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Weird Punishment un i s men menCame t Which WhichCame Whtck WhtckCame is
Came to Boys and Girls Gi ls Who WhoPlayed WhoFl Whoayc
Played Fl ayc Lyed Truant and an Fell a Into Intothe Infot
the the t e Clutches ClutchesI ClutchesZNTURE
E 1 Hippodankus z o an us i iVTZNTTJRE
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VTZNTTJRE to assert that no more than ten peopie peo people peopIe ¬
I pIe have ever heard of the twelvelegged fan fantailed fantailed fantailed
tailed Hippodankus Hippoda u and scarcely half as a many
know knowauythiJ anything about the splayfooted flap flapoared t p
1 oared eared popeyed Pedunculus The reason for this this4eck thISJack thisack
Jack ack of knowledge regarding animals a1 JDaII that once were weremuch weremuch weremuch
much talked of is that for many man years sixty s or orseventy orenty orseventy
seventy enty years very likely neither of these crea creatures ere eretares creatures ¬
tures has appeared in any aD civilized ountry ountrythough al although a1though ¬
though it is perhaps quite probable that in in such suchremote such18IDOte ouchremote
remote and thinly populated lands as Mozambique
Patagonia or East Timbuetoo they HMfcr have iften iftenexisted sIteum aftenexisted
existed m eted without attracting the attention of ofItaper news newspaper newspaper ¬
paper correspondents or travelers
Thus when Sam Meeker first heard of the Hip Hippodankus flippodatus
podankus he was naturally very ry curiona indeed indeedand indeedsad
t and wished to know much more than most moatpeople moatpeopleaWe peoplewere people peoplewere
were able to tell him about its appearance and andSam
Mbi hthbftL hthbftLSam
MbiSam
Sam Meeker and Dd Harry Grant were two twowllo boys boyswho boyswho
who although very unlike in all respects found foundmueh fouadueh foundmuch
much ueh to admire in each other and were constantly
together tep They were also partners in an enterprise
thai tIaa engaged most of
their spare time This was w
the breeding 1 e8dingaDd and raising of carrier pigeons and
theyhad d several dozens of very fine brdowhieh birds br which
they had themselves raised rai ed and of which they were werevery wereYfr7 werevat
very proud proudNei J Ja
Nei ei r of them went to school without withouthariDc baring
a bird in inland in rand to release at the school Joor so that
it Might > v swiftly home and thus th a practice in 2a D orderof order
of to oWtap de + ebp speed s and endurance and they were con constantly COltataatI7 conatmtty ¬
stantly making maki c journeys to distant places pla < ea for the thepQrpo8e
s sJhbso e purpose for a carrier carrier c rrier pigeon as as y you u may per perJM ¬
haps JM know k w thus learns how to wins its way hm 1inm a
a of hundreds of nubs and the ones that 0Ml Ii fly
f 1 the farthest fU leat are very valuable indeed i
While both boys were very much absorbed in this puimt pursuit pursuiti PUIWUt
s m Deter t8 n DIIdected negk ictcd cted his studies but Harry was often guilty gu t of
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playing p1a hookey ao ke in order to devote more time to birds ird especially eapeciall1I
in in 1I the autonfn autall au t which l is the favorite time for speeding speed Jg carriers
t Many another other boy was guilty of the same fault for t tUe e
brow = and red of the woods tempted them to go where the rat
ofbailing bailingwoods
inng tli Jtttts u ti were bailing down in the brisk winds and the squirrote squirroteBut MluirXQ1were uirrols uirrolswere
were aitzpwith t W h them fast Not a few girls aJ also o I r ot t
110 Wi y fell to the temptation although I do not 1 believe believertotbe eQa
d1m rtotbe town anywhere o off which hich inch a thing ooulcl lpt lptvery
very few girls are truants ruantaU1 truantsT
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But I fear that t there were ere in EdseTille Edgeriilcou n tlto UiCrcek UiCrceksr1s reek
s sr1s wfco were re t6lp tomboys wild liaruinscaruin NUUID r1U r1Ueo Tjjtscc t sesi E reckf
ls eltr r a cow eo any bao taore than MI a boy does at anyONUm any DYp 1 1did
hookey art as did the lads and suffered the same punishment puni iment for ft ftloo l t ttoo
too toot
t For the punisfcnent came upon the t little Jbtnand tbU manal manalwIdIout and iQeitis iQeitiswithout ft ftwithout
