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ANY years ago when Jesse TrumbullHadleys Trumbull TrumbullHadleys TrumbullHadleys
Hadleys father was young he invent invented invented invented ¬
I ed a flying machine and had it almost almostcompleted almostcompleted ahnostcompleted
completed when hen he thought of some something aomething something ¬
thing else He put the flying machine machineaway machineaW81inthegarret machineaway4nthe
away4nthe away aW81inthegarret m thegarret garret and andsoon oon forgot all about a out it but butlittle butlittJe butlittle
little Jesse who on rainy days played in thegarret the thegarret thegan
garret gan < < used to crawl over the old rusty machinery machineryso
so often that he soon came to know every part of it itend itand itand
and when he was about 12 years old he heard go gomuch 80much somuch
much about flying machines that he resolved resolv d to try tryto tlYto tryto
to finish his fathers work so that he too could go gosoaring gosoming gosoaring
soaring over the housesand hoUgei Md astonish the people of ofTuckahoe ofTucltnhoa ofTucknhoe
Tuckahoe TuckahoeIt
machine down into fntothe intothe intothe
It was no easy tasfatoget tasktto get the
the yard but he did it and for days he tinkered tinkeredwith tinkeredwith tinkeredwith
with the rusty wires and plates and bars but try tryas tryas tryas
as hard as he could he made no progress toward towardfitting towardfitting towardfitting
fitting it for flight He didnt toll his father what whathe whathe whathe
he was doing but experimented alone and studied studiedbooks studiedbooks studiedbooks
books about all sorts of things meanwhile in order orderto orderto orderto
to learn earn what had already been done in that direc direction direction direction ¬
tion Ho learned an immense lot about chemistry chemistrymechanics chemistrymechanics chemistrymechanics
mechanics and such things but he got little that thatwould thatwould thatwould
would help him In his daily experiments he used usedto 1Uedto usedto
to try all sorts of queer things sticking into the thevacant thevncnnt thevacant
vacant spaces of the old machine every possible sort sortof Bortof sortof
of object just to see what would happen and oneday one oneday oneday
day ho placed in the space between two flat iron ironplates ironplates ironplates
plates in order to hold them apart a thick piece of ofglass ofglass ofglass
glass upon one side of which had accidentally been beenstuck beenstuck beenstuck
stuck a shoot of sticky flypaper Now whether it itwas itas itwas
was as the glass or the flypaper or both that pro produced produced produced ¬
duced the astonishing result I cannot say but as assoon asBoan assoon
soon as the glass had been placed in the machine it itsuddenly itsuddenly itsuddenly
suddenly roso into the air with a slow motion and andstartled andstartled andstartled
startled Jesse so that he grabbed at it itand and in trying tryingto
to hold it down he pulled out the pane of glass glassSatis glassSails glassSails
Sails Away Awa From Home HomeThe HomeTho HomeThe
The flying machine instantly fell to the ground groundwith sroundwith groundwith
with a thud narrowly missing his toes In a state stateof stateof stateof
of mind between astonishment and delight Jesse Jesseinserted Jesseinserted Jesseinserted
inserted the g glass gl lass ss again with the same result and andhe andhe andbe
he only managed to get it out ut as the machine lifted liftedhim l liftedhim ted tedhim
him from the ground It didnt fly but just rose rosestraight rosestraight rosestraight
straight in the air and after he had tested it a few fewtimes fewtimes fewtimes
times ho became convinced that there was something somethingin
in the glass or the flypaper fb > papor that caused the Attraction Attrac Attraction Attraction ¬
tion of Gravitation to be abolished or suspended suspendedYou suspendedYau suspendedYou
You may know all about the th Attraction of Gravita Gravitation Gravitation Gravitation ¬
tion but for fear you do not I will explain that it itis itis itis
is something intho in tho middle of the earth that makes makeseverything makesevorythiDgdraw makeseverything
everything evorythiDgdraw draw toward that spot and if there was wasa wasa wasa
a hole cloar through the world like a well and you youfell youfoll youfoil
fell into it you wouldnt fall past the middleof middleofthe middle of oftho
the earth but just hang there in the centre of the thewell thewell thewell
well forever Nobody Nob knows what makes it do sebut so sobut sobut
but it always alwn S does and before Jesse J esso fixed the flying flyingmachinery flyingmachinery flyingmachinery
machinery nobody had ever been able to suspend its itsaction itsaction itsaction
action the least mite He knew at once what a won wonderful wonderful wonderful ¬
derful thing he had done and was awfully tickled tickledbut tickledbut tickledbut
but he determined to test it carefully before he told toldanybody toldanybody toldanybody
anybody about his discovery He got into the car carfor carfor carfor
for that was all there was to the machine as the theballoon thebnlloon theballoon
