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y r Andrews Visit to the theSifen Siren Sirens SirensIsland s sIsland st
Island Continues Co tinues to Abound Aboundt
t in in Wonders Both for Him Himand Himr HimS
S r and the Ancient Greeks
NDREW REW FIELDS was left in the tMItor1Wt tMItor1Wtweek story lastweek last lastwhich
A week ia great at danger from 1OIIl the Chimera CJlWDerawhich Chimerawhich
which was w approaching a P Panimal sebing him rapidly rapidlyanimal apWJ The lheauimal
animal was al near enough before the Do boy y ran away awayfor Awayf awayfor
for f r him to clearly clean MO I O it and note all of it i its peculiati peculiatiic peaaliatie
tie r ic ies very plainly He laW that it was 1I of enormous efOSanonssize enormoussize en0nD01IIBize
size being hem be larger than an elephant t but of > aremarkable jy jyremarkable Mort Mortremarkab
remarkab remarkable shape which altered every eft moaaipt moaaiptit at at ati uit
it i came on At one instant it appeared appearedbut vwy = fi fibut
but in aa instant it chanced like a cloud of Gfboth e eboth S tpka tpkakth
both in i n Mze nice and shape so that it was imaattibM imwany Imperriltl la to tosay toBay
say what it really resembled resembledYit f IeII1b1edY
Yet Y lt on au the whole its general form was wasthat u1iJDI vmlilksthat u1iJDIthat
that of If any aD other animal he had ever bear4af bear4afing beatet1 beatet1ing e eing
ing very shortbodied with long legs and a along NIT NITJng srih
h long ng thick neck that coiled like a serpent Its fo f fl for fori t tlegs
i legs l rs were nearly as long as its neck and it had great greatclaw peatola grantslaw
claw ola W i No o photograph of o the Chimera had WLftn ever evordwv4 everbeen
been taken wi I bad to make the picture from Air AItdl Airdescription
drew dl drewspend W description You may I Ispend be sure he dicbatt dicbattI didn t
spend I nd much time studying its shape but he hefollowed qty qtyf qwwy qwwyfollowed
f followed the tb h fleeing Greeks into a mull cavern ca mat matwent daatwcntvel7 dratwent
went wcntvel7 very far back Into tho bill so that the animal animalcouM animalcoul1 sahraal sahraalcouhi
couM not get hit body in at all all although beAJled be man manK
AJled K < d to push his ugly head h ad well into the thelh entrance strainsThe entranceThe
The lh Greeks were so o > terrified that they tM7Si a sad d the theSiren tbsSiren
Siren Si n also crept c ept into the remotest part of ofhut the ere erebut aavebut
but Andrew ass seeing iDe that the Chimera could ooaWfarther pt Tno Tnoi uo uofarther
farther atoocl and cJoeel closely i ob observed rYed 1 it i as 1 it it8nd wrltbrd wrltbrdand wMAM wMAMand
and twisted making JD makingand iDIr a horrible noise no noise M all allBnd tle laps taaeand
and foaming foami at the mouth from rage ftICOOD rageSoon
Soon OOD a man named Oedipus G Tneswatodea Tneswatodeaoame T Ttnme Tbsulnatodeatamo j
oame to Andrew and whispered whi > > pend to him that theybad they theybad tbeJbad
bad found another opening and said that they thqj were werenil wasall
j nil going out before the Chimera became becamsmall small again againand againan
and an 1 got in after them This was a vary wise wilestion ana anagestion U Ugestion
gestion stion and Andrew followed him going tomether out an another aaother ¬
other ther exit far on the tide ide of the nauntaiaThe mountain mountainThe moaataiLThe
The cavern vcm had many passages paM and it bit bitpost is sup supposed supposed ¬
himself in to torinth w wrinth 11hpt 11hptrintb
post posed > d that the Chimera lost m
rinth as he did not come out after them Ths bgmv bgmvhearted JicInbt ligbiforgot
hearted bt rttd Greek soon coosclinch forgot their terror and a ra re reclined redin ¬
clinch din l in inthe tbe shade of the tall palm and fig IIlut trees twesput treeslut
put lut Andrew was w anxious aDS oUl to further explore ti tiFtd the theiiid tilelmd
lmd iiid and be did not DO remain long o ong idle Aa A be lact rose roseto roseto
to t 0 leave l n 0 them the Siren s said saidrk laidHe saidBe
rk careful to keep in the shade for f time an anundogs DOHmdOCI areundogs
undogs in the sky skyP 1 lI
I am not afraid of them replied repJMof Andrew m ver verof or orof
of moonoata either eitherJason eitherJ eitherJason
Jason J a80D rose from the grass and said If you youhav JOIIhUft youhave
have no objection I will go with you youThey fa faTbe1 a aThey
They went along alo11 through the1 the wonderful forest forestfnr fo18tf forestfnr
fnr f nr some yards when suddenly the blue bl sea sparkledthrough sparkled sparkledthrough apatkledthrough
