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The Salt Lake herald. [volume] (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1870-1909, February 22, 1903, Section Three, Image 22

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Tthe the RiddleMaster RiddleMasterW r e aster asterWHEN f 1 1HEN
HEN I first heard of a Hierophantthought Hierophant I Ithought IThought
W WHEN thought it was something like an ale elephant e1 e1phant alepliant ¬
phant but Henry Dallam told meit meitwas me it itwas itwasa
was wasa a very different thing Henry is isboy a aboy aboy
boy who has had a most wonderful adventure alh al although although ¬
though h so very young and as he is the only one I Iknow Iknow Iknow
know who ever saw a Hierophant I must m st take his hisword hisword hisword
word for it The boys have nicknamed Henry Dal Dallam DalJam DalIam ¬
lam Bunksand Bunks and although I never could coulddiscover coulddiscoverthereason coulddiscoverthe discover discoverthe
the thereason reason I call him Bunks also He says s ys the theHierophant theHierophant theHierophant
Hierophant is G called the Frilled Hierophant gener generally genetallybecause generallybecause ¬
ally allybecause because it has around its neck a peculiar sort sortof sortof sortof
of fringe made of long feelers like the arms of an anoctopus anoctopus anoctopus
octopus and nd with these it grabs its prey usually usuallysmaU usuallysmnll usuallysmalltboys
smaU smalltboys boys who are wandering in the forest late lateut lateutnight atnight at atnight
night and then tosses them into its capacious mouth motlthOthers mo mouthOthers th thOthers
Others call it the Bald Hierophant because its headis head headis headis
is that way Its distinguishing characteristic is its itsenormous itscnormollS itsenormous
enormous appetite and the peculiarity of this tinsappe tinsappetite appe appetite appetite ¬
tite is isthnt that anything is welcome from tin t nc cans ns ddor ddormats d ddormats or ormats
mats or glass bottles to beefsteak goose or smallboy small smallboy sm lt
boy It will eat grass wood coal or anything elsethat else elsethat elSethat
that is laid before it and seems just as pleased pleasedbut pleasedbut pleasedbut
but as a matter of fact f ct a nice fat boy or girl raw rawis rawis aw awisprc
is isprc preferred erred When it is pleased it purrs like acat a acat acat
cat and usually this sound can be heard afar off offwhen offwhen offwhen
when it is going to get something to eat that it itlikes itlikes itlikes
likes Therefore people are warned in time to tocape es escape es escape ¬
cape cape for you may imagine no one would woul4 like li e to tomeet tonie tomeet
meet nie t the Hiorophant Hiorop nt at any any time Perhaps you youmay youmny youmay
may may wonder how Bunks learned all this while I Iknew Iknew Iknew
knew nothing about the animal Ill tell you youBunks YOlLB youBunks
Bunks B nks went into the pantry pantryone one afternoon to get geta getcruller
a cruller and having havi g permission to get it of course coursehe courshe coursehe
he could stay in there as long as he pleased anddidnt and anddidnt anddjdn
didnt djdn thave have to hurry out as was the case when hewas he hewag hewas
was in there to swipe a cruller He stoodthere stoodthereslowly stood there theresloVly thereslowly
slowly eating the largest one le l e could find fu1dwhen fu1dwhenlis whenhis when whenhis
his eye fell on a peculiar mark on the wall wallbeneatJl wallbeneatJlt beneath beneaththe beneaththe
the t e shelf Having never noticed this mark before beforehe beforehe Beforehe
he examined it and found that a p pcceof ece of muslin had hadbeen hadqenpasted hadbeen
been qenpasted pasted over the wall wallln wallIi1 wallIn
ln the Enchanted Garden GardenHe
He pulled p IIed at t the muslin and to his surprise surpriseit surpriseitc if ifcame itchine
came c chine m off in his hand and he discovered a small sI 1 1J doorinthe door doorin doorinLt
in inLt inthe the e walL It had a keyhole and he knew that th tlt tltmust it itmust itmuss
must muss lead into the yard but it puzzled puzzledbim him hi toac toaccount to ae account aecount ¬
count for this secrecy Why should anybody wish wishto wishtohide c cto
to tohide hide this little door in the wall He looked aboutand about aboutand aboutand
and high up close to the side of the pantry door hesaw he hesaw hesnv
saw saw a small key It took him two two seconds to t v climb climbup c1iinbup climbup
up and another to get down and try the key in the thokeyhole thekeyhole thekeyhole