balloon part for the gas had never been made and andwhen andwhen andwhen
when he was comfortably seated he placed the glass glassbetween glassbetween glassbetween
between the iron plates Up went the rusty old con contrivance contrivance contrivanco ¬
trivance like a rubber ball so suddenly that it al almost almost almost ¬
most took his breath away and in an instant he hewas hewas hewas
was as high as the steeple of the church Then he hebecame hebecame hebecame
became a little alarmed and drew out the glass glasswhich glnctgwhich glasswhich
which caused the car to drop as quickly but ha hamanaged h hmanaged hemanaged
managed to replace it about halfway and in time to toprevent toprevent toprevent
prevent an awful bump which would surely have havewrecked havewrecked havewrecked
wrecked the oar and Jesse also A few such experiments ex experiments experiments ¬
periments gave him complete control of the power powerof powerof powerof
of Gravitation so that ho could shoot up upordown upordownat ordown ordownat or down downat
at will but now such an immense crowd of o excited excitedpeople excitedpeople excitedpeople
people had gathered in the street that he wanted to tomove tomove tomove
move away in order to avoid answering their ques questions questi0n9 questions ¬
tions There was a little windmill affair at the back backof backof backof
of the car but it had not power enough to move it itahead itaboad itahead
ahead an inch and he wished that he had made a aballoon aballoon aballoon
balloon before he had started off as the wind was wasblowing wasblowing wasblowing
blowing nicely Then he had another idea and andquickly andquickly andquickly
quickly descending in his own yard he ran into the thehouse thehouse thehouse
house and got an umbrella When he was high in inthe inthe inthe
the air again he opened the umbrella and of course coursehe coursehe coursehe
he promptly sailed away over the city All the thepeople theI thepeople
I people ran wildly under him but the wind soon soonblew soonblew soonhew
blew hew too fast for them and he left them far behind behindDelighted behindDelighted behindDelighted
Delighted with his success he sailed along rarely rarelygoing rarelygoing rarelygoing
going higher than a mile or two and enjoying the thewonderful thewonderful thewonderful
wonderful sensation without realizing how far he hewas hewas hewas
was from homo and the impossibility of returning returningunless retUl1lin retUl1linunless returningunless
unless the wind changed It was only when he saw sawthat sawthat sawthat
that the earth below was in darkness darkm os that he came cameto cameto cameto
to his senses for of course away u up there the sun sunwas sunwas sunwas
was still shining He promptly dropped to the theground theground themid
ground mid and found himself at the gate of a big farm farmhouse fannhouse farmhouse
house at the door of which he knocked It was wasopened wasopened wasopened
opened by a little girl who wo said with a smilo smiloSaves smiloSzroes smiloSaves
1 Saves Two Lives LivesI
I am glad somebodys come at last for I have havewaited have1rn havewaited
waited 1rn ted here for hours I was lost in the woods and andcame andcame andcame
came here to get some one to take me home homeWhen homeWhen homeWhen
When Jesse J Sse told her that he didnt belong there thereJesse thereilia therethe
the little girl looked as if she were about to cry and andJesse andJesse
Jesse added T I can take you home if the wind windchanges windchan windc
changes chan c but not toii tonight ht Is there anything to eat eathere eathere eathere
here j She he said that she had found lots of good goodthings goodthings goodthings
things in the pantry but she didnt want to take takethem takethem takethem
them without permission Jesse didnt have any anysuch anysuch anysuch
such scruples being a boy and she ate with him hirnNobody himNobody himNobody
Nobody came and finally thgy th y both went to sleep on onthe onthe onE
E the sofa and slept soundly until morning Then Thensomething Thensomething Thensomething
something waked Jesse J osse and he listened intently a alittle alit alittle
little lit o bit alarmed and then he distinguished a weak weakvoice weakvoice weakvoice
voice calling call cos coscovered for help He ran out and soon dis discovered discovered ¬
covered that the thcyoice voice came from the well and he hecalled hecalled hecalled
called downWhos down downWhos downWhos
Whos there thereMr thoreMr tborQMr
Mr and Mrs Pillsbury was the answer from fromflw fromrh fromdeep
flw rh > deep dark hole Hurry and get help for we wehave wehave wehave
have been hore all night and are almost exhausted exhaustedJosso exhaustedJ05S0 exhaustedJesse
Jesse didnt wait to ask how Mr and Mrs Pillsbury Pillsburycame PillsburYcame
came to be in the well as some people would have havedone hav havdone havedone
done but ran to his flying machine dragged it to tothe tothe tothe
the well and with the glass in in his hand ready to pop popinto popinto popinto
into its place ho dropped down He fell a little littlefaster littleIastcr littlefaster
faster thqn thtn hojthoughtjand liatought a 1ought and bumped Mr Pillsbury Pillsburyrather Pil4buryTatner Pillsburyrather