through the trees and Andrew then became CODi eon eonvineed
vineed ti i that he had fallen upon an island is be ins suspected autted inspected ¬
pected ted The shore stretched along for mile an bat batconspicuous htRonspiCU butconspicuous
conspicuous onspiCU 1ll upon the white sand rose t a dark object objectthat objectthat obiectthat
that Andrew instantly saw w was the wreck of an ansneient an2nitnt anrneient
sneient ship a resael totally unlike those wJueh wJuehcame whiehame wDidacame
came up the river at home The stem was toward towardthe towardthe towardthe
the shore and above the sloping a1opi deck was a sort of oftower oftower oftower
tower with many man windows He e remembered Jf to bate bateseen bYe5ten laveseen
seen pictures of such ships and knew that this tI I one onemost OMmust ouemust
must be hundreds of years 11 old oldA GIrlA oldA
They climbed aboard of the wreck and aIMlfhe fh1stthe faffing faffingthe
the hatchways open entered ea her hold The be Greek Greekhad arekhad Greekhad
had new seen so Urge a ship and be wasinunease wasinuneasely was immssa immssaly
ly y interested by all he taw w In his time a Teasel with withone withone withone
one sail was a great affair air and most boats were werepropelled werepropelled werepropelled
propelled by oars several teYeralrowa rows of them sometimes sometimesone sometimesone times timesn6
one n6 above the other but this vessel be saw at once oncemust 0Deemust oncemust
must have had many maD sails and could have carried carriedhundreds earriedhUl1dreda earnedHundreds
hundreds of sailors When they entered the cabin cabinihey cabinthey hin
hey 1 found suits of armor and weapons weapo all scat scattered scattered t tfed ¬
tered fed about and a in the lockers they discovered discoveredi
i harts and maps with the great logbook which whichshowed wldehhowed whichrhowed
showed that the ship was the Ftor de Fuma of ofPorugal ofPrupl of1orugal
Porugal and had been commanded eo by the fame fameexplurer famous famousexplorer a ao aoexplorer
explorer Don Miguel ipeJ de Concha ConchaDo ConchaIle
Do yon ou suppose up the Siren got the crew 11ftAndreW entwr I asked askedAndrew askedAndrew
Andrew AndrewI
11 I think mot ao amid Jason 1 U011e whan wll Andrew bdJoewplained ex explained ax1lained ¬
plained what he had read in the logbook 108 JJaiak JJaiakthe I think tiuakthe thinkthe
the ship wis w deserted at sea by the crew and captain captainfar capa captainfar D Dfar
far from shore She must have drifted here after aftermany afterJUan aftermany
many JUan years of wandering to and fro over o die dieLet seaLets sea seaLets
Lets Let examine uami the tb lower bold and see what laat we wecan wecan wecan
can find said Andrew Ddrew Down in in the darker hold boldthey holdthey holdthey
they found many barrels and upon Jason J UOIl breaking breakingone
on one open Andrew soon proved that it contained containedpowder eontaiDcdpowder containedpowder
powder which showed that the vend had been a awar awar awar
war ship All the barrels were filled with powder powderenough powdertmongh powderenough
enough for a fleet it seemed and perhaps this thiathe was wastlif wasthe
the toreship for some old fort ort far a away l lAfrican on the theAfrican daDAfrieuD
African or Indian coast in the days when the thehad thePort thePort
Port had control of those seas before the theivy tbeEnlibh theEnglin
Enlibh N Navy ivy was ever dreamed of ofIts GfIC ofIts
Its IC a good thing we didJa didnt bring bets a ali alieulaimed light town townhere divanHere
here exclaimed Andrew AndrewWhyt AMrewWhy AndrewWhyt
Whyt inquired the Greek I I do dereaon not see say sayreason sayreason
reason for that remark remarkWe remarke remarkae
We e might have ft blown up the shpt shipvaad alai alailelvH nerd ouraelves our owrtelvM
telvM the boy explained for thats that gunpowder tNaDelwdrrIn I II IIt
I It it t more dangerous than faoepowderF asked askedJason ubdJason askedJason
Jason JasonWall Wall Wo11 I should think so cried Andrew and andthen adt andthen
then t he told the man all about the wonderful quali qualities qualii quailtie ¬
i tie ties of < > f this t explosive Jason was much amazed aIDUIdnnd amazedand amaxednnd
nnd aid That Tha may have been the very stuff that thatTupitor that1upitfr thatYupit
Yupit Tupitor r used to make his hi thunder with I should shouldlike shouldlike aid aidlik
like lik to see it workWell work workWell 1MmW
Well W 11 Ill show you how it explodes said An Andrew Andrew D Ddrew ¬
