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diers ierS9a a Sick Boy Was Vas Taken to a
ITTLE JOHN SPKOGLE had been b en in bed bedfor bedfor bedL
L for many weeks sick andthe and the doctor had hadtold hadtold hadtold
L told his parents that he would never get getwell getwel1 getwell
well but John did notknowthat not knoVthat know that He was wasa
a pationt gentle little chap who bore up bravely bravelyagainst bravclyngainst bravelyagainst
against his many pains and waited for the day to tocrOme tocome tocome
come when he could run about and play with his hisBrothers hisrothers hisbrothers
Brothers and sisters Oh these days were very long longand longand longand
and tiresome but they the were nothing to the long longnights longnights longnights
nights when he lay awake thinking and waiting wai ng for fordaylight forday1ight fordaylight
daylight He rarely slept for more than an hour hourwhen hourwhen hourwhop
when the pain in his back awoke him and hewatched he hewatched hewatched
watched the twinkling stars for a long time before beforehe beforehe beforebe
he fell asleep again So you may readily imagine imaginethat imaginethat imaginethat
that the wonderful adventures adventurcsthat that fell to his lot lotand lotand lotand
and the marvelous things that ha saw saw ga gave c much muchmore muchmoro muchmore
more pleasure to John than they would to t a boy who whocould wliocouldrun whocouldrun
could couldrun run about and andlook look for enjoyment enjoymentOnoWinter cnjoymentOnowinter
Ono OnoWinter winter night when his light 1ightwas was turned rncd down downlow downJow downlow
low lowsand sand and the room was full of dark shadows shadowsJ John Johnwasi Johnwas ohn ohnwasi
was wasi sleeping sweetly when a strange little voice voicerang yo ice icerang
4 rang out shrilly saying Present arms armsP Johnawoke John Johnawoke Johnawoke
awoke with a start but somehow he heard the words wordseven wordseven wordseven
even when half awake and he peered pceredbfo Into i ito the theshadows theshadows theshadows
shadows to see who was there I Nobody obody was visible visiblebut visiblebut visiblebut
but in another moment his eye caught a movement movementon
on the floor and he was surprised to see his brother brotherAlfreds brothorAlfreds brotherAlfreds
Alfreds box of tin soldiers open and from its dark darkdepths darkdepths darkdepths
depths there poured out a line of soldiers who ran ranacrossthe ranacross ranacrossthe
acrossthe across the rug and formed in front of the thebed bed in rank yankafter rankafter raI k kafter
after rank He knew Alfred had but thirtyfour thirtyfoursoldiers thirtyfours thirtyfoursoldiers
soldiers s ldiers but here were thousands and still more morecoming morecoming morecoming
coming Soon the floor was covered cover d with redcoated redcoatedwarriors redcoateswarriors redcoatedwarriors
warriors all presenting arms to an officer officerWhen officerWhenfinally When Whenfinally Whenfinal1y
finally they the ceased to pour out they were packed in inrpws inrpwf inrpwslike
rpws rpwslike like lik sardines John J olm couldnt see the rug at all allThe allThe allThe
The officer shouted Salute Major General Sprogleandthpn Sprogle Sprogleand I Iand
and andthpn then tIl n there was a roar from all the guns John Johnfor Johnforth Johnfor
for forth the first firsttime time in months sat up in bed The of officer officer ¬
1 ficer fic r touched to ched his cap and said saidINVITED saidINvITED
General we are your escort We Ve shall accom accompany accompany accompany ¬
pany you on your Yl > ur journey journeyOn
On what journey cried John I cant go any anywhere anywhere anywhere ¬
where Im sick sickWe sickWe sickWe
We were ordered to escort you thats all I know knowThe knowThQ knowThe
The President said you were going to MorpheusGrove Morpheus MorpheusGrove Morph us usGrove
Grove tonight and we are the theguard guard Are you youready youreadi youready
ready to move
move moveX I IfJ
X cannot move I am am afraid afr ay you u have madesome made madesome madesome
some some mistake said John JohnJust JohnfJust Johngust
Just tiy it said the officer Tut 1t your foot out outof outo outof
of o bed b 9 and see seeJohn secr seejohn
John r olm to his own Wn surprise put out out ut a foot arid then thenthe thenthe thenthee
the other and steppedout stopped out but it was difficult diffic lt to toavoid toavoid toavoid
