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How Good Goodto Fortune Game Gameto Camto are
to a SimpleMinded imP e 1n e Blind BlindBoy BlindBoy in inBoy
Boy Who o Found the Lost Lostr LostWishing LostWishing
r < Wishing Cap Which is H Had HadMade ad adMade a aMade
Made R Pendleton Rich RichN RichIN Richwhich
N THE TB story of f Hie Wishing Cap Captold which which1 which1to1d I Itold
IN told you a few weeks ago you yOu will remember rememberthat rem rememberthat r rthat
that Robin Pendleton tossed to ed the magic magIc fez fezinto Win fezinto
into in tltp th grass of his grandmothers garden gardenand ga gardenand den denand
and want home On seeking it later it had haddisappeared haddiHppe haddisappeared
disappeared diHppe red It was as S I told yen found by an anoer anm anstber
oer stber m and I promised to xelate what followed followedlittle followedLittle followedLittle
little Simon Shaddnck wap wan a blind boy who was wasbeeide wasbMidel wasbeside
beside bMidel possessed Pos > 068e56d eased of so feeble mind as to to be called calledSimple calledstmple calledSfIiple
Simple Simon by nearly everybody in the town townTins townThis wn wnis
Tins is simplemindedness s was shown in many wasbut ways waysbut wa J J1tut
but when w1Mn1 I tell you that if Simon were inviteu inVit d for forinstance forinstanqt forrii
ii instance tamts to drink ice oream soda s da he would just as aslike aslike aslike
like as not tak takeplain take plain water you will win soe how simple simplehe si simplehe nple nplehe
he was wasHe wasHe wasHe
He had always been blind and a little shaggy shaggyfriaky shnggyfri shagsfrisky
fri frisky ky but very intelligent dog named Tattersg Tatters Tattersused Tatt rs rsused
g used to lead him about the streets but Simon know ltiiowt knowtbe bowet
t tbe ieidn et tdwk Jm so So wall that in reality he did noirdepqnd noirdepqndoa notdeI not deptnd deptndonTattera l lOD
onTattera oa Tatters T tters muck for guidance This was especially especiallythe
the t e case ogee i e when the two rambled out in the suburbs suburbsaniHn suburbsa suburbsaldnrn
aniHn a it i the fields and woods Tatters would scamper scamperabout scamp scamper scamperabout r rabout
about chasing birdsj birds butterflies and chipmunks as asiE nsitf asH
iE ha hebaaDO h had hag 310 other or more serious duties v
Simple Simon while ho had not the least notion notionof no notionof io1 io1of
of what Tatters was was so wildly pursuing would wouldch cheer cheerhtm cheerhim er erhim
him on with shottte and laughter so that sometimes sometimesthe sometimesiJJe sometimesthe
the people passing pB58 ng by would stop and marvel ni rvel at t the7jollity the thejollity thejOllitY
jollity of the poor blind weakminded weakJIl l < 1ed lad Simon Simonhowever ShnonJ
4 J however enjoyed most mostthe the songs so > of the myriads myriadsof
of birds that from every bough above him poured pouredforth pourediQrth pouredforth
forth joyous oyous melody and nd he would 1i lie in the tall tallgrass tallgrass tallass
grass ass while the dog frisked about and listen by thehur the theh theHur
Hur h ur and never move uQ until il the t e music ceased andTatters and andTatters andTatters
Tatters came poking his cold nose against his handt hand
t to tell him that at the darkness which was always in inSimons instmon ins
Simons Sfi snon a aIt eyes was wa s coming to ming over over the whole world worldIt worldIt
It was marvelous how B w cold Tatters nose was waseven wasven wase
e even ven eii om the hotto hottest hottestday t day in summer sumriler and it always alzcaysmade alwaysmade alWaysmade
made Simon jump a little when it suddenly touchedhis touched touchedhie tou d dhis
his h 1Mt t hand Tatters hod a habit of bringing every everything everytBing everytag ¬
thing that he found to Simon and thus one day daythe dnyt1Ie daytlbe
the boy became the possessor of ofGrandma Grandma Penile Peniletars Pendletetts P6I1d1etolls