without warning or prediction of trouble just when wb m the teacher teacherWM tesahrwet
WM 1 beginning to believe that an epidemic or truancy had broken broIleRoat brokenowt t tout
oat and d was w seriously contemplating < < resigning his position Qns QnsMorning an anJDOID Qnscorning
Morning JDOID Dc more than a dozen boys and girls were missing from fromtheir
their beds bed which however showedthat showed that theyliad they had been slept a1eptad in inand m mad
ad wbennightfall when nightfall came without one of them theft appearing appe r Dg at home hometile hometiro
the whole town was in It an uproar uproarPeople uproarPeople I proarPeople
People stood at the street corners and speculated or talked talkedof talkedof
of dragging < < the creek for many supposed that the lost ones on had ad
been drowned or searched the t woods woo < near r town with lanterns lanier
for traces of the missing children until farinto far into the night and andthen andthen
then a greater uproar uproar broke out for it was then found that t at atJD many maajmore manymore
JD more N Children 4 = hiJdren were not in their beds bed where they had gone early rbr rbria
in the evening There was wa something IOJuethi so mysterious in this th a that thatnobody thatnobody
nobody knew what to think or dp do doFitben doFdtbers
Ftfthers and mothers hurried excitedly through throu < < h the town townwitk imntwitk townwith
witk candles lanterns and lamps seeking Ieek l for their offspring dspr ug andthere and
there WM an awful wailing when at last it was seen that httihq they had hadvanished hadvmasad ac1 ac1reaIb
reaIb vanished vanishedex vmasadext
Ne ex ext day d nobody worked or talked of anything a but uu uuuter this disaster die dieaster ¬
aster
Fortytwo children Child B were missing Jl mi acing iDg and nd every boy and girl girlWM gulWM girlsous
WM frightened almost into spasms but it was discovered later in inthe iathe inthe
the day cia by a philosopher named Qnigg Qui who kept the paper stand standat wadat
at the station that only those children who played hooker
and were generally disobedient to their parents 7ere rae missing mi pc
whileall iJeaU the real good children still remained He said lie ie didnt didntikink dida1tIiuIr didnttEinli
ikink it was such a disaster as people supposed provided the lost lostchildren 10MehihheD lostchildren
children remained lost Jo t But of course none non of f the parents who
had I ad lost their children could see it in that light and the awns awnsthat seeasthat 8COD8that
that morningwas JDQJD simply ply indascribblThe indescribable indescribableThe
The grief increased incre eed to a mighty woe when at evening eveBiD < < an olds olcVman oW oWman oldsman
man named uapd Smithers a venerable whitebearded man of ninetar ninetarnine nine nineniaeysrs
niaeysrs nine years 1 n was was reminded of f a similar calamity that t1uttJoecvriei occurred fa
his youth and after much reflection re ectioa he managed to recall all the tlwfrircwnstanees t1ietaDOe themtreomstanea
frircwnstanees taDOe as well as the names and dates da This is what w1NrtIM he hesaid pissaid
said IM d
saidWhen
t ° When I was about eighteen or it nought abin nineteen I
dun dunno ko 0 there war a precisely prec Jy similar sillJ ft happenin D right i < < lt > here > rein in
fidgeville dgeil e only Gal they called it digger Hill in them days All AlleIdJdMD Alle tJbf
e children iidren that played pla ed hookey were took off in a night J pt or two saint saintnow SIU SIUJICMIf sanIas
as now J i4 d we never got em back neither neitherWhat eitherWht
What got them asked ked Sam Meeker eagerly eager
The TweJvel Twdveleteed Hippodankus got em the fantailed fantailedgot faat ecl eclTe
twlve Te Bippo luJw kus that thats what got em eta and Del thats whda whdaAIItt whatsget
got these ere kids too I reckon Nothin N thin else could have ketched ketchedso k tc1aed tc1aedBO
so aany youngsters all to oncet I remember the old folks aBayin a a7hi
that several 1 times afore that it had happened and Squire Sqllireter Lang LangeaiiAvhjO La g
tiotsitwhsuhseter eaiiAvhjO neeter ter own all these parts lost eight boys int t onset
They n 1St say that this ere creeter came a sweopin opin down dowuuin in inthe inthe