keyhole It fitted and he turn turnsd l it easily The Th dooropened door dooropened do r ropened
opened and the thesuiilightpoured sunlight poured into the pantryT pantryTBunks pantry pantryBunks pantryBunks
Bunks stepped out into the garden but when he got gotoutside gotoutside gotoutside
outside outside he found f und to his amazement that at llE he wasnpt was wasnotin was wasnptinhisown
npt notin nptinhisown in his own garden at all but in spine g some strange estrangepliice strangeplace strangeplace
place where there grew all sorts of nueerplants nueer plants plai1tsana plai1tsanatrees andtrees and andtrees
trees A broad path led away from rom the little door doortoward doortoward doortoward
toward the end of the garden but strange to say heould he hejould heould
ould not see more than a few yards before him A Aaright Aright Aaright
aright > shining mist hid everything beyond thepushes the theoushes theoushes
oushes but he resolved to see what it hid and andJtarted andJtarted andstarted
Jtarted down the path As he moved he heard a aroice avoico avoice
voice say Be careful my son for danger dangerlies dangerliesthat lies liesthat liesthat
that way wayLooking wayIooking wayLooking
Looking around he saw sawn a tiny elfin figure clad cIadin cIadinroWn in inbrown in inbrown
brown roWn leather sitting under a broadtopped bro broadtoppedtoad broadtoppedtoadr dtopped toad toadstool toadst ¬
r stool st oJ like an umbrella Bunks had h d never seen an anelf anelfbut elfbut elf elfbut
but he knew that this was one of comse course and he hestopped hetoPDed hetopped
stopped SayingWhttt saying sayingWhat l5ayingWlmt
What can happen to me in our back yard Id Idlike rdlike Idlike
like to know kuowThis knowThis i iThis
This is not your back yard This is the En Enchanted Enchanted Enchanted ¬
chanted Garden and mortal foot has not been set setinjt setinJt setin
injt in it since your lamented grandmother grandmotherdied died eighty eightyyears eightyyears eightyyears
years ago She it was who planted those clam clamplants clamplants clamplants
plants the mucilage brush bushes the shoestringvines shoestring shoestringvines shoestringviI1es
vines and the shirt button shrubs that you see yon yonrWell yonWell yonWell
< Well do I remember the dear woman as slie pot pottered pottered pottered ¬
tered around chasing snails and toads out of the thegarden thogarden thegarden
garden garden and trimming the hairy verbenas with her herscissors hersCissors herscissors
scissors Somewhere out there roams the terrible terribleHierophant terribloHicrophant terribleHierophant
Hierophant redqyed and ferociousthat ferocious that eats boys boysJ bo s sI
J I warn warn you to beware bewaresajd bewareBunks 1 1Bunks
Bunks was frightened In look out for h blunt bluntsajd n nfajd
sajd he and Ill run like all git out if Lsee him himWhat hiri1Vhl1t himWhat
What does he look like likejTeagreen likeP likePeagreen
jTeagreen P Peagreen agreen is is he and shining like an asterisk asterisksaid asterjsksaid asterisksaid
said the elf with a frill of long wriggling snaky snakywormy snakywormy snakywormy
wormy feelers all around his neck that make y yshiver you youshiver youshiver ouu
shiver to see Six legs has he got each one longer longerthan longerthan longerthan
than the other and andoh < oh > h me I oh h my 1 how he can canrun canrun canrun
run when hes hungry Nearly had me twice twiceAll twicelAU twiceAll
All about him Bunks eaw e w that the grass was torn tornup tomup tornup
up and the ground appeared freshly disturbed and andson a apdhe d dheaSkedtIi
he heaSkedtIi askedtlie elf ifthct if that was the Hierophants track trackIt trackIt
It i is that replied the elf Hist Histoes s tea tear up th thsojlt the thesoil
son sojlt soil terribly But I cant can t stay here talking f lking to you youfor youfor youfor
for itis it is is time for me to go and polish the theancient theancientsundial ancient ancientsun ancientsundial
sun sundial dial qver there I wish youd remember howl howrever howlev however
ever ev r that I warned you in time That is I think its
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time but I cant iell until T see the sun dial Earewell Eare lEarewell Earewell
well wellHe He went away so quickly that Bunks couldnt c uldntsee uldntseehim see seehim seehim
him go and then the boy went dpwnithe dqWp down Lhe 1 path pa On Onboth Onboth Onboth
both sides grew tall bushes bearing bearingill dill all 1 manner er of ofstrange ofstrange ofstrange
strange things napkins collar buttons buttonsp penholderssealing penholders penholderssealing ri1 ldersi ldersisea1ing