tolls wiaJuBg will Bg cap that had caused Robin such suchtrouble suchtrouble suchtrouble
trouble troubleOne troubleOne troubleOne
One fine morning monrlng Simon had discovered quite by byaccident bysooident byaccident
accident thet the gate of the old garden was not notfastened notfastened notl
fastened and venturing within w wQuickly he soon soOn felt l as asquickly asqi
quickly qi iakly as would a boy who could see s that it was a adeliglttijiilly ntWightflJdly adelight
deliglttijiilly delight idly cool and shady sud retreat retre t Hinging him himself llimS himself ¬
S self 1 in the t e grass he stretched out lazily for this thiswas thiswas hiswas
was a spot he was sure where birds would live and andhe andt andhe
t he waited te hear them begin to carol oarolHowever otlro1I carolHowever
i iHowvar
I t j
However in a afew few minutes minu he forgot about abouftho aboufthobicds the thebizds thoblade
blade fr i r Tatfeec Ta brought him something which whichfelt whichfelt whichfelt
felt like a cap without any alii peak but it was all allorusted aUoruGed allcrusted
crusted asd crinkly with trimming of gold braid braidunlike braidtublike fraidtmiike
unlike any cap be had aver ver handled O Oi course coursq he heput heput heit
put it on his head hMq to see what it really was and it
fitted quite qui e perfectly perfectlyI perl t1y
I wonder what rvhutTaint kind of ofa a cap this is be mused musedTaint musedTaint
Taint like no node e e mine e I wish I could see now nowcause now10USO nowoause
10USO cause maybe somebodys lost 1o tit it and I might make makea ma maa
a nickel by taking ttlk Ig it to o em emAs eDlAs ebbsre
As h he spoke there the thegleam re came isxio ii to his dosed dosed eyelids a agleam ag1am
gleam of light that th t made mad him open D them wideBe wide wideHe widesaw
He saw tbe N cool 1 garden with widlits its te gray gr r shadows its itsflaming itsing itsJi
Ji flaming ing peonies P Pdandelion vies lie green lawn dotted with golden goldendandelions en endandelions
dandelions the pebUerpaved pebbJP paved veil wants a1ks aad the t old oldsnn oldsnndial sun sundial Spn Spndial ¬
dial but as he had never n never ver before seen anything at atall atall atall
all he did not know what had happened for a fewminutes few fewminutes fewminutes
minutes He felt of his eyes c es and nd stared again againSitting againSitting againSetting
Sitting on his h hind legs before him was a shaggy shaggycreature shaggycreAture shaggycreature
creature egea eagerly gerly rly peering up at him himfrom from an overhangiaig over overbanging overhngiag
banging bush of hair like a chrysanthemum chrysauthemumSiii iSi iSimon Si SiOn
mon ii On stared harder and the animal uttered a wild w3dglad w wildglad d dglad
glad bark barkTh DarkTh barkThew
Th Thew R Simon Ji reached ra dtld cat aeiaed II 3ed the creature creatureand crea creaturegad re reaad
and Instantly tt17 felt that t at it was Tatters Then ho horaaliefltfcat horealizei horealiaellthat
raaliefltfcat realizei i t he 1 could see se He H felt all over the thedog thedog thedg
dog at itaesame the same time closely examining cxaa ling him h thus thusasoertalrftBg thusuoert1afrliac thusi
asoertalrftBg how ibings thu > ga wifli Wiui i wbfeh wW h he was w per perfectly perfectly Perfeettg ¬
fectly fwjuliar iliar looked loo to one wi0saw l w saw and then thenbe thenBe thenhe
be felt fJlt o of1JJe the grass of the pebbles Ptetrunk flowers tree treetrunks treetrunJai
trunJai trunks fences everything walkinguutiously walking autiously up to toeach toeach toeach
each for Qrsouteho soaaebov he seemed tp be as if on air airso airso
so wonderful woud was the sky the sunshine 1lDI 1ine the over overhanging overhanging o ver verha
hanging ha nfimg nfimgthrough foliage f Se and nd the ± he singing Bging things t1 ngs that Sew Sewthrough Dewt
through t through rough the air above him Every moment mom > ho holearned 1Jolearne4l holoarned
