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The Salt Lake herald. [volume] (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1870-1909, March 22, 1903, Section Three, Image 23

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The Story Storyof of a Magic MagicB ace aceon Bed Bedon l lon
on Which Whi h Ffank rEiank Went Wentto Wento Feu Feut
to t o Arabia a aVery la and andDid Did Some SomeVery SomleVery
Very Wonderful W o nderful Things ThingsBAOT ThingsF
BAOT BJB HAJTSON was a tiitk boy MM did didDOt didnot
F 1 not believe in fairies nor even eta in in1M maids Tnarmaidabut maidsbut
but 1M all of his J a brothers and sisters iksWrsthe j jthe DIMecl DIMeclthe
the firmest reliance iu the stories that their ti UJ U UJanes ni s sJames
James J ames told them about t such aClathiDIIL thing Dot the tbqwas 0 0was aRt aRtwas
was even foOO fo fonder + r of listening to such eachPaul stories tsyissPaul W WPaul
Paul or Kenttr X Bent ftt it Bodman and she alwaya JaPed laoighsdwhen JaPedwhen lsi sd sdwhen
when Frank said a id there arc rCUO no elves or 01and brownies browniesand bvowaieiand
and there never ne was an Aladdins lamp at aB Now Kowyoull y yyoull Nowyon11
youll see how Frank was w undeceived undecei and how Jaowfound he hefound Infound
found oat 011 that lots of magic things tI np still exist if we weonly weonly wsonly
only know kno just how to find nd them Mr Hanson J his hisfather hitfather1na hisfather
father father1na wu a match manuf manufacturer eturer but his business businesshad buaiMuhod busieshad
had fallen of tremendously of late 1 partly J111Jother because beaaaasother becauseother
other men could make matches ma cheaper and aDdby better betterby bettorby
by newer machinery and partly because Mr lr Haneon Haneonspent BuIopent Hahiweaspeut
spent too much time attending to his whiskers whiskenHis whiskersHis whiQenHi
His Hi whiskers were truly wonderful and andj yerh yertayt
j 4 n no 0 one could blame him trek for or devoting d dvotin Yotinc so mack mu tin tinto tiIMto
nto to them for they were wieye e Jjjfv feet long ODC and of a atiful beau bsautiful beautiful ¬
tiful blueblack hue At Atiret first he used to tohoun spend spendhours spendbouts
hours combing and brushing them and listening u aothe uthe o othe
the winter wine win whistling softly through theseweakened ihe ihemakiDg them themmaking
making an aeolian music but as his mind aiDtiperhapl ninthperhaps weakened weakenedperhaps
perhaps because beca too much of his strength 1treD dL went to tohair tohair tohair
hair he got to braiding them and then arranging arrangingthem arruciDcthem arranging arrangingthem
them in patterns and d designs tying them in in fancy fancyfigures fUtC1figure fancyfigures
figures true lovers knots nigferheads and 1d the thelike thelike thelike
like until finally he could shape his 1 e beard rei in A the theform tMform theform
form of animals aJ DlaJllib like rabbits guineapips p aeaPiA turtles turtleshens turtJeahens turtleshens
hens etc etcHe eteHe etcHe
He claimed to he able to make hu iI whiskers wJa Ian IanlIume as assume assume ¬
sume two hundred and s twfttJD twentynine De distinctly dif different differ different ¬
ferent fer nt shapes Naturally his match ma business lan languished laapished an anguisbed ¬
guished and almost vanished hut Frank attended attendedto
to it after school so that the factory earned a few fewhundred fewhundred fewhundred
hundred dollars every week or enough to support supportsuch
7 4 such a hug family of boys bo and girls girlsUNCLE girlsUNCLE uk ukUNCLE
His Uncle James sometimes assisted him but hutJames butJames butJames
James Hanson was a queer man Frequently JJlQ8 DtJy he hewould hewould hewould
would disappear for many days and suddenly re return return ro roturn ¬
turn without witho any explanation and stay with his hisbrother hisbrot hisbrother
brother brot er for a week when off he would go again a iL He Healways HealWayl Healways
always took his bed with him wherever wJ ftll he went wentn
n narrow iron bed that thatfolded folded up mo that it could couldbe oouldbe couldbe
be carried and he we was always W1I far more oazeful and andparticular andparticular andparticular
particular about abotthiI this bed than of anything else elsethat e1eethat elsethat
that be possessed possessedNow p possessedNow anull anullNow
Now 111 whisper iaper a secret to youwlnsla you Awhile nobody islooking is islooking iIlookinc
looking lookingJames lookincJ lookingJamee
James J mas Hanson was a magician ieiau having ba bsvba learned learnedthe 1Mmedthe learnedthe
the art from a wisard wilutlDamed named QUUgan in hit youth youthand youthand routhand