drew unless its it too old or damp But we must try tryit tryit
1 it i some distance d ltaDce from the t 1 > A ship Ho gathered gatheredliandtul gatheredhandful gatheredhandful
handful of gunpowder and they thf walked > d along the theaci thel theleach
l leach aci ch until be found a tree with a small bole in its itstruck it ittrunk ittMluk
trunk Into this thl he h poured the j powder > < > wder cramming a ahandful ahUldt ahandful
handful hUldt ul of dry d treats rnj on top of it ae a wad then thenvhilr tIleDhilt thenhilt
vhilr hilt Jason stepped back according to his direc duecbona direci
bona i ion for a few paces he lighted the grass an It Itlut I t was washit
1 hit ut a few second before the powder exploded with withr
r bail = that frif frihlned firmed r ned the Greek so that he h started startedto
to to rin away w y bu > topt topped T PPJ > Ed when he saw that Andrew Andrewvas
vas laughing b at bierThe him himThe b Jln Jln1u
The noise noi o was w so Jmid that t was heard by b the theal
Siren al > n awl the rest rMtand and they all came running to se 8M
< ha had caused ctu d it Great was the astonishment
he rtson ra l + son o told them that Andrew had given iftn such suchr
r p rtfct imitation ImHation of Jove Joves thunder and they theythe
81 It t the he Torn tree trunk hlutfd as if by light lighttJ1n lightning
tJ1n ning I 1 bunie mt fear leal r Andrew told them how the then themdrns
r n mdrns > derns make cannon and showed them th m those upon pon
r iLi > j < f v I
the ship old w brats guts guns about as big bic1I as boys bopIiiotr bopIiiotrhive now nowbiv
hive biv 1I for the forth of Jafer 1 hut they ssaisyd aN very veryawful ftr7awful veryawful
awful to his listeners ue and when Andrew ADdNWJMded ADdNWJMdedODe feaded feadedone
one and lied it after much trouble and delay itwas it itwas itaD
was all they co could I do to keep from nutnm ialnl ialnlat ar y yat i iai
at once onoeThen oaaeThen onceThen
Then he hunted up an old caniuwrbaH ft ftDie JM aav as ashis
his Die as a lemon and be fired that out outater outrater eW aife aifewater
water ater and as they saw the little bell ba go JOaJouc skippijp old oldalong
along over the di sea they the realized what hat a athing atIaiDc athing
thing this black powder is isHa isHa isHa
Ha exclaimed Themistocles A man in the theheaviest theY theheaviest
heaviest Y eli armor would woukltaad stand no show ow at all anaueh against againstsuch s inetsuch
such a projectile projeetieNo I INo
No said Andrew Thats Tha why they stopped stoppedwearing atoppedwearmc stoppedwearing
wearing armor for even en a boy could send cI a adaroach ballet hollathrough balletthrough
through the thickest breastplate breastplatePerhaps hreutplatePerhapa breastplatePerhaps
Perhaps said Jason J uon it was by these thesethat t ttJaat thssthat
that all the gods were destroyed Although the ueeouJd thecould gods godseoald
could have have made even bigger cannon than these I Isuppose IIUppOIe In IWe
suppose supposeWe IUppOIeWe n
We have them so huge that a man can crawl orewiinto crawlbe
into them easily said Andrew nd they ale be bemade being beingmade
made larger every day We can shoot aboocwith teat teatwith
with diem Andrew stated this fact et etw as prudl as
be would w Jd have done had he made the t e big guns gunsself p pIelf b bsetf
self <
Shoot it off again said Themistoefaa I Ii INo I
like it it i
No I noT DOr no cried the Siren Nl I am onto qiaite to deaf ieafthat f
I feel as if I should 17 when I think o of it I Ithat saw sawthat
that ship drifting cIrifti shoreward many years ago and
bad I dreamed of such a terrible cargo car I should
have asked the merman who then dweait d t near near these theseshores uerea theseshores
shores rea to tow her off before she Ie touched toached1ud lamiI land I do donot doDOt donot
not like to think of o such mysterious dangers right rightunder ticht1IIIder rightmiler
under my nose noseI DOseI noseI
I am very glad she did come ashore ON said An ¬
dre drew for now we have a means of destroying the
Chimera without the least danger to ourselves It Itwill Itwi1l Itwill
will be just aa easy to blow the creaQ creature o UB as it itwas itwas itwas
was to shatter that tree treeThats treelists I IThats
Thats good news said the Siren I have had hadno hadno hadno
no peace since it came here hereWhen hereWbeu r
When I saw it I was w surprised aupriaedtoelea NxhThsssis said TkenUs
rode for I have seen paintings paintiDpUPOD upon the walk ofthe of ofthe ofthe
the great gre palace Jaoe of Mina in Crete anjd it w was s