avoid stepping on the soldiers soldi rs The officer cried criedForward crieqttjrward criedForward
ttjrward Forward I March 1 and the thewhole whole army turned and andmarched andmarched andmarched
marched out down the hall hallfl hallaml1
fl 1 am aml1 a colonel and my name name is Winchester WinchesterBombshell WinchesterBombshell WinchesterBombshell
Bombshell said the officer and I am to take your yourorders yourorders yourorders
orders ordersBut ordersBut ordersBut
But I dont know where to tell you to go said saidJohn saidJohn saidJohn
John Where is Morpheus Grove GroveAt GroverAt 1 1At
At that instant out stepped a geography from jfrombehind frombehind frombehind
behind a table leg opened its pages somewhere in inthe inthe inthe
the middle of the book and said saidHere saidHere saidHere
Here is the Grove in the corner corneroflleaopotamia corneroflleaopotamiaand of Mesopotamia Mesopotamiaand esopotamiaand
and thats clean over in Asia AsiaOn AsiaOn AsiaOn
On the other side of the world I cried John JohnWe JohnVe JohnWe
We Ve cant get there in a year yearPooh yearPooh yearPooh
Pooh pooh 1 Ill march there in no time at all a111 a111cried allcried 1 1cried
cried Bombshell Follow me General Sprogle SprogleJohn SprogleJohn SprogleJohn
John followed him and he went down to the thestreet thestreet thestreet
street whore the army was marching in a huge cir circle circle circle ¬
cle singing b bAs Here we go round tho mulberry bush bushAs bushAs
As soon as John appeared a band struckup andwith and andwith andwith
with the colonel and John in front they all marched marcheddown marcheddown marcheddown
down the street Soon they turned into a narrow narrowlaneTvhich narrowlane narrowlanewhich
laneTvhich lane Which John had never ncverscen seen before and andin in a few fewminutes fewminutes fewminutes
minutes came dame to an immense gate lying on the theground theground theground
ground across the road roadHeres roadHeres roadHeres
Heres the entrance said Colonel Bombshell BombshellWe BombshellWe BombshenWe
We go down here This is the gate of the tunnel tunnelto
to the other side of the world Lift fift t Uphe un the gate andwell and andwell andwell
well march in inBut inBut inBut
But I cant lift such an immense gate I cried criedJohn criedJ criedJohn
John J ol1n
JohnIf ol1nIf If youll you ll feel around beneath irV it youll probably probablyfind probablyfind probablyfind
find the magic wand and with that thatyou you can can c ndo do any anything anything ny nything ¬
thing said Bombshell BombshellJohn BombshellJ BombshellJohn
John J olm felt beneath the gate and soon drew dr out a apipce apifce apiece
piece of wood ood looking like a section of a broomstick broomstickSOLDIERS broolllStickSOLDIERS broomstickSOLDIERS
Thats it I cried Bombshell Now ow lift with it itJohn itJohn itJahn
John placed it beneath the gate then lifted and andto andto andto
to Ids tis surprise it rose easily disclosing dis osing a great greatdark greatdark greatdark
dark opening and steps leading downward into the theblackness theblackness theblackness
blackness Forward 1 March shouted sho ted the colonel coloneland coloneland coloneland
and in they went As soon as they were inside the thetunnel thetu thetunnel
tunnel tu n61 suddenly lighted up and they marched along alonguntil alonguntil alonguntil
until they came to a well that dropped straight straightdown straightdown straightdown
down downFall Fall in I cried the colonel l and ail the soldiers soldierspoured soldierspoured soldierspoured
poured over the edge and fell into the hole like so somany somnny somany
many ants John trembled when the officer then thenstopped thenstoppa thenstopped
stopped stoppa to the edge and nodded but as he seemed un undOncemed uniQnccrned unooneerned
dOncemed < the boy resolved to show no fear and to tofollow toIJ tofpllaw
follow IJ V at atonco once Over the edge the colonel stepped and andwith andMth andwith
with him went John and they fell for many miles mileswMi miIeswith mileswith
with the speed of bullets At the centre of the earth earththfjv earththQ earththey
they thQ ware stopped by the attraction of gravitation gravitationwhich gravitationwhiph gravitationwhich
which is all stored right there but the magic mn c wand wanddisposed wanddlsposcd wanddisposed