and so he never had to work for a lriug Hyingand linn aid this thislittle thialittle tamslittle
little ordinarylooking 01C iron bedstead for which no nobody nobody noLody ¬
body would give Ii two dollars at an auction was Was a amagic aJuagic amagic
magic flyingbed All he had to say was wa Fly you youBed youBed Ou OuBed
Bed and away it would sail to any place placesired he hesired de desired ¬
sired to visit Thats why hythe the bed always disap disappeared ctilappeared dsa P Ppeared ¬
peared when wbeli w James J Hanson JIaucm did One 0 morning morningJames momiDaJames morningJames
James was pleading m ding with wi his brother to stop top toying toyingwith W7 toyingwith DC DCwith
with his whiskers and attend to business haaiDe and afterlistening afterlisteninc after afterlistening
listening patiently patientlyI to him Mr Hanson exclaimed exclaimedI 1iM 1iMI
I will stop for I have an idea in which wI da there is ismoney ismoney ismoney
money 1 1What IWhat
moneyWhat What is t itf it asked his brother brodBwhistle A noiseless noiselesswhittle noiselesswhistle
whistle or a smokeless cigar ciprlNeithel cigsrr cigsrrNeither f fNeither
Neither Itt It a twirling twir umbrella Just 1 k couple coupleof eoup1cf
of steel ribs like a pair of bicycle spokes but by h an anarrangement anarrangement ft ftItfr1npmeni
arrangement in the handle it will twirl around so sofast 10iast sofast
fast that not a drop of rain can fall on the man manwho manwho manwho
who carries it over his head headI
I guess youd oud better stick to your OUt whiskers said saidJames saidJames id id7am81
James in great tt t disgust disgustmorning and he left the room Next Nextmorning NutmorniDC
morning he had vanished Yaai ed Frank went to can him himaod himalld himand
and the bed was wa gone goneUncle KODIoUnde goneOnce
Uncle James J has gone again9 again i be cried M Hereagain Here Hereagain ere ereagain
again back again gone 10 again to Qiltigan He has hasgone baagone lassgone
gone bed and board whatever tetv that means meansBut meaDSBut meansBut
But time me passed on and Uncle James 1 did not notreturn DOtreturn notreturn
return Finally F when all had given I TeI1 u hope of ever everpeeing efereeing everseeing
peeing his hi genial ia1 face again the little iron bad was wasdiscovered w wdiscovered wasdiscovered
discovered all mussed up in his hi room But he did didnot didnot didnot
not appear and for days 1I they wondered w DdeNd at this thisremarkable thisremarkah1e thisremarkable
remarkable occurrence After a time the bed bedremond was warremoved wasremoved
removed to the garret net where sometimes IO on rainy ra D1
days the children played playedSometimes PIa1edSomet playedSometimes
Sometimes Somet mea they the were wrecked wreeua on desert de n coasts roastsand coastsand eoaatand
and nd almost starved so that they east lots and detided de decided detidtd ¬
tided to eat Dot but help came before they tamed turnedcannibal tamedcannibals tIImedcannjbaJa
cannibals She was so sweet that sometimes I01De JnM they theyregretted tb theyregretted y ynpetted
regretted that they had not been forced to sample sampleher samplebet pIe pIeher
her bat the was yen very very glad it hadnt oometo oometothe cone to tothe tothe
the worst Sometimes the bed was a for 10 a blockhouse block blockhouse Woekh01lll ¬
house or a castle besieged by the enemy eDU on all alland sides sidesand sidesand
and noble indeed were the feats fea of the bold defenders defend ¬
ers n Dot loading the guns as fast as they the > wore dig discharged di didwpd digcharged ¬
charged at the enemy It was a robbers cave cawautomoWJe an anautomobile anautomobile
automobile and even a department store O at atbut tapes
but strange to t tar they naves happened ba to towielt make a awish awish
wish while in the bed so that thaierei thahteyed they never eee eeeered
eyed its magic qualities qualitiesFRANK cpaJ qualitiesFRANK ieL ieLFRANK
One winter aornttix moraiia Mr Haneon wee tq trying g to toarrange t trarrange I IarraJ118
arrange his de whiskers in the shape aape of a ship in isuil insail futf futfsail
sail and finding that the cbi children dyes disturbed him himexceedingly Dx himexceedingly
exceedingly x ib at the task he packed them all up te 11the tothe tethe
the garret where they began to play at being a afamily afw afamily
family fw of oldtime goldseekers old on their way witty across aerotttho IICIOIItho acrosstho
tho Rocky Mountains Indians bears and mow JIIOWDtainlionl mowtaim mountainlions
tainlions taim lions were everywhere eYeIJWre and the danger daJI r rnear was se senear senear
near that they were all huddled hudc ed dose eIouthe togetlssr tohttellhssthe m mto
the heelwason and Frank war IfOW growling III so twr twrt