there represented to be like a lion with a > goofs rats
bead sticking in the middle of
up D its bade and a asnake atII anuke
snake tII e for fora a tail tailMI tailI tailI
MI I assure you 0 I did not stop top to examine xsaris it saU aW11lOlL
Jason T I was in too much of a hurry let me tell tellyoul tell70U tillsoul
soul soulI I II
I took a good look at it before H got away awaysaid awaylaid awaysaid
said Andrew and it doesnt look like a lion at atalL ataD atall
alL In fact ct it was much more like a thingumbob H HI
I do not remember JOemem having rille seen a alaid this thingumbobsaid
said the Siren but I do know that the Chimera Chimerachanges
changes its shape so often and eo o suddenly that it itmight itJDiPt itmight
might resemble anything in the world Its It about
the only thing Hercules afraid
was of and I am amnot a aBOt amnot
not surprised at all allI allI allI
I suppose its still waiting outside the cavern cavernsaid e8YerIloaid cavernsaid
said Andrew We sneak
might around and see seewhether leewhether seewbsther
whether it is i there yet yetNot yctNot1 yetNot
Not Not1 11 I exclaimed the Siren ecy I am aatia satisfied Rtidedto ed
to leave it undisturbed What Hercules Hem feared uI is isnot isnot isnot
not for us to meddle with withWas withW withWas
W Was there really such a man as as Hercules T Tasked rubd l lasked
asked Andrew AndrewIndeed ADdrewIDdeed AndrewIndeed
Indeed there waI replied the th
was Siren He e was wasa wasa wasa
a great King in faroff Iberia and I well remember
V < > y V Vseein f fsee
seein see aim in hi his rather poorlyf r ttinf llJo Horn akin aIdat aIdatOlympic relit swtat relittit
at tbrOlympic Olympic Games 0 I urppose ppoee ytNrk you know oM what wJaiObmpie whate t tthe
the e Olympic Games were weref werefAndrew W8reAndrew t
4 Andrew did not wish to appear ifooramt i ovrsnt rat so he hepromptly jnepiamptly Ie IeJ
promptly J ptQ answered wend Oh sf sl hopsootea hop ysepars yseparshue ui Mitli prs prspaae I IMe
hue paae Me and mumblepeg I suppose 8UPpoeei f fI sI
i I never heard of any of oftbelt theaV said thSben thSbenHeitiwr tb SbeL SbeLI bIaa bIaaNeither
I Neither did I and Ive attended the gagM for foryears foryea foryears
years yea added Themistocles TheniistocleaWrestling ThemistoclesWrestling ThemiatoelesWHltliDc
Wrestling throwing the discus racing and andjumping udjllllp andlumping
jumping jllllp Dg wen we were the specialties there aere re said Jason JasonI 1 1I
I I took a price myself my elf in the ihetime time of Solon Tfcey Tfceytried T bey beytried ey eytried
tried to get it away from me on the charge thai I Iwas Iwas 1was
was a professional but it did diej1IIIt Pnot not workJust work workJust wurkJ
Just J aat then the Siren shrieked and darted dartedDdrew away a aAndrew
Andrew looked around and saw the theChimera dreaded dreadedChimera cIrdIdChimera
Chimera moving along the ridge of rocks beyond beyondthe be1 beyondthe ad adthe
the fringe fr Dp of forest that skirted the theThe shore shoreThe altarsThe
The Greeks all sprang rang up p and fled along the thesand thelaud thesand
sand although the animal had not seen any of ofthem ufthem ofthem
them as it was wl00kiDa looking the other way 7 He could aouJdit see seeit saeit
it plainly and it certainly did not look 14 ok oklike anything anythinglike anythinglike
like a lion with a goats head on its back Be Hethought BetJIouPt Bethought
thought that the ancient artists artis could not no really reallyhare 1e reallybare 1 1haft
hare seen the Chuuerabut Chbuera but just painted it front their theirimagination tMirimacination theirimagination
imagination However he didnt spend much time timestudying timeue timestudying
studying ue it but quickly followed the Siren and in ina iafew ina
a few minutes ail were safe in another ano grotto in inthe iathe isthe
the cliff cliffThis cliffnil cliffThis
This cavern ea was like the others narrow 1WH at t the theentrance theeatraDee theentrance
entrance but widened into a great vault lit all frosted frostedwith fro frostedwith te t twith
with gleaming < < silver fretted and groined oiaed like a vast vastcathedral 1ateatMdral vastcathedral
cathedral roof a fairy cavern into in whose depths depthsthe deP dePthe tba tbathe
the sunlight penetrated in a glow that turned the thepools thepool thepools
pools of water on the floor into liquid fold TheChimera The TheChimera TheChimera
Chimera could not follow them here it was certain certainand certainand ttain ttainand
and the Greeks Ill became perfectly unconcerned unconcernedas ned neda