sealing was coffee cups candlesticks Bumbles bl andjj andjjin dud dudin n o oin
in fact everything one could think of ofGee ofGee v vGee <
Gee I said Bunks Look like Christmas tees1 trees1Ill trees treesIll tees1Il
Ill pick a lot of a these things when I come backSuddenly back backSuddenly backSuddeDly
Suddenly he was startled by loud barks all about aoquthim aBquthim abouthim
him but in an instant he saw that he was passing passingaf
af a group of dogwood trees which were doing doingthe doingthebarcing thebarking the thebarking
barking Although he knew it not no they were werewam werewaming warn warning warning ¬
ing him of peril for at the end of the path he hecame hecame hecame
came to a stretch of green grass dotted with four fouroclocks fo fouroclocksi r roc1ocks
oclocks oclocksi and as it happened at that moment to ba bathat he hethat b r rt
that t at time exactly all these flowers struck the hour houron hQuron houron
on tiny belles As there was no path he stepped steppedupon steppeduponthe upon uponthe uponthe
the grass and instantly he became so small smaIlthat smaIlthatthe < that thatthe thatthe
the blades reached above his head He was no nolarger nolarger nolarger
larger than the elf who had warned him of danger dangerbut dangerbut dangerbut
but when he realized what had happened he sprang sprangback sprang sprangback sprangback
back upon the path hoping to be restored to his hisformer hisformer hisformer
former size s ze No change occurred but thedwarf ap appeared appeared appeered
peared at his side and said saidNow saidNow saidNow
Now youve gone and done it You will have h ve to toremain toremain toremain
remain a small unimportant object until night nightcomes nightcomes nightcomes
comes and then when you step on this path again againyoull againy againyoull
youll y un grow big at once Theres only one way wily to tocross tocross tocross
cross that grass plot and thats on stilts stiltsWhafs stiltsWhats stiltsWhats
Whats on the other side u asked Bunks his hisen hisenTiosity cu curiosity curiosity ¬
riosity much excited excitedThe etcitedThe excitedThe
The Kingdom of a King Peter the riddlemaster riddlemasterHe
He reigns there in wondrous style but fewofhis fewofhissubjects few of 0 his hissubjects hissubjects
subjects remain with him for he has driven them theinall the themall n nnllaway
all nllaway away with his terribly hard riddles riddlesA riddlesA riddlesA
A King on a Rocking Throne ThrongIll ThroneTil
Ill go o and call on King Kin Peter said Bunks Bunkslt Bunksltwont It Itwont It Itwont
wont be long before dark now nowand and Ill have spine spinefun 59me 59mefunP some somefun
fun funP He strode across the grass and a few steps stepsDrought stepsbrought stepsbrought
brought him to a miniature kingdom with spsmany spsmanypalaces s somas somaspalaces n i y yp
palaces p laces of gold ivory crystal and silver setting settingamong sett settingamong Iig Iigamong
among clumps of picturesque foliage thatit that itseemed itseemedlike seemedlike seemed eeinedlike
like a fairyland Immediately before him himthe the gr grand grandest grandest nd ndeSt ¬
est palace of all stood with wideopen doors d rs and at atthe atthe atthe
the top of ofa a long flight of steps sat King KingPet Peter r son oil 0119 0119rocking a apass arockingchair
rocking rockingchair chair throne trying on some somenetvtcFowns > I ew cl wi1st wi1stpass to topass
pass pass the time away No courtiersrforr ourtie o tht ziitericlahts ziitericlahtswere ttimda i danta dantawere i iwere
were visible The King seemed desertedjby des rt dbf all ll and andindeed andindeed andindeed
indeed he was vastly pleased to see see Bunks B kswalking kswalkingup walking walkingup
up the stens He sprang out of ofms his rocking rockingthrOne rockingthrOneand throne throneand
and smilingly smilinglygreeted greeted the boy amPas a dashe htf did so so his hiscrown ruscrown hiscrown
crown fell off and rolled down the steps4oBunks steps4oBunksfeet st steps s i to DUnks DUnksfeet Bunksfeet
feet The lad handed it back tothe to the King who wholaughed wholaughed wholaughed
laughed and said saidI r rI
I shall have to have weather strips stripsput put inside insidemy insidemy insidemy
my crowns for since my haircame ha hair came cameoit ou outthey ttliey eY will not notstayon notstayon7 notstay
< stay stayon stayonWhat stayon7 on f >
What made you so bald f asked Bunks rvlio vliodid vliodidno did didnot didnot
not no know you must say YmtrMajestto our urJaJ lfojesty stYto to a iri inon inonarch mon monarch h harch ¬
arch r rMalang j jMaking