rather hard as as she he stopped stoPpe < l but as soon as theyA they
The Moon Is He Finds Really ReallyMade ReallyMade ReallyMade
Made of Soft Green GreenCheese GreenCheese GreenL
L Cheese
grabbed the bars of the car he shot up with themand them themand themllnd
and landed them on the grass grass above before they theycould theycould theycould
could letgo their grip Mr Pillsbury was so aston astonished astonished astonished ¬
ished that he just stared but his wife fainted as assoon assoon assoon
soon as she was safe just like a woman Oh but butthey butthey butthey
they were glad however and when Mrs Pillsbury Pillsburycame Pillsburycame
came to she got Jesse J e a breakfast breal ast that he never neverforgot naverforgot neverforgot
forgot The farmer gave him a gold watch forsavinghis for forsavinghis iorsaringhis
savinghis life for he was very grateful and when whenafter whenafter whenafter
after breakfast Jesse and Jessica for strange to 1osay tosay tosay
say that was the little girls name started off both boththe boththe boththe
the old man and his wife shed tears for they were werealmost werealmost werealmost
almost sure they would both have their little necks necksbroken necksbrokenb necksbroken
broken before fore the trip was finished Shall we go gostraight gostraight gostraight
straight home or shall we explore lore the world a little littleJesse littleJesse i iJesse
Jesse asked when they were high in the air and andJessica andJ andJessica
Jessica J had got used to the new sensation sensationI sensai on onI
I think that as it it is very early it would be wise wiseto wiseto wiseto
to see some of the places P lces they tell about in our ourgeography onrgeography ourgeography
geography she replied looking down through a ahole ahole ahole
hole in a cloud I see a big city over yonder and andjust andjust andjust
just beyond what looks like a big fair groundLets ground groundLets gromLets
Lets go to the fair air and give them an exhibi exhibition emibitionl exhibition ¬
tion cried Jesse who now was anxious to show showoff showoff showoff
off his skill with his wonderful discovery That Thatwould Thatwould Thatwould
would be fun Jessica J saidSo said saidSo saidSo
So Jesse tried to draw out the glass and descend descendat
at the Fair Grounds but because of Jessicas added addedweight addedweight addedweight
weight or because of some unknown influence he hefound hefound hefound
found that it wouldnt come out no matter how hard hardhe hardhe hardhe
he tugged at it and all the time the car was shoot shooting shooting shooting ¬
ing upward at a horrible horr blo rate of speed Both were weremuch weremuch weremuch
much alarmed and Jessica J sobbed sobbedI
11 I told you not to bring meup me up here I wish I Iwas Iwas Iwas
was back bncldn in the woods woodsLands woodSLan woodsLands
Lands Lan s on the Moon MoonNow MoonNow MoonNow
Now > > Jesse would ould not contradict her and saythat say saythat saythat
that she had never said any such thing for he was wasvery wasvery wasvery
very gentlemanly but he resolved never never to totake totake totake
take a girl out in an airship again He was strug struggling strugbling struggling ¬
gling with all ll his might to pulj out the glass plate plateand plateand plateand
and didnt notice that they were now miles and andmiles andmiles andmiles
miles away from the earth so far away that theycould they theycould theycould
could not see the cities at alland it looked just like likea
a map with merely a difference between green or orbrown orbrown orbrown
brown land and blue water It was so cold too thatJessicas that thatJessicas thatJessicas
Jessicas tears froze and fell like hail over the side sideand sideand sideand
and shot down like silver bullets Soon he had to togive togive togive
give up and blowon blow on his hands ha ds to keep them warm warmHe warmHe warmHe
He began to see that they must surely freeze to todeath todeath todeath
death but fortunately the tremendous speed of the themachine themachine themachine
machine as it went through the air caused it to be become become become ¬
come heated to such an extent that the air inside be became becaine became ¬
came came like that on a summer afternoon and they theywere theywere tl1eywere
were soon quite comfortable Soon the great earth earthlooked earthlaoked earthlooked
looked like a big ball below and then like a marble marbleand marbleand marbleand
and later like n < a pill By and by it became so small smallthat smallthat smallthat
that they the had hard work to find it itif if they took theireyes their theireyes theireye
eyes off of it for a moment after which it totally totallyvanished totallyvanished totallyvanished
vanished and then they began to whiz past stars starswith starswith starswith
with lightning speed sometimes coming so close as asta asto asto
to brush o2 Stardust with their elbows It was dark darkas
as a deep cellar now because after one gets away
from the atmosphere of the earth all is continual continualnight continualnight continualnight
night in space and it was exceedingly gloomy and anduncomfortable anc1uncomfortable anduncomfortable