as a soon as they were in safety but Andrew grew grewvery pewTel grewvery
very Tel angry as he thought of the t1I animal aa sailfishtbem a cbai cbaithem cIaaaiM cIaaaiMthem
them perpetually and wished to get to work i isettle and andsettle a asettle
settle upon some method of destroying DI their torreenter tor tormtntor tottor
reenter reenterWhat tor
mtntorWhat torWhat
What does it cat be asked the Siren SirenWILLIHG SjrenWILLING SirenWILLING
It feeds mostly upon the whistling whi whistlingrabbits tJ Jw r rabbits bita and andthe a epdthe td tdthe
the singing t turtles she replied as ft can capture capturethem ca ca1hem captuarethem
them very easily by lying concealed in the grass grassuntil gr gruill grazeuntil
until they the approach but it prefers to 0 eat men menIf me meIf menIf
If If you can fill a man with that gunpowdor gunpowdorsaid
said Themistocles Them ltocles and then explode him as the theChimera t tChimera theChimera
Chimera starts eating him I think aink you 10 might JDi t easily easilyaccomplish euil euillaeompli easilyaccomplish
accomplish your purposeAle purpose purposeAh purposeAh
Ah but where shall we get t the man mane I asked askedAndrew askedhDdJoew askedAndrew
AndrewOne Andrew AndrewOne hDdJoewOne
One of us will serve 8CCreplied replied Jason A Greek Greekfears Greekfean Greekfears
fears not to die for his hi country
But this isnt your country replied Andrew AndrewI
I dont like the idea of wasting a man especially especiallyan
an ancient Greek one for they the are now very very veryscarce verY verYICafte veryscarce
scarce indeed I think another way II can be found
The Chimera is ver veil > fond of honey said a aman aman anun
man who wore a sheepskin hfep kin garment lot I T have have heard heardthat herdthat beardthat
that upon the mountains of Hymettns it steals the thehives thehi thehives
hives hi from under the very nose of the guardians guardianswho pJUCIiuswho gaardi ns nswho
who protect the honey for the gods godsFINDING IOCILFINDING gobFINDING
He Finds an anGle Olc Wreck and andwith andwith andwith
with GunpowderTaken from fromIt
It Destroys the Chimera and andLeaves andLeaves andLeaves
Leaves the Strange Place
WeD Well there is plenty of honey bare on OftWud err errialnd y yisland
island said the be Siren if anybody wants to gather gatherit gather0n tiler tilerit
QChen I think I see a way a to destroy deatro the eras creature ereatur erasturd ¬
ture tur 1t said Andrew NIl If you 70 will all gstler gather hooey to t I IwiD IwiD Iwill
wiD arrange 1IaDP the rest eIIt Ill go to the old ship and a cl cla get pta
a supply of gunpowder as soon as the eoaai is > > dear clearand dearand r rand
and I dont thinkit ikxil will take taDlone long to dispose of dw theChimera th thChimera dwChimera
Chimera ChimeraIn
In Attica in former times said id a me menamed man DIUuamed mannamed
named Agitatus there lived a planter who whostJoyed de destroyed destroyed ¬
stroyed a monster called the Gastricos This lUll animal lUllmal antmul ¬
mal was a great < < Nt coward and fled d at t tile appearance appearanceof ra1lO8 ra1lO8of
of a man or woman Agitatus cleverly tr painted paintedpeat a agreat agreat
great hole upon the side of a cliff of rock r ek and andwhen aadwhen andwhen
when he saw the Gastricus in that locality ran ranafter ranafter ranafter
after it with a great shout The animal in its fright frightrushed friPiJaabed frisbtrushed
rushed to the pictured hole thinking of course coursethat eoU1lethai coursethat
that it was a cave in inthe the rock and it hurled itatlf itatlfagainst itaelfcaiDat itarlfagainst
against the stone st ne so bard that it dashed cIa ed its brains brainsout hra1nsoat brainsoat
Unfortunately Onfor U1 OrtunateJ1 we cant adopt that method methodwith JIIetIIodwith methodwith
with the Chimera said aid the Siren as it never neverdashes nnerduIIet neverdashes
dashes bard enough eD01I a at atAnd anything anythingAnd
And besides we have no artist rti taad and no paint paintsaid paintsaid paintsaid
said Jason J HOn I guess eSI we will try the honey inIt in instead inIt ¬
stead steadIt
It would have ye been unwise 1IDW 8e to have hafteft left the grotto grottoso
so soon after seeing seein < < the monster in the neighbor neighborhood De neighborhood r rhood ¬
hood and Andrew AJacI w amused DIed himself by b exploring the thecavern thecavern thecavern
cavern In a remote cranny very dimly clliaI7lWawt Usjhted tui be became Mcame hecame
came upon a number of vase of beautiful ml form formvery formfel1 formvery