archMaking Making riddles repihed repliedyiSng r 1ted JEng Peter and Ihave I Ihave Ihave
have made some lou tough 1t onesHetr ones 1e let me me tell t Uyou you How HowTHE H HowTHE w wTHE
ft 1 lt n II ern111nrnrf9a HfI1nmtflllha1 o linTlIHf11 I
about ab Q t this he added > jYhen When is isrrddor f radoornot o not a adoorr adOQrj adoor1r
dOQrjc doorr v v c cBunka f fV
V c > Bunka almostfell almost fell ell down + tEe th steps but managedtQg managed managedtp
tp tQg gasp gasp s rfWheni WbIl + lfS ts s ajar ajarTbeKing VJ y t i i iiT1 T
iT1 TKeKing e King was yer gery erY muchiteorprised mu rise psed d Why Why7 said saidhe saIdne saidhe
he f j yhu bu are the very ry firsticne furs ir l rho who ho ever guessed guessedthat guessedfha guessedthat
that fookW i Qok < Jokihk ig at atBUnks Bunks in ina wSgLfl 4 4ampre f fJI c cj
j JI Jardnbttolaugh tam > ampre nipreity pretty good at rid ri3d1esftaid rl said Bunks trying tryingIwrd
Iwrd ljr b bJardnbttolaugh d no 1 tto to laugh 7aughITl1give Vf ij ijTll e eF11give
F11give Tll < give you another one on onei l said sa d the King < why
does do s a chicken chi k n cross the rpttd rpttdBunkspretended ro dl dlBunkspretended
Bunkspretended Bunks pr t ed to gone pVnqBp 15Ai qp f fora or a few moments momentsand momentsand momentsand
and then replied ephed1To To go gefVc gefHpitheother to the he cither side sideou sIdeY sideYou
Y You ou are a JTom Dandy Iandjf0aid Dan yf it aid id the t1 e King Come Comeand Comeand Comeand
and hav have Si dinner with me ni > cannot c miQt give you any anyriddles anyJidd1e anyriddles
riddles d during f1l pg the th meal meal because b C Us6the the constitution constitutionprohibit constitutionprohibits constitutionprohibits
prohibits itbut itbutyon it but you may II ant1ii tiiink over over this cracker crackerjaokwhile crackerjac1twhi1e crackerja
ja jaokwhile kwhile we ear are eating ting ii iiRfddle j jjiA t tpA
jiA pA Riddle Rfddle fofyhe f r a r the t e King Kingt King KingWhy Kin KinWilydoes
Why Whydoes > oes a miller ilJ r wear r a white h1te iri iriAl1rr hat hatAllrfght hatAl1right t
< Allrfght Al1rr 1tJ1s sa said idBmiks dF Bunks Bunfcsjvf 1IJL 1Lthink ihinkit 11 i t jt over and andto andto andto
to givOy give you u something someth 1g to tooi occupy pi your y yurniind urimind mind Ill ask askyou askyou askyou
you one one myself JI Here re it itis is Why is isafrog af rog when it itspis itsptlJs itsp
1 14WhY
sp spis sptlJs s v vWhyis
4WhY Whyis js a afrogwl1en frog When when it spins 1 cried the KingThat King KingfThatis Kingftllliatisit7
fThatis ftllliatisit7 That is it itsaid saTdBunksashe sa = Bunk Bunksas lewent went ujj u the steps stepspuring stepsPwing stepsDuring
During the meal m the KingX mA King was as assileIi silent for a long longtime longtume
time trying to ma make e senseibf sense senseiofBunks f BunksV nksc riddle but as asthe asthe asthe
the constitution cOnStitutionp prevented pXeventedcall evented all reference to riddles riddlesat riddlesatthe
at atthe < the th royal roy l table tnble1ie he could notspeakof notsjJ ak of what was wason wason wason
on his hi mind When Wh l both had h d satisfied their hun hunger hungerBunks hunger ¬
ger gerBunks Bunks inquired i1 quir a of ofU ofKllig U King Peter whether the theHierophantever theHi theBierophant
Hierophantever Hi Bierophant ever gave himany him any Y troubleTrouble trouble trouble1TrOuble tiou l lTroublet
Trouble cried criedilieJ the tfieKing1 Xing ngHe + He isa is a national catastrophe ca cataetirpphe cai
taetirpphe i 9ph He H has h3 eaten half of f my people both bothold bothold
old and n young and now IiPW that 1 human umanl1 beings ings are arefailing arefailing arefailing
failing him m he is isdevo is devour devouringliouses r l iiousestrees uses trees tr es bridges bridgesancT bridgesan bridgesant
ant an everything verythlI he can cannndi find findjInLthe i the land I have havepromised naveproIIllsed havepromised
promised tog1ve to give jny IDydaugnt daughter r and the great two twoounce twoo twoounce
ounce o e diamond to to themnnvvho theman th manWl Jiocari can carlarive drive him h n out outof outd
of d imy in my kingdom rirtgd lbp but helhaajde e1 M t i dured lp all of fthen fthenmtheveryevl1ence them themciatioiu themwith
mtheveryevl1ence with every evidence otgreab of greatsestisfaction ati9factJonandappr ati9factJonandapprciaoJ4T and appre appreelation
elation ciaoJ4T I cant c conntkeedo n keeonfediittmwithyoun1 keeonfediittmwithyoun1men ep lJ I feeding li hiin iifh withyoung withyoungmen Q1 i imen
men men you JmottjfitfiJ knQV soI 5ojrm musfeilet S 1 himlcontiuiieita 1 h iin continueto < ontini tn ran ranageand rav ravage r i iage =