the dark t kaDked end yanked the children right out cI o bad Waad and whisked whiskedtrway whiKedafore whiskedawl
awl wMk em afore you could say Jack Robinson SobinsonTheys RobinsonTheys inaonJ inaonJrm
rm J1 UID BIIUffti BIIUfftiATtIeTI
Theys another curious anamile that 1ha goes along with the
HSppodankus so they say and its name ia i splayfooted pop
eyed flateared Pednnculus and its job is to sneak around and andspy aMIIpy andzipy
spy out all the children that play hookey nd report em to the
Hippodankus sos so he dont lose aseekin
time and asortin a sortinem sortinemout em emout emout
out
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Sam WM but half convinced by the old mans statement for
it seemed very improbable that such an animal could exist with without without without ¬
out getting ttiuc into the Natural History Hi tory book at school ec and he heto went
to work upon an investigation of his bi own that soon howeverproceed however howeverproved howeRrproted
proved the old man to have been correct correctSam CJrrectSam correctSan
Sam found many footprints of an enormous animal in the
back bac yard of the house that had lost children tracks as broad as
diningtable pressed deeply delp into he soil and all indicating that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the creature had been 1 traveling in a southeasterly southeaaterl y direction directionpicking directionlicking directionpicking
picking up the illfated boys and girls as it went He sew tho
traces too of If a smaller animal sometimes in advance sdvanctand and nd again againin
in the rear of If the other as if it had been gyrating around in glee
Resolved Rel d to pursue his investigation to the end he requested
3Ir Ir Beadslcy Titters Fitters the richest man in EdKevillebytheCreek EdKevillebytheCreektim EcJ eek eekto
10 lend him tim his 1 KJrr big rtA red automnbi nK I ill orllr order to t follow r 11 11to the tricks trckato
to the animals lair This his Mr Titters readily agreed to t and andeven andeven andeven
even hinted that he might go himself hlm of but be backed out at the
last moment and Sam started off alone cheered by the encourag ellOOW ¬
ing hag words orelaf of all the townspeople townspeopleHe
He had an ample supply of food most of it consisting COBl ltiDc of
7 I Smell Fresh Boy Cried the Hippodankus Hippod Tfkus
stn pnderas pro idar tts would 1IOu1d keep eeI well welluch such as at pretzels p etze1s frankfurters frankfurtersfcmk frnithirtebps fru dIrti rs r ru
fcmk bps u cheese leiao I leimogpiss piss p1 hamsandwiohes and ohooolate ohooolatesx oBo ehodolaWfob 01a 01afdr
fob sx he WAS not sure of f obtaining supplies BuppIi on the e road roadJuet rOlldTWIt roadrust
TWIt as he was about to depart he observed pigeon a ap eoJ1 fly in an anabnost anahnost analmost
almost exhausted condition to the coop in 4hd inmedieely n + ex examining umixing ex examiaing ¬
mixing it he discovered that it bore the follow folloWiu sg letter from frpmHarry 1Clni
Harry Grant GrautMy GrantXyear GrantMy
My Xyear Dear Sam SamI
I am ani in i the pewer of the Hippodankus away up on ontop ontop ontop
top of a mountain plateau somewhere south IQU of JSdgeyille JSdgeyilleThere EdgetnlleThere EdgevillCThen
There are seventynine other children herd ber and tie animal anim r I Igoes
goes off every night for more There is such a steep and andawful an andawful < < f
awful cliff around us thatwe that we cant escape and at the foot footof 1 1of 1 1of
of that at a wide ide stream of Hot watt so you u sea we waare axe in inan in inany i iaJl >
> an lwfulliCrape awful turd ul scrape scrapes > IWe >
i s We have to work aH tine time pofishing with our OlPhU4aI
t Wids ds diamonds diamondsllbd Saud nd rubies cufrin cu cut in the forms of fruits rui and d 1 1h
h 1 f f t hen the cnildrens lUdre fs hands get getlssrd hard and callus the Hippo Hippod RippoJms
d tkus a throws them over o rbrinto fI ri into to the hot water and they IeTtr8 IeTtr8drowned are aredrowned
drowned Every night before be send sencbf us to bed he heeq
eea > c ic cveryboya eq bo7s pockets to see that t he ha hasnt n atOltm atOltmJQof ate ateany I
any any JQof of t the e diamonds bathe doe doesnt t search wa the gnu g PJiI s bo 00ceuM because v vcause
cause they have no pockets poeir I happened to he handling Dandlingthis handlingthis