very large 1ar e and all but one empty leis one ODeeovered was wascovered wascovered
covered at the top with a waxen substance S ItaDce and andwhile andwhile andwhile
while to was curiously examining eum ii i Jason 1 came ea to tohim tohim tohim
him He expressed great surprise when be at saw the thevase the1Me therue
vase and said saidThat saidThat saidThat
That is an 11 amphora containing contai DI wine ue and wine winefrom wiDefrom wino winofrom
from lAshes I am sure I The very 11 finest in the theworld tMworld theworld
world Let us take it to our comrades and they will willhdpus willhele111 willhelp
hdpus help us to empty emp itT itTThey it itThey t tTbe7
They tarried the hug amphora uu hora all catered whjt whjtthe whJtthe whitthe
the mold of ages into tho light and theN was a ashout aehoat ashoat
shout of joy raised ra ed when the other Greeks euw it itbut itbut itbut
but but alas when it was opened the wine was found to tohave tohaft tohave
have turned to vinegar Great was the disappointment disappoint disappointment diaappointID8Dt ¬
ment of thecompany the eoID company for all of them knew that thatLesbian thatLeebi thatLesbian
Lesbian Leebi wine is the very finest in all 11 the world worldand worldand worldand
and worth perhaps a thousand dollars a bottle botUeHowever bottleBoweftrthere bottleHowever
However Boweftrthere there was wa no use in bewailing their loss lossand loaand lossand
and r rfjttJ tty soonall soon all of them had forgotten all about aboutit
it except Andrew who in examining euminm the great greatamphora greatamphora groatamphora
amphora had conceived a plan of destroying tlOying the thedreaded thedreaded thedreaded
dreaded Chimera ChimeraAll ChimeraAll ChimeraAll
All that he now needed was some honey ho for bait baitand baitand baitand
and the deed was done d ne He said nothing DO but nit nited aitcd it itcd
cd with the others while a young man was sciu leu out outto uutto outto
to spy upon the animal He soon returned sayingthat saying sayingthat uyi II IIthat
that the creature had vanished and ad the ooaet was wasclear wuclear wasclear
clear Then all went forth for by this thlatime time theywere they theywere the thewere
were all nearly famished After a hearty meal of offruit offruit offruit
fruit that grew in such profusion everywhere all allsorts allsorts allsorts
sorts as I have told you upon a single tree they theyagain tMo tMoagain thoragain
again stretched themselves themsel VeI in a shady tibad spot to rate Mlatetales NIattales ratetales
tales of the past pastWondrous pastW pastWondrous
Wondrous W things Andrew heard told astonish astonishing utoqiaing astoitiablug ¬
ing lug stories which he could perceive perceiYethemselves this men menthemselves menthemselves
themselves Selieved to be true but which were far farmore farmore farmore
more incredible than any fairy fai y tale be had hadheard ever everheard everheard
heard Yarns about Gorgon that turned tulllfJdJDCD men to tostone toatone tostone
stone Minotaurs MinotaulItbat that ate std girls F and boys Dra Drsthat Drag Dragthat Drathat
that breathed five as they said too tG that the Chi i
men did at t times serpents that nursed children IlU ren
Hydras with nine heads he d4 Stags with horns of Mold troldand Moldand ld ldaacI
and hoofs of brass birds with iroU rota talous talo man maneating lnanN manesling
eating N horses of Qeryon who had three bodice and andsix andsix
six is arms Cerberus the dog who guarded the in infernal infeast ¬
feast 1 realms Pandora box and a hundred other othermarvels othermarvels ther thermarteJa
marvels many D1 of which he had before road of 0 f in inbut
Mythology but which hich seemed q1l quite uite te new when re ¬
lated by men n of olamch such an ancient date dat as these The Thepeculiar Thepecul Thepeculiar
peculiar pecul ar thing about all these t atone ator wisf the fact factthat factthat J Jth
that th t they were said by the narrators to have vs hap happened Jaappeud happened ¬
pened as long before their time as a the Greeks O were
before ours oursJason oursJason i iJuoa
Jason told Andrew that every one of these in incredible inerecI1Wt incredible
credible stories lora orw ces was founded upon fact ftlnat but > this the theit th
lad was loth to believe lie did d i think hotrertr that thatit thatit
it was w quite true as a Jason J alOn stated that the old
Greek gods were Wfl only men whose deeds had Caused Causedthem eueeclthma dinedthem
them to bo revered and finally worshiped On the theother theother theother
other hand they t were even more interested in 1 what hut
