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HIS is the somewhat curious curiousstory curiousr
r f story of Karl Hopfschmirl Hopfschmirlwho
who told it to me after he hereturned hereturned hereturned t
returned from rom Germany
He was the son of Gustave Hopf HopfEchmirl Hopfschmid Hopfschmirl
Echmirl and he was called Isthat lJathatsoKarl IsthatsoKarl IsthatsoKarl
soKarl because he was always ask asking asking asking ¬
ing that question and also testing
the truth of every queer statement statementwhich statementwhich statementwhich
which he heard At the time this thisstory thisstory thisstory
story begins his Uncle Hans had told toldhim toldhim toldhim
him that if he cut a snake in half it itwill itwill itwill
will join loin itself together again be ¬
fore sunset unless you smash its
head Karl I
promptly hunted up a agarter agarter agarter
garter snake cut it in half and andwatched andwatched andwatched
watched it until 9 9oclock oclock at night nightand nightand
and found that it did not join and andthat andthat andthat
that it cannot either So he proved provedthat provedthat provedthat I
that statement untrue whereas most mostboys mostboys mostboys
boys would have believed it without withoutquestioning withoutquestioning
questioning it at alL alLNext alLNext alLNest
Next day he had a talk with old I
Caspar Heimholtz tho cobbler who whotold whotold whotold
told him another snake story It was wasthat wasthat wasthat
that a horse hair placed in water waterwould waterw01 waterwould
would w01 d surely turn into a hair snake
Karl tried it and while he vas watch ¬
ing the water I came along and when
he had revealed to me the object of
his experiment I told him that the
hair snake so called is a thin black blackworm blackworm blackworm
worm that comes in the abdomen of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the common cricket and often when whenthe whenthe whenthe
the cricket dies it manages to get into intothe intothe intothe
the water to lay its eggs eg most likely
He went for some crickets at once onceand oncemd onceand
and promptly found in several severs of
them the hairlike worm so he proved
I was right as usual for I never nevermake Devermake nevermake
make a statement unless I know its itsso itsso itsso
so Old Caspar Cnspnrwns was much surprised surprisedand
and exclaimed Donner but you youare youare vouare
are a schmart boy aint iti it i
So S you ou see this habit of and
sometim J is is of value but
it may be oven ked of course
Well not long after this as a result of snooping around
looking into queer things he quite accidentally discovered discoveredwork a
wash that would cure mosquito bites and his father went to
work maing making ma ng it and putting it in bottles so that tb t in less than a
year he was worth more than ten million dollars for it onlycost onlycostsix only cost costsh costsit
six sh cents a washtubful and he got of one dollar for a twoounce
bottle Then the family moved to town and in the summer went
to Europe and nd astonished their relatives in Hochderkaiser and
Gotinhimmel Germany
Now just before they went to Europe this summer Karl had hadthe
a long talk with old Caspar the cobbler who was very fond of
the boy and he told him all about his childhood home asking
him if ifhe he had time to go there and see his friends and relatives
They lived he said in a great forest far from any cities and andwere andwere andwere
were very oldfashioned folk just the same as they had been beencenturies beencenturi beencenturies
centuries 5 ago before steam cars bioycles or folding beds were wereinvented wereinvented
invented Karl said he would be glad to call on them so Caspar Caspargave Caspargave Caspargave
gave him a letter to hisbrothcr his brother Ludwig who was a brewer and andwho andwho andwho
who brewed a beer so fine that it never never was known to the outside outsideT outsideworJd outsideworld
T world for his neisW neighbors > ors jealously prevented it being famous by
drinking i it all as fast as he brewed it So this summer he went
to Bungstarter Forest which is the
name of the great woods on onwhich onwhich onwhich
which Mr Ludwig Heimholtz lived and did his brewing He had
to drive many miles in a funny oldfashioned coach for there thereare
are no railroads or telegraphs and the people are so far behind behi d
the times that they believe in witches and the evil eye and put
horse shoes oy over oyer r their doors to keep such things away Karl
found the old brewer as fine a man as his brother the cobbler cobblerand cobblerand cobblerand
and when he had managed to read the letter the first one he had hadever hadeTer hadever