to t 0 represent a grisly bear among sao the dieI locks ma maDot
I Dot I > at became frightened frightenedDont fr
Ii Dont let us play plqt at being Bodgr Hockymountei o oshe 1 uniebnesJ w111 et r rshe
she he said Lets Let be an excursion excursion tUU1B on on the river in iagood the thegood tMgood
good old summer time tuneThis timeThis t lDe lDeThis
This was better and while they thqwiftb were fflrg fflrgswiftly atai ataiswiftly
swiftly down the river and admiring the thej
Paul propo pro ed to 10 in nimmi nimmibut swimming w bereiipes
but Flank F who war at the wheellteeriDc wheel steering the beet beetdumped
jumped jum j overboard i j and n A swam around on the floor
buffeting Luff the waves valiantly ahantJ Suddenly Frank said
I wish we were in m some nice warm rm climate IM
l like ke to be in Arabia thin minute 1I JWo where the 1au 1auIud 4strsss 4strsssa txsjsj txsjsju
u Iud ud dates grow growInstantly growInstantly lo lolDstal1tly
Instantly the bed with witJaFrak Frank in D it vanished ftI ahed like liketnoke m mbrooke 1nDhesmoke
brooke from the garret frightening the children ch Jdt so sothat 10tbat sothat
that they almost fell down stain to tell Mr Hanson Hansonwhat Buatonwhat Hansonwhat
what had h 4 happened He immediately went to the theBarret thearret thegarret
garret arret to see for himself rand the shook wm eo eogreat sogreat o ogreat
great that somehow it caused him to lose ole h bii re rer
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pM gardifec f sr his whiskers and going to his rqojn he heshared heai hesba
shared sba d them at of and then t n went to the matchfac matchfactory maiMtactol7W match fac factory ¬
tory tol7W to work workWhat workWJ workWliat
What WJ at happened to Frank after that war wutatert wutatertinteresting meet meetinteresting motiDterea
interesting iDterea and I would not have a believed it if he hehad heJad hehad
had not DO told the story tor to me himself He found fo nd the thebed theheel thebed
bed shooting Ihoo UC through i rouch the t e air with inoomeiraMe inoonahivsblespeed inoomeiraMespeed We WeIpeed
speed so fast ut that he could scarcely see anything anythingbelow al1JthmgWow amytftimgbelow
below at all Sound travels ua they t e say two thousand thnt1IIndfeet thousandfeet t nd ndfeet
feet per second but the wonderful woJJderfullying flying bed went wenteven weRtttftI1 wenteven
even fatter so that t at before he really realJy1Ot got over 0 HU HUastonishment hiIutol hisastonishment
astonishment utol 8lameDt and fright for I must confess collI he hewas hewu hewas
was dreadfully tlJI Mfu7 frightened at first he found him himself J himself a aIelf ¬
self in a warm climate and sailing along mg oroe ovortbleak oroebleak
bleak and aailoDeJ lonely mountain range the mountains ofJebel of ofJebd IffJeW
JeW Shammar that towered over a sandy clellertThe desertThe desert desertThe
The bed alanted toward the earth after crossing crossingthe crOMiuct crossingthe
the t eJAOula mountains aI and went slower aK elewer 8l uatil t it ithovered ithoYered ithovered
hovered over a narrow stream called the W4dy ady a aErmek10
Ermek10 Ermck so called because beca it itrUDa runs in a awadTofttI awadTofttIJer wady orval orvalley or val valley
ley Here were were so many maD1 date palms and fig trees treesthat treeathat treesthat
that it was really reaD like a forest 0lMt and Dd along ftp tier H
brook hr ok beneath the shade de of the waving waving fringe of pfwoodland ofoodlaJad ofwoodland
woodland he saw a dozen striped tents which he heknew he1mew heknew
knew must be those of Arabs for he had often pored poredover poredover
over 0 pictures of them thus in his geography
WV I LA i S i ifor <
Two little Arab boys saw him r t rDf course eoU1Ieor coursefor
for or boys Do are always arrays on the lookout and they ran ranaway ranaway ranaway
away yelling with fright Then an old oldDaJl man ap appeared appeared appeared ¬
peared a man so old that he walked with great dif difficulty difficulty difalty ¬
ficulty alty and when he saw the flying bed he fell flat flaton hton flaton
on his face crying ery ng Allah I Allah A genie euiel Then Thencame Thencame Thencame
came another man not so old but still till aged and he hewas MWU heNa
was also terrified but 0 bathe he stood still I and trembling tremblingstared tremblingstared
stared at the wonderfulspectacle wonderful apectaele He was clad in ina ina ina
a gorgeous robe of red and yellow and wore a great greatcurved greatcurved reat reateuned
curved sword at his side and Frank knew mew at oncethat once oncethat ODe8that
that he must tIIt be a sheikh or chief of a tribe of ofBedouins ofBedouins ofBedouins
Bedouins that roam the desert all their lives long