age ageand and destroyThere destroy destroyThere d strDY strDYThere
There ought t tJbe Q be somo Som oma way way to catch cafcJ him it itbiggegt itseems itseems
seems seems W f4e 7 sai saia + Ddnls ltnks t1flut thoughtfully tfWI what do doyo doyenthink
yo yenthink thinkj1 a 4 r i iRemember J Jri
Remember ri m erYOtlriJi ouill haveny y rijy daughter > and a a the thebiggest he hebigg
biggest bigg tdi diamond montL uer carer er seen G if you can rid rid us ofthis of ofthisnuisance ofthi5nUi
thisnuisance thi5nUi this nuisance nuisancei anc T i i1I
i 1I 1 always alw ys lie down afteierting af1afi fte efting ertmgsaid said saidthe the th a King Kingwhen XiDgwhen Ifigwhen
when they theyrose the rose r from ttQ 1t tneitibie the fu table ie and andwentto went tothe tothemarble too the tkemarble themarble
marble porch tI I find 1d that t1 it Uclears ii clears lears Inymind my mind andpolishes and andthat andp
p polishes li hes up my genisof gems of t thou p ht t I fear fear 1weverthat however howeverthat
that Ill not sleep foryour for oryour ydur addle r ale is IS causing ausmg me memuchidifii mem memiich
muchidifii m miich cli diffiqult ifti ultv ltJ lf If I could ci il only on y reconcile reconcile reco cile that thatspinning ttntspl thatspinningpronostuwi
spinning spl spinningpronostuwi mng p Wopo oposlfonn tifu witbVrthe with t1 fithe tpewcll wellknown Imown motion motionof motlonof motionof
of the cOmmon c mmonfiog f frog irog I Ilmiiglit L iniightpethaps might perhaps see the thething thething theething
thing cl clearer l iiejrj r ih pmt J > tifc I cant t njake make > sense sense s5 n3e of it t Are Areyou Areyou Areyou
you sure sureYOuf1mYE youplmVe repeated Tepe tedt it t correctly The Thegrajnmar Thegia1 Thegrammar
grammar gia1 nar seems seem soinewhattwisted soinewhattwistedThats somehat s twisted twistedThats t
Thats the way its t always twayggiven t lwa s g given iven replied repliedBunks repliedB1nlts repliedBunks
Bunks BunksIt J > L LIt
It t1spupdid iaund UIi i idigtie < 1J tic si sighe 8 gne lie King rrin Peter But I Iaposiit TPOSb Ispos
aposiit spos POSb > iit it is iaU aUK all ng1t ri tht t for va s4terall ter t t U dtl1 theres rcs no no iulein iule irnleein rlle rllein
in riddle riddlewrbughti < = wr < ugntiilgi WriJEejimalces Wr r m eS right r ght with 111 111riadleWii tile tileriddleWright he heriddlerwfight
riddlerwfight riadleWii ht youkirow Yl you < Know Nc NoW o tTI I I willtetirr will 1etir rf f for ora orapeered r a afiw a ap
fiw p es Her H c 4tc iitered r d ail Tdpalace l all ya1ld I1d dissp dissppeered i ps
peered in In his hlOW1tOOD1 hisQwn QwA room room riffiinks limas went wen went down J sho shost6pa rhosteps Q Qsteps >
steps and nd strolledxintothe strolled stroll d tnio 1ioth tha Wa1gnr Mal sal garden n wherjewhV wherjewhVfound where whereAfo he
found fo ndeven i even ven more wonderful onderful ondert l b 1 Thiits ints I1tsthn than 1 before beforeHe beforelreJassed
He lreJassed passed fhrim t r iahz h h a 9i en enof of glass where whereevery whereev whereevery
every ev ry plant and fQ fiowef er wa w V inade JD lnade de of mvarlcporcd mvarlcporcdcrystnlbut < r varicolored Yarircoloredan varicoloredcrystal
crystnlbut crystal but it had an qnextt eat mely ly artificial appear appearan appearanee
an anee < e and was wa not nptp1e pleasing4L p leasing n sa alU alL it 1 T Then ien he he7 h hto came cameto came cametosan
tosan to sun m atlas tI garden garaenJVhl Tvhichwps h Il9 a complete oznpIeteIap mapof map r rcdlored lof loft of ofthe
the t ow Allots f1 le world ii with Vii eilCli eachcduntra iv > t Pl1t f in Ul dIfferent dIfferenticg differentcolored
icg colored ere fldwers f1btvc r s a anatheoceans th 8 ea 1 real r e t water ater ate r Not Notcarjng 1 t t7carJngmuc
carjng 7carJngmuc much ucb for prjlieograph3r ril geography Qgr p F r Bunksdidnt Bunks didnt JW s pen end d dpurring t tm
mucb m c time stu tudpng n this woiiller ifa aha loan an ssed ssedon S d don
on on tq to a yerY intere It t tin ngpl place twliei where 1 riotliiiigbut o hlng b t tnn
> nn 1 is How flowers rsEP gie y Live ivtbfCxglo foxgloves real l hber g
lili Iiliest si i harebells arebell J dogtooth d th y yiolcts plcts aid d dogwoods dogwci cI
da dandelions elions roarint roariir loudly cattails Q tt ts i 1 icowing owji and hndpurring andpurring
purring purring pig pig nut ntin tirigJt ii + b > t11 jtehsuak jtehsuakroot he q nirk nirkroot l lrootsqmrmmg
root rootsqmrmmg squirming in lI the t deist dustjpusSy dus pussy wiliclws wili ws oxeye oxeyedaisies oxeyednisies os eye eyedaisies