learned that the strapge ltra g8 things which surrounded surroundedhim surrouniedhim surroun8edbim
him were very well known to his deft fingers but buthe buthe ut utBe
he could not 1I t comprehend eoDlpreh nd what the sun sun was aorthe aortheclcmde northeolouds tOr the thecI
y clcmde cI ude nor the hills so blue and misty in the dis distance s stanoe ¬
tame while the way the t e trees and flowers melted meltedaway meUodaway inchedaway
away beyond ni oita o e another apot er wa wag very confusing confusingat confusingatiirSt at atfirst atfirst
first firstAfter
After he had examined and handled
every pos possible s sible sailble ¬
sible ible object in the garden he H went into the road roadand roodand roadand
and there he saw a man approaching He 1IasteQdfu 1IasteQdfuMInder stood in inwonder inwonder
wonder and not until the man who was Mr Piper Piperwjn
Eon the painter pa Bter spoke didhe did he know mow what it was
He recognised recogni d Mr Pipexsons PipE8 ns voice and instantly
took hold of him feeliag feeli lbrg10n gall U over bun bunWhats himWhats lrWhats
Whats the matter Simon asked the
man in insome inE5 issane
some E5 e wonder then he suddenly exclaimed By Bj
Crickey Crickeythe the boy tom f 1 j
V to
Yes said Simon something 5Q s methin 6thinE happened h ha haandI nperi tbmej
and andI I can see but b t I aint usedto it yet Have tofeel to tofeel tofeel
feel everything everythingThis everythingThis everythingThis
This is wonderful 1 cried 3 Yr r Piperson He Heexamined HeetnmiDed Heexamined
examined Simons Sim ns blue eyes with groat interest int r st then
he walked along alongw with th the tbeboy boy explaining everything
they saw until Simon understood der tooda a lot more than
he did about visible objects
but still his mind was wastoo wastoo wastoo
too weak to comprehend all But every hour helped helpedto
to strengthen his mind with
the assistance of his eyes eyesbut eyesbut eyesbut
but in inhis his excitement he completely forgot about aboutthe aboutthe aboutthe
the wishing cap on his bead beadAll beadAll heedAD
All ever ver town tow i Be went and everywhere people peopleheartily peopleheartily peopleheartily
heartily congratulated him aid and marveled set the cure cureof cureof cureof
of his blindness yet no one suspected thecause the thecausebut cause causeut
but ut had Robin seen him he would have krfown what whathad whathad whathad
had done it itNow itN itNow
Now N w this town wherein Simon Shadduck lived livedwas Iiedas livedwas
was as peculiarly afflicted No city since sin the horrid horridancient horridancient horridancient
ancient times when fiery dragon devoured beautiful beautifulmaidens beauti beautifulmaidens u1 u1maidens
maidens and were encountered by brave knights has hasever hasever hasever
ever been so unfortunate as to be pestered by an ananimal ananimal n nanimal
animal Of course there are places where wolves wolvesanney wolvesaDney wolvesannoy
annoy and harass those who dwell there but wolves wolvesare wolvesare
are nothing compared to the pest that perplexed perplexedand perpl ed edand
and distressed the inhabitants of this little town town townt
t 4 This animal was the Gastritis so called because
he lived on gas common illuminating gas which he heprocured1 hejroQured heroouredfrom
procured1 roouredfrom from fr the street
lampposts at the street corners cornersHe cornersHe cornersHe
He was vas enormous enormous encased in a thick tough toughhide toughhidevered hide hidecovered hidecovered
covered vered with lumps and protuberances so that he helooked helooked
looked like an immense pickle and he had l nd a small smallround smallJound smallround
round head at the the end of a long thin flexible neck neckHis neckJIiS neckHis
His nose was long and like a hose small at a1 the end endand endand endand
and this he adjusted to the gas burner after blowing blowingout
out thelight of course and then he slowly absorbed absorbedthe absorbedthe
the citys until finally filled
gas to repletion like a abuge ahuge