Of course he was pretty old for that is what the theword theword theword
word Sheikh means He was a bold Arab however howeverand howerercI howeverand
and cI soon his courage came back to him and he saidTHOUGHT said saidTHOUGHT id idTHOUGrIT
If it is a genie my m father then we are lost but butbehold butbe butbehold
behold be old it seems to me but a small boy bo upon the thehade theback thehick
hade of this strange thing that flies through the thoairf tMair theair
air air airf 1 The old man mumbled something but still stillremained ltinremaiaed stillremained
remained flat on his face Then the Sheikh said uidto uidtobak to toFrank toFrank
Frank FrankMy bakq FrankMy
q My father is old and toothless therefore his hiswords hi hiworda hiswords
words are faint Beeau Because e he has no teeth he can canspeak canpeak canspeak
speak only on1 GumArabic 0 stranger from the sky IN INFrank
Frank seeing that the old bed was gently hovering
like a bird about to alight whispered to it and di directed direateci dirooted ¬
rooted it to descend beside the men It instantly instantlyobeyed irutmutlyobeyed
obeyed him and he found the secret of controlling e trolJiDc
its actions It minded him just like likes a gentle horse horseWhat borICHWhat horseWhat
What is i this tJ a placer lace I he asked the them theThis std Sheikh SheikhThis
This m is the pleasant vale of Ensile replied rIfIiecIuw the theman themail
man uw
manAnd And DcI who are your 1OU added the lad ladI JadHI ladI
HI I am the Sheikh Omar Khayyam Guzzle Gu la and andthis udthia andthus
this is my tribe Here lying prostrate before your yourUghneea yoprhighness r rJa7
highness if my m y aged and worthy father the theSheikh ex exShaikh oo
Sheikh of the t e tribe trm who i ia n BOW < m too oM te de aatr w
thing but smoke Do not be offended because I do donot donot donot
not fall 11 on my face Before fole7Du you but the t afact fact is I Ir IHr Irhephwttisaw
Hr rhephwttisaw r had fiat Aatif ifI Iowje OBOe fell dOWBr down downty
I r w91Ha find ttve17 ty arise ari again againIll againIll in inIll
Ill excuse you of course e course i1rae said Frank Butyou Butyou But Butyou
you must instruct your people to be careful about about5t abOutqt shoutsit
qt 5t H a I always expect it I am mYiaitin visiting siting your country countryto J Jto
to see how you live and what sort of schools you youhave youhan youhave
have and all n thateort that sort of ofH thing thingHave thingHave
Have H e you had your breakfast break t f t asked Omar OmarWhen OldarW1ten OmarWhen
When Frank replied that he hal 1i l eaten nothing nothingsince DOt1aiDcince nothingsince
since supper the Sheikh clapped his liaadt and in instantly illatantJr instantlxi ¬
stantly several veralalavecl slaves ran out of the striped tent tente ieDtuMl tentorders
uMl orders Hebade He bade them aem p jrs e s s mag mag5eMf g gta1
5eMf ta1 Mall 1 at once and when whenit it was ready T read ad Frank Frankgat Prukt Thankalt
alt t down d wn to tohi his first Arabian repast repu a number num of ofdishes ofdiahes ofdishes
dishes of fried dates boiled b Ued figs rocs roc eggs Turk Turkish Turkiih Turkhit ¬
hit Delight fig paste to and Mocha oc oeha a coffee coffeeHEARS eoIeeHEARS coffeeHEARS
Then he was introduced introd to aU fhe tribe t for after afteryou dieryou afteryou
you have ha eaten with an A Arab rab he trusts truttayou you and ad admits admits admit ¬
mits you freely f ly to the b4sm of his hitfamily family instead insteadof iDltMcfof inatosdof
of taking takingoo you you to a club ana a buying you a aan dinner like likean jke jkean
an American His chikpen were very nice and andthe ADdFrank andFrank
Frank was instantly attracted toward them theme butthe but buttile
the curiosity of the Shefjfch S was so great reat that he hehad hehad hehad
had to leave Jea them and answer auiper his questions about aboutthe aboutbe aboutthe
the be land lgnd front which hieh he ha b4t l come on this wonderful wonderfulconveyance woDClerfuloonance wonderfulconveyance
conveyance When the chief had learned ts muck muckas muekFrank
as Frank thought he eould co M remember = he asked a afew afew afew
few questions questi a himself for f r so little is really known knownon kno knobout knownabout
bout Arabia that all the maps have btI bare are spaces IpaefJIOft spaceson
on them t e t Marked rked SandjDetert andgr Desert but where there therearelots thereare thereare
arelots are dots of little towns full of people peop especially in inArabia inArabia inArabia
Arabia Felix or Happy Arabia Around ANuudJey the val valley n1ley ¬
ley in which hick the tribe waaresting was sting there was wast gooddeal good gooddeal gooddeal