daisies blinking blinkin solemnly from the grass cowslipsslippingg cowslips cowslipsslipping cowslipsslipP
slipping slipP 1 andslidin anti 14JI aiding d i r all alln about Qut wolfsbane wo1f bant howling
7 dolefully ol u11YurdJoe im tl tlie > e shadows b OOws elephants elephfItltsears ears ears wavingslowly waving wavingslowly avlI g gs1ow1y
slowly larkspurs l rbp s caroling rolin overhead polyplas polyg las
calingfor caUing for crackers and a lot more the names of ofwhichhe ofwh ofwhichhe
whichhe wh hhe did not know knowKvras knowt knowI
Kvras I t was ampst a u m st astonishing display and he stood stoodtherefpr stooathercipra10ng stoodtherefpr
therefpr thercipra10ng a a long time watching these animal plants plantswhich plantswhichfortuuately 6 6which
which whichfortuuately fortunately fotuna 1y were werenll all fastened to the groundby ground groundby groundby
by stout stems 5stemSoc on else it would have been danger dangerous ¬
ous to haveibeenloitering have beenIoitering in in the vicinity I assure assureyou assureyou assureyou
you Suddenly it itOccurred occurred to Bunks that it wasalmost was1 was1almost waS waSalmost
almost evening eveningaIid and he hurried back to the palace palaceMeeting palaceMeetiDs palacehfeeting
Meeting King J Peter Peter t at the foot of the steps he hesaid hesaid hesaid
said saidI
I think Pd better be hastening home for I am amafraid amafraid amafraid
afraid somethingJmighfr something might happen to me here after afterdark aiterdark afterdark
dark darkCan
Can you come tomorrow f morrowl asked the King Ithink I Ithink hthink
think I may be able to make head or tail of your yourriddle yourJiddle yourriddle
riddle after Pve slept over it I cant answer it to today today today ¬
day Pm certain certainAll certainAll certainAli
All right Pllcome Pl1 come tomorrow said Bunks BunksI
I hope the Hierophant will not annoy annoyyou you to tonight tonight tonight ¬
night and meanwhile Ill try to discover some wayto way wayto wayto
to trap himBunks him himBunks himBunks
Bunks hurriedback hurried > iback to the path finding it without with without without ¬
out difficulty and he crept softly through the littledoor little littledoor littledoor
door into the pantry and so to his own room He Helay Helay Helap
lay awake for an hour thinking how he might cap capture capture capture ¬
ture the animal that was devastating King Peters Petersland Petersland Petersland
land but fell asleep before he had arrived at a so solution solution solution ¬
lution of the problem and the King poor fellow fellownever fellownever fellownever
never slept at all worrying worrying about a frog that thatspins thatspins thatspins
spinsIn spins spinsIn spinsIn
In the morning Bunks went to the pantry early earlyso
so as to have lave a long day in the Magical Gardens Gardensandr Gardensand Gardensand
and hurrying across the th enchanted grass became becamesmall becamesmaR becamesmall
small as before in a moment He found the littleKung little littleKirig littleKing
King sitting on the steps holding a crown in MSJ MSJhand his hishand hishand
hand handf
f One Cro Croton CrobnisEnough CrobnisEnoughj Wn is Enought Enough
t j t tpve IFv
r Fv pve P ° picked out oneof one of ofni niy my spare crowns for forouto foroli1owear foryou
you outo oli1owear to > wear today said he beifQnes her0nesenough lieOnes
ifQnes r0nesenough Ones enough for me said saidBW1ks saidBW1ksJ BunksWhat Bunks
1 What What do doy you youmeanl u m meant nl askedKiii a sKedKiDgPeterITve kedpKingPeter kedpKingPeterIve Peter PeterTve
ITve ITveci6tm Ive I a crdwn crown already n ertdy replied ipli d Bunks Bunks Thecrown The ThecroVn Thecr
crown cr VDof of my myJ mym head e d See Seev See w wWJJy
v r Whytherms Why t1ie theres r s a chance JtorJla lQ1 riddle r ddI in that thatcried thatv thatcried 1 1cridih
cried cridih fhe o ° i King iugIll Ill pbn ril eiioverit ei oe overit rt v Excuse cllse me meAwhile mewh mewhile
Awhile wh I go o to P niyponSaering zi Ypo porid ° Bring ri 1gr room room m a while Hehurried He Hehurrjed Hebili
hurried bili jedaw awayiwithout awayw wt thout p ceremony cere o Bunks sat down downonVthe downonthe downonthe
onthe stepsandwaited st steps ps andwuted and waited A Aj > moment later lat a tall talland tallttn talland
and ttn v very very handsomePrineess haI handsomePtncess < came came to him and nd said saidfl saidI
fl I suppose you youare < are the thenoblerilan nobleman who thinks o oconquering of ofconquering
conquering 9 quer4tg the t1j BSerophant and marrying marY ng me Irant I Iant Iwant
