D0cent °
ment it saw a a bole in the ground and popped in A meekturtle dove ove up upin UPm upIn
in a whiffletree burst Into to a cooing song of relief and 3 lot 0 of brilliant brilliantblue briUlantblue brilliantblue
blue and green parrots all began to cry Polly wants a cracker crac er at atthe atthe atthe
the same time filling the air with noise The old man reached mto mtoceat Sis Siscoat hiscoat
coat pocket 1o et and produced a handful of firecrackers which he toNed to tothe tothe tothe
the parrots and they flaw away delighted delightedI
I dont dont want them here for they destroy the alphabets he said saidWhats 88JdWha saidWhats I
Wha Whats 8 that asked Sammy thinking his ears had deceived bbs hfcaThey htLThey bbsThey
They ruin our alphabets See those trees yonder Well we grew grewall grewall
all our alphabets alphabeteon on them themSammy themSammy themSammy
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Sammy looked carefully and saw that the trees were filled with sad sadsorts U Usorts l1sorts
sorts of letters hanging like so many cherries to the branches The Thaground Theun Theground
ground un d also was covered with thos those that had fallen overripe and de decayed deCayed ¬
cayed This really Is Woozyland for certain said I d he There we wu a avery aVerT avery
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very pretty hammock swinging between the trees and he saak isle IB 1 twith it itwith 1with
with a a feeling of dizziness dizzinessWhat dizzinessWhat l1neuWhat
What is wrong asked his guide guideMy guIdeMy guideMy
My head heads is going around said Sammy Im twisted twistedJust tw1stedrust twistedJust
Just then the theummock hammock began to crawl up Into the tree with ais hi u aa aain a1in and andhr
in his terror his first thought was of the fairy fairyXancy faIrySancy
Nancy Hanks Oh Nancy ancy he cried loudly Instantly b be v was S fnthe J Jthe in inth °
the th old pasture again with the cows cowsWell COWEYen cowsWell
Well said Nancy N as she shetappeared she appeared smog beside hiss hissnGot hnGot binmot
Got enough nou of a place wherethey where they have bav no rales and ref reflations It Itlations relatons ¬
nGot lations lationsIndeed lationsIndeed latonsIndeed
Indeed yes cried Sammy 1 1 wish I had wished right st stTil atfirst t ttand
first tand and asked ked yoU tn make me a grown n man manru manP11
Til do Itnow but thats the last wish I can sfcrs y tsJ tsJmonth ti J sJ J Jmonth
J month monthAll I
All right make ake me a man said sal Semay as aril TM next nextminute
minute minute nttc he was a great t big man with a beard and mowing bay baywith ha7wIth ha haWith I
with all his might mightNow mightNow mightNow
Now he works from morning until night and then sits ap apfiguring ilpfiguring
figuring how he can manage to lift the mortgage buy clotli clotlifor ehtheS ehtheSter
for the children pay the hired man and the taxes cure th the pain painin
in his liver make the hair grow on top of his heed aadmeet aodmeet and andmeet
meet z note of S2X with only sixty in the bank and the time tiswgoes time80S tinegoes
goes so fast that he can never manage to get a moment to re rest restWheneer restWhenever t tWhenever
Whenever he thinks of how he used to lie In the shady sbedYand grass grassand rr rrand
and dream while the cows grazed he almost has a fit and the tha61d theold
Old fairy wont be able to meet him and give him another wish wfenunti wYhuntil wishuntil l
until the next full moos moosBut mOORB moosBut
But B t Sammy Sammymows knows what he wail ask her to do the next tfcs tfcsHe tnaonly
He will only ask her to make him Just a plain boy agals age ager I
r h he now knows that Is the very best thing in In the w vicerJd vicerJdperhaps rld
7 perhaps h2ps jt t maypoasibiy naY s1bIYb b b bettertobe tt t9le 3gttL a gizL gizLWALT
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