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VERYBODY who has read these stories andI and I think thinkN thinkevery
N every really rea r nice boy and girl has read them all ever eversince eersince eversince
since they began will remember the theRambillicus Rambillicus the theBenevolent theBenevolent theBenevolent
Benevolent Kambillicus who exists for nothing nothingelse g else elsethan else1han elsethan
than to do good to poor children Perhaps some have haveforgotten haveforgotten haveforgotten
forgotten him so for their benefit I will say that he is an animal animalwho animalho animalwho
who ho dwells in the depths of the Blissful Forest Forest not far from fromown fromown fromTown
Town own however whose whole body is just one beautiful bcaut ulll1yout layout of ofgood ofgood ofgood
good things Hanging from his sizes sil e > are numerous silver cups cupseach cupsench cupseach
each one tinder a spout from which pours any kind of lovely
drink you desire and on his back are all sorts of toys a merrygo merrygoround mcrrygoround merrygoround
round games in fact you could not mention any sort of pleasure pleasureor
or amusement that the Bambillicus does not furnish to the poor poorchild poorchild poorcbild
child whom he finds or who has the great luck to find him Evenbad Even Evenbad Evenbad
bad children when by accident as sometimes sQJpetimcshapp happens s they come comeacross comeacross ome omea
across a across rbsS him are just Justns as well woUtreated treated by him and go home as nsgood nsgoodas good goodas
as you can imagine for they are so happy with him that all their theirbadness theirbadness theirbadness
badness seems to leave them Inside of the Rambillicus reached reachedthrough reachedthrought reachedthrough
through A r door in his side arc all sorts of things to eat ea from fromice fromiilice fromlee
iilice ice lee cream rC3 to t plum pudding ding every e ery cryAkind kind of o nutand nut nd candy cand candybeyond candybeyondr beypnd beypndcounting bey9pc4counting
counting Even E n his great mouth mo th is full of pie crullers ers andcookiesandc and andn
f r f cookiesandc cotk cs dI T donrthfnk1hcrOs dont th hiherds = th n partof part of him that doesnt yield yieldn
n lot of dainties or delights When a child finds him everything eeryth everythingei ng
1 ei is at his disposal just as if he owned the Hambillicus entirely entirelyand entirelyund
and the supply never fails no matter how many children come comeNow comeNow
1 Now I ijn n going to tell you how two boys discovered the Ram Bambillicus Rambi11icu5 Rambillicus ¬
billicus and and how they overcame a dreadful animal called the theDelicatessen theDelicatessen theDelicatessen
Delicatessen who had despoiled the Benevolent one of all the thechildrens thechildrens thechildrens
childrens fine toys tO 5 and other good thingsi things thingsWHO thingsWHO
i Y Marmaduke madukc Adair Hoover was one of these boys He was a avery aderv
1 very derv sickly lad whose legs were so weak that he couldnt walk walkut walkutl
1 put > ut utl a few 1m steps at a time and an had to bo pushed around in inn innwhee i n a awheel aI
I wheel chair Ho never played any of the games that that1l all other othervs
boys vs enjoyed the best 5t he could do was to sit and look on and he hewa3 heI heas
I wa3 as glad to be b able to do that as most days c1a s he e was in inb inbed becL d The Theother Thether
other boy was as named Shorty Fortesque and everybody said snidhc snidhcW ho hewas howas
was W e oa sal l boy because he broke oke windows robbed birds nests n ts and andsiuokad andSlUoked andsiuokeicigarettes
siuokad siuokeicigarettes cigarettes and fought with other boys upon each and andevery andC7Cry
i every c occasion n8ion that presented itself Yet bad as he was ha had hada
a gcoo good f < i < i heart and he was so sorry for Marmaduke that instead insteadof
o of 0 ° leaving bE jng him alone as the others did he used to wheel him himaround himitourd hintuo
around uo and for hours In fact all that Marmaduke ever had seen of ofthe ofthe o othe
the fields and woodlands was what he had observed when Shorty Shortypushed Short Shortp Shortgashed
pushed p cd the chair = for there was ivo one else willing to do it In Inrerirn Intmrn
f rerirn Marmaduke who no had read rca many books boo told great stories storiesic storieShQrty storiesShorty
ic Shorty which the latter thought repaid him for the slight slighttrouble slighttrouble 1iht 1ihttrcnJc