huge balloonJ1e balloon he soared away 7 in the darkness and andfloated andfloated
floated far above a cn the clouds until fffl 1ft the gas was
digested then he returnedfor rctuxned IO another meal mealPeople mealPeople mealPeople
People always alw s knew when the Gastritis had ar arrived arrived arrived ¬
rived for the lights in the houses and public pu lic places placeswould plllocswould placeswould
would begin to droop dro p flicker and then go out all over overthe overthe overthe
the city until there was scarcely scarce enough left to fill filla fiUtoy 1l 1la
a toy balloon His hide tougher tough and thicker than thanthat thanthat thanthat
that of an alligator a tor or a hippopotamus was was simply simp y
invulnerable and the only weak and tender spot spoton spoton
on his whole body was esaedy on top of his backwhere back backwhere backwhere
where no bullets ever happened to strike stri
e when vhe 1 as asoccasionally ns nsa6ionanJoccurred asoocaeienally
occasionally a6ionanJoccurred occurred men got a a shot at him with withtheir withtheir
their theirriDes rifles
Beside it naturally was extremely e > treJDety difficult to toaim toaim toaim
aim properly at him anywhere here in the darkness and andnobody andnobody
nobody over saw the Gastritis in inthe the day time of ofcourse ofcourse ofcourse
course courseHundreds courseHttndreds
Jft JftHUndreds
Hundreds of plans were considered by the he Slayer Slayerand Mayorand Ma or ornd
and nd Common Council but nothing wae w was ever Pel devised devisedto
to dispose of this nuisance and it was the opinion opinionof opinionofm
of ofm mast people that another gashouE would have haveto haveto haveto
to be erected in order to keep the supply up but it itwas itwas itwas
was feared that even then the animal vould not no
be b satisfied or perhaps another might Be 1 e tempted temptedto
to come to his help Once an immense UnmeDSetrap trap was wasconstructed wasconstruoted wasconstructed
constructed but the Gastritis who was very verY intelli intelligent intelligent intelligent ¬
gent promptly kicked it to pieces for forh he was larger largcrthan largerthan
than three elephants and very powerful indeed
Simon who had often heard about the animal animalwas ani animalwas al alwas
was now no extremely yanxious anxious Nto to behold him as so somany somany somany
many other boys had done and night after t6r night night1a night1aand niglitleand he heand
and Tatters prowled around the town hoping to tocom t tco tor torcomt
com co comt upon upon n the great creature he
tapped some so so le leunw e eunwatched
unw unwatched tehed Jamppost lamp post but he failed for a long time
to mftt 11 II
Meanwhile of o course cour courhe he was learning many manythfu
things thfu how his friends looked all about coloro coloromeasurements colorme3surements coloromeasurements
measurements and the like and every hour he babe babecame be became became ¬
came came brighter and more sensible jso othat that sometimes sometimespeople sometimespeope sometimespeople
people forgot to call him hi i Simpla < S Simon nonj He wor wme wore e eihe
the ihe old wishing cap capWithi with its tarnished gold lace all allthe allthe allthe
the time but until a month Inonthhad had passed pas L he h never neverhappened nev neverhappened r rhftppened
happened to make a wish Then one afternoon afternoonsomething afternoonsomething afternoonsomething
something happened happenedSquire happenedSquire t tt tSquire
Squire Inglis hadaTbig had abig s big bulldogwho bulldog bulldapvhoWils who ryas was always alwaysvery aIwaygry alwaysvery
very ry goodnatured but slifldenly sulid nJ he hrrheC babamS beti in n furious furiousso furi fu fuso
so that no one dared enter the squires yard yardEverybody yardEverybody
Everybody said the dog was was mad and the constable constablehad
had gone for his gun gunJ iii in order to shoot J oot poor did
Boozer when Simon happened h hqp yened erred to pass paSs by Seeing