uncomfortable for them Once a big fiery comet cometchased cometchased cometchased
chased them for many miles and passed them with witha
a hissing roar so close that they could feel the heat heatfrom heatfrom beatfrom
from it and they were almost swept into the mass massof massof massof
of fire in its spreading tailAfter tail tailAfter taiLAfter
After they had sailed along for hours Jesse Jessemade Jessemade Jessemade
made another attempt to remove the glass plate plateand plateand plateand
and perhaps because the car was so hoi ho4 it slipped slippedcouldnt slippedout
out as easy as winking For a long time they theycouldnt theycouldnt
couldnt tell which way they were going but sud suddenly suddenly suddenly ¬
denly Jessica criedOh cried criedOh criedOh
Oh look theres the moon below us and we are aregoing aregoing aregoing
going to strike it itJesse itJ05se itJesse
Jesse looked over the edge and saw the moon moonhalf maanhalf moonhalf
half illuminated by the sun just beneath He now nowrealized nowrealized nowrealized
realized that the moon had gone around the earth earthand earthand earthand
and come to this side since they started and that thattherefore thatthereorc thattherefore
therefore they were were looking at the side of the moon moonthat moonthat moonthat
that is continually turned away from tho earth He Hedecided Hedfcided Hedecided
decided to land upon the planet and I1d explore its mys mysteries mysteries mystories ¬
teries and thus become another Columbus He had hadhardly had11ardly badhardly
hardly made this decision when it became necessary necessaryto
to check their speed to prevent bumping the moon moonvery moonery moonvery
very ery hard indeed They landed on a sort of roundtopped round roundtopped roundtopped
topped hill and sprang out at once Jessica had hadscarcely hadscarcely hadscarcely
scarcely planted Ijer heriect feet upon upOn the moon when she shecried shecri shecried
cried cri insurxIDSei in surprise
Oh Jesse Its green cheese I Who would have havebelieved havebelieved havebelieved
believed It ItJesse fti ftiJesse dJ dJJesse
Jesse examined the moon carefully and andwas was com compelled compell compelled ¬
pelled pell d to admit that it was certainly made of cheeseand cheese cheeseand cheeseand
and green or fresh fr sh cheese at that in spite of the thafact thefact thefact
fact that he had been many times assured to the thecontrary thecontrary thecontrary
contrary by people who pretended pret nded to know all about aboutthe aboutth aboutthe
the th moon It was cheese ch and dgood good eatable cheese at atthat atthat atthat
that The whole country as far farns as they thcycould could see all allseemed allseemelto allseemed
seemed seemelto tobe be made of ii if Tbfere rl1rewas was nothing in sight sightelse sighte1s sightelse
else e1s and it seemed aatthough as astnou though it was a deserted and anduninhabitable anduninhabitable anduninhabitable
uninhabitable land if you can call cheese land landTheres landtCThercs landTheres
Theres very little to see here evidently re remarked remarked remarked ¬
marked Jessica J as she looked around in the queer queersort quecrsort queersort
sort of twilight that always exists on the other sideor side sideor sideor
or dark part of the th moon moonPerhaps moonPerhaps moonPerhaps
Perhaps we we will discover something somethingfm somethingmore more re in interesting interesting intoresting ¬
teresting farther on said Jesse We will leave leavethe leavethe leavethe
the flying machine here in this hollow and take a awalk awak awalk
walk He took her herhand herhandrand handand and they strolled along a avalley avalley avalley
valley for a 11 long distance without thout seeing anything anythingbut
but they th y both b6th b th noticed at j the the end that the light lightseemed lightseemed lightseemed
seemed to flicker and snap as it were just as though thoughinvisible thoughinvisible thoughinvisible
invisible lightning flashes were passing through it itAs itAs itAs
As they emerged from the valley they came upon a awide awide awide
wide plain over which several hundred dogs were werechasing werechasing werechasing
chasing wildly and with wideopen jaws as if in the theact theact theact
act of barking although no sounds could be heard heardEvery heardEvery heardEvery
Every time o they shut their jaws there was seen the thefunny thefunny thefunny
funny flicker in the air and andJesse Jesse felt that it must musthave musthave musthave
have something to do with their inaudible barking barkingSoon barkingSoon barkingSoon
Soon all of the dogs scurried away across the dimlylightedplain dimly dimlylightedplain dimlylightedplain
lightedplain and vanished vanishedI
I dont don t believe they were real at all I think thinkwe
we just dreamed them IIJ said Jessica JessicaWell JessicaVel1 JessicaWell
Well we cant dream footprints 1 said Jesse Jessepointing Jessepointing Jessepointing
pointing to the tracks in the cheese at their feet feetJust feetJust feetJust
Just then a door opened in the ground before beforethem beforethem beforethem
them a door made of cheeserind I suppose and andthey andthey andthey