want rant ant to tell you you that that you may regret it itI itI
1 I never never thought th ght much about the marrying part partpf partdf partgf
pf it at all replied the boy I think you are aremuch aremuch aremuchtoo
muchtoo much top t ood old for me nie Havent you a little sister sisterT sisterlI
r I T > had r ope but the Hierophant Hieroph nt ate her up p Ttwas Tt Ttwas Itwas
was one night when she had a birthday party andhe and andheate andh
he heate h ateuPall ate up all her little guests s wellhad welL welLbusiness we1l77t +
t had better be about destroying him I think thinkZIdBuriks thinkidBupks
b dBuriks And as for the marrying part of th thbusiiless the
= ° business that can wait waitNo ait for fifteen or twenty twentYyears years yearsl yearsk
k < l < Nov No NrowjustM just as s soon soon as asthe the Princess discovered that that3jfe thaIli thatic
° 3jfe li ic ddnt dian twa want wan t to marry her she began to want him himKING himoc himKING
10 10rKiNG
A Colnti C Co ntry trycWht WhereVPls WhereVPlsand ere re Pl anti antiand Fit Fitan
and an r Flowers Do DaWI1at DaWI1atThei What WatTheir Whateir
Their eir Names Nan arises es Inipl l imply implyfor ply plyfor r rfor
for her husband and so she was quite anxious anxiousthat anxiousthathe that thathe thathe
he should destroy the dreaded Hierophant She Shetold Shetold Shetold
told him that the animal had been seen that morn morning morning mornlug ¬
ing in a little village near by and that le had de desaid devOlred devoured
vOlred severa several huts With their fccupants cupantsand and was wassaId was wassaid
said to be approaching the palace slowly We Wemust Wemust Wemust
must be quick she added if we would prevent his Haeating hise hiseating
eating e tin the palace itself itselfBunks itse1f7B itselfBunlis
Bunlis Bunks B walked around the beautifulpalace beautiful palaceand palaceandin palace Cand Candin and andin
in in the rearicame rear came to agreat a great pile of whitepowder whitepowderheaped chitepowderheaped hitepowder hitepowderheaped
heaped up almost as high as the secondstory win windows windOWSe windows ¬
dowsWhales dows
Whats that i he asked askedThats askedThats askedThats
Thats plaster of f Paris aris she replied It was wasbought wasbought wasbought
bought by father because he had hadan an idea he qould qouldmake oauldmake < Quld Quldmake
make a new riddle with it t He thought of calling
it court plaster of Paris Paris since it came to his court courtbut courtbut courtbut
but he never did anything with it I wish tho thoHierophant thoHierophant theHierophant
Hierophant would eat it up and I suppose he will iwillif willif willif
if he gets here hereHe herHe hereHe
He will indeed 1 shouted Bunks as S a great idea idea1flashed ideaHashed idesflashed
flashed into his mind I have him now 1 He Hecalled Hecalled Hocalled
called the King and when he came cam he asked himto himto him himto
to send some laborers l borers to shovel all the plaster plast r of ofParis ofParis ofParis
Paris into int the great eat fountain in the centre centreof of the thecourtyarHl thecourtyar thecourtyard
courtyard courtyar ° This was done at once but b t Bunks Bunkswould Bunkswould Bunkswould
would not reveal r veal his purpose to the King He Hestirred Hestirledthe Hestirred
stirred stirledthe the plaster as fast as they shoveled it into intothe intothe intothe
the fountain adding more more water W ter from time to time timeto tinieto timeto
to keep it soft and mushy and all the morning he heremained heremained heremained
remained there stirring constantly and making the thelaborers thalaborers thelaborers
laborers do the same In the late afternoon they theyheard theyheard theyheard
heard cries of dismay and soon people came came in ingreat ingreat ingreat
great fear crying that the Hierophant was approaching ap approaching approaching ¬
proaching Everybody ran into cellars and holes holesto hote3to1iid holesto
to to1iid hide and when Bunks saw the awful thing thingin thinginthe in inthe inthe
the distance a shiny creature with a great greatfrill greatfrillaround frill frillaround frillaround
around its neck and its body of a carmine colorhewas color colorhe colorhewas Jbe Jbewas
was also frightened fright Qed and he hid 1 d in a cranny among amongsome am amongsome ng ngsome
some flowercovered rocks rocksDestroyed ro ks ks11estroyed t tIlesfroyed
Destroyed the Animal AnimalThe t tThe
The Hierophant Hiero Kant came purring p loudly swiftly swiftlysnipping swiftlysnipping swiftlysnipping
snipping off trees tre Sand and picking pick g up fences statues statuesgardentools staf statuesgardentools s sgardentools