disposed of that difficulty difficult and they shot along again againSuddenly againSuddenly againSuddenly
Suddenly daylight showed ahead and then they theypopped theypopped theypopped
popped out into a strange land where the dirt was wasskylilub wasskybluo wasskyblue
skylilub the trees pinkleaved and the clouds cloudsstriped cloudsstrjped cloudsstriped
striped checked and polkadotted sailed across ar aV a nsky
V sky of f r intensely j 1 1 brilliant n o carmine where 1 i birds t fast fastencdi fastened r rened
ened encdi to i o the earth by strings like so aomany many manydtes Tates 1 tes were wereflying wereflyiiJg wereilyii
flying ilyii g and singing but their songs sounded like likehand likehand likehandorgans
hand handorgans organs for they were all singing tunes tunesChis tunesmhis tunesThis
This isfine ip fine I cried the colonel Tin glad I Icamel Icarno Icamel
camelI camel camelI carno u
I wonder why those birds are tied said John JohnI
I cant tell replied the officer and we have no notime notime notime
time to inquire for we must find the grove grove at once onceThope onceTho onceThose
Those Tho c are my orders ordersThe ordersThe ordersThe
The army having been drawn up in the proper properranks properrank6 properrank
ranks they marched on across a vast plain of sand sandfor sandfora sandfora
for fora a long distance but they proceeded very very slowly slowlybecause
because the sand every little while would begin b in ti tidaneeand to
daneteand d n etmd whirl in corkscrews about them blinding blindingand b1indingand blindingandL
and cpnfusing pnfusin the them very much Finally John Johnthought Johtthoutht Johnthought
thought of the magic magIc wand and waved it over the thesand theand thesand
sand and Instantly a fine stream strea I of vater water played from froiriit fromIt fromit
it and wet the sand so that jt could no longer blow
Most Mo S Curi Curious Curous Curious ¬
ous Country CountryWhere CountryiThere sun r 9 97f
Where 7f here He HeHad HeHad e
Had as 1 1as Many ManyStrange Man lVlanS ManStrange
Strange S range Ad Adventures Adventures Adventures ¬
ventures venturesabout
about after which they theymade theymade theymade
made better progress progressSoon pro p r o g res r e s s sSoon sSoon
Soon they saw in the dis distance distan distanee ¬
tance tan e a groat gr at wood woodThats wooe wooeThats woodThats
Thats the grove I Isuppose Isuppose Isuppose
suppose said the colonel colonelhurrying colonelhurrYing colonelhurrying
hurrying along Wemust We Wemust Vemust
must get there at once oncehe oncehe oncebe
he added addedThe addeduThe addedr
uThe r The wood is coming to tomeet tomeet tomeet
meet us I think thi k cried criedJohn criedJ criedJohn
John J ohnand and then the col colonel colonel colonel ¬
onel saw that such was wasthe wasthe wasthe
the case Soon they saw sawall sawall sawall
all the trees quite dis distinctly distinctlyand distinctly ¬
tinctly tinctlyand and they were wereadvancing we wereadvancing e eadvancing
advancing with skips skipsand 5 kip k i p 8 8nd aand
and nd gambols hand in
land as it were for they hadinterwoven hadinterwoventheir
their branches bran hes together and were werecoming coming at f a run runI runI run runI
I never saw thelike the like of that thatlexclaimed exclaimed Bomb Bombshell Bombshell Bombshell ¬
shell This is a queer place weve got into intoThe intoThe intoThe
The trees came up and forming a great circle circledanced circledanced circledanced
danced and nodded around them so that John J OM was wassomewhat wassomewl1nt wassomewhat
somewhat alarmed He looked around fr fo > see if ifthere ifthere ifthere
there was a way of escape and to hissurprise his surprise saw sawthe sawthe sawthe
the army with Bombshell in the lead fleeing across acrossthe acrossthe acrossthe
the plain at full speed He started to follow but butfound butfound butfound
found that his feet were apparently appa ently fastened t6 the theground theground theground
ground Looking down he saw that he was heldtby heldtbytwo heldbytwo held by bytwo
two lobsters claws emerging from the sand and andwhen andwhen andwhen
when he jerked his feet away the claws were drawn drawnforth draWnforth drawnforth
forth but he found that they were attached by red redworsted Tedw redworsted
worsted w rsted ropes to something sometI1 ng underground After Afterpulling Afterpulling Afterpulling