they saw a man looking out at them with a puzzled puzzledexpression puzzledexi puzzledexpression
expression exi > cssioJl on his face ace In describing him after afterward afterward afterward ¬
ward neither could could agree as to exactly how ho holooked heloaked holooked
looked and its a curious fact that everybody de describes describes describes ¬
scribes the man in the moon differently No two twopeople twopeople twopeople
people seem to see him exactly the same This was washe washe washe
he and he was w s amazed to see two such strange strangecreatures strangecreatures strangecreatures
creatures on his planet planetWho planetWho planetWho
Who are you and whence come you 1 he asked askedwhen askedwhen askedwhen
when he had got his breath breathI
I may as well ask you the same question re replied rep1ied replied ¬
plied Jesse JesseOh JesseOh JesseOh
Oh everybody bo knows that Pm the Man h he heanswered heanswerea e eanswered
answered answeredNot answereaIN answeredNot
IN Not otthe the Old2lan Old Han in inthe the Moon tIP cried criedJ JesseThe Jesse JesseThe esse esseThe
The same same he said with some dignity And Andnow AndnGW Andnow
now will wiUyou you kindly inform me who and what youare you youare youare
are tIP tIPTa
Talks Ta s With the Man in the Moon MoonWe MoonWe MoonWe
We are also men and women vomensmnU small ones said saidJesse saidJesse saidJesse
Jesse They call us a boy and a girl on the earth earthThe earthThe earthThe
The Man seemed startled He asked nervously nervouslyWhy nervouslyWhy nervouslyWhy
Why are you here 1 You are come to crowd me out outto outto outto
to push me to the wall I supposeNo suppose supposeNo t tNo
No indeed i deed said Jessica quickly we weare ice are just justvisitin justvisitin justvisitin
visitin round and dont intend to stay We only onlywant onlywant onlywant
want to see the moon thats all allHe allHe allHe
He smiled then and said saidIf saidIf saidIf
If thats all you are welcome So you are arereally areleally arereally
really from the earth Well they say I came from fromthere fromthere fromthere
there myself m elf sent here for chopping wood on Sun Sunday Sunda Sunday ¬
day da but I have no recollection of it itYou itYou it itYou
You must have been here a very long time timesaid timesaid timesaid
said Jesse J esse as he heexaminoo examined what was visible of the theMan theMan theMan
Man He seemed like a great mass of dough that thatchanged thatchanged thatchanged
changed its shape constantly yet always seemed to toresemble toresemble toresemble
resemble a man Can you come out and walkalong walk walkalong walkalong
along with us and show us the country countryTU countryi countryiT1l countryIll
TU roll a little way with you replied the Man Manand Manand Manand
and he emerged fromthe frOnt the hole completely and andseemed andseemed andseemed
seemed more like dough than before He had no noarms nnanus noarms
arms or legs but rolled along like a round lump of ofputty ofputty ofputty
putty beside them and at first Jessica J was a little littlefrightened littlefrightened littlefrightened
frightened I say rolled but his was rather a sort sortof sortof sortof
of spinning motion like a pudgy top but he kept k pt up upwith upwith upwith
with them easily talking all the time timeWhen timeWhen timeWhen
When Jessica asked him about the dogs do he said saidthey saidth saidthey
they th were Moondogs and were baying at the dogs dogson
on the t e earth which whichthey they did every night nightWhy nightWhv nightWhy
Why our dogs do thevery same sSpllJ thing criedJesse cried criedJesse CriedJesse
Jesse but ours make a noise noiseSo noiselfS noneSo
lfS So doiojirs dOj9 do + oui rsbutfits busts a noiseless noise as it were werereplied werereplied werereplied
replied thffiiMan ili smiling The sound cant be heard
And There is a Man in inthe intheWho the theMoon theMoon
Moon Who Has Fun FunWith FunWith
With Us
because there are no echoes here now They were wereall wereall wereall
all swept away by a comet that passed too close to tous tous tous
us thousands of years ago Thats why we all live liveundercheese liveundercheese liveundercheese
undercheese now nowWhat now nowWhat nowWhat
What do you mean by undercheese asked askedJessica askedJ askedJessica
Jessica JessicaI J JessicaI ssica ssicaI
I see what he meansn means I exclaimed Jesse Jessethe lita litathe ifs ifsthe
the same as we say underground SeeExactly See SeeExactly i iExactlysaidthe
Exactlysaidthe Exactly said the Man ManDo ManDo ManDo
Do all U the people and things on the moon live liveunderground liveunderground ve veunderground
underground t she asked askedYes askedYes askedYes
Yes We rarely come outside as theres nothing nothingto n thing thingto
to see We have holes out of which we look when we wewant wewant wewant
want to see whats whats going on on the earth of course courseThey courseThey courseThey
They had now come to a deep chasm that was was sodark so sodark sodark
dark that Jesse could not see S C the bottom botfu n and andJessica andJessica andJessica
Jessica shrank back from its yawning blackness blacknessAh blackz ss ssAh
Ah 1 said the Man walking walk g close to tho edge edgeThe edgeThe edgeThe