the crowd he pressed up to the fence foncejmd and saw aw the thething th thwild thewild
wild and furious dog tearing around biting bitingevery g ev every everything ry rything
thing and evidently quite mad madE madwish
hJ E wish IJcnew I knew ew what was was the matter with him himsaid hi hisaid himsaid
said Simon to himself himselfInstantly hiniselfInstantly himselfInstantly +
Instantly the thou thoughdr h1 htor the th In knowledge kn wJeage of whatailed whatailed what whatailed
ailed the poor dog flawed into Simon Sin n brain as aswell aswell aswell
well as the course to pirasue jj pursue i6ue He sprang over the thefence thefoneo thefence
fence and approached apprO approachtidBpozer ch d Bpozer D zer who immediately immediatelyceased immediatelyceased immediatelyceased
ceased his wild barktajg 41 1 feebly wagged wngg his tail taJLIn tailIn tailIn
In spite of the war4s war wa s of all a l the crowd outside outsideof
of th the fence Simon bentver bcrt Den9ver ver the dog who seemed seemedto
to know that the boy was going t6 t help him and endure andneexamined endurecrammed he heexamined
examined his left Jef earThere > TJiere Xlc he h
eaz eat o found founddeep dccp in inthe ip in inthe
the ear a big hard har prickly piu kl burr one of the th kind kindthat kindthat Landthat
that gets into your shoe top in the fields and makes makesyou makesyouskip makesyou
you youskip skip lively live1y1Vith With g ftmc me little difficulty diffi ulty for the theear theear theear
ear was very sore so Be g got t ft t out and then you youshould youshould youshould
should haveseen have eoen J3cra B Booker frolicj fr r for f or trqIiI reliefandjey lief and a jey jey
All the people snouted shout anil ii said i fiat ih t Simon was a awonder awonder awonder
wonder and when the constable
came with his gun gunhe gunhe gunhe
he found Boozer trying to lick the skin off of the thelads thelads thelads
lads nose while Tatterswas sending s nding on on o his hindlegs hind hindlegs hfudegs
legs and making mltkin a speech speechtfffr speechBut
tfffr tt t r tfr tffr tffrBut
But Simon never gave save a thought to the manner mannerin mannerin mannerin
in in which he had discovered Boozers 13ocwerstrouble trouble for he hedid hedid hedid
did not DO connect it with the
wishing cap but he was wasmighty wasmighty wasmighty
mighty glad to have people stop calling him limSim limSimpJe Simple Sim Simple ¬
ple and hail him afterward as as s Smart Sinjon Si n aDd andDoctor aadDoctor aDdDoctor
Doctor Shadduck for thats what they didall didallover did all allover allover
over town
Boozer Boozerwas was so grateful that he followed Simon Simonconstantly Simonconstitntly Simonconstantly
constantly much m ch to the jealousy of Tatters as well wellas
as Squire Inglis but while formerly formerlyrthe rthe the bull dog dogmight dogmight dogmight
might have been very useful in preventing otherboys other
boys from teasing poor blind Simple S mpe Simon he nowwould now nowwould nowwould
would nevfer never r be called upon as the boys no longer longerannoyed longeranDOJed longerannoyed
annoyed Simon but always asked him h himto 1J1 to play withthemh with withthem withthem
them whenever wh llCver he appeared appearedOne appearedOne appearedOne
One evening ovenin Simon saw theGastritis theG1tstri when least leastexpecting Jeasteeting leastexpecting
expecting eeting to He was hurrying home when the
dogs suddenlybegun suddenly began to bark barkfuri furiously usI p and Simen Simenlooking Simenlooking Simonlooking
looking around and seeing them both gazing aloftpeered aloft aloftpeered aloftpeered
peered upward and saw a gigantic gi utic form floating floati floatiin
in the air at the corner above aboY a lamp post Its long longnose longno longnose
nose no e fast to the burner prevented it from soaring soaringaway soaringawuy soaringaway
away although the Gastritis was was nearly full for foreven foreven foreven