deal of desert land and great mountain with withgloomy withgloom withgloomy
gloomy narrow narrow vales Y N into which the Arabs Arablafraldto Wets wexeafraid Wetsafraid
afraid afraldto to venture for from themot the most OIt ancient a > > eiet times timesthey timesthey me methe
they the said they had been the haunts baUB of goblins goblinsdemons goblindemon bliDa bliDademoM
demons and jtnns or genie genieIn 18niIn genieIn
In former for r ages even before Egypt had ad been set settled t ttIed ¬
settled tIed and built up u this part of the world was densely denselypopulated den denselypopulated ely elypopuJated
populated h hundreds of great cities dotted dot d the fer fertile fertile fertile ¬
tile plains for the climate there was more moist moistand moiataDd moistand
and lees arid and the most beautiful as well as the themost themOAt themost
most enormous buildings perfect palaces filled filledwith t filledwith ed edwith
with treasure stood on every hilltop Gardens Gardensplanted Gardenaplant Gardensplanted
planted plant d with rare and wondrous flowers 40 spice trees treesand tr trand treesand
and fruits were everywhere while immense arti artificial artificial ti tieial ¬
ficial eial lakes with vast walls of hewn stone supplied suppliedthe IUPpliedthe
the tallflashing fountains in the courts and gardens gardenswith 3ardenswith prden8with
with pure water Hummingbirds doves do butter butterflies butterAies butterflies ¬
flies bulbuls and pheasants Jhe ts flitted through the thegreen thegreen thegreen
green ioliagc fDlia c and music wafc w heard in the cool shades shadeseverywhere a shadeseverywhere acJea acJeaeverywhere
everywhere but now DO as Frank looked out over the theland theland theland
land he saw only ow crumbling ruins and gray sullen sullensand sullensaud sullensand
sand under a blazing sun and it was difficult di cult to believe be believe belieft ¬
lieve that from this destroyed and lifeless land all allthe allthe allThe
the civilization eiYi1i on once went we t out to Greece < eeoe Egypt EgyptPersia F EgyptPersia Pt PtPersia
Persia India and perhaps even China CIri thousandsand thousands thousandsand thouaudaaJMl
and thousands of years JeUIet ago agotet agoT4t
tet et us ge into some of those clark YaBeya he hesaid hew hesaid
said w to Omar O aar and ceo what there is there Per PerheiN PerPI Ptrhatps
heiN PI saris eid palace may stiff remain untouched
b htine or robber bands and wejnajjr w weWaaynd tW Sad SMM an antiques aatiqaea ¬
tiques tiquesHetJUttchr Yw M MMatahatwhl
HetJUttchr cried Omar 0mar1CJ I Tarn an toe careful OIr l of ofmy ofmWth ofmy
my mWth health rYe been hearing heariD all ajxrat abo about t the things thingsthat thiJIIIthate thingsthat
that thate are thereand there ° aDd I am satisfied with that Dont Dontwant Dontwant Dontwant
want to see see them personally at all allWell allWell allHwell
Well ni go g afen a said Frank You may ay be besorry DeIIOrr1 besorry
sorry when you 70U see eMIIe me coming back with wit precious preciousthings prtQ prseiopsthings OW OWthiJIp
things that yon OII didnt cIh t go along alongffhen aJoogHthe alongthen
then the Sheiks father Ben AH Haddem spoke spokeand spokeuacl spokeand
and saidDa said saidupon iidDa
Da threatens te the man who dare in inupcm intrude intrudeupon
upon the t eleQM re repoM seoffine of the jib JCy y father er grand granduncle graiwluneJe granduncle
uncle once lung J JII agewentintoone aC affowabit riK intoone 0D8 of these t eM dark darkwadys w wwad darkwadys
wad wadys where dwell the evilones ml MII apd when he re returned returned returned ¬
turned he waa w wash a mad madm man mantWhat m ui uiwhet
tWhat whet made m him mmadl madF mad agked ed1 l E4 n M MHe i tHe il4JIe
l4JIe He was erasy replied 1fc aal + f Arab z Eo had hadleft hadJefth headleft
left Jefth leis l mind in there Hishair lli Isis hniis haii e white te cs mine mineis mineit mintIs
is npw and he showed b DJw by r hi hii eyes e that he e had seen seensomething IiieftlO seessomething
something lO th Dg awful for he never never r lost losttMt that dreadful dreadfulstare cIr dreadfulstare l lIWe
stare stare of terror terrorlcm terroea as long < < as k4 h1 lived lift In fact he 1MIT 1MITlifed eily eilylived y ylived
lived about thirty th ri7Yean Tears af afteJ tea that aad niho he was never neverthe n yer yerthe er erthe
the same aa same De man JUDr y yAfter > c cAfter r rAft
After Aft r all all I suppose thereyjtofaf there therepIto tdot much m tojk tojkai to toAi to6 to6there
Ai ai there t ere said aaittFrank Frank But ButItfUl XbJk PU I take ta a littletrip little litfletrip littletrip
trip around and see the oountrySdfar country So S Jar far Ive I seen seennothing HOltnothing aeonnothing