The bridge has been pulled over on the other side sidePI sideru sideIll
PI ru stretch over and get it Thereupon he just juststretched juststretched juststretched
stretched himself across the gulf like a rubber band bandand bandand bandand
and then pulled himself back backdr drawing wing with himsbining him ashining a ashining
shining network like silvered cobwebs c bwebs that made a ashimmering ashimmering ashimmering
shimmering bridge for them to cross upon in safety safetyWhatpn safetyWhat9n safetyWhat
Whatpn What on earth are you made of o iasked asked the sur surprised surprised surprised ¬
prised lad as the Man performed performedthis this feat featBeing featBeing featBeing
Being on Moon and not on earth I am of ofcourse ofcourse ofcourse
course made of cheese the Man M n answered answeredOh
Oh I see how it is 1 Hes just like a Welsh Welshrabbit Welshrabbit Welshrabbit
rabbit when its cold I cried Jessica sort o elasticand elastic elasticand elasticand
and rubbery Isnt it funny funnyMeets funnyiJ funnyiJMeets funnyMeets
Meets Some Strange People PeopleThey PeopleThey PeopleThey
They crossed the webbridge and went down adescent a adescent adescent
descent soon coming to a great cave Jessica was wassomewhat wassomewhat wassomewhat
somewhat timid about following their lumpy guide guideinto guideinto guideinto
into its interior but Jesse took her hand and she shefelt shefelt shefelt
felt a little bolder However once within it didntseem didnt didntseem didntseem
seem dark for a soft tender light dozed from the thewalls thewalls thewalls
walls and everything was quite visible But they theywere theywere theywere
were both astonished to see the Man walk right up upthe upthe upthe
the wall as he said Follow me friends friendsBut friendsBut friendsBut
But we arent flies 1 cried Jessica we cant cantwalk cantwalk cantwalk
walk up a wall wallTry wallTry wallTry
Try it and see You cant walk any farther on onthe onthe onthe
the floor anyhow anyhowJesse anyhowJesse anyhowJesse
Jesse walked to the side wall and to his sur surprise surprise surprise ¬
prise went right up like a spider and his com companion companion companion ¬
panion followed with no trouble at all Then they theywent theyWentaJong theywent
went WentaJong along the roof upside down and it was so sofunny sofunny sofunny
funny that Jessica laughed aloudIts aloud aloudTits aloudIts
Its very queer said Jesse that the things in inmy inmy inmy
my pockets dont fall right out isnt it itTisnt itl itlTisnt itaTisnt
aTisnt Tisnt funny at all said the Man This Thisisnt Thisisnt Thisisnt
isnt the roof of the cave at alL Its the floor floorTheres floorTheres floorTheres
Theres no roof All opposite is hollow emptiness emptinessclear emptinessclear emptinessclear
clear to the other side of the moon Thats the theway thewav theway
way its made madeSo madeW madeSo madeSo
W So they seeing nothing acrossthe across tho cave soon sooncame sooncame sooncame
came to see that they were walking properly and the thesensation thesensation thesensation
sensation of moving upside down passed away Then Thenthey Thenthey Thenthey
they came to a wide floor where pale white toad toadstools toadstools toadstools ¬
stools stood all about and the Man chuckled as he helooked helooked holooked
looked at themWhy them themWhy themWhy
Why do you snicker i asked Jesse JesseAt J JesseAt esse esseAt
At these foolish Moon people I call em empeo empeople people peo people ¬
ple and so would you I spose as they look like likeyou likeyou likeyou
you but you must understand they arent men menI menI menI
I should say not cried Jessica they are only onlytoadstools onlytoadstools onlytoadstools
toadstools thats all allsaid allThatsbepluse allThats
Thatsbepluse Thats because you are looking right at them themsaid themsaid
said the theMan Man They cant stand it If you want wantto wantto wantto
to see what they look like just turn around and andstand andstand andstand
stand still for a few moments Theyll soontaketheir soontake soontaketheir soon take taketheir
their own shape again againHow agninHow againHow
How exceedingly strange 1 whispered Jessica Jessicaholding J Jessicaholding essicaholding
holding Jesses hand very tightly but instantly turning turn turning turning ¬
ing sharp around Jesse did the same sameAfter sameAfter sameAfter
After a moment the Man whispered Now WowWheel NowIWheel r rWheel
Wheel right around quick and catch em emThey emThey emThey
They turned like lightning and to their amazement amaze amazement amazement ¬
ment saw hundreds of the dearest little figures all allattired allattired allattired
attired in shining dresses staring at them curiously curiouslyIt
It was several seconds before they all transformed transformedthemselves transforinedthemselcs transformedthemselves
themselves into toadstools again againWhat againWhat againWhat
What are they afraid of on asked Jesse We lWewouldnt Wewouldnt Wewouldnt
wouldnt hurt them themI
lJ I dont really know said the Man fan Theyve Theyvealways Theyvealways Theyvealways
always been so Sometimes they take the thefunniest thefunniestshapes funniest funniestshapes funniestshapes