this pigeon when the thethinq thing pot ot me and so I brought it with withme withDie withme
me Thats all from your partner HARRY GRANT GRANTIt
it itIt 1t 1tIt
It was unfortunate that Harry could not have furnisketl furnisketlSam fur furSam furnisLeilSam
Sam with more definite directions but he started off to tho south southoast south08lt southeast
east as all the tracks pointed in that direction and nd traveled all allday U Uda7
day without seeing aee Dg anything of interest In fact tile country countrywas
was w almost a desert and traveling became very v y monotonous after afterseveral afterseyeral afterseveral
several days had passed paa ed without his meeting mee a luinum lt µ mbn being or ocseeing ortee ortiee
seeing tee JIg ng a house Aousebut but when at last there loomed loom up on on1be the horizon horizona
a tall flattopped mountain he was cheeredby tltltope tl t1lttPtttJtatoa t1lttPtttJtatoaJut hop tliataf thataflaathe J t
last laathe he was nearing the abode of the animaV anim animaVIncreasing < rIncreasing i If IfIIIllll
T r
IIIllll 11l1illllllll IlilH 11111l1ll 11111l1llInereui
Increasing Inereui his speed he hastened along but suddenly sucWeDJystopped sucWeDJystoppedOD stopped stoppedon
on obi observing ahead of ofhim him a high mass of white rocks that thatgleamed thatIeamed thatgleamed
gleamed Ieamed like glass When he was abreast of them he stopped stoppedseeing stopped1ee stoppedteeing
seeing 1ee > > g a sort of cave at the entrance to which there lay several severalrows aeverallVW8 severalrows
rows of childrens new shoes This was a surprising urpri inc circumstance circumstanceand
and he had seen so little of interest that it aroused more morethalt morethaltordiuarr than thanordinary thanordinary
ordinary curiosity He jumped out of his automobile antI ex examined esainined t tamined
amined the shoes when he heard a voice within the cave shout
Dont JJont go yet oncet I have here a goople of pairs more moreabetty moreahctty morealretty
abetty abettyWhile
While l he e stood in surprised silence there ran out a little littladwarf littledwarf
dwarf dressed in faded red leather who almost alBJ t fell ever back backward Hokwcrd backwad ¬
ward on seeing a boy and an automobile there011i there thereQhj thereOhlhe
Qhj Ohlhe he cried 1 didnt t tink it was you I tinked it was dotu dot
Hinkydinkus Hinkyd nkua feller 1 He comes around apout dis ltiDl timii tha f for or dam damshoes d dentoboes n nsboea
shoes fey dean em shildrens I guess you have somctJngHto IOmetin to do domit mit mitaint
him aint itT itTNot Jtf JtfNot it itNot
Not yet replied Sam but I expect to pretty pre soon I am
looking for the Hippodankue right now So you nt make kc shoes sha lothis foe fo fohi
his hi captured children do you f fes 1 1wy r rEYes
wy EYes es dots my job I am de dwarf of der Crystal rocks I Iam Iam Iam
am a prisoner yet ahoosfc like de rest rea of demIs dem demIs cJemJJ cJemJJI
Is I there no way to slay this animal f fBlked asked Sam Santofr
VotT VotTKill Y ot ofr Kill dot Hinkydink I Impossibleneas yeti yet It I cant be bedidded bedidded bedidded
didded Netting N otting can touch him dot is notting but a sudden andwery and andweryevere anjwe
we wery weryevere + aevere ere shock to his feelings alretty a goople of t tistioe tistioeI saesI e eI
I dont see how that can be done said Sam doubtfully
N Needer eeder did I but I tole you apout it oncet oncetWell oJlCetWen oneetNell
Well said Sam I will have my lunch here herein in the shade of ofthese ofthe ofthese
these rocks He produced some pretzels end nd fr frankfurters tera and andbegan udbeaan andbegan
began to eat whereat whereatthe the eyes of the dwarf popped out in hungry
desire desirePy Py Cluminy I aint seed a pretzel nor a frankfurter for two
huntert years alretty 1 Gill G me yet a bite oncet oncetSam oncetm oncetSam
Sam m readily gave him all he could eat which hick 40 delighted delightedthe delic Md Mdthe
the dwarf that he danced in glee gleeNow gleeNow gleerTow
Now you Ou are a nice feller unt I will willbelp help you t Owet wet Dot
Hinkydinkue comes back here pretty quick unt von he gets ets hero heroyou heroyon heroyou
you are a goner alretty Now Howl I haf got me a magicalness magicalMeaumbreUn magicalMeaumbreUnot umbrella umbrellavot