he had to tell them about America and what had
happened ha in in tho world since the Siren had put putthem putthem putthem
them under r her spell He was wa surprised to learnthat learn learnthat learnthat
that they knew the world to be round and DdtUt that it itwont itWGIIt itwont
wont around aN d the on and that they t had i indatiit iodiitii littiLl tt ttnotion t tbe tnod
nod notion about a land aclOIS the A nd when
be said that U > > at he wished wi hed he could c uld take them all homewith home homewitit IaomewitJt
with boa Ia they heartily echoed the wish wishuX1II
Anaxus uX1II one of the oldest of the warriors wan mon i s who whohad whobad whobad
bad been be listeping thoughtfully fora for a long time timesuddenly timeaadcleDJy tune tunesuddenly
suddenly spoke and said saidI
I aw a ship llai builder lIder from Gadesaid lade uid he and andI
I think that we might make that wrecked vessel vesselserriceabkonce Yfl88elaerriGeahiet vesselservicwbo
aerriGeahiet serriceabkonce oaee o nca more without much trouble tro Then Thenwe Thenwe Thenwe
we OQttl4 Miltp tall Itq to this new world WrldAll worldAll rld rldAJI
All the tJGneb Cheeks sprang up eagerly for most t of ofthem ofthem ofthem
them being sailors as well as a warriors or shepherd abepberdJaaew abspberdjknew shepherdknew
knew much about ships and they hurried to examine examinethe examinethe amine aminethe
the wreck Anaxus BaxuIlOOn soon decided that the dry climate cli climate clio ¬ t tW
mate bad marvelously preserved her and he took tookcharge tookof tookof
charge of the work ork of making her seaworthy woltlu once oncewor onceFirat onceFirst
wor worFirst First Firat however Andrew secured enough honey
for his purpose and with Jason J uo wont t to a valley valleywhere ulJeywhere valleywhere
where the Chimeras footprints showed everywhere everywhereand everywhereand
and there they placed p1acedtbe the amphora filled aitk itb gun gunpowder pnP ¬
powder P Wdor the outside of the ancient vase being beingsmeajed beingSJDered beingsmeared
smeared thickly with honey the fragrance f of which whichsoon whichsoon
soon 100 filled the air and then laid down a train of ofgunpowder ofpowder ofgunpowder
gunpowder powder along alo the rocky ground for m4nyyards m4nyyardsafter many yards yardsafter JUdsafter
after which wI e1t they the1l bid d in a tiny cave among the theroeks theroeksand rocks rocksand rocbwtited
and waited waitedRight wtitedNjpt
Right came without the appearance appeAra appearance of the Chi Chimera ChiIMra Chimars ¬
mars but they slept in the cave ea1 and once in D thenight the thenight thentthey
night ntthey they were awakened by a sound which they theythought theythoUKht theythought
thought was caused by the creature ereatureDOtIaiDa but they tires saw sawnothing sawnothing
nothing nothingALL DOtIaiDaALL nothingALL
Early Jarl in the morning Jason 1 UOn saw the Chimera C ap approaching apwith appreaehiq ¬
proaching with its snaky neck outstretched and d its itsnose itaDOle itsnose
nose to the ground for it had scented the honey honeyafar Iaoneyafar honeyafar
afar of and was seeking kiD < < for it When it saw the thevase thek therase
vase k hurried to it it and eagerly 1 dnd and nd without hesi hesitation hetiiti beaiNation ¬
Nation ti n began to lick the honey up u It grew smaller smalleras
as it i fed and for a moment Andrew had an insane insanodesire basaniN insanedasire
desire iN to capture it alive and take it home but butwhen bu buwhen butwhen
when be remembered how immense JDJIaeMe it had been when whenhe whenhew whenbe
he hew saw it last be decided to go on with his original originalplan oricfnolp1 originalplan
plan p1 He e took out a match and struck it upon the therock therock therock
rock then tJae lighted the train of powder p wcler Instantly Instantlythe
the lash It of powder ran along the narrow black path pathway pathay pathway ¬
ay way and than the Yale exploded with a tremendous tftmeDdousrtPOrt tremendousrtport tremendousreport
rtPOrt Ala A Immense frm n > cloud of smoke u ascended nded into intothe intothe intothe
the air but above it and in it they could see nieces Jiieceaof niecesof
of the Chimera C1 mera sailing sam aloft oft Rer a shower of offragments offmta offragments
fragments came down do around them among them themthe themthe themthe
the entire bead of the animal the smoke oke sk aIodrifted slowly slowlydrifted > wv wvdrifted
drifted away 0 aud there on the hilltop they saw all allof allof allof
of the Greeks staring down at them in wonder wonderThe wonderThe wonderThe