gardentools clothespoles wheelbarrows whee1barr ws ashcans ashcansshovels aSh ashcans ashcansshovels nS nSshovels
shovels bicycles and everything else that was washandy waSharidyand washandy
handy haridyand and soon he reached the fountain filled withthe with withthe withthe
the mushy white w te plaster of Paris He was was tempted temptedat
at once by its creamy whiteness and instantly be began b bgan began ¬
gan to gobble it up up He made a most disgusting disgustingnoise disgust disgustingnoise g gnoise
noise as he did so just like some boys when they theyeat theyeat theyeat
eat soup In about two minutes he had taken in inall inill inall
all that enormous mass of wet plaster for he lied Tiadlegs 1ildlegs liedle
legs le that were hollow and could hold a tremendous tremendouslot tremendous tremendouslot
lot of food foodWhen foodWhenheHad foodWhen
When WhenheHad he Hademptied had emptied the fountainrbasin fountain basin and Wandlicked andlicked andlicked
licked it clean hg h started to move mo e on but even e enin eninth in inthat inthat
that th t short time the plaster had hadJ begun jegun gm to set and andhe andhe andhe
he became sO stiff that it was with difficulty that thathe thathe thathe
he could take a step He stood as a if wondering wonderingwhat wppderingwhat wonderingwhat
what ailed him and of course that was the worst worstthing worstthing worstthing
thing he could have done for the plaster just juststiffened jusistiffened juststiffened
stiffened until it was like stone and then he found foundit
it impossible to move at alL He rolled his eyes in iaanguish inanguish inanguish
anguish and fear but he was now noY as if petrified petrifiedfor
for he had a plaster cast inside of him and so he hewas h hwas hawas
was perfectly perfectlybarmless perfectlybarmlessYoull harmless harmlessYoull harmlessY
Y Youll Qull trouble people no moe mole said Bunks Bunksstepping Bunksstepping Btmksstepping
stepping out of his cranny naDDyI I am glad I thought thoughto
o this scheme for it saves the expense of having havingyou haVingyou havingyou
you stuffed stu d The Hierophant Hier phant ould not t even groan groanbut groanbut groanbut
but stood and blinked blinkedThen blinkedThen blinkedThen
Then Bunks called everybody to come and the thepeople thepeople thepeople
people stood around and jeered rxt t the Hierophant Hierophantand
and this hurt his feelings so much that he died diedright diedright diedright
right then and there thereThen thereThen thereThen
Then the King gave Bunks the big diamond and andtold andtold andtold
told his daughter to get ready to be married marriedBunks m marriedBunks IT ed edBunks
Bunks said that the wedding might as well be de delayed de delayed ¬
layed 1 ed until the next day so that he could o home homeand homeand homeand
and put on his Sunday suit and to this the King Kingagreed Kingagreed ng ngagreed
agreed So Bunks started for home as nightfall nightfallcame nightfallllcame
came the King walking as far as the path with himAs himAs him himAs
As they were about to part King Peter said saidIfs saidIts saidIts
Its no use 1 I cant guess the frog iddle and andIll andIllbn
Ill Illbn give ve it up 1 W Why y yBecause is a frog when it spins spinsBecause spinsBecause
Because replied Bunks the higher the fewer fewerThen lewerThen ewer ewerThen
Then he stepped on the path and instantly became becamehis becamehis came camehis
his full size The king was so amazed = to see him himshoot himshoot himshoot
shoot upinto up into a giant that he fell on his hi back in inthe inthe inthe
the grass and stared in fright Bunks ran to thelittle thelittle the thelittle
little door and slipped in in He closed cl sed it carefully carefullyand
and then got paste and andrepJaced replaced the muslin muslinThen muslinTh muslinThen
Then Th n he discovered that in his flight he hadlos hadlosthe hadJostthe hadlostthe
the diamond but he did not go back ba k to seek se k it for forthe forthe forthe
the last thing he had seen was the Princess coming comingacross comingac comingacross
i1S in her herhand he hehand herhand
across ac oss the grass with a marriaglicense marriage1i
hand He never goes to the pantry now forbear forbearof
of being tempted t to reopen the little door doorand doorandwhen and andwhen iui iuiwhen
when I asked him if he ever intended to revisit revisitthe revisitthe revisitthe
the King he said Not until untilI I grow to be a man manand manand manand
and get ge over my dislike for iris irisWAIT irIsWALT irisWALT
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