rot ot makes you mit a gompletc invisibility yen you raise it onsetDen onset oncetDen on et etDen
Den he cant see you and you schmile at him in your arms yet I Imean Imean Imean
mean up up your sleeves I get it quickHe quick quickHe quicltJt quicltJtHe
He ran into the cavern nd d emerged instantly with a small smellyellow smallyellow amanfollow
yellow follow umbrella which he suddenly
opened and anduti instantly van vanished vanished vanished ¬
ished from Sams view viewHows viewHows view viewHows
Hows dot for a Boning avay yet said his voice from theempty the theempty theempty
empty air startling Sam immensely yet delighting him too
Now N ow dots how it works added the dwarf appearing as sud ¬
denly de Jy with the closed umbrella in his hand Dots Dot yours my myson my1tOn myson
son
But why do you not use it to escape from the Hippo
dankns I inc aired J red Sam am as he took the umbrella umbrellaVats umbrellaVats umbrellaVats
Vats de use I cant cross the streams wit it und so I only onlycould 0nI 0nIcould onlycould
could go as far as the next river river oncet oncetYou onsetYou
You 1 ou could go home with me in my automobile suggested suggestedthe mggertedthe
the boy I can carry carry you across rivers for I go O by bgrthe the bridges > >
The dwarf reflected but suddenly su d nly started and wh whispered whisperedPut pered peredPut
Put up dot umprella quick I hear dot Hinkydiuk coming eoming8nm
Snm raised the umbrella in a hurry and just in time fur fcfrthrough fdrthrough furthrough
through the air came a monster as large 8S a forty for ektphahU el phanta its it o
batlike wings wings spreading out for yards and yards Its It head was wassomewhat was waseomewhat wsssomewhat
somewhat like that of an enormous lizard all warty art and with
long stiff bristles projecting from it and its fn fltnMeped Aaped tail tallspread tailpread tailspread
spread out behind like a cloud while its twelve loose legs hung
down wriggling like a spiders It was a terrific terri1 c spectacle aud au d
Sam was tuankfulindeed iDdeed f fee the unrelfihat umirel 4 tthat ut isie 3N a hiwpP hiwpPvisible hied v
visible when the thing t inc swooped swoope down before Hforthe the cave ead d rseajifl rseajiflout r rout o
out r VV VVWhoishere 1 1Who
Whoishere Who is here l Ismenfjeshboyr IsmenfjeshboyrDere Iame1l I smell freshbgy fMsld r rDerv
Dere is u nottings not fresh today to daY but bu look arount arount for for your yourrount our ourHllufu
Hllufu selluf aa I have beeneo been zee bevy to watc1Lo watc towet i ppe ppe der dare iapas iapasaroum is Foy Foyarount
rount und I dont know it yet saidthe said tWdvw t ed dwai4 as he piled the theshoes tltes1toe theshoat
shoes up befdpre ni J1 nis 8 master the Hippodarilcus llippodaJ kua
What is this thing thingr V asked the moJl monster ter looking looki at the automobile auto automobile automoW1e ¬
mobile mobileDot
Dot isyoost is roost what hat I was going to ask you alretty It cams camshere CJB8L camehers
L here die morning mon ug ant I tink it is some kind I Dd of a queer animal animal1f animal1The aainnaLThe II III
f I The Hippodankus inspected ins the automobile very carefullyutpt carefully carefullyufc
Kit utpt ufc could make nothing of it and seeing that it was not alive hetook he hetook
took t ok up u p the shoes and darted into the air sisHe airHe airis
He is mad whispered the dwarf pecause pecaue he didnt ketch kotckany kotcItDr
any Dr children today pncet pncetSam onset oneetSam onsetSam
Sam was already in the 1 8 automobile a when wheJiJJslrm aVslciH ll voice called calledout celledout l Jed Jedout
out
Hippodankus Theres somebody JDebod here whisperingf his r Come Comebeck Comebaek Comeb
beck beckfj b I Ij t tI
fj j i t I It wa was the l little i the Pedunculus which had sneaked around un unseen lIDfor unseen ¬
seen seen for its sense am e of smell was keener than t t that of the big ani animal ammalnd animal ¬
mal malnd and he was sure that there was a boy somewhere wherCEen Even now nowlie nowlie nowhe
lie could not tell where but he wished wi ed the Hippodankus w t assist assisthim assisthim ist isthim
him to find the concealed lad But Sam am started the automobile automobileand automobileand e eand
and moved off after the monster JDOll8terand and the little one simply simplyhad had to tofollow 10follow tofollow