shapes such as we never have here frogs melons melonscrabs melonscrabs melonscrabs
crabs chickens and so on but what they doat for I ICannot IF Ix
Cannot F x n not t griess I IIve t1tieSSi t1tieSSiIve J JIve
Ive heard he id that t1 at moonlight makes people crazy
said sRidJ Jesse te and I think thats whatsthe whats th thWhat matter matterWhat matteVhat
What are i theyWhydidnt they theyl1Vhy 1 1Whydidnt
l1Vhy Whydidnt didnt you u see l They are the fairies whoonce who whoonce whoonce
once lived on the earth until the people began beganteach to toteach toteach
teach the children that there were no such thiagj thiagjand th thand thand
and then naturally they got mad and left eoabs eoabsup OO1n minis minisup ng ngup g
up or I should say sliding down do min to the moon on ongreased ongreased eagreased
greased moonbeams moo bcams They seem to have plenty of offun f ffun ffun
fun here and dont onJt regret leaving the earth I gasesGee guess guessGee SUesuGee
Gee I tt said Jesse What a shame Think of all allthe antbe allthe
the wishes we might have had any time if theyd theydstayed theydstayed theydstayed
stayed I He reached out his hand and tried to toclutch toclutch toclutch
clutch one of the pallid toadstools but it slipped oat outof oatof ootof
of his grasp likewater like water Then all of thorn sudd suddeajy suddeajyvanished suddel e9 e9vanished J Jvanished
vanished vanishedYoull vanishedIty vanishedYoull
Ity Youll oull see them no more mor611ot not as toadstools toadstoolsanyway toedstoo1anyway toadetoosanyway
anyway I said the Man fortheyll take some etherform other otherform Mherform
form and fool you youIt youIt I IIt
It would be just lovely said Jessica thoughtfully thought thoughtfully thoughtfully ¬
fully Uto to bo good friends with ith them themNot themNot themNot
Not a bit of it They never D ver do anything we useful weful Ueful
ful and are re always playing silly pranks oa each eachother ecbother eachother
other and on me too which is shameful replied repliedthe repliedtheMan re tdi ed edthe
the theMan Man Come along and forgetthem forgetthemHe forgetthemHe forgetthemHe
He Views the Earth EarthThey EarthThey EarthThey
They soon came to a great circular opening at attheir attheir attheir
their feet through thr ugh which poured the sunlight and andboth andboth an4both
both started back as they looked down and saw the theearth theearth theearth
earth below bathed in pale moonlight They could coulddistinctly cou1ddistinctly coulddistinctly
distinctly see people walking along the aeaabo seashore seashorelovers aeaahorelovers re relovers
lovers who imagined no one was looking burglars burglarsbreaking burglulbreaking burglarsbreaking
breaking into housetops policemen sleeping on ontheir ontheir astheir
their beats boys reading in bed girls talking oat oatof 01 01of outof
of windows to boys b ys and all sorts of people doing doingthings dobgthings do tg tgthings
things that they imagined were hidden from all alleyes aUeyes alleyes
eyes The Man chuckled as he sand sandNow saSdNow snilNow
Now you see what is revealedevery rovealedcverynight night to the theMan theMan theMan
Man in the Moon eh i Little do all those peoplo peoplothink peoplothink peoplethink
think my eye is onem on Jam do they But it is all the thatime thetime thetime
time Its half the fun I have up here hereWhafs hercWhats hereWhats
Whats the other half i asked Jesse J e8 as hewatched he hawatched hewatched
watched a man trying to unlock unIockhis his front door with witha
a corkscrew corkscrewMaking corksorewMaking corkscrewStaking
Making the tides come up onleople on people sitting too toodose tooclose tooclose
close to the water Its bully fun but they are get getting getting t tting ¬
ting pretty spry of late I dont often catch them themnowadays themnowadays themnowadays
nowadays and soak em as I useter They seem seemto Beemto seemto
to know more about the tides anauch things latelyCause lately latelyCause lateJ lateJlOamB
Cause they give Almanacs away free now nowsaid nowlIaidJ nowsaid
lIaidJ said Jessica My pa prints them for Googoos Ma Malarial l llarial liralarial ¬
larial Specific Spec io and we have lots of them home homeWhats homeWhats homeWhats
Whats an Almanac i asked tho Man ManIts ManIts ManIts
Its Almanac and it tells you when if its s high tideand tide tidaand tidsand
and when the moons full andwhat to totake take for what whatails whatails whatails
ails y you you ou i she said saidHuh saidHooP
yHuh HooP Huh snorted the Man Cant they look up upand upand upand
and see when the tbemoons moons full Id like to know knowYes knowrcs knowYes
Yes cs but the Almanac tells you months before beforeand beforeand beforeand
and it italways always is so said Jesse I can find out outwhen ou ouwhen outwhen
when its high hig tide next Christmas if Iwant I Want to toThats toIThats toThats
Thats more than I can myself > > said the Man Maswonderingly Manwonderingly Manwonderingly
wonderingly wonderinglyDid
Did you make this big hole it > > asked Jessica to todivert todivcxt todiverthis
divert diverthis his thoughts thoughtsWhy thoughtsWhyof thoughtsWhy
Whyof Why of course not I All these holes are mad madaby madby madeby