The Chimera was destroyed Andrew kept the theawful theawful theawful
awful bead to take home for exhibition and the thefragments thef thefragments
fragments f ta were burned in a great t bonfire around aroundwhich uoundWbieh aroundwhich
which they all danced in great glee Then they went wentto wentto wentto
to work repairing ire the wreck wreckIt irreckIt re k kIt
It took them a month to get the ship in propercondition proper propercondition properoo
condition oo dition and then two months more to weave sails arilsof sailsof n not
of grasses the only thing they could nee ue for f the thepurpose theparpo thepurpose
purpose parpo e and a d when they had loaded her with a great groatsupply greatsupply t tppty
supply ppty of the wonderful fruits of the island hie they theyafl theyaD theyall
all went aboard and railed away awayThe aw awThe awayThe
The voyage was uneventful the sea ee being bebtaeabn bebtaeabnand calm calmand calmand
and the winds always favorable but one moraine morainewhen morningyhen nina ninaWhen
when all had gathered at the breakfasttabb ch chSiren tp tpSiren d P PSiren
Siren was found to be missing The whole shin shinwas shiTwas shinwas
was searched for her he but she could not DOtbe be found foundMany fJuDdKany foundMany
Many and various vario were the riurmines 3urmi ee advanced to toaccount toRecount toaccount
account for her disappearance but nothing really reallyaccounted rean reanaoc reallyaeconnted
accounted aoc 1U1ted for it and nd to this day no J1ltll mtody body > dy can explain explainit expl n nit
it Some think that she was carried arrie i away by some somemarine somes someinsri
marine s insri arine a creature cre ture others think that the Sirens wings wingsthat wingsthat wingsthat
that are shown in ancient pictures suddenly sprouted sprout sprouted sprouted ¬
ed and she promptly flew back to her Ill r magic island islandSome ialandSome islandSome
Some also alothink think ink that she could not exist beyond acertain a acertain acertain
certain distance C ltance from this island am awl wan compelled compelledto
to return returnAt ret1mLAt returnAt
At any rate she he was never seen again by any anysailers nnyaa anysailors
sailors aa en nor in fact ha has this wondrous Wand ever everbeen everbeen everbeen
been discovered cI covered since sinceAndlew Andrew was immensely dis disappointed tiieappointed disappointed ¬
appointed at t losing her as rhe he was the most pre precious preelou proclans ¬
clans of all 1l the cargo of course The Greeks who whowere whoWere whowere
were Were always a afraid that she would change them into intoother intootMr intoother
other shapes pea were rather glad lad when he she was waspcIItUcI re reported reported ¬
ported as missing but Andrew grieved for several severaldays severalD severaldays
days daysWhen
When D the ship fina finality reached America Ar riea all the tlteGreeks thearM theGrade
Greeks arM were sunpundeu by an immense crowd of ofpeople ofpeople ofpeople
people and all 11 the circns ei eirc IIS manger and the prrs pro proprietors pr prprfetors ¬
prietors ll rs of dime museums rnU UnlS were anxious io engage engagethem engaOthem
llthem them at t once but Andrew having found lots Jot A of gold goldon
on the old ship refused uaed to allow them tllfl l to be put < n nexhibition ntxhibi nexhibitipn
exhibition txhibi 9n Instead he took them tll over the theUnited tlleUnited theUnited
United States showing showin < < them the w teen of the thacountry theeoUDtr tlecountry
country eoUDtr until they were W dazed dazedThen da dazedThen < d dThen
Then they the went back to Greece Gr > tf wi uem viere ere they arestill ar arstill art artIt
still It ill living H1in < < and exploring plotinl ns w wJ l i = plaining 1 > tin tinancient It It8JIC it itancient
ancient 8JIC 8JK ruin of that country ti t > visitor Aitor Andre Andrenow Andrtnow Andrvnow
now a wealthy man still lives with his mother an ant antsisters i isisters Irtite
sisters rtite and in the front garden gard < n you 01 may see tLi tLigreat t ti tigreat I IgfeAtshoe +
great gfeAtshoe shoe filled Iled with flowers brought from the therfns Si Sirens SiYens ¬
Yens Island while in the front parlor p8r paror or hangs hangsChimeras han ri riChimeras r f fChimera >
Chimeras awful head If you go there he will t tj tj70U j ayou jyou
you the story just as 8 he told it tci to IK 11 < Hj > jruapa jruapamuck frlaptue 1 r ep epmuck
muck ue x mar oro that I hare forgotten f01l0ttenWLT forgottenWdLT

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