nothing but piles of ruins ruinsShades ruinShades ruinsShades
Shades of JemsbJdr cried the Sheikh Thats Thatsabout Thatsabout Thatsabout
about all you ou will see eeherel here Allah has blighted the theland thelaud theland
land with a curse and all is goneto lODe to ogaakages Cqah ages ago agoHow agoHow
How did it happen V asked askedFrauk Frank F Wlat t caused causedall eaUlelall causedan
all this ruin and devastation devastation Perhajx P r U t was earthquakes earth eartkquakes ear earn earEartJaquakea
quakes quakesEarthquakes quakesEarthquakes n
Earthquakes nothing said oH Ben AU Had Haddem Haddemo Haddem
dem It was the Whirlbat and no other otherfWhat othert otherWhatt
fWhat t on earth is isa a Whirlbat t inquired pre Frank FwinkPve Frt FrtTYehead FrankIve
TYehead Pve heard of dingbats and brickbats but never Dever of ofaWhirlhatw ofa ofa
aWhirlhatw aWhirlhatwIt a Whirlbat WhirlbatIt
It is a dreadful midnight D dniPt i marauder rauder a winged wingedterror win wingedterror < < ed edterror
terror that swoops down in the darkness and slays slaysa a1a1la1
a a1 hideous deoua ravening lftfft B < < treacherous cunning CUD monster f fanswered r ransWered I Ianswered
answered Omar shuddering and looking furtively furtiftJ furtiftJbehind
behind him as if he half expected to see the t e thing thingappear ih thingappear Dg Dgapvear
What does it look like t Have you CMI ever seen itr itrYes it itt ittYes 1 1Yee
Yes twice twicewhen Once when it carried off my brother KOthwohamet brotherMobamet brotherKohamet
Kohamet Yacnb A mere boy J l was a then and in the thetwilight thetwiliaht thetwilight
twilight it swooped down and seiaed I aed J him m and a bore borehim Borehim borehim
him away before he could say Jack Robinson al although aluP although ¬
though uP that was not what he would have said w of ofcourse ofCOUIM ofcourse
course being a Bedouin BedouinWhen BedouinWhen BedouinWhen
When did did7ou jrou see it again asked Frank PrimlkTwo Fr FrHTwo FrankTwo
Two years an ago iii l the theaut1llDa autumn when I was com coming 0018iug corning ¬
ing out with a caravan from rem Mecca J eca It Itbefore ease as asbefore asbefore
before in the night and took my beet eaesel eamejotiver eamejotiverMike driver driverMike 1fer 1ferike
Mike ike Fatima as quick as a awbik wink I Iw sihw saw it i quite quitethat utte utteplainly utte1a
plainly 1a aIr that time timeWhet timedid I IWLat
Whet did it i look likef likefLike Jib I ILike tLike <
Like an enormous enormous bat bata < a < bat as h big as seven seventeen Ieftnteen seventeen ¬
teen lions replied the Sheikh SheikJaltfew ltfew It Jew whit wkhpeOBar a apeeuBar apeoullar
peeuBar whirling motion motionliJDe like a top attuning lp auiar and andvanished utinniahed andvanished
vanished from my sight as swiftly 1WiftJ as a a kaert cleeertI illipe lipe
I heard its awful voice and Joins despairing pairing
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1and and anda rx ea Gaipe q ieOme Home H me With WithMatchfeowins WithMatchgr U Uanda 1 1i4
Matchgr Matchfeowins i4 atc r owi wing n Earth Earthshrieks Earth Earthahrie art artsbrieez
shrieks ahrie as far up in the sir air long after it had adI finale disappeaxed finalepeed
peed I m itt the jploom loom of due sky For cevtoriea this thisterror tI thisterror a aterrer
terror has u hawnted the land until il it hat baAelert become becomea
a desert elert and thedwelling thedweUin the dwelling place ef lions Jio Oboe 0 0d the thedeeert thedesert
deeert d eertofRoDieI of Bobselhaji Kol i lKha was a fair garden now BoW it is ism i ito isa
m a stony stem to nt waste WU where wherethe the goobqo and nil the terwilliger terwilligerroam Wwillierroaut erwhllngerroiiid
roam roiiid V bT nifnt and day d Where housands once oncedwelt oneeiwe1t oncedwalt
dwelt in inpeaee peace in the days before beforeAbraham Abraham uo ro men menfte JD8I1IIMR menre
fte re ever IIMR MH and lid where our fathers once raised raisedsplendid rai8edplqdid raisedsplswhd
splendid crops ctopl of grain and nutmegs yom couldnt couldnteven couldnte1 couldnteven
even e1 raise a disturbance nowTpday now nowTpe DO DOT
Tpe T Tpday > y I will go and hunt for the WHrftftt Whirffhatsaid WHrftfttsaid 1 irII
said id Frank and ADddo do you come 00 with me M guide guideRemain pideRemain
Remain here in peace in our lovely lo valley and andtrouble adtrouble andtrouble
trouble not about such matterseaid matters said Omar OmarSo 0IurSo OmarSo
So for a few days Frank Fra was u content to remain remainwittr remainWit remainwitk
wittr Wit the 1 e tribe of Qatar taking takiu < < a few f little exeur excursUngiiito exeuraiofato exeureisa
sUngiiito eisa iapo the surrounding lUnOun nc country to look at the thewotwierAilnrina thewoMertulniDa thewonderAilrniat
wotwierAilnrina lust covered the bills Ia IntheWady tb W Wady ady adytw
Sawek tl tw t r toqk 1 qklife life easily for f everything grew grewthecA pewaere grewthere
thecA in i profusion union The soil was so rich that a athis aitiCkIM astick
itiCkIM stick l 1cl ia it would ould p rout ut and grow It wa wathis was wasthis
this circumstanoethat 4trcutanoo that tai wetthe laior the foundatient of the theHaMoi thoHaMoil theansoii
HaMoi ansoii fortune Frank had lighted a match eh to toamuse toamUie toamuse
amuse the children and extinguished it by sticking
it into the e black earth earthWhat e phrthWhat rth rthWhat
What was wasJ It his a surprise aurpl le a few fewdays days 1 later to find flndthat findthat lndt
that t IIt it had taken root and was already grown two twofeet twofeet twofeet
feet in height Two days later it was bearing bearingmatches Mar bearingmatches Dg Dgmatchel
matches in in thousands tho and in in Jt a week he gathered gatheredmore ptberedmore
more than a bushel of the very best he had ever seen seenand 18eDncl seenand
and he knew all about matches match This was so won wonderful wonderful wonderful ¬
derful that he determined to carry hone a supply supplyof
of the earth rth whenhe w enhe returned The Arabs NIII were not notat Botat notat
at all surprised eurprfM fo foe they the had seen seenmarkahle m < re remarkable remarkable
markable thhg thr happent lurelenAT happen happenATTACKED happenATT
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But he grew tired of remaining rema D l < < inactive when he hamight hetht hemight
might tht be hunting Mnt ng the Whirlbat and so he h Wan wgau to topejier topor topester
pester the Sheikh to go with him The chief was wasafraid wasaraid wasaaid
afraid to ventttce on the magic JIIaI O bed ecJ having a dread dreadof dreadof < < headof
of of witicicraft witchcraft i aft but finally Frank Fr persuaded hijn that thatit thatit thatit
it was wuquite quite safe Ie When he was convinced he heclimbed heelimbed heclimbed
climbed in gathered his striped robe around him himand himand
and resigned 1 1and Jned himself to his fate f te All the tribe tribetrembling tribet1ellahlil tribetrembling
trembling t1ellahlil said s id farewell to the two as Freak whis whispered whispered his hised ¬
pered ed to the bed to seek for the Whirlbat WhirU end it itPartedintohe itrtriD itdartwlins
Partedintohe dartwlins rtriD the blue sky as uif if it had not the least leastniiiag JeutifM leastn
niiiag n d g the t e monsters retreatii retreat retreat1to
ii fboii 1to o t a minute they saw Ia before them a tall tallStHaran tallt talldura
< StHaran t > Gf marble arble black as ebon at the top of ofwhiBli ofwhieli ofarhieli
whiBli refs shapeless aha object ob When WJa they drew drewnearer drewnea drewnearer
nearer nea r they saw Ia that it was the monster itself itselfsound itaelflOund itselfsound
sound asleep dreaming perhaps of prey his great greatwings greatwings liveatwings
wings hanging down limply and his scaly back backglistening backg1iateniJltr backglistening
glistening in the sunlight He HeWed jresembled the pic pictures picUtr lictar ¬
tures tar e6 e6animal Frank had teen of the Pterodactyl sn I extinct extinctanimal utinctanimal
animal of the days d before man came upon the th earth earthHis earthBit earthHis
His broad back was covered with wi horny plates plr like likethose liket likethose
those t o of ofat a tortoise tort 8e That was what made him in invulnerable invulnerableto in invulnerable ¬
vulnerable vulnerableto to arrows and bullets many marks of ofwhich ofw ofwhich
which w ie eouU eo W plainly pla 1 be seen open his 1 a thick tI eIr horny brayplates hornyplates my myp
plates p ttes As A they approached without any noise tho thomonster th thmooawr thomonster
monster did not awaken aken but although Omar Omartremblingly Omartreinblingly r rtremhling
tremblingly shook his head in silent protest Franksteered Frank Franksteered FrankHeered
steered the bed close clo e to the animal and aa circled circledaround circlf circlfaround circledaround
around him so that he could examine him in order orderto orderto
to discover a vulnerable v1 DerabJe spot But be saw none noneThe DOeThe noneThe
The Whirlbats W1 rlbat skin was like iron and sosMthing sosMthingmust aoetlungmust thing thingmUit
must be used that would cut C1I iron Instantly Ialtala 7 ho hothought hothought hothought
thought of sulphuric or nitric acid but of courselie course coursehe OOU1leM
he knew how ow impossible it would be to buy b sy acid in inthe inthe inthe
the desert They retired out of earshot eal aft of the Whirbat Whir Whirlbat Whirhat