pulling on the ropes until he had a pile of worsted worstedas
as high as his head up came a curious object It Itwas Itwas Itwas
was like a rag baby made of leather but was alive aliveand a1ivenndmuch aliveand
and nndmuch much frightened frightenedWhat frightenedWhat frightenedWhat
What do you mean by biting me cried John as ashe ashe asV ashe V
he held the thing up W What at are are you anyway anywayI ywayi ywayitI
tI I am ama a gargoyle replied the thing a sand gar gargoyle gargoyle gargoyle ¬
goyle I was just trying those claws which wbic I found founddown founddown founddown
down in the salt salt sea Im a poor weak creature creat creature creature ¬
ure and ought not to consider me meser seriously seriouslybIf seriouslyIf l li
bIf i If you oubelonghere belong here you can answer some someof some of my myquestions myquestions myquestions
questions said John JohnIllbe JohnIll TohnIll
Illbe Ill bc splatteredI I mean flattered Rattercdto to do so soreplied soreplied soreplied
replied the gargoyle smiling sweetly I thought thoughtyou tho ght ghtyou
you were going to reduce me to an enormity enormityI enormityImean I Imean
mean a nonentity What do you desire to o become becomedeformed becomedeformedthat becomedeformedthat
deformed deformedthat that is informed informedupon upon today todayBIRDS todayBIRDS todayBIRDS
Why are the birds tied i asked JohnTo John JohnTo JohnTo
To keep them from falling up of ofco course rse said saidthe saidthe saidthe
the gargoyle Everything here has to be fastqneddown fastened fast fasteneddown ned neddown
down or it would fall right up into the sky and be belost belost belost
Then why dont I f fall all off oiU cried John JohnThats JohnThats JohnThats
Thats because you breathe air and that holds holdsyou holdsyou holdsyou
you down I cant explain further because I must inustbe mustbe mustbe
be sparing of my words I can only use 1 use Se a few hun hundred himdred hundred ¬
dred each day and Ive wasted a dozen already If Ifyou Ifyou Ifyou
you take mo with you I will be your champion championI championImean I Imean
mean your chaperon Theres another good word wordwasted wordwasted wordwasted
wasted wastedWill wastedWill I IVill
Will these trees harm me asked John JohnNo JohnN JohnNO
No N indeed They are harmless The reason reasonthey reasonthey reasonthey
they go moving about is because they are axe slippery slipperyelm slipperyelm slipperyelm
elm trees and cant remain long in one spot spotSo SPQtSo spotSo
So John seeing that the army had gone out ofsight of ofsight ofsight
sight moved on and passing through the trees treescame treescame treescame
came to a high wall made of clear glass throughn through
which nothing nothingvas was va visible beyond They went along alongthis
this thiswall wall for soine some miles when John becoming dis disgusted disgusted disgusted ¬
gusted said saidWe saidc saidWe
c We dont seem to tQbC5 lr begetting c getting anywhere at all allWe l 3We lVe
We Ve never will at this gait replied the gargoyle gargoyleYou gargoyleYou gargoyleYou
You can altereverything alter everything however when you you wish wishby wishby wishby
by simply lying down arid turning over Then Thenyoull Thenyoullgeta Thenyoullget youll youllget
get geta achange at once onceJohn onceJohn onceJohn
John promptly laid J laid ti hriiuself illiie1 down and androIl rolled Aver AverInstantly over overInstantly 9verInstantly
Instantly they th were atftbeedgo a tbe edge of a great gr 3t forest orest of ofwonderful ofwonderful ofwonderful
wonderful trees like telegraph poles at the top of ofeach ofeach ofeach
each of which a great light burned burnedGracious burnedGracioust burnedGracious
Gracious 1 What arc those cried John JohnCandle Johnd JohnCandle
Candle d ndle tree tree sai9Ms sai < ltl1is companion companionSBut
But tIt said John Jhlmgoingnearer going f of > fearer the flame comesdown comes comesdown comes comesdoVn
down instead of o burning bu gupwardJ gupwardJIT upward upwardJAGw upwardV
Gw GwiT
Certainly Ceitni Certai u Y y = of o course conrsq o is v 1 4 Cant you see the waxdripping wax waxdripping waxdrippjn
dripping up intokthe intb intoth itne sky akyalso Y also 1 That Thats s the th way it is ishere ishere ishere
here Dont go t too < > 6nearfthe u arthe the forestuntil forest until UI til the war warden warden warden ¬
den comes for it is i full of f wood sharks that will get getus getus getus
us ii i iri a minute minutefsec I sejj See two or three now John Johnlooketl John100k Johnlooked
looked 100k HaDd and sure sure i1re enough eiioi j fP he saw sawseveraJ several strange strangecrea4ures 5tran 5tranCrcatUT strangecreatures
creatures CrcatUT S in in the sharlowHhatresembled sh shades uthnt1 thatrescmbled s m > l d Huge 1in mis msshapentoadstools mist lIDS lIDSshapCll
shapCll shapentoadstools t j toadstools J 4 1 wrr w 4l tht jig g o about abo Vk kV as fcf 15 ifIn if n pauL pauLrheyre pain painur voT voTgoyle
ur rheyre + fasten ldax ilf1 all right ii saId the gar gargo gargoyle
goyle go le or else Id ldnt notb not bezhere bEfhere here Here comes the war warden wareden warden ¬
den of the grove groveAt droveAt T TAt
At that moment appeared app ared a man on horseback horsebackamong horsebackniong horsebackadioug
niong among the candle trees hut as he neared th thi edge edgeof edgeof edgeof
of the forest the horses neck elongated stretching stretchingout
out for yards until his nose was within a foofrof foofrofthem foot of ofthem ofthem
them when he sniffed at John cautiously caut ousl and said saidHuh s SaidHuh i ih
Huh h 1 Its a meat man not a picture pictureNow pictureNow pictureNow
Now theres horse sense for you F 1 cried cr ed the gar gargoyle gargoyle gargoyle
goyle He knows you at once onceIf onceIf onceIf
If youll step on my neck and walk into the thegrove thegrove thegrove
grove Ill be obliged said the horse Its about to torain torain torain
rain and youll get your feet wet out here hereJohn here1 here1John hereJJohn
John rose and began to walk At the same moment momentthe momentthe momentthe
the gargoyle said saidAh saidAh saidAh
Ah yes It is raining Hot water too today todayIt
It was raining but not from the th sky Instead the thewater thewater thewater
water came in a shower from the ground but it itscarcely itscarcely itscarcely
scarcely reached to their elevated position positionAn positionclAn
clAn An umbrella would be of no use here h re said saidJohn saidJohn saidJohn
John JohnIve Ive never eaten one said the gargoyle Arethey Are Arethey Arcthey
they nice niceJohn niceJohn niceJohn
John made no reply but walked walkedalong along al ng The horse horsehowever horsehowever horsehowever
however retracted his telescopic neck n ck and in a mo moment moment moment ¬
ment John found foundhimsel himself facing the man in the thesaddle thesaddle thesaddle
saddle saddleIve saddleIve saddleIve
Ive been waiting w iting for you said the man NowIt Now Nowits Nowits
its It s your move
EVery EverlTthingVTasDifferenfi Everything hi1i Was r Different from Home HomeWhen HomeWhen
When vVllen1tRaineq it Rained the Water vVaterCam Came from
the e Ground Groundand Gr noun nounand 0 un d dand
and Birds BirdsWere BirdsVVere BirdsWere
Were Tied Tiedto Tiedto 1 e eoPrevent
to Prevent oPreventem PreventThem Prevel1tThem
Them em from fromFalling fromFal1i fromCa
Falling Fal1i Ca 1 n g g b bI Up UpI
I wish to examine the thegrove thegrove thegrove
grove said John JonnWhat J JohnWhat 01m 01m13tall
What What 13tall all of it itcried itcried itcried
cried the man fIts qnly qnlyjust Qnlyjust onlyjust
just been eeIJ put together togetherafter t togetherafter g ther therafter
after a n thorough cleaning cleaningand cleaningand cleaningand
and varnishing and now nowI nowI nowI
I hate to take it apart aparfcWell ap3rtWell apartWell
Well show me the thegeneral thegener thegeneral
general gener l features then thensaid thensaid thensaid
said John Then noticing noticingthat n noticingthat ticing ticingthat
that there were several severallarge severallarge severallarge
large baskets hanging on oneach oneach oneach
each side of the horse he heinquired heinquired heinquired
inquired their use useTheyre useT1ieyre useTheyre
Theyre for me m to fall fallinto fallinto raIlinto
into said the man Tm
made of glass and a d if I fell to the ground Id be beshattered beshattered beshattered
shattered But now Ill take youaround youaroundThe you aroundThe around aroundThe
The horse started off at once moving slowly sl ly
John could see the awful wood sharks in the shade snadetwisting Shtdetwisting shadetwisting
twisting as if trying to get at him but he hefelt felt safe safeup saieup safeup
up there The horse stopped stoppedConfound stoppedConfound stoppedConfound
Confound this road anyhow I cried the man manWhats manVhats manWhats
Whats the matter matterAnother matted mattedAnother matterAnother
Another whistle in the frog of my f foot cot1 replied repliedthe repliedthe repliedthe
the horse hawing heavily
The next horse I have will have turtles turtIesinstead turtIesinsteadof instead insteadof
of frogs in his feet Theyre not so tender tenderWhat tenderWhat x xWhat
What does he mean by a whistle in his foot footasked foot1asked footasked
asked John JohnWhy JohnWhy JohnWhy
Why you know this road is made of whistles whistlesthat whistIesthat whistlesthat
that is the sounds of whistles Yes and snores snorestoo snorestoo snorestoo
too but mostly whistles Theyre very brittle and andsharp andsharp andsharp
sharp generally and tough on frogs said the man manHere manHere manHere
Here are locomotive whistles tin whistles andj andin andinf andinfact in infact
fact f ct every known variety We keep em piled up
in a cool place until we need them to mend me d the road roadwith roadwith roadwith
with withThey
They passed out of the th woods and it suddenly suddenlygrew suddenlygrew suddenlygrew
grew dark The horses ears however became Bluminated il illuminated illuriiriated ¬
luminated and ndcast cast a a light Hgntahead ahead like two lampsBats lamps lampsBats lampsBats
Bats glowing gI wing with a dull glare flew to and fro ahead aheadof aheadof aheadof
of them ilieiriIve Ulemlvo themIve
Ive never seen bats like those said s id John JohnYou JohnYou TohnIcY
IcY You oti may may think they are glowbats glowb t but theyve theyveonly theyveonly theyveonly
only been eating lightning lightningbugs bugs said the manl manlThe man mftnThe manThe
The horse stopped They could c uld hear him i n smack smacking smacking smacking ¬
ing his hislips lips and munching in the darknessTHEJAGMETTY darkness darknessTHEJAGMETTY V
Hi there What are you at now now asked therider the therider therider
rider riderFound
Found a lot of pilliwincum seeds se I replied the theanimal theanimal theanimal
animal in a thick voice voiceJump voiceJump voiceJump
Jump down and get a few handfuls said qjd the theman t theman e eman
man to John Those seeds will cureyou cure you if youve youveany youveany youre youreany
any kind of sickness sicknessJohn sicknessJohn sicknessJohn
John sprang down and found the ground covered coveredwith coveredwith c overedwith
with brushes bearing small berries berri s He Repicked pickeda pickedamiflTititv picked a aqua aquantity
miflTititv qua quantity tity and ate them at fit nnr once fnsfrmflv i instantly feeling fftrtliTi g ttie ttieeffect tKr tKreffect ille illeeffect >
effect all over his body He wanted warit to dance andjump and andjump andjump
jump around but just then the horse hor e began td snort sriortand sliortand snortand
and rear rearWhats rearmats rearWhats
Whats wrong now cried the man manThe man manThe manThe
The Jagmetty J agmetty is approaching whispered the thehorse thehorse thehorse
horse I see him in the distance distanceJohn distanceJ distanceJohn
John J OM stared into the darkness aheadand ahead and saw a adim adim adim
dim light that grew brighter every second s cond and heard heardthe heardthe n ard ardthe
the sound of a horn The horse stood as i para paralyzed paralyzed para paralyzed ¬
lyzed and the man sank down in his basket iu great greatfear gren greatfear t tfear
fear John looked for his magic wand but it had
t 1 v r
Disappeared The light Jightwas was now so br bright ht that he hecould heo1ild hecould
could see what was coming a astartled and he was wsvery vary much muchstartled mu < ili ilist
startled st rtJcd when the full details of the figure figurecame figurecameinto came cameinto cameinto
into viewTho view viewThe viewTh
The Th Jagmetty was was a creature er tue with with a body bad shaped shapedsoinewhatlike shapedso shapedsomewhat
soinewhatlike so somewhat n wErit like that of a turtle but with thick ele elephantine claphantine elephantine ¬
phantine legs and he had three heads at a the ends of ofvery ofvery ofvery
very long thin necks n ks the first head being that t a of a ahairy ahairy ahairy
hairy lizard the second that of a awoolly woolly fish fishJ and andthe andthe andthe
the third that t of f a scaly bird like likea a pelican V Yeteach Yet Yeteach Yeteach
each head seemed to have a resemblance to some someother some someother V Vother
other animal as well Yet strange strangG to say all the thefaces thefaces V Vfaces
faces seemed amiable though so hideous and andJohn andJohncould John Johncould Johncould
could not see why the horse should be so frightened frightenedThe frightenedThe
The fish head was smoking a clay claypipe pipe the lizard lizardwas lizardwas lizarde
was chewing gum while whi e the bird was blowing a tin tinhorn tinhorn tinhorn
horn The light seemed s emed to come come from all parts of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Jagmetty J agmetty and illuminated a great greatspacearound greatspacearoundhim greatspace space around aroundhim aroundhim
him John stood up in hisbasket his basket to t see all a of the theanimal thean4nal theanimal
animal when suddenly the horse started and then thenbolted thenboIted thenbolted
bolted off thro throwingthe wing the boy to the ground iniront inirontof
of the Jaginetty Jagmetty9 sThb T1i j bird instantly inStant1 stopped blow blowing blowing ow owing ¬
ing his tin horn and the lizards head spoke sayings say saying saying ¬
ing ingn ingswAre t tAre
Are n you you the Diatribe of the theIsthmus theIsthmusIt Isthmus IsthmusIt
It was my turn to ask that cried the fish headStuff head headStuff headStuff
Stuff and nonsense nonsense 117 l cried thebird tJi the bird He only onlywishes oDlywishes onlywishes
wishes to get on onHes onHes onHes
Hes not been off as as yet replied the fish headWere haadWere head headWere
Were off now at any rate rat said saidthe the lizard to toJohn toJ toJohn
John J ohn Why do you not reply replyI
I dont understand said the boy Whaf is a adiatribe adiatribe adiatribe
diatribe diatribeHe diatribeHe diatribeHe
He means interrupted the fish tfJIethinks he thinks he hemeans hemeans liemeans
means why is a diatribe FCould P PCould n nCould
Could one be so ignorant exclaimed the bird birdWhere birdVhere birdWhere
Where do you get your light from 1 inquired inquiredJohn inquiredJohn inquiredJohn
John to turn the subject subjectI
I am burning with impatience answered the thelizard thelizard thelizard
lizard lizardSay lizardfSay lizardSay
Say we not I shouted the fish We W are u are still stillhere stillhere stillherc
here and fully as important as you I Just J u tas as handsome hand handsome handsome ¬
some too 1 added the bird with the double chaw chawWhich chawWhich chowWhich
Which of you is the Jagmetty J agmetty I i17 politely inquired inquiredthe inquiredtheboy inquiredtheboy
the theboy boy
Really none of us because after all Jagmetty j sgmetty sgmettyIS
is IS only our name you see I suppose yon compre comprehend aemprehend eomprehand ¬
hend hendJohn handJohn 71 71J
John J olm did not understand but he did not 1U t say so soWhat St StWhat soWhat
What is it that gets bigger biggathe the moire more you take takefrom takefrom takefrom
from it itr asked the th pelican head headHell lleadHell headHell <
Hell never guess it so Ill tell the t answer saidthe said saidthe SR SRthe
the fish Its a a ditch See Istft Isn that a a good goodone goodone goodone
71 71Vheres
oneWheres Wheres the thermometer suddenly exclaimed exclaimedthe
the lizard l zard head Ive lost it again No here it igl iglHe i1He l lHe
He drew a thermometer from a hole in the ground groundand groundand aroundand
and John J Ohll saw with amazement that it had a hun hundred hvndred hundred ¬
dred legs like a centipede and it had run into the thehole thel thehole
hole l The lizard put the thermometer in the fens fensmouth iishtsmouth fishsmouth
mouth and it closed while his eyes rolled solemnly solemnlyfor
for a minute Then the thermometer was drawnout drawn drawnout dr cwu cwuout
out when the fish smacked his lips and said Inearly I Inearly Inearly
nearly swallowed it that time timeOur timelOur timeOur
Our temperature is i 296 2961 said the lizard headThat head headThat h ad adThat
That means a thunder storm coming c mmgf P said the tbebird thebird thebird
bird birdWith
With perhaps hail and coal scuttles too add added added added ¬
ed the lizard It congeals my hair4 hair 4 contemplate contemplateit
Why Wh s not silverplate it then asked the bird birdLets birdLets
Lets hasten to our cave at once onc F U cried the fish fishrtCome fuhComc fishCome
Come Comc one come allP all The animal turned and andwalked andwalkcd andwalked
walked solemnly away aWft r but the fish called out to toJohn toJohn toJohn
John JohnFollow
Follow me quickly or the thunder will curdle curdleyou curdleyou curdlesou
you youJohn you
John ran after the Jagmetty J agme more from curiosity curiositythan curiositythan curiositythan
than fear of the thunder and it hurried to a great jneatbluff grettbluff greatbluff
bluff of rock candy a mile high where it halted haltedSomebody haltediSomebodj haltedSomebody
Somebody has been here 1 cried the lizardheadYes lizardhead lizardheadYes JizudhendYes
Yes and pulled our cave out Heres where it itwas itwas itwas
was 1 1Jolm
wasJohn John could see marks on the rock candy but no nosign nosign nosign
sign of a cavern All the heads began to weep bit bitterly bitterly bitterly ¬
terly and he soon found himself kneedeep in intears illtears intears
tears The ground became stiek sticky Suddenly the thebird thebird thebird
bird shrieked Theres our blanket over yonder yonderand yonderand onder onderand
and the Jagmetty Jngm tty sprang sprangtoward toward a rolJ roll of something somethingnot somet 11ns 11nsnot
not far away John J oIm with difficulty di uty waded after it itIts itIts itIts
Its our blanket and it has been eaten in in places placesWhat placesWhat placesWhat
What a shame All the sleep will have nave cone on out of ofit ofit f fit
it cried the fish as they unrolled the blanket blanketwhich blanketwhich blanketwhich
which John perceived was made of amost a most peculiar peculiarstuff peculiarstuff peculiarstuff
stuff stuffWhats stuffY1 Whats Whatsit Y1 t it made of he askedCURED asked askedCURED askedCURED
Tripe Its the very finest quality of tripe and andthe andthe andthe
the only blanket of its lend I suppose the Ararats Araratshave Arsratshave Araratshave
have been at it Tonightwhen Tonight when this nasty sunlight sunlightgoes sunlignJgoes sunlightgoes
goes away away we will set a trap for them said the thebird thebird thebird
bird birdAnd And use you for bait added the fish Ararats tlArnratsare Araratsare
are fonder of boy than of moon cheese I am toldLets told toldLets toldLets
Lets secure him right now cried the lizard lizardbefore lizardbefore lizardbefore
before he spoils Wrap him in the blanket blanketThey blanketThey I IThey
They seized John J aIm before he could take a step and andthrew andthrew andthrew
threw him upon the tripe blanket and quickly rolled rolledhim rolledhim rolledhim
him up in it Then the bird said Why not eat eata ea1a
a little of him Ourselves ours ves with Tabasco sauce and andstove andstove andstove
stove polish they hey say that boy is fine at this sea season seBson season ¬
son of the year yearWe yearWe ear earWe
We have no no Tabasco sauce but there is a lot of ofstained ofstained ofstained
stained glass varnish said the lizard lizardJohn lizardJohn lizardJohn
John then realized that an awful fate was before beforehim beforehim beforehim
him but at the same s me instant recollected that all allhe allhe allhe
he had to do to alter everything was to roll over overand overand overand
and this he immediately did He found himself in instantly instantly instantly ¬
stantly in his own bed with the sunshine su hin8 streaming streamingin
in upon upon him He rubbed rub d his hi eyes and just then thenhis thenhis thenhis
his mother came in with withhis his breakfast a tiny dish dishof dishof dishof
of oatmeal oatmealJohn oatmealjohn oatmealJohn
John sat at up and said Dear me 11 I want more morethan moreth more morethan
than th I1 that for fo breakfast Bring me a boy with Tabtsco Ta Tabasco Tab ¬
basco b SCO sauce sauceI sauceHis
I His mother was so amazed to tosee sec him sit up that thatshe thatshe thatshe
she dropped the oatmeal oatmealbu but when John sprang out outof outof outof
of bed as lively as a cricket she almost fainted faintedThe faintedThe faintedThe
The pilliwincum seeds seedsbad had cured him arid a d he was wasperfectly waspclfecy wasperfectly
perfectly well but all the th rest of the family de declared decIar declared
clared cIar d that it was only a dream Yet the thet4t tin sol soldiers s soldiers 1 1dlers ¬
diers were never seen again so John has nas always believed be believed beli ¬
lieved li ved that it had really happened and as he h is now nowthe now nowthe nowthe
the healthiest boy I know I guess he is rightWALT right rightWALT rightWALT

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