trouble of wheeling the sickly boy about
One day not long Cl1g after the Fourth of July J ul Y as Shorty waa waaf
f lying in the grass beside Marmaduke in the shade of a great greatchestnut greats
JI s chestnut c1 tnnt tree far to in tho woods and Marmaduke was thinking ofgetting of ofgetting ofettil1g
getting out of his chair air and taking a few steps s ps something rustled rustl d dt
in n the th bushes ncairthcm ncairthcmh nest them thcmh
t bit h Whats that whispered hisIH red Shorty Ti Ill IIfbetits bet its a rab
Maybe be its a snake snid sltirl1Jarmadu as I Marmadukc tc feeling fccih g glad ad that t1inhc he
t hadnt got out outSftorty outif outShorty
if Sftorty crawled into the bushes and in a moment Maraiaduke Maraiadukeneard Marlldd ke ke1eard
heard him shout t Gee A balloon A buster too tooSoon tool toolSoon I ISoon
t Soon he appeared carrying in his arms a great paper aper bal balj ¬
tt > j t loon oon the bi biggest cst they had hndecr ever seen for it was fifteen 1 f fcet et in
length when Short Shorty y spread i it t out of it on the grass grassI grassIt grassIts
I Its It nil right too said Shorty after he had hll examined it itt itcareU itI
I t carefully careU y Not a hole in it and there is is a bully sponge fast to it 1
If we had some alcohol we could soak the sponge and we could couldt couldtcnd couldsend
t send it up right now nowIve nowi I IryC
i < Ive got n bottle of alcohol under the seat seatof of the chair chairlsaid
lsaid 1 said Marmaduke They h8Y use it to rub my legs lC S when theyget
lumps on them themHe themHc themlie
He had hardly spoken when Shorty had the bottle out andvas and andwas nndl
l + was as pouring jol1r ng alcohol on the biff bi sponge that hung in a wire ring ringf rin
f beneath the balloon Then he lighted it for as he es1Uokd es1Uokdcigarcttes smoked smokedcigarettes smokedcigarettes
cigarettes he always had matches m tches and Marmaduke fcas wits tts so cx cxi cccited cxcited
i cited that he stood up in his chair Shorty told him to help
> i hold the balloon straight so that the hot air would go o lip ur > info ity ityand it it6ml itand
and and Marmaduke 3fa > naduke grasped the sides It was made of red white whiteand whitand whiteand
and blue paper and as it filled lled with hot of air it swelled oqt and
looked fine Soon it stood up and then t1 en it towered toweredocr over their theirGee
heads It began to sway in the slight wind and Shorty cried
Gee I It will get away before were ready 1 1He
He passed the strap of Marmadukes chair around tho iron
Jwiro t iro ring and that heldthe held tho balloon down until it wasfilled was filled with withthe withthe
the heated air when hen it tugged tu d so hard on the chair that it began beganHeyF beganI beganpto
pto I to rise from the ground Jilonndi groundHey
i HeyF Hey cried Marmaduke cIm Im
going up I He t was as about
i to scramble out when Shorty sprang on the chair c lair to hold it down d w
i It came back to earth quick Q lick enough but in a few minutes tha
4i balloon was so filled with air that i it t suddenly suddcnI shot right up with withI
I both of them themThey
1 1 They were too o s scared to say anything nn ing for a few minutes m iutesllS as
they shot waY above the trees and then sailed along toward the themountains
I mountains mountainsHold mountainsHold inountainsHold
Hold on tight said Shorts Short The air will get cool pretty
> soon and then we will come down again just as gently as a hen lle l
i hawk see if we e don dpnt t so a o you ou neednt be scared
E I aint 3 n t scared s ared at all replied Marmaduke Its finer fine
r Instead of coming down 0VI1 as n soonas soon as they expected eq > ccted however howeverj
E j Ith 3 balloon kept on soaring and when hen it reached the mountains mOUIita ns it itsailed itniJed t
sailed right over the top of them and then kept on farther fartherI
I < It t looks as if it neverwas never was going to stop said3Iannaduke sa <
1 Were getting ah awful from home T dont
ways W yS see see how were werer w were re
r going to get back again againWhere againeC againWhere
Where eC dp doyousuliQose yon Y9P suppose 1Jlm S w e1rc arel arc4asked c askedSEofty Sboidsi Ji > Ybii oumotr oumotradore know knowmore mo momorenbout
more morenbout about geography geographyr geographytU thanIda tnsntdor my I II
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l I dont know replied the sickly boy but I think weve wevegone w wevegone fe fegone
gone an an awful ways Maybe were in Africa AfricaWed 3 3Wed 0 0Wed
Wed see elephants and monkeys if we were in In Africa I Iguess Iguess Iguess
guess said Shorty ShortyWell ShortyWell ShortyWell
Well I see see something down there that looks like an elephant elephantor
or a hippopotamus exclaimed Marmaduke MarmadukeShorty MarmadukeShorty MarmadukeShorty
Shorty looked and sure enough below them but sti still stIAahead ffar ffarahead fad fadahead >
ahead was an animal at the edge of a deep forest that thata9J thata9Jcertainly s aSj aSjcertainly ascertainly
certainly like a hippopotamusbut but even at that distance they etfnld etfnldsee etluldsee uId uIdsee
see the door in its side and the silver cups hanging in rows from fromits fromits fromits
its neck to its tail Just then the thebanoon balloon began bcganto to srnkgradnallyd sink gradually graduallyand
and it was quite plain that it would soon land landthem them right besidethe beside besidethe besidthe
the strange animal As it descended d cended they began to worry forthey for forthey fQIthey
they didnt know what they would do if the animal wentfor wentforthem went for J2rthem forthem
them Suddenly Marmaduke cried out joyfully joyfulIyO Oh I know knowwhatit kh knowwhatt w wwhat
whatit what it isJ is Its Itsth the Benevolent B BenevolentBambilllcusl BenevolentBambilllcuslHow volentRnm lanibillicusl lanibillicuslHow illicAAtn illicAAtnHow
< < How do you ou know asked Shorty feeling however much muchrelieved mucnre1ieved muchrelieved
relieved relievedIve re1ievedclfe
relievedIse clfe Ive read all about him and anc11ve Ive got a picture o q1him of him at athome athome athome
home answered d Mannaduke flOh rlul > He Hethentold HeJ J Jftentold
answered answer 0hr 0b we e ire arcmighttJ mightIuy might
thentold Shorty J quickly all aboutthe abo tthe Rambillicit EambillicuBj Rambilli adjby by the thetime thetime thetime
time the ha balloon balloC l sank to toibe the ground gro dhe he was well prepar prerarl pre arid dSo fo o greet greetthe greetthe eet eetthe
the benevolent nesolent nevolcntcrcature creature creature but as they1 both walked up to tothe the animal animalthey nmmnlthey animalthey
they were amazed to see that it was shedding great gr t tears that thatfill thatfcll thatfell
fill upon the ground in heavy splashes It I did not look at them themuntil themuntil themuntil
until Marmaduke spoke spokeand and Disked DiskedDear isked iskedDear ked kedDear
Dear Mr Bambillicus pray pray what is the matter matterOh I IOh r rOh
Oh I am in sore distress and affliction afHictiongroaned groaned the Ranibillicus Baci Bacibillicus a1t a1tbillicus
billicus All is lostl Everything swept away away and nd who whoviU whoviUcarc will willcare willcare
care for the children for the rest of the summer summerln summerlnThe 1 1The iThe
The boys now nown nownoticed noticed tic that mariy ma Y of the drinking clips c ps were werobattered werebattered tcro tcrob
battered b ttered others Were ere wrenched off and were lying on the ground groundand grouudand groundand
and through the open door they could see the inside of the themal am ammal ani animal ¬
mal swept sw pt clean of all the games toys and dainties daintiesof of which Wll h
Marmaduke had told Shorty Fortesque FortesqueThere There was nothingloft nothingloftat nothing let letat
at all to entertain the children nor to feed them either vj i ci
What did it t asked Shorty Was W ns it a cycloneThe cyclone cycloneBantbi cycloneThe 9
The dreadful Delicatessen did it jfIst j test now replied the
Bantbi Banhillicus RAImIllicust Jicus t I didnt know mow he was in this neighborhood d ct > all
The Skeewink who has always before this warned me in time to toescape tocs toescape
escape cs ape never cave me a hint that the thing was near until it itpounced itpouuced itpounced
pounced on me m and tore away everything I had It even ripped rippedoff riJ rippedoff ed edIff
off < the merrygoround and the drinking cups as as you see
What sort of a beast is this Delicatessen asked Shorty Shortyglancing Shortyglancing Shortyglancing
glancing about him himOh himOh himOh
Oh a fearsome thing 1 replied the Bambillicus wiping g his hiseyes hiseyes hiseyes
eyes It is enormous being far larger than I am and ithas ithasr it has hasrndozen hasaclozen
adozea r big trunksspmewhat like the elephants only they have havesharp havesharp havesharp
sharp spikes on their ends and they rise out of his back With Withthese 1Tiththese Withthese
these trunks it can seize anything anyth D that comes along and dash
it to the ground or tear it apart and it has a tremendous mouth mouthbu mouthseeral mouthseveral
several feet wide If it gets you OU once oncee its goodbye tQ you I full fullyou fellyou
you bu Why even the horrible roars of the Delicatessen are enough enoughto
to frighten one to death dca th I assure you ou I am trembling still stilland sti stilland 1 1tfpd
and tfpd my y poor cars ring = yet with the din I am all of a perspira ¬
Yes I can see that you are said Marmaduke sympa s S ps ¬
thetically I wish we could help you youOh youOlt youOki
Oh what could two feeble boys bO Y5 do against againstthe the Delicatessen Delicatessencried D 1ic f ssen 1 1ried
cried the Bambillicus He would devour you in a minute
Why do do they call him by such a funny name nnme i asked
Shorty ShortyBecause
Because for all of his twelve tremendous spiked trunks and andand
his great mouth he has on his back a big red e eye e his only eye eyeand yc ycaud
and all around this eye his flesh is so extraordinarily delicateand delicate delicdteand delicateand
and tender that the slightest touch upon it would wouldkill kill him
instantly Thats hats why all of his trunks are placed on his back backaround backaroundthis backaroundtlns
around aroundthis this delicate danger spot in order to protect it Pd never
know about it if the he Kiwi bird had not informed me one day daymtwhenhc
butwhen mtwhenhc he attacked me today I never thought of it itMISSED itMISSED itMISSED
Thats a pity said Shorty for if you yonhadjust had just given gi him a agood agood agood
good whack on that spot while he was rummaging around
among amongL
the to toys ys and pies and cakes you might have knocked him but
I L am afraid he would have been too quick for me and n d be beside beside beside ¬
side if I had made him angry ho might have killed me me and andwhat
what would the poor children do then l I can get more D10 tovs t toys > > and
things somewhere later this summer but there never will will willanother be beanother bemothcr ley
another Bambillicus y let et me tell you youThe youThe youThe
The poor afflicted animal began to weep bitterly a again ain
Brace Rr rv > up n nW old feller 01W s said carl id Marmaduke T0 m Al consolingly i itheres If
theres any boy can help you out its s Shorty 3ortesquerrar 3ortesquerrarinaduke Fortc5que 1lar 1larmaduke 11r 11rmaduke
maduke certainly believed this for Shorty was really and a1i trui truly a
hero to him himOh himlCOh himOh
lCOh Oh come I dont say I can 1n do anything an thing I can can only t tyou try trvyou tryyou
you know said Shorty ShortyI
I am afraid to let you try for I know the dreadful dreadfulof
of the Delicatessen and I know wouldnt power powerof pocrof powerhis
1 T you last a I miuvtc miu m AWlt te is isWell in
his clutches I assure you youWell youVeU
Well try to keep out of ofl1ise1utches his clutches said Shorty flTou
just dry your tears and perk up while we sneak intothebushe into Ilto the bushes
I wish he had left a couple of drinks of sarsaparilla sarsaparilla3eltind behind liindfor for
Em awful thirsty thirstyPerhaps thirstyPerhap5 thirstyPerhaps
Perhaps he did I dont know mow replied r pliedRambillicus Bambillicus Rambillicyou r If Ifa
you pump my v tail up and down a few times tUJiesthatsthe timesthats thats the way to
do it you know knowyou mow you you may find some left in the sarsapariUa sRrs sarsa parLa p rillii t foun f un ¬
tain here on the right side sideShorty sideShorty sideShorty
Shorty began to and to his d
pump delight 1ight there was wn teas almost a ot
a whole gallon of icecold sarsaparilla and they all had a
drink after which Bambillieus said he felt rnjich better hettcrl al ¬
ready readyYou
You lie Iiedown down and take a rest said Marmadnke lfarmadukewhilc lrhiIC lrhiICreconnoiter rhile we
reconnoiter the land The Hambillicus Thmibillicussnnk
sank into
l11nossy a ino mossy bed
beneath benen th a tall cocpanut cocoanut tree and the boys o strolled air awa awn a but in
jt a S tf qv japtttes r hmutes n alien gr t j lacy Ht t aioarerstrange o rstiii1Z animal lal winch l1c Q
duke < 1 Ke atone at ohc recognized recogmz I as the SkeewinkV S1 keewfn1 that tMtqttec qti 9 crratura ture
like a gigantic raccoon which acts as agent for Rambillicus and anddiscovers nnddiscovers anddiscovers
discovers poor and worthy children for him to treat to good goodthings goodthings goodthings
things every summer summerHal summerHa summerHal
Hal 1 have you heard the news boys i said the Skeewink as ashe n8he asshe
he approached Poor Bamm is cleaned out and hasnt a pretzel pretzelleft pretzelleft pretzelleft
left leftYes
Yes we know it and were we7re looking for the Delicatessen Delicatessennow
Gracious 1 exclaimed the theSkcewink Skeewink startled why hell hellea
ea you y u in in n a jiffy jiffylIf jiffyIf 1 1If
If we give him a chance but we wont Hes so fuI fullof of pie piePll pierll piePll
Pll bet by this time that he cant move said Shorty ShortyWell ShortyWell ShortyWell
Well perhaps thats so sosaid said the Skeewink Skeewink thoughtfully thoughtfullyHes thoughtfullycHefs
Hes sitting sit ing over yonder behind hind the caramel ca Inel bushes with th the theumbrella theumbrelln theumbrella
umbrella cover of the merrygoround over his head ll ad to keep the thesunfrofai thesus
sus sunfrofai 8 ° fro n triking trikinghis rikinghistender his tender spoti 81 > 91 and he h hasnt moved for more morethan morethan morethan
than an hour h ur Ive lyebeen been watching him himShorty h hShorty himShorty
Shorty hurried away followed as fast as possible by Mar Marmaduke Marma liarmaduke ¬
maduke ma uk Soon they came to the caramel bushes and peeping peepingthrough 11eepingJIDough peepingthrough
through them they thersaw saw the awful thing sitting asr a the Skeewink Skeewinkhad Skeewinkihadsaidwith Skeewinkhadsaidwith
had ihadsaidwith sajdwith the umbrellaoverhis umbrella > verJiis back and his trunks trunks holding all alls allsorts allsorts
9 9sorts
s sorts of prizes piescakes pies cake fruit drums drunias hats pingpong racquets racquetstrumpets racquetstrumpets racquetsr
r trumpets guns whistles magic agic lanterns sail boats hoops hdgpsdolls hoopsso h 9ps9 9ps9dolls
dolls boxes of candy C1C1m m uffscvcrytllingyoucould could think Qf Qfso ofso
so that he looked like a regular Christmas Ch stmas tree just ready reld forthe forthe for forthe
the youngsters but alas for the youngsters you ters who would have been beenfoolish beenfoolish beenfoolish
foolish enough to approach to take anything nI ything from that ter terrible terrible terrible ¬
rible tree The ground all about him was covered with toys tO 3 of ofevery ofev ofevery
every ev ry kind for yards and d fragments fr gments of goodies oodics littered all tho thowood thowood theewood
wood for a half mile showing that he had eaten an awful lot lotand lotand lotand
and then wasted as much more Shorty grew quite enraged when whenhe whenhe whenhe
he saw the awful waste of good things and his breath came in ingrunts ingrunts m mgrunts
grunts as as he hec1inched clinched his fists stsbut but the Delicatessen Delicatessengas was as entirely entirelytoo
too gigantic for fOrmy Ii r any boy bo to tackle and that he saw immediately immediatelyHe
He took Marmadukes hand and they stole back to the Bambilli Rambilheusivhom Bambillicus ¬
cus eusivhom whom they found fast asleep with a great eat tear standing standingready standingteady standingteady
teady to fall on each dear old eyelid eyelidShorty eyelidShortygrittcd eyelidShorty
Shorty Shortygrittcd gritted his teeth as he said saidGosh saidGosh saidGosh
Gosh I wish I could do something lo that Delicatessen DelicatessenHOW ItehcatessenHOW elicatessenlHOW
Well cant you ou 1 asked MarmadukeWhy Marmaduke MarmadukeWhy MarmadU1cThy
Why how on earth can a boy tackle such a monster as that thatcried t tcried 2 2cried
cried Shorty What do you think I am am 1 A giant giantIt giantlJt
It isnt a question of strength said lid Marmaduktj Marmllduk but of ofbrains ofbrains ofbrains
brains Of course we are too small to go for him and fight him himlike himJike himlike
like the whalers tackle the largest whale but that soft o t tender tenderspot tenderspot tenderspot
spot on his bac back seems to me me to offer an opportunity All we wehave wehae wehave
have to do is to hit him with something there for you know knowBambillicus knowRambillicus knowRambillicus
Rambillicus said the least blow there would be fatal flow N orr how howare howare howare
are we to land on that spot spotAfter spotl spotlAfter spotAfter
After thinking awhile Marmaduke shouted in i glee I have haveit havoit haveit
it I surelvhave surely have it I Weve got old Delicatessen DelicatessenlWhat DelicatessenWhat 1 1What
What is it iti cried Shorty ShortyThe ShortyThe ShortyThe
The balloon ball on Have we any nn more alcohol T asked Marina Marmaduke Marinaduke arma armaduke ¬
Shorty Short ran to the chair which lay underneath the balloon balloonjust balloonjust balloonjust
just as it had fallen and held up the he bottle Its half full yethe yet yethe P Phe
he shouted shoutedThen shoutedThen shoutedThen
Then thats the end of the Delicatessen Dc1ic tcsscn I Heres s where we weknock woknock weknock
knock him out said Marmaduke Soak the sponge and be beready beready beready
ready to saiL Do you see that big bi iron spike on the ground over overyonder overvonder overyonder
yonder i iry
ry Yes cs said Shorty Do you ou expect cxpe t to kill kiUhim him with that thatThats thaHThats thatThats
Thats exactly what I want to do Bring it to the chair and andput nndput andput
put it in inShorty inShorty inShorty
Shorty now began to get an ides id of what Marmaduke wished wishedto
to do and he brought the spike spikeafter after which they lighted the thealcohol thealcohol thealcohol
alcohol on the sponge as before and in a few minutes the chair chairbegan chairbegan chairbegan
began to rise Then before the balloon was completely filled filledwith filledwith filledwith
with heated air they moved it chair and all away around to towindward towindward towindward
windward of the place when the Delicatessen was resting under underthe underthe underthe
the merrygoround umbrella so that they would sail right over overhim overh overhim
him h n t tAs
As they began to sail away Bambillicus awoke and saw them themOh themOh themOh
Oh are you going he cried I am sorry I thought thoughtyou thoughtyou thoughtyou
you you would stay awhile aw1 Ie and try to help me out by gathering up upsome upsome upsome
some of the thethings thethingsB things thingsHe thingsIre
B He e ran along beneath them and looked up at them piteously
We are coming right back backn shouted Marmaduke We are aregoing aregoing aregoing
going to finish up old Delicatessen and then well stay with you youas you youas youas
as long as you wish Please go o and lie down or else you will willput wiUput willput
put him on his guard and we will not be able ble to do a thing to tohim tohim tohim
All right shouted Bambillicus Ram illicus for they were now away up upin upin upin
in the air Come right back as soon as you are dons doneThe donsThe donThe
The gentle breeze carried them along slowly and soon soon theysaw they theysaw ilieysaw
saw the legs of the Delicatessen sticking out from under the theumbrella theumbrella theumbrella
umbrella Then the grandeur of Marmadukes plan struck struckShorty struckShorty struckShorty
Shorty all of a heap for he realized reali that the awful creature could couldnot couIdnotsce couldnot
not notsce see them coming in the balloon although if they had ap approached approached approached ¬
proached on the ground he would have discovered them instantly instantlyand instantlyand
and have been on his guard at once The monster monsterwas was cas sprawled sprawledoutin sprawledoutin sprawledoutin
outin the grass with no thought of danger gorged with withpie pie cake cakeand cakennd cakeand
and candy and almost asleep The balloon approached and it itseemed itseemcd itseemed
seemed i s if even the elements were in league with the lads for forthe forthe forthe
the breeze brc e jceased ceased to blow bl w just as they reached the spot and theballoon the theballoon thebnlloon
balloon poised itself exactly above the Delicatessen He never nevermoved nevermocd nevermoved
moved for he was w s unconscious of his danger but from the wintergreen win wintergreen win1ergreen
tergreen lozenge tree off to the left came a loud weird chuckle chuckleThis chuckleThis chuckleThis
This was uttered by the Kiwi bird who wry w watching and saw sawwhat sawwhtt sawwhat
what was going to happen to the Delicatessen and who could couldnot couIdnot couldnot
not control his l s glee The noise made the Delicatessen look lookaround looknround lookaround
around but he never moved the umbrella nor directed his gaze gazeupwardand gazeupwar gazeupward
upwardand upwar upward and the theKiwiiu Kiwi in alarm choked himselfwith himself withhis his claw clawforvEear clawformrheToUld1 clawfadfearlieivould1lriugh
forvEear formrheToUld1 fadfearlieivould1lriugh he wbuldlaughrigKfcout ghTig rightaufandwahthebeast rightaufandwahthebeastJust t tal1dwamthe and wani the beast beastJust beastJust
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blue merrygoround merrygo ound umbrella Marmaduke Hoover poised poisejthe poisedthe
the big iron spike between his thumb and finger for a aent mo moment mament <
ment ent and then dropped it It shot down like a buBelj buBeljpierced btllle btlllepIerced bnlletpierced
pierced the umbrella and vanished from the view iew of thh thhboys UB UBboys tha thaiOys
boys but they knew instantly that it had fallen true truethe A3 A3the 1 1the
the greathorrid trunks of the Delicatessen began to twist aad aadwrithe aDdwrithe aadwrithe
writhe his legs shot out he clawed the ground with his h dawn dawsthe claW3the dawnthe
the umbrella was hurled far away and the most awful hob Loirfiand hoband howland
and growls filled the woods They saw at once that the great greatred gredred greatred
red of the had been smashed and
eye monster nothing but butbig s sbig abig
big hole showed in the centre of the tender snot He hurWtoys hurW turHtoys hurWtoys
toys pies and crullers for hundreds of feet around as he struggled struggledin
in his dying agonies and tore up such enormous enormous holes in the earththat earth eartithat earththat
that the boys realized rcalize < t what would have happened to them if ifthey ifthey ifthey
they had fallen into his clutches He bellowed so lou loudly < fly that tkitoward thsttoward thattowardthe
toward towardthe the lastthe BambillicTLS Rambillicnsheard heard him farin the distance and andtrembled andtrem1J1ed andtrembled
trembled for ho thought that the boys had fallen victims to totheir totheir totheir
their daring Therowi The Kiwi bird however unable to control himself himselflonger himselflonger himselflonger
longer hurried to Rambillicus as fast as he could run for jon jonknow IOUknow youknow
know he h has no wings uttering wild wildshricks shrieks of joy and related relatedwhat relatedwhat relatedwhat
what had happen happenedWhat happened happenedWhat d dWhnt
What cried Bambillicus R illhicus opening his eyes wide with mthamazement withamazement aiffiamazement
amazement do you mean to say that those two two twolittle little boys with mthnQ withno j jn
n nQ < S other weaponthat an iron spike have havedestroyed destroyed that gigantic giganticterrible giganticterrible giganticterrible
terrible andmeasleyDelicatessenl andmeasleyDelicatessenlThey and nd measley Delicatessen f fTheycertainly j
They Theycertainly certainly have n chuckled the Kiwi bird dancing 14 14glee in inglee igglee
glee Hens Jtteisas ffe is as dead as as a door nail by this time for he hu hustopped hustopped basstopped
stopped howling and that is a sure sign signLet signLet signLet
Let us hurry to them at once cried BambiUicus his hisbrightening face facgbrightening facebrightening
brightening The Kiwi led him quickly to the spot where laytba laytbanow Iaythenow lay the thenow
now dead monster The balloon was just settling gently to toground th thground t3y t3yground
ground a few feet away from the gigantic carcass and the bc bosprang bovt bovtsprang > T Tsprang
sprang out at tho same moment Rambillicus arrived arrivedHe nrriedHe arrivedHe
He is certainly dead exclaimed dear old Bambfllicns ct ctcan 1can 1 1can
can scarcely believe my eyes Who would have hS thought it po3 po3siblei po posible po3sible <
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Hehe chortled the Kiwi they are the smartest boys thai thaiever f11ateer thatever
ever came to the forest forest7Dear forestDear forestDear
Dear dear what a hideous thing thfug he is said BammHicua BammHicuahow Ram RambtllkU3how iDi iDichow
how glad gladI I am to be rid of him and its a great comfort thatF thatFwas that la lawas h6was
was the only one in all the world He walked around and ex examined e4nmined enamined <
amined the horrid sprawling spr w1ing body
We had to make ke a hole in the merrygoround cover coverwe when whenwe sfeawe
we speared spearedhim him saidHarmaduke said ii1 f rmaduke but it could not be helped helpedOh helpedI helpedIOh helpedOh
Oh that is easily mended laughed the Bambillicus Rambil acus TO TOcaniJatch Recanpatch s scnn
caniJatch cnn atch that up in no time timeThe timeThe timeThe
The Skeewink then appeared and was dumfounded Ha E9pranced Hapranced mpranced
pranced around clumsily and began to shout shoutSee shoutSee shoutSee
See the toys see the games ames see the pies and cake Wfcji mrwe Whriwe Wfcjiwe
we can save lots of them he cried joyfully joyfullyYes joyfullyYes t tCY
CY Yes as said Bambillicus as he looked over the grass gras3has gramhas fca fcahas
has not done as much damage as I expected Let us get to WKa WKaat warn warnat rork rorkat
at once and gather them up upIt upIt upIt
It did not take longfor long for the Skeewink and BsmbiUicus toie toiecover to tocoer tolecover
cover all the games toys and good things which the Delicatessen Delicatesseahad De1icataseshad Delicatessenhad
had spared They Theyfound Yound the merrygoround undamaged in inHokeypokey t th5 th5Hokeypokcy a aHokeypokes
Hokeypokey bushes and the tobogggan slide in good condinen eonditisnlay condinenlav conditietlla
lay la beside the lemonade brook and only one of the swings sv ng9 ws mmissing i1missing wsmissing
missing The principal damage after all had been done donethe amp ampthe anioC anioCthe
the eatables and now now that his alarm was over Bambillicaa Bambillicaarealized Rambillict5r Ram5llicrealized
realized r alized how easily he could procure a new supplv of everytMBtj eerytJ every thm thmWhen D DWhen
When everything had been beenrcstored restored to its proper place dear o oBenevolent cBenevolent 1 1Benevolent
Benevolent Bambillicus moved off grandly grm 1y with a cheerful ehcerfalcountenance cheerfulcountenance h riu1 riu1countenance
countenance and with the boys on his back andtho and the L Skeewia Skeewiaprancing Ske Skeprancing k kprancing
prancing in advance marched to the Perennial Picnic Grounds GronofliTHE Ground3THE GroundsTHE
The Perennial Picnic Grounds in the Blissful Forest F orlst havebeen hara harabeen I
been described before and every child knows that here is is isthe s where wherethe j
the Rambillicus welcomes poor children who live in the b nft t tstuffy d dstuffy d4 d4stuffy <
stuffy city streets and sick children who never see green delis fieidaat fie1d3at delisat
at all and here they have every possible good thing that is s knOWn knoGto owa owato
to Rambillicus Sick children get well in a jiffy there and lama laneand lamaand lamand
and feeble ones on soon go skipping around as lively as the strong strongest strJngest strayeat ¬
est while all the strong and healthy ones want no better t1er sun iU iUto than thanto thanto
to help them You never hear of any mean and nasty actiors a aci 10IS r p pthe a acant isthe
the Perennial Picnic Grounds for it is impossible thfff 1 child childcant 1illi
cant be mean where dear old Benevolent Bambillicus is baS baStcll bo botell I Itell
tell you N N6indeed N6indeedIn indeed indeedIn
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In a few days Shorty was surprised to find that
feeble Marmaduke was running quite as fast as he was and 12 12little a alittle alittle
little while that he could throw a ball as far and as hard as is an anone any an1one anyone
one there th re and jump as high as a fence and when it varnaM varnaMswimming ame al to toswimming tl tlsimming
swimming there was hardly a boy in the woods who could c uH b5thim be behim bed bedhim
him In two weeks he was as strong as any boy ever tr wa a excep excepfreak excepfrcak ezcepfreak
Iii H as lSstrong e3 e3strong a astrange
freak boys who of course are wonders anyway
strong as Sho Shorty and that was enough for MarmadurP f rmadnz an anstrange aastrange
strange to say in m that wonderful place Shorty forgot i icigarette alls aJ a5nu a5nucigarette > ou oucigarette
cigarette smoking smok ng He was really cured of the hap Titnon Titnonknowing ni hou houknowing honvknowing
tell h how R it itnot 1 was wasdone J Jdone
knowing it and nobody nobod but Rambillicus can you
done I avish vish nIl cigarette smokers both young and rI CJUli c tii tiigo
go there t onccand once and take the Rambillicus cure At A t the th end n nthe if ifthe
the summer the boys were shown the way home by the thewho > r Il t twho
who still admired them immensely and they left Eairailea3 RaI UIC UICnot
not however withQUt getting tting a promise from him to tovisit c < m ma aI aIvisit atvisit d
visit them in the winter I shall have a great story to te e eh µ yc ycabout jCJ jCJabout ycaabout
about that too some time in the future futureYou
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wanderers created at a + tneir tneirdid their tJ1elrlome theirhome
excitement that the return of the
home lome where they had long been given up for lost and mf w wthe fief hEn hEnthe
the Heaver family f saw the once weak and sickly MarmadUKe thEJ a
did not at first believe it was their boy until Short a athem as a 1C 1Cthem I
them And the best of it was that he stayed just as strong stnne1 awebs a aticy =
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