even its lumpy tail vas inflated
was like a string of saus sausages sausnges sausages ¬
ages Its wicked red oyes yes glared down at him like lit little little little ¬
tle lamps and he felt a thrill of terror Then after afteranother afteranother afteranother
another quick glance he turned and fled When he hegot hegot hegot
got home homeho he told his mother that he had at last Iastseel Iastseelthe lastseenthe seen seenthe
the monster monsterI
fcl I hope youre satisfied now said l Mrs rs Shad ShadYes
Yes I am replied Simon Sim D But I wish tha thnt I Iart Iart
1 c art enou4jlljJ eno kI1kl ink ofsome of < some way W ytocatch to catch catchor catchor
or the city ch Ms offered a reward of one onei
o < <
million dollars d 11ars to the one who can destroy destroycreature the thecreature1 thecreatur th e
creature creature1T creatur 21 t tI J JLax
T I wish so too added his mother But La Laafraid I Lax Lnmafraid jam jamafraid
afraid we will have to keep ke po onwishing onwishingI on l Wishingi Wishingiq wishing wishingduano
q I duano remarked Simon imon af after ter a a 1 long pause pauseI pause pauseI pansI e
I begin rin to think that 11 at I can devise a scheme to tocatch t tcatch fcatch 0
catch him himMrs himMrs himMrs
Mrs Shadduck looked at her son in amaze amazement a amazwont aze azement e ¬
ment for she had considered him as a poor silly sillycreature siIlycreqture sill sillcreature ey y
creature creqture for so long a time tim that she really thought thoughthim thoughthim thoughhim t
him incapable of thinking His face now was waslighted waJlighted wa walighted s ts
lighted up with such a look of intelligence intellig Ilce and andthoughifulness andthoughtiulness an anthoughtfulness d
thoughtfulness that he seemed to her quite an another nnother n nother
other boy Something seemed to crack apart in his hisbrain hisbrain hi 9
brain as he made the wish and all things seemed seemedso seeme seemeso seemeso I
so clear aaji a plain to him that no task would be bedifficult bedifficult b bdifficult e
difficult afterward ard It was was almost as asmrvelous marvelous t thim to tohim tohim o
him as his restoration restor tiOD of sight but it did not astontsh as astonish astoDisk ¬
tonish him as much muchWhile muchWhile muchWhile
While his mother was staring staringat at him in in amaze amazement amazement ¬
M Mnlent
ment Simon SimonWns was was turning over in his mind a plan planfor pIan10r pia piafor n
for for catching the Gastritis aplan 8 plan so simple that thatnowhe thatow1Ie thanowhe t
nowhe wondered WG e4 why it haduever hadnev l occurred oc rred to any anybody Any AnybodF anybody ¬
body else e1Sehutitis elsebut but itis it is just these great neat and andsimple simple mple flungthat things thingsthat thingathat s
that none but geniuses ever evorconceive conceive I am am mys mysoft myself myselfoften myselfof
often of oft surprised at these things thingsHe thingssoon
1 i cf cfHe
He soon soon had h the scheme schemcperfected perfected and nd withousaying without withoutsaying witlioutsaying t
saying more more De fi hurried to 0 the the he Mayors office and andwhen andwhen an anwhen
when the the Mayor r had heardall h d 11 thedetaiis thed thedetaiilshe tai S he h irnme l immedintsly irnmedintely e edintcly
dintely called together the C Common < JmmonC Council Coundiwhich Coundiwhichwhen tmcilwhi which whichwhen t tw
when w en the members had fully comprehended the theplan tueplan th thplan e
plan issued an order ord r that Simon should > be beobeyed peobeyed b bing e
obeyed by the gashouee officials in everything everythingeoinaialbded ing he heSo hecon1nurnded h e
con1nurnded con1nurndedSo 9 9So
So that th t day in obedience to Simons order all allthe allthe al althe 1
the gas was allowed to escape from tho great iron irontank ironnkaud iro irotank
tank nkaud and from all the gas pipes pipesintha pipesa in the city after afterwhich afterwhich aft aftwhich
which the 1e tank was filled with wit the very v v ry strongest strongestbrand strongestb1and stron es esbrand t
brand of laughing gas the same same that is used sed by all alldentists alldenP al aldentists 1
dentists denP ts only on y very much stronger but none of it itwas Itwas i iwas t
was allowed to enter the gas pipes at allOf all allOf alLOf
Of course all his was done in secret s cret but when whendarkness whendfirkness whedarkness n
darkness came and Dd there was nogag 00 no gas ip i i all the thecity thecity th thcity e
city the people began to ask so many g questions estions anthere and andthere an ant1tere d
there were so many math complaints that Mr Borer th thMayors ihe iheITay i e eMayors
ITay Mayors oi s clerk finally let the cat out of ofth the bag bagThen bngThen bagThen =
Then there was the greatest excitement excitemen4 I tell tellyou tellyou tellyou
you and the people were all on the Thatch wat atchall all over
Through Its Powers He HeLearned Heearned e eLearned
Learned earned to t Kill the Aw Awful Avfal AwGastritis ¬
ful Gastritis Which c Was WasRobbing W as asobbing asRobbing
Robbing His HisCity City of Light Lightaad Lightand Lightan
and an Scaring caring Everybody Everybodythe
the city hoping to see the Gastritis captured for fotthis fOfthis forthis
this plan of Simons s was simply pJy perfect as well ac acastonishingly MnstonishingJy asastonishingly
astonishingly simple in all n its Details DetailsPretty etailsPretty aiJs aiJsPretty
Pretty soon it was reported that the Gastritis Gastritiswas Gastritiwas
was swooping around arou fiat ut in the suburbs tapping
lamp post after lamp post and finally ho was saidto said saidto saidto
to be hopping around wild with hunger hu r and di diappointment dk dkappointment diappointment
appointment for he couldnt fret a mouthful of ofgas ofgas ofgas
gas anywhere Soon he was seen by everybody everybodymadly everybodymadly everybodymadly
madly careening from corner to corner upsetting upsettingpeanut upICttinIJemut upsettt upsetttpeanut b i
peanut stands and carts ripping down awnings anr nni
breaking away hitching posts and uttering awfcsqueals awfu awfusqueals 1Wli 1Wlisqueals
squeals snorts and roaring roaringsThe roaringTIle roarngs roarngsThe
The people fled indoors and hid under der the beds it
dismay but as the Gastritis never De cr ate meat thc thcneed thenced they theyneed >
need not have been alarmedFinally alarmed alarmedPinally alarmedr
r t t tFinalIy
Finally the pricklyskinned mrnntrr mons6erdat mons6erdatthe mo a apJtipocllrc apJtipocllrcthe flirn In r rthe
the gas tank as lie e tried
one lanift 1 pot after another an another < < iD iDot ¬
other ot ie and then the suspense us was dr rlrondtfnl vatilf vatilfWould lfir lfirVould
Would he be caught caughtWould CAUghtW I IWould
Would W ouldth the la laughing lauga ng p gas gasCould take eSeett eSeettCould ti tiCouId
Could they dispeee dispe e of him even if h hoi here uffLui ver vercomc vercome u ucome
come by the gas 1 lThese T TThese ic icThese
These were the questions in evctybedys cvcbvs very dv moutl moutlwhen mout moutwhen 1 1when
when the Gastritis at last tried a lamp lam post burnei burneiright burnetright burlbebright
right near the tJt tank tankAs tankAs
As soon as this oecwrrcd oem red Stnaon turned the thelaughing theJaughing theJaughing
Jaughing g s into i lto the ga gee pipe leading lead Dg to the spof spofwhere spofwhere spotwhere
where the monster stood st Od sucking at the burner antin and andin nG nGin
in an instant the gas was pouring into him He Heseemed Hese I Iseemed
seemed se med to like it i4 too and he inhaled it eagerly ea erb untilhe until untilhe untilhe
he was quite distended distc 1ded lien t e he beg began begaltto to laugh most mosluproariously mosiupronriously mostuproariously
uproariously and dance about un until J overcome bi bithe b t tthe
the vapor he fell over on his s side and d after a fefeeble fox fe Ieieeble
feeble kicks lay quite unconscious and inertNow inert inertNow Jlert JlertNow
Now thought Simon 2 1 wish I knew how tt todispose t tdispose ttdispose
dispose of him for bullets buU will not kill him himInstantly himtJ himtJInstantJy hitsInstantly
Instantly he was aware aw aware r bat how he could no nohave not nothave <
have told that there was a weak spot in D the back oi ofthe oithe 01the
the unconscious Gastritis and goingto goi to him Joe de detected detected dotected ¬
tected it at once onceThjey onceTltey
They got a cannon cannon aDd shot a lot of big bul bullets bulJets bullets ¬
lets into the monster and all was fuss over He kicked kickeda
a little but never knew what had hadkilied killed him for bs liecould bscould h6eocld
could feel nopain no no pain whatever whateverThen whato1lelJJt
JJt 1 tlJI tlJIThen
Then they th y skinned him and sent the skin to a awiaxidermist ataxidermist
taxidermist to be 1 > e stuffed slid Mounted MountedSimon
Simon got the million dollars reward and of ofpoufse of1l ofcourse
course 1l 5e was never obliged to work afterward but butjust butjust
just rode around in an automobile and had cinaa cinaainon cimaamon eiiiltamen
> mon buns ice cream and such things dozens tl zea of times
a day da The stuffed Gastritis now stands in a room roomyonthe roomtOn
yonthe tOn the top floor of the City tY Hall aDd if you knowthe know knowtlie
the ffieHay Mayor r maybe may hell let you see It t yourself some someday somedRy
day If he will DOt ot you can see by the picture just jusrthow justhowlie that thatlidw
how howlie he looked when he was almost a1mo t filled to burst bursting burstiI burstins ¬
ins iI i Atli ifeb h illuminating gas gasfe gasaut gasBut
fe But how Simon Sii on lost the wishing cap eapI I shall tell tellimaxxother tenf tellnanother
f imaxxother story stc > > ry
X AUTOMOBILE cat is made with t tin frameserving fra fraesening frame
A serving as skeleton The skin of a UOesjuad feline fe
1 is stretched strete ed over this and ancleyee eyes of glass inserted isiaertedat insertedthat
i Thugthat that at throw throwglare out a baleful glare fa the 4arkness 4arknessbattery
Thug baleful glare is produced by a 1ouyoIt electric
battery stowed away in that portion p rtJoa of Toms anatomy
generally occuped by the digestive organs o oTbe
The principle of construction according to the inventor in inventor inventor ¬
ventor is based upon powerful clockwork released by a
lever when the tail of the animal is moved 11IO 11IOThe
r The clock works a pair of o bellowm with two load loudscreeching loadscrceching
screeching reeds at the some time forming contact ta
light the lamps in the eyes and forcing outwards a dozen
Ion long needle points which come up through the skin of
the back The tail also acts as a trigger and releases releasesa
a hammer formed of the lower jaw j w of the cat which ex explodes ea ¬
plodes two percussion caps in the mouth monthOne mouthOne mouthOne
One night according to the genius genS an experiment eatperilReQtmade wanmade wa wamade
made The clockwork was wound up and thebeast Ute beast placed
in a back garden In due course a ferocious t tabby tab y of loose loosecharacter looeacharacter bosscharacter
character and with chips off its ears walked up to the thestranger
stranger to give battle while a dozen of Ms lady friends friendssat friendssat r1endBsat
sat around to see the fun funIn funIn
In feline language the tabby appears to have asked ask askbls
his lady friends not to crowd into the ring and to watch watafeclosoly wat watc1osolywhlle watchctosoly
closoly c1osolywhlle while he prepared pepare Tom for d the undertakers Hie Hiebegan Hebegan E
began by walking up p to a wall ast and sharpening abarp B his claws clawsThen cla1ftioThenbe
Then Thenbe he came back wagging ng all that was left of his h1 tail tailJn tan2n tailin
Jn an aggressive and insulting manner and took the mea measure meatr meanare ¬
are tr of his silent enemy
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