by the moonmole an enormous animal that goes goesrooting g0 goesrooting 3 3rooting
rooting around inside constantly coming out just juatwhere ju justwhere i iwhere
where you never expect him and pretty nearly nearlycatching nearlyatcliing nearlycatching
catching you each time Cant you see his holes holesfrom holesfrom holesfrom
from the earth earthYes earthYes 1 1Yes
Yes but we are told that they are craters of ofextinct ofextinct ofextinct
extinct volcanoes replied Jesse J osse They certainly certainlydo
do look like molehills thoughThats though thoughThats thoughThats
Thats what they are said the man and I only onlyhope onlyhope onlyhope
hope he doesnt make one while you are here hereJessica hereica hereJes
Jessica Jes ica shivered Lets go back she whispered whisperedclutching whiaperedclutcl whisperedclutching
clutching clutcl ing Jesses arm armLet armLet armLet
Let us walk out in the light said Jesse and andthe andthe andthe
the man led the way through the groat hole holeAll holeAll holeAll
All the way back they kept their eyes upon the thagreat th thgreat thegreat
great round earth above them and wondered how howit howit howit
it was possible to see things so distinctly but the thaman th thman theman
man could riot explain it nor can they to this Joy JoyThey JJJThey JayThey
They were almost at the car when suddenly the theground tl tlground theground
ground ground behind them rose up in a gigantic hill all allcrumbly allcrumbly allcrumbly
crumbly and shaking Tho man spun faster and andcried andcried andcried
cried out ut Hurry Its the mole I Hes heard ui uitalking UJtalkingJJ ustalking
talking talkingComes talkingJJComes talkingComes
Comes Back to Earth Again AgainThey AgainThey AgainThey
They ran with all speed and jumped into the c cIn car carIn < 81 81In
In his hisexcitement excitement the man sprang in also Jesse Jawojabbed J Jessejabbed ii iijabbed
jabbed the glass plate into place in a dreadful ha haand harf harfand bae baeand
and tho car shot away from tho moons surface surfacejust sudacejust surfacejust
just in time to escape the great claws caw8 of the angry angrymoon angrymoon angr1moon
moon mole who sprang high in the air after them thembut dUJIDbut thembut
but missed them by an inch Jessie J O 6ica emitted emittedgreat rr rrgroat agreat
great sigh of relief as sho saw him fall with a dull dullthud dunthud dullthud
thud on tho cheesy ground and in another minute minutathey minutethey minutethey
they were far away from the moon Then the mail maasuddenly ma1suddenly mailsuddenly
suddenly realized that he was being carried away awuyearth awllYIO awllYIOearth io ioearth
earth < and andhe he shouted excitedly excitedlyHi excitedlyHit
Hit Hi Gosh Youre taking mo away awayl Let a aout JJ1out me meout
out I He climbed over the side hastilyStop hastily hastilyStop hastilyStop
Stop Dont jump 1 Youll get killedP ki killed ed r cr Ad AdJesse d dJesse d dJesse
Jesse trying to hold him back but so much of If to8 to8had hiahad ln lnhad
had gotten over that it was impossible imp l8ible to hold bio bioJessica hlI1Jessica himJessica
Jessica grasped him by his coat but he alid througfl througfltheir thrugbtJ1eir for ugb ugbtheir
their hands and fell leaving seven large lar e buttons m msurface 1lItbeir n ntheir
their grasp They watched him until he struck tn tnsurface the thesurface
surface when he flattened out like lik an enormous enormouspancake cnom nurD10UJpancake + ous ouspancake
pancake pancakeOh
Oh Hes certainly dead cried Jessica JessicaBut JelA JessicaBut ca caBut
But he was not He gathered himself up almost almostinstantly amodinstantly almostinstantly
instantly and looked up at thorn and Jd Jauh1 Jauh1they sO sOth o othey
they th y knew he wasnt much hurt if at all and then thena theDa
a cloud came between them and they t OJ saw no nW moreof nWof Mr Mrof
of the Man in the Moon At least Je llt not until aftward at atward aft aftward
ward when they saw him from their own winao winaoWhen wineow wineowWhen inrio inrioWhen
When they lost sight of him Jessica Je ic looked fit fitbuttons t tbuttons 15 15buttons
buttons which she held and asked ked Jesse what thy thywere tk1were tlr tlrwere
were made of He had a few also but didnt to towhat bi1 bi1what V Vwhat
what they were They resolved re olvea always io > Pr prey < T Tthem e ethem ethem
of their but when betA UH7 UH7got tb tbtot
them as souvenirs voyage V01 tJ
got home that day and they had no trouble at t Srro 11 au auabout 11about
about that they soon learned that the buttons buttonsbeautiful butt n yr yrbeautiful wcr wcrbeautiful rro
valuable nluab1ethat a athat othat
beautiful moonstones and very very
that by soiling only four of them they beeame b ° T Tccedingly t e engy h hcooding1y
ccedingly ngy wealthy W ftltb and Jesse J now baa w w 50 > m mmonoy Q Qmoney
monoy that ho can experiment constantly o n d1 upon uponsorts urn h hsorts lor lorsorts
fa bon bait r nr nrWALT JDO JDOexpensIve mt mtexpensive
sorts of o airships and everybody owi aL
expensIve expensive than mgm in in the W whole WOIUG rrorld rrorldWALT TT

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