follow the big b one oneThey oneTIley onThey
They flew along like the wind and entered eu red a marvelous foreat for forest forest ¬
est in which Sam would wouldhaY8 have been pleased to remain for a aapaco aapacobut space spacebut apacebut
but he feared to lose the animals animalsIn
In this wondrous woods grew drew trees that bore instead teAd of ordi ordinary ordinary ordinary ¬
nary fruit rui t although he Ie could see that there was 8 plenty of that thatalso thatalso
also all sorts of cakes cookies buns chocolateeclairs tarts and andcreampuffs andcreampuffs andcreampuffs
= creampuffs In fact everything that th t is made in the finest bakerycould bakery bakerycould bakerrcould
could be found growing growing there in abundance Here were trees treeswith treeswith
with gingerbread or jellycake bark there were bushes bearing
ladyfingers or macaroons or sponge spongecakes cakes trees with chocolate chocolatecaves
leaves caves or orwl101e whole pumpkin pies ahnostbreaking aJmoal reaking down the branches
Suddenly he saw spreading before him a wide sheet ofsmooth of ofsmooth ofsmooth
smooth water from the surface of l which he discerned clouds ofsteam of ofsteam ofsteam
steam rising which revealed that it was hot water and which he heknew heknew heknew
knew must be that which Harry had mentioned in in his letter Beyond Be Beyond Beyond ¬
yond it rose sheer into the air an awful cliff with sides as s smooth smoothas
as as glass Away at the top he discovered specks of color which
he concluded were children watching watc iDg for forihe ihe be return of their theircaptor theircaptor theircaptor
captor In another instant the Hi Hippodankus Hippoda iikuis us disappeared beyondthe beyond beyondthe beyondthe
the verge verge of this tJ s cliff followed by the t little Pedunculus and Sam Sarawas Samwas Samwas
was obliged to halt at the edge of the hot stream streamHe streamHe streamHe
He was as now as near as he could get to the retreat of the themonster themonster themoister
monster and nothing more could be done at leaefc east while it ze zeroainedthere 18mewed xeniained
mewed roainedthere there Sam turned to the forest Iore i of cakes eak where he hssat At Atdwntoa at
down dwntoa to a perfect feast of fresh freshaoodia goodies that were wereiarhex wereiarhexlie werefiernex fax fact t tlie ibex ibexlie
lie oowld buy even were he rich anyvrherein anywhere jn in Edferi Edc ri riilebJf1s riilebJf1sCreeek leIJ eby8 eby8Creek te teCreek
Creek
llII1llllll IT lillllUW lillllUWHe
He now now waited for night to t eImP e ornfl < > m < thinking that was the t thethat e time timethat timothat
that the monster JQO 8ter would go forth again tl babut but toward sunset sUIIIe he hewas hitwas hewas
was delighted to see it flying away swiftly ifdy to to the north He > hadalready had hadalready hadalready
already formed a plan of communicating COD J1u ica JIg with the t e prisoners priao pri oneet on onthe ont onthe
the t plateau above and had made a big megaphone of the linoleumthat linoleum linoleumthat ioIftat ioIftatthat
that lay upon the floor of the automobile When be reached the theshore diesbore thechore
shore of the hot river He shouted through the megaphone and andsoon andsoon Dd Ddsoon
soon had the satisfaction of seeing numerous heads show over overthe OY8rthe overthe
the edge of the cliff cliffHe cl clifflie l lHe
He called for Harry Grant and in a moment the boy ap appeared appeared appeared ¬
peared and recognizing Sams voice was amazed an and i delighted delightedHarry delicbfedHarry delightedHarry
Harry told him to get some cardboard and make a big mega megaphone megaphone mepltOOne
phone for himself and in a few minutes this was done and the thetwo t thetwo e etwo
two lads were holding an animated conversation COD On Harry Harr said thatthey that thaiUiey thatthe
they the were Were suffering from their diet of cake and wished fo fop some somebread 801Mbread somebread
bread and andmeat meat almost falling over the cliff when Sam told him himthat himthat himthat
that he had frankfurters in his automobile automobileHe
He said that already his hands were growing horny with withpolishing withpoliahqg withpolishing
polishing the diamond diamf > nd pears end apples app and a nd when Harry sug sugsibfe sageewd sugt