bat and held a consultation consultationOmar ecmaultatiouOmar consultationOuter
Omar said he had ad no 10 sulphuric or nitric acid but butanother hmuodter batanother
another acid could be obtained from the Hyperbole HyperbolePalmtree JbperbolPabntree HyperbolePalmtroe
Palmtree which would eat iron stone or anything anythingelse anytbintelse dai1ltC dai1ltCM dai1ltCl1a
else M
Then debts tltat what w at well we cried Frank Let Let us usget uset usget
get et some at once onceBack onceBack onceBack
Back to the Wady Erinck he hurried and soon soonthey lOOnt soonthey
they t q tapped a dozen of the Hyperbole 1e palms and andby andr andby
by r evening 8ftft DC had several gallons of the fiery acid in ina ina ina
a huge stone vase Next morning mOJl D < < they placed the thovase theue thevase
vase ue en the bed banking k D < < it up on every side ide with withearth withearth withearth
earth tI 0 oto hold it steady and nd then they flitted awav awavto awavto
to the ptflv iJkr of marble where as before they found foundthe foundthe foundthe
the monster sound asleep Rising directly di above abovehim abovohim abovehim
him Frank Fra stopped the bed a few feet over c er the theWhirlbat theW1tirIMt theWhiribat
Whirlbat and then tipped the stone vase The fiery fieryacid ie ieICid fieryacid
acid fell onTiim oil him Un in a deluge into his eyes ears and andmouth uduth and310uth
mouth uth waking wak ac him in agony and he let out a yell yellthat yellthat en enthat
that was heard even at Makatien Keber Then Thenseeing ThenJIg Thenseeing
seeing JIg tile t e bed hovering above Kim 1 m he sprang intotbe into intothe mtotbe
tbe air and rose at them but quick as thought thoughtTrank tIaOwhtrl tbonhtwank
Trank retreated rl ted and fast as was the Whiret the thebed theled thebed <
bed was faster for it left the monster mou ter far behind behindHOME beJ behindHOME ad adHOME
In tip this s manner they the crossed Africa eatardr entire he hefort 1aet hofir
fir fort the t e acid had eaten into the Whirtbafs body bodyfar 1tod 1todfar bodyfar
far enough to partly disable him and on they went wentright01 wenti
i right01 1 Pt bt ou out over the Atlantic Ocean Frank hoped hopedthat hopedtJtat hopedthat
that the monster would last until they the got to Amer America Americe mer meri ¬
ice i so that he e would fall in the United States Bfa le but butthe butthe butthe
the animals 1 strength was a going and in the very veryIijle veryof feryJJai
JJai Iijle dJe of the ocean he suddenly closed his great greatwings greatlilask reat reatWeek
Week wings win and plunged plungedboiled down into the sea which whichbelief whicheiW
belief and d foamed for a few moments and then thenHelled tbeu1ud thenBelled
Belled OR serenely 11 They watched for some time hut hutas bm1te butas
as he did not reappear Frank directed the bed to re return Ntuna return ¬
turn home and in a few minutes astonished his hiebrothers hi hiDd hisbrothers
brothers And Dd sisters by appearing appear 11g in the house eo socoi eocomDU o oMuued
coi comDU Muued ed by a richly richlydressed 4reued reued Arab Arabell ArabY Arabell
Y ell Omar remained with him and when he befound hefound hefound
found that America was so nice ni he decided to stay staya staya1Mf
a a1Mf year Frank seeing aeeu that his father bad again againtaken againtaken againtaken
taken an interest in the business revealed the thesecret the1taIet thesecret
secret of the t e rich Arabian earth to him and they theyitted c cluted ctad
> > luted itted tad watches tebta in hundreds of pots Soon they theyenormous theyhad
had enormous matchtrees growing millions of fine finematches iDematche finematches
matches and they cost nothing at all except to box boxup boxup boxup
up and label so they grew tremendously wealthyBut wealthy wealthyBut weal wealBat
But before bef re this occurred Uncle James J ames came home homeand bomeanti borneand
and was immensely surprised to find his bed there thereBe thereB therehad
B Be had ecaMentelly fallen out o of If it t in the wilds ei eiMesopotamia ofMesopotamia 1 1K
Mesopotamia K and it had shot away like likes a runaway runawayhorse runaayhone runawayhorse
horse He had been searehing for it t all over theworld the theworld theworld
world but never eYer thought of it returning home like likefloat libloiIt likea
a float last dog My y but wasnt he glad giadtNext gladText 15d I INext
Next month he is i going to take Omar hha Khayyam KhayyamOhieda Khayy KhayyChaIa yam yamewsda
Ohieda home again a4 I have Uav ha been invited tu h t ao aotaiuiimaylhero eot asom
taiuiimaylhero om thsm t em so tbarell he a story torJ about that trip
I aseurft i mrt you WALT W ALT McDOUGALL

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