ever had as they have no post office or mails in Bungstarter
Forest he smiled and welcomed the American boy very cordially
indeed for he was the first who had visited that country Heasked He Heasked Heasked
asked him to stay with him in his quaint old house built two
hundred years ago and Karl gratified him by accepting acceptingallhougk acceptingallhougkrt although allhougLit
it was difficult at first to get used to sleeping in summer with a
featherbed beneath him and another on top as is the fcshion f ion in
the remote parts of Germany But he had lots of fun therewhen there therewhen therewheniIe
when wheniIe he became acquainted acquaintedwithsome with some of the children of the wood wood18I1d
land for they were so simple that they believed everything anv
body told them and never dreamed of inquiring into the truth trutha of ofa of ofa
a statement They fully believed that darning needles sewed sewedyour sewedyour sewedSour
your ears that toads will make warts
up on your hands if you youpick youpick youpick
pick them up that every snake in the woods is poisonous that
bats will get into your hair if you give givetbem them the least chance
that t cats will get on you in in your sleep and take your breath breathaway breathaway breathaway
away that to spill salt go under a ladder see the new new moon over overyour overyour overSour
your left shoulder sit with thirteen at the table or let a a person personome person
dome ome between you and another when walking will bring the mostawful most mostawful mostawful
awful bad rack as well as a thousand other oth r foolish and silly her b
fiefs tie s that people of sense or education no longer pay the least at attention attention attention ¬
tention to at all He tried to tell them that all such silly fancies fancieswere fancieswere fancieswere
were Hong ago proved to be the veriest nonsense but the oldfash ¬
ioned children said that their fathers and mothers believed these thesethings theSethings thesethings
things so ffo they would also believe in them Well at last when
he found that even their elders still believed the earth was flat flatinstead flatinstead flatinstead
instead of being a sphere he gave them up in despair but still he
had lots of fun with themBrewer them themBrewer themBrewer
Brewer Ludwig Lu w g Gives G es a Great Picnic PicnicAfter PlcncAfter BrenicAfter
After he had been there
a fortnight Brewer Ludwig gave agreat a agreat agreat
great picnic in Bungstarter Forest and invited everybody ey ry q formiles for forimiles or ormiles
miles around They all came and it was a wonderful sight to see seethem seethem seethem
them together They danced and played many games that Karl Karlhad Karlhad Earlhad
had never heard of games forgotten everywhere else in all the theworld theworld theworld
world The men shot at a mark with ith their ancient flintlock guns gunsand g guns gunsand s sand
and held beerdrinking contest which was won by Heinrich Fromenstaler Fro Fromenstaler From
menstaler m taler who drank sixtynine mugs and he wasnt feeling verywell very verywell verywell
well either Then late in the day the great feast was spread on onthe onthe onthe
the green grass beneath trees a thousand years old There T was waslimburger wasslimburger as aslimburger
limburger switzercasc noodle soup pretzels weinerwurst pum pumpernickel pumpernickel pum pumpernickel
pernickel zwiebake weinorschnitzel upfuHruchen upiuk chen sonrfcraut sonrfcrautkartofflesalat 50urkrautkartomes sourkrautkartofesalat
kartofflesalat kartomes at maywcin eisbier and hundred a other dainties daintiesall dain dainall daintiesall
all new n V and strange to KarL He and the others oth s ate of ofecry ofecryand oLeverydisn oLeverydisnand every dish dishand
and when all was gone there was nothing to do but lie in the thegrass thegr319 thegrass
grass and indcedr that was all anybody wished to todo todoAfter do doAfter doiter
After iter a while Karl took a stroll in thedrrkemng the darkening woodland woodlandal w odland odlandall od1a d dall
al all alone and hehad h had not gone very far when wh n he e came uponya uponart uFo j
ruined castle whose great walls were covered with moss andfrom and andfrom andfrom
from the tower of which trees were growing He wandered all allaround allaround allaround
around the castle for he had ll d never seen such massive ruins He Hewas Heasls Hewas
was asls as usual very curious asfo a5 o whose castle it had hl been en and andwhat andwhatIts whatp what whatitshistory
p itshistory Its history was and finally finuU he went ent back to the theplcIiIc picnic party and andasked andasked andasked
asked some of the older children about jt t They shuddered when whenhe whenhe whenhe
he mentioned the ruins and then some of the theelaers elders hearing his hisquestions hisquestions lisquestions
questions showed as much alarm and fear as the children had hadEven hadEv hadEven
Even Ev n Ludwig turned pale when he was asked to tell the story to tohis tohis tohis
his American friend and for a minute could scarcely speak speakThen speakThen speakThen
Then he opened his mouth to begin but hesitated and stam stammered stammered stammered ¬
mered while many of the picnickers hastily departed for they theydreaded theydreaded theydreaded
dreaded to hear the castle mentioned Then Luchvig Li L d awig vig said saidAch said1ch saidAch
Ach I cannot do it here in the woods Tonight I will tellyou tell tellyou tellyou
you all allThe aUThe allThe
The picnic broke brok up and it seemed as if a gloom had beencast been beencast beencast
cast over all for they the went home silent and depressed Thatnight That Thatnight Thatnight
night Karl again again asked an explanation for he was greatly mysti mystified mystified mystified ¬
fied Ludwig reluctantly began beganIt
It was a a great many years ago agoyes yes centuries ago I sup suppose supposethat supposethat ¬
pose posethat that the castle was built by Baron Morganthaler which whichmeans whichmeans whichmeans
means Morningdollar He was socaled because everybody every Ody had hadto hadto hadto
to pay him a dollar every morning which made him fabulouslywealthy fabulously fabulouslywealthy fabulouslywealthy
wealthy for a dollar doIIaryou you must know was then worth ten times timeswhat timeswbat timeswhat
what it is today He was a robberbaron and all the poor people peoplefeared peoplefeared peoplefeared
feared him immensely For or many man years he onnressed all the thedwellers thedwellers thedwellers
dwellers in the forest then th n one day da the Valkyries the dreadmaidens dreadmaidens dread dreadmaidens
maidens of the thunder cloud came and snatched snatch him one night nightin
in the midst of a terrible storm and carried him to the top of ofMount ofMount of1dount
Mount Penochleberg from whence he was dashed into the dark darkand darkand darkand
and bottomless valley of KummelheimHe Kummelheiin He was never never seen again acrainand ag againand in inand
and no one came to to claim c1a m nor inhabit the castle which finally finallywent fi finallywent ftIly ftIlywent
went to ruin ruin as you have seen it itHe it71 it71He itHe
He Finds Fin s the Great Sroo Scooktsstmtts ScooktsstmttsWell vooHss rssiins rssiinsWell mtrs mtrsWcll
Well said Karl theres nothing n thing so wonderful l about that thatstory th thatstory t tstory
story I cant see why you were all so s so scared scnredtoda1 scnredtoda1There scaredtodayThere today todayThere <
There is more yet et already added Ludwig glancing care carefully carefully care carefully ¬
fully around and 00 lowering his hi voice Sinceabout Sinceaaouttwensr twCD twenty years yearsago sears searsago vears vearsago
ago ago something has come come to dwell there in in the ruins ruinsWhat ruinsWhat i1lS i1lSWhat
What is is it r asked KarL KarLItit r rItit
It Itit it is the Spookissimus SpookissimusIs Sp okissilDus okissilDusIs
Is that solsaid so l said Karl Well what is a Spookissimus SpookissimusDont SpookissfmusDont i iDont
Dont speak the name so loud loudr said ttid Ludwig anxiously
It is isa a terrible thing as big as four 02 vtigons v that roans roams amS the
forest at night and slays all it finds abroad abroadDoes abroadDoes abroadDoes
Does it come into the village asked ed KarL Have you yo ever everseen ever everseen e er erSeen
seen it yourselfYes yourself yourselfrYes 71 71Yes
< Yes twice But I escaped by keeping quiet Each time it
happened that I was lying by the roadside taking a rest on my myway myway myway
way home from a feast at the Burgomeisters and it saw me not no
but hurried on after other f feasters casters who were better able to walk
What was it like likeOh likeOh 1
Oh like nothing in all the world It was thirty feet long longwere
if an inch and it had an enormous head with horns Its
eyes eyC3ere eyeswere
were ere deep black holes from the cepths cept d of which gleamed I amed lights
like the glow worms wormssuch such lights as hover over over murderers and andsuicides andsuicides lId lIdsmcides
suicides graves Smoke that smelled smeUeqsulphurous sulphurous rose rose fromits fromitsred fromiisred from its itsred
red nostrils and its groans and cries were like those of an animal
from the Pit PitPll PitApll PitiPll
Apll Pll bet it was only a rhinoceros rhinoce os said KarL incredulously in redu1o y
for he had read so much about animals and seen so many in all
the museums that he didnt believe in such a creature as the good goodbid
bId Brewer described describedWell describedWell describedWell
Well I saw it myself and many others have seenik eenitIiig eenitIiigthere vEt its itsthere js jsthere
there yet and at night night it often o ottenloams en roams through the village and andopens andopens andopens
opens opens windows stealing food and clothing elothingin in fact anything anythinthat an rthing
that is handyOh handy handyOh h ndy ndyOh
Oh it does does it iU cried Karl Thats a funny sort of ofanimal ofanaU
animal jIpaJJ Does it steal your beer beerMany beerrt beerrtIany beerMany
Many a barrel answered the brewer I dont care as as
long 100 g as as it spares me Its ts a terrible te ibl thing and wef we irefear fear ear it beyond beyondanything beyohdanyihmg beyondanything
anything in In the world worldI
I shall try to get a peek at this Spookissimus said Karl Karldeterminedly Karldeterminedly Earldeterminedly
determinedlyPer determinedly determinedlyFor
For goodness sake dont don t think of such a thing cried criedLudwig criedLUdwig criedLudwig
Ludwig It t will get you before bc oreyou you know knowwhereyou where you are arel
l 0 ol t while I have sd seven s ven en shots in my revolver rev re olyer e eplied ed Karl Karlv rl rlr
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and it will have more holes in it than those in its head with withthe withtbc withthe
the glow worm lights also You betIll bet Jl1look Ill look it up and take a aphotograph aphotograph aphotograph
photograph of it beside for I have havemy my suspicions that it is only onlya onlyahokuspokus
a hokuspokus ahokuspokusWhateer hokuspokusWhatever hokuspokusWhatever
Whatever awful being a Ii hoknspokus is this Spookissimus Spookissimusis
is to be feared and avoided I cried Ludwig I shall not consent consentto
to let you monkey with it itNow itp7 itp7Now ito
o Now Karl saw that he was in in earnest so he said no more morebut morebut morebut
but next day da hearing old Ludwig remark that he had no moresnuff more moresnuff moresluff
snuff and that which was sold in the little woodland Ullage llage was wasnot wasnot wasnot
not fit to use he decided decid d to drive to Liverwurst the nearest town townwhich townwhich townwhich
which was ninety miles away awa and purchase some for the old man manHe manRe manHe
He announced the object of his journey and the brewer protested protestedagainst protestedagailliit protestedagainst
against his driving drhin so far for such a trifle Karl replied repliedThats repliedThats repliedThats
Thats nothing nothin In America we often journey a thousand thousandmiles thousandmiles thousandmiles
miles just to call on a friend or attend a rummage sale saleHe saleTIe saleHe
He started out that evening When they had gone some ten tenmiles tenmiles tenmiles
miles some > roughlooking men came out of the woods and stood stoodin stoodin stoodin
in the road some distance distan in advance Karl got out his shoot shooting shooting shooting ¬
ing irons but the men only inquired as to the health of the vis visitor vistor visitor ¬
itor from America and said they were anxious to see what an anAmerican anAmerican anAmerican
American looked likeWhen like likeVhen v vWhen
When do you return one askedNext asked askedNext ask d dNext
Next Thursday evening replied Karl but he knew that thathis thathis thathis
his horses were so fast that he would get back on Wednesday but buthe b buthe t the
he suspected these men They Theyseemed seemed so wideawake that he was wassure wassure wassure
sure sure the were no honest Bungstarter woodsmen as they pre pretended pretended pretended ¬
tended fjr hadthey ha had they heen they would have been in bed long be before before before ¬
fore and sound asleep now His driver Adolph also thought thoughtA thoughtthat
A I that they appeared very ver suspicious and wanted to return at once onceand onceand onceand
and get g t a policeman but when Karl showed him that there were wereno wereno wereno
no policomen > n in the village he was glad to drive on In Liver Liverwurst Liverrst Liverwurst ¬
wurst rst Karl bought a fivepound fiepou d box of the very finest snuff in the theworld theworId theworld
world which costs ven more than hard coal and immediately immediatelystarted immediatc1ystart immediatelystarted
started start on the return journey Nothing happened until they theyarrived theyarrived theyarrived
arrived in the vicinity of the Morganthaler Castle quite late lat on onWednesdav onVeclnesdav onWednesday
Wednesday night and as the road lay very near the castle he re resolved Jesolved resolved ¬
solved to alight and take a look at it itHe itHe itHe
He instructed Adolph to remain rcma n in the shadow sb dow of the tall talltimber talltimber talltimber
timber by the roadside until he returned ret rned and taking his camera cameraas
as well we1las as a couple of flashlight powders he climbed the hill until untilhe untilhe untilhe
he saw before him the dark mossy walls silent and solemn in inthe inthe inthe
the white moonlight that silvered every ivy leaf leafVentures leafVenJu1es leafVentures
Ventures Boldly BoldlyInto Into theCave theCaveHe the Cave CaveHe Ca e eHe
He walked to the ruin and soon was gazing gazinggloomy ng down into a agloomy agloomy
gloomy opening like a vault which he imagined must be the theretreat therctreat theretreat
retreat of the awful Spookissimusf for or he had seen no other open opening opening openlug ¬
ing Without hesitating he descended descendedinto into it The moon poured pouredits
its rays into intoits its depths but it was only near near the entrance that hecould he hecould hecould
could see anything Yet Y t as thefloor the floor was level he had no dif difficulty difficul difficulty ¬
ficulty ficul in in walking along the cavelike passage Nothing however howeverwas
was visible and he was turning to make his exit as an actor actorwould actorwould
e ewould
would say when three men came down the steps leading into intothe intothe intothe
the vault Karl crouched against the side wall and felt steps stepsT stepstberewhich
T ih tberewhich which he ascended and
there re immediately found himself in a alittle al alittle
little l ttleroomn loom room tr closet in the wall from which he could look down downupon downupon downupon
upon the men They lighted torches at once and moved off into intothe intothe intothe
the depths of the vault In a few minutes while whiIehe he sat still con contsidering con1tsidering considering
tsidering sidering what he should do several other men entered and then thena
a i group of ofsix six who stood and talked taIkedright right in front of his hiding hidingplace hidingplace hidingplace
< place They spoke of the success cf c f the recent robbery of a farm farmhouse farmhouse farmhouse
house a few miles away thus showing what they were to the hid Hdtrden hidyden
trden vden listener who began to acspect fc S spect the cause of all the queer queerstories queerstorie5 queerstories
stories about the haunted castle As they the stood around an anancient anancient anancient
ancient horn lantern he could couJ see seetheir their t irfaces faces quite plainly and andto andto andto
to his surprise he recognized several of the villagers who had at attended attended attended ¬
tended tie picnic in the woods as well as two of the men who had hadstopped hadstopped hadstopped
stopped his carriage He made up his mind that they were bold boldand boldalid boldand
and reckless robbers robbe who met nightly in the vault and terrified terrifiedthe terrifiedthe terrifiedthe
the more simple villagers by making mysterious noises and andpretty andpretty andpretty
pretty soon he began to feel feellcss less frightened and resolved to give givethem giethem givethem
them a good scare in return He silently placed his flashlight flashlightpowders flashlightpowders flashlightpowders
powders on the narrow ledge of the wall all before him and then thenthinking thenthinking thenthinking
thinking that ho might as well utilize the opportunity by taking takinga
a photograph he prepared his camera l hut ut just when he wasready was wasready wasready
ready a whistle rounded 4Umi in tbSTswvof tr oLthe the vault a t where most of ofvfcjss
vfcjss v
A ABraveAmerican ABraveAmericanBoy Brave rave American AmericanBoy men ca caBoy
Boy Showed ShowedThat ShowedThat I IThat
That the e Monster MonsterWas Monsteras I
Was W as S Only a aDisguise aDisguise 1 1Disguise
Disguise for I IBand
a aBand aBand
Band o of RobbersWho Robbers RobbersWho
Who WhoCreated Had HadCreated HadCreated i
Created Terror Terrorthe 1 1the
the men wero collected and nH re repaired 10paired repaired ¬
paired there at once leaving Karl Karlalone Karlalone S Salone
alone aloneProm aloneFrom aloneFrom
From the back of the vault soon sooncame sooncame sooncame
came awful groans howls and snorts snortsas snorlas
as well as laughter and jeers Whatthe Whatthe What Whatthe
the robbers were doing ot course coursewas cou couwas coursewas
was not apparent to Karl but they theywere theyWere theywere
were evidently preparing for an ex expedition expedition eSpedition ¬
pedition for he could hear their chief chiefordering chiefordering chiefordering
ordering them to hurry as it was wasgrowing wasgrowing wasgrowing
f fplace
growing late He dared not leave his hisplace hisplace
place to steal nearer but was obliged oblieedto obli ed edto
to sit still and await events They Theywere Theywere J JWere l
were not long lan however hurried asthey as asthey asthey
they were by the leader and soon two twoof twoof twoof
of them reappeared in the front part partof partof
of the vault bearing torches thatlighted that thatlighted thatlighted I
lighted up the whole cavern so well wellthat wellthat z zthat
that Karl could see everything quite quiteplainly quiteplainly I Iplainly
plainly plainlyThen plainlyThen plainlyThen
Then from the inner inner darkness ap appeared appeared ¬ I
peared an awful object so awful in inappearance inappearance inappearance
appearance that at first Karl who whowas whowas whowas
was not expecting anything but men menwas menwas menwas
was startled and shuddered but on oncarefully oncarefuIIy oncarefully
carefully scrutinizing it as it came cameout cameout cameout
out he very quickly lost all his fear fearand fearand fearand
and then he laughed to think he had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been frightened fri btened It was an enormous enormoushead enormoU3head enormoushead
head with horns of brilliant red and anddown anddown anddown
down in in the depths of the eyeholes he hediscerned hediscerned I Idiscerned
discerned dullgleaming spots like likephosphorus likephosphorus t tphosphorus
phosphorus just as are made on your yourhands yourhands yourhands
hands when you rub oldfashioned oldfashionedsulphur oldfashionedsulphur oldfashionedsulphur
sulphur matches upon them in in the thedark thedark thedark
dark The things mouth opened and andshut andshut andshut
shut and showed great white uneven unevensnap uneventerth unevent
terth t th that looked as if they cot could couldsnap d dsnap
snap a mans head off in one bite biteThe biteThe biteThe
The body of the animal followed slow slowly slowly slowly ¬
ly y yfeet fold after fold for yards and andyards andyards andyards
yards and he could plainly see the thefeet thefeet
feet of many men showing beneath 0 0h
A h u lu > ivr lh e > iv flrKr > clumsily along the I
uneven een floor f oo in the darkness darknessAha darknessAha
Aha I said Karl K rl to himself with witha
a grin This is the theaw awful ul Spookissimus that is scaring all Bung Bungstarter Bungstarter Bungstarter
starter Forest ForestAre ForestAre ForestAre
Are you all ready asked the leader who stood just at its itsneck itsneck itsneck
neck where a fold of the green gre n cloth of which the animal was wasmade wasmade wasmade
made showed an opening openingforhim for him to enter the head and aI d direct all allits allits allits
its movements movementsWait movenIentsWait movementsWait
Wait a little answered a voice back in in its belly I made madea madea
and I should be a aright aright aright
a mistake already I am a left leg tonight
right one yetNever yet yetNever yetNever
Never mind You can be a left leg for a change once77 once77growled once oncegrowled oncegrowled
growled the chief We W e must be moving movingHe moyinHe movingHe
He slipped into his opening and Karl could just see his big bigfeet bigfeet bigfeet
feet under the hairy chin of the monger mongerHow moaerNOv coonerNow
How thought he this is my my time fo set off my fireworks fireworksand fireworksand fireworksand
and scratching a match quickly he lighted the flashlight powder powderThe powderThe powderThe
The vault was filled with a blinding flash a dazzling glare glarelike glarelike glarelike
like lightning that revealed every crick in the old walls The Thesudden Thesudden Thesudden
sudden brilliance startledShe robbers in the Spookissimus so that thatmany thatmanv thatmany
many many of tlem uem em fell fellupon upon their knees in terror The captain who whocould whocould whocould
could see out of the eyeholes caught the full brilliancy of 0 the theflash theflash theflash
flash and was almost blinded as so many are when they seethe see it for forthe fortbe
the first time and he endeavored to get out but couldnt couldntfind find the theopening theopening theopening
opening in e neck Karl thought of the box of snuff in in his coat coatright coatrocket coatpocket
rocket and in instantly tant1y removing its cover he hurled the contents contentsright contentsright
right at the eyeholes of the Spookissimus The snuff shojt shot into intothe intothe intothe
the great hollow head he d and quickly filled all of the long winding windingcloth windingcloth windingcloth
cloth body bo y and all the men began to dance about and sneeze with withall withall withall
all their might Convulsion after convulsion of sneezes shook shookthem shookthem shookthem
them and in their struggles they neezed the Spookissimus into intoabout inteabout intoabout
about nine hundred pieces It was as very strong powerful snuff snufiindeed snuffindeed snuffindeed
indeed and when they got go clear of the entangling folds of the thegreen thegreen thegreen
green cloth they had hardly strength to crawl out of the vault vaultinto vat vaultinto t tinto
into the night air and flee down the he mountain side In a few nunutes min minutes minutes ¬
utes Karl was all lone in inthe the vault and far away in the dark darkrobbers darkness darkness
ness of the forest ould be heard sharp agonizing sneezes as the therobbers therobbers
robbers made their way wa to their homes Then he began to be beaware beaWare beaware
aware that the snuff was rising even into his hiding place and andhe andhe andhe
he too began to sneeze but it settled down soon and he care carefully carefuUy carefully ¬
fully made his way out stirringup stirring up a cloud of snuff but holding holdinghis hoMinghis holdinghis
his nose as he walked He went back to the carriage and found foundAdolph foundAdolph foundAdolph
Adolph very ver much alarmed at the awful sounds he had heard heardwhich beardwhich heardwhich
which seemed to him to come from a pack of wolves who had an analtaik anattack i iattnk
attack of hay fever Then they drove to the house of Brewer BrewerLudwig BrewerLudwig BrewerLudwig
Ludwig When Karl told him what had happened he was amazed amazedand amazedand amazedand
and didnt know what to be most astonished at atthe the fact of rob robbers robbers robbers ¬
bers in Bungstarter Bun starter Forest F rest or the American boys bravery and andcleverness andcleerness andcleverness
cleverness There was a little of the snuff left in the box and andhe andhe andhe
he had to take a big pinch of it to settle his nerves but after afterforty afterforty afterforty
forty or fifty good sneezes he recovered his composure Then ThenKarl ThenKarl ThenKarl
Karl developed his photograph and showed him how the awful awfulSpookissimus awfulSpookissimus awfulSpookissimus
Spookissimus had been b n operated by the bold robbers who had so soterrified soterrified soterrified
terrified all the villagers The picture was so good that although althoughonly althoughonly althoughonly
only the legs and feet df the robbers showed anybody in the village vil village village ¬
lage could recognize recognize them af a f once for in Bungstarter people wore worethe worethe worethe
the same clothes for many many years ears and their trousers and andcoats andc andcoats
coats c ats were as familiar to the neighbors as their faces were wereHow wereHdw wereHoqu
How the Burgomeister Burgome ster Waxed Wroth WrothSo
So the Burgomeister was called in and the picture shown to tohim t thim tohim
him He broke into an explosion of wrath at once saying that thatthegood thatthe thatthegood
thegood the good name of the village was gone and that the whole worM worWwould worMWould worldwould
would point the finger of scorn scorn at them which was funny when whenyou whc1you wilcoyou
you recall the fact that nobody nobodyhad had ever heard of of the village villageThe villageThe villageThe
The irate Burgomeister Burgo cistr called call all in some of the villagers whose whosetrousers w whosetrousers e etrousers
trousers did not show in In the tDe picture and they formed a commit committee commltteewhich ¬
tee teewhich which went around to all the houses and whenever they found founda
a man in in bed sleeping off an attack of the sneezes he was promptly promptlyarrested promptlyarrested promptlyarrested
arrested and taken to jail so that all of the robbers were very verysoon verysoon verysoon
soon in custody cU8tod Then Th n they the gave Karl a vote of thanks after afterwhich afterWl1ich afterwhich
which they made a bonfir of the ragged ra ged remains of the t much muchdreaded nuchdreaded muchdreaded
dreaded Spuokissimus The result of Karls brave vent vent ventre re was wasthat WI westhat 3 3that
that in all the village schools it was always afterward taught thatthere that thatthere thatthere
there are no such things t ings as Spookissimusaes goblins witches nor norvampires norYam norvampires
vampires Yam pIres all of f which had been een believed in before and nowwher nowwherever now wher ¬ I Iever
ever you go in m Bungstarter Forest you will find that even the thesmallest thesmal1est thesmallest
smallest children run about in the darkest night without the theleast theleast theleast
least fear of meeting lDeet anj any y of these theSethings things

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