geeterl eewd that thatas t he toss some down to him lie 8 that wasimpos wasimpossible was dm
sibfe as the Hippodankus always caref nBy seacched bed every boys boyspockets boTSpockets boyspockets
pockets before they left the diamondroom diamondroomYou diamond xooin xooinYou D DYou
You say he never nev r searches the girls asked Sam SamCertainly SamHOertainJy SamCertainly
Certainly not replied Harry They J ey have no pocketsGood pockets pocketsGood pocl ts tsGoocH
Good I have idea shouted Sa SamHave
an Have ve the girls sew sewpockets sewpockets sewpockets
pockets inside of their dresses and they can own carry cut all they theywant theywant
want if you think he h wont miss them themHe tJiemHe themHe s
He will never miss miss them Harry replied repj He has millions millionsof
of them I think hemust he must have havebee been getting gett 1c them for hundreds hundredsof hundredof
I IAll
of years yearsAll yearsAll
All right said Sam get the girls to workat once nee so as to tobe tobe tobe
be ready rf > ad by dark Have every girl stitch herself a pocket pocketAw pock pocketAw t tAw
Aw whats the rse se Harry xtfplioL Mpli We couldnt do any anything anything anything ¬
thing with them We never expect to get away from here hereYou hereYou hereYou
You do as I say said Sam and leave the rest to me I Iwill IwilJ IRill
will get you all away from here in a fw i v days if you have pa patience patience patience ¬
tience and do as S I tell you I will go g away now he continued continuedbut
but I will return as 8 soon as S possible po ible and when hen you hear mewliistlc me meviiiatlc m mhi
viiiatlc hi tlc you come to the edge e go of the cliff cl i with some other strong
boys and ld be ready to take the rope that I will send to you youAh youAb youAh
Ah whats the matter with wit you 9yelled yelled Harry 1IIith a ith a note noteof noteof noteof
of despair in his voice nobodyewkd nobody ejAttid ge gel a rope rope up here Are Areyou Ar Aryou Areyou
you crazy crazyNever f fxcn
Never r mind how I will get getthe the rope to you ou but be reaJy for forr
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Boy SavedHis ave is Friends rien rienere Who WhoWere WhoW
Were W ere Captured Capt acre red From Death Deathand Dea ea eaan h hand
an and Won ors a Great GreatRelll Reward Rewardit rd t tit
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it when it comes and keep it to yourselves Do not notappear 1101appear notappear
appear happy or contented for that will make the theHippodankus theHi theHippodankus
Hippodankus Hi 11ros suspect sus P Pabout something and dont talk talkabout talkabout
about it either among yourselves or else that little littleanimal Httloanimal littloacimal
animal will overhear yon and spoil the whole hole plan planDont planDont planDont
Dont forget to grab all the diamond fruits fruitsyou fruityou fruitsyou
you can Good bye now for I am off offWith oftWith offWith > >
With a feeling of deep disappointment Harry Harrywatched Furrywatched K rry rrywatched
watched the automobile move rapidly away front frontthe fromthe frontthe
the rivers edge and thread its way through thro the for forest forest forcat ¬
est but this feeling f was suddenly changed to one of ofalarm ofalarm ofalarm
alarm as he detected the wily agile Peduneulus fol following foloW following ¬
lowing oW Dg the machine at some distance d 8taBce to the Bear Bearevidently searevidently r revidently
evidently keeping J cau epina out of sight ai ht from motives DO ftS of eau caution eautioo ¬
tion or fear fearBarry fearHarry i
Harry shouted in loud tones to fornone fonGDebew fonGDebewbetter for none knew knewbetter knewbetter
better than he that danger daJt er threatened tJ eateDed eateDedwhom anybody anybodywhom
whom that slippery little creature followed for al although althou ale alethough s
though thou it WM perfectly harmless itself it never neverfailedto JIeYftfaUed neverfailed
failedto failed to bring its enormous enormous companion to its itaiataooe sosstanee as assistance ¬
sistance sistanceBut sstaneelint iataooeBut
But he failed to make his voice reach Seas a ahe ahe as ashe
he rushed rushedthrough through the he cake forest Soon 80 n both Sam Samand Samand Samand
and his J pursuer Ul8ueI dia disappeared di appeered peered among the green 11 foli folif foliage
age e of the f woodS 1 and an 1 IT Barry arty unt A I back 1 i to his hislittle hislittleof little littlecolD11Mle VA VAcomrades
comrades many manyhad of whom had heard all that Sam Samhad Samhadpropoeed
had hadpropoeed proposed to do and were so bineeyed and hope hopeful hopeful hopeful ¬
ful that he feared the Hippodankus would suspect suspectsomething pect pectaomething fit fitsomething
something the very ery moment be returned retu d and al although altho ¬ t tthough
though tho he was buoyed up by their confidence ntid him himself himJeIf himself ¬
self to some some degrcs he cautioned them to conceal concealtheir eo > > eeal eealtheir i it1ieirloy
their t1ieirloy Joy JoyHe 0 0He 0Re
He WM well aware that his chum chumw was a boy jjf jjfand f faveutiTe fan
an aveutiTe mind and down do in Harr RanT js hea heartwai he tws i
benvictiion vwstaon vwstaonae on thathe that he Weuldttiu tvailldtnccaeed oeei in thet thetb tLheatbut
tempj bu b but > 1Seea ass ae he soul O Id d not conjectnrer CODJeC tore tn HoWf ho Sam cold eoildra e I I d dpt t1
= pt t I ropNi way w up to tile top to Q obit tWt t cI cl J JJe wayspot wayspotwilhiagto JIOt JIOtlrilCto
lrilCto admit t thMitcould that is a be do I ab4 ba basasss e etri
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sasss ra a trifle tri e iportlfied rtititd that Saonjlid did not notiafo > inf infortt ont him of t alf all o oplan ot otPlan ofplan
plan t tSm J
Sam knew that th t Harry while a agood goodhearted arted sort soft of lad oould oouldnot mu ldnot ld ldn
not n t hold his tongue and was very very fond of boasting boastiltherefore therefore he hehad heh hebad
had h d wise wisely refrained r fr from teU telling ir his purpose PurPose because he did pot potwant not notwant notwant
want every kid in the prison of the ravaging monster discussing discussingits di8CU88 diacuesinits ng ngits
its feasibility fe ibiJity among themselves so that perhaps pe the wily Peduu Ped1Wculua Peduncutlus Peduuculus
culus would hear then themAs thenAs thnaAs
As Sam whisked whiaJ d along I oIIg at full speed which with D the Titters Tittersautomobile TittelSautom Tittersautomobile
automobile autom bile means sixtynine miles mileaper per hour bouroYfttbe over the very 81 worst worstroads worstroads If IfrOllds
roads he thought thou IK outrall out all his plan and failed fiI failedhfr tfiDd to find l a weakMK wesk > t tin tin
in it i provided proY ded the monster JI1 remained i away a awaylorgg long enough eu vaIt for him himto J himto m t tto t
to rescue the i e children childrenHe c childrenHe i1dMa 7 7I
I L 1 1He
He reached r bed home at ten ie oclock d next next Xc morning D Ig having JamJcue made madeihe madethe
the distance in in eighteen hours although he 13 atl taken four fouaiasi said d a ahalf aJaJf ahalf
half days to go to the Hotwater River He immediately im IID1Je nediately < ijateJy bought boughtone
one of those tho e red boxkites and a thousand feet pf of twine of th thbest the thAbest thebestquality
bestquality best quality and a strong stlOn wellmade rope that that would sustain sustainmany a ata i1 i1many s smany
many pounds weight These he placed in the automobile a1 OmobiJe after afterwhich aft afterwhich r rwhich
which he procured all the ham sandwiches he could get and then thenhe thenhe thenlie
he started off without revealing his purpose pvpo tp any one inEdge inEdgeviQebytheCreek in Edge EdgevillebytheCreek 2 2viJlebyt
viQebytheCreek viQebytheCreekWhen viJlebyt eCreek eCreekVhen
When he reached leachedthe the Crystal Bocks he called out oqitbe the dwarf dwarfThe chrarLThe dwarfThe
The latter said with a chuckle chuckleChimininy chuckleChimminy chuckleChimminy
Chimminy trips but you hall ha given < < inm dot Hankipanki teller tellerJire fellera Eer Eera
a Jire regular ular twister alretty 1 He has got him a shock kaDd and a gooplemore goople gooplemore aooplemore
more or meppe only one will gill hum 11 JI a finishing finiahi yet yet t I He e was wasmost wasmost wasmost
most crazy pecauae pec8u dot Piddleuncle ting has told him dot cI t jou jouvofi Jf youuvoc U Uvos
voc talking talkingmit mit a phunnygraff to dot oder poy up due He wastying wasflying was wasflying
flying up and down mit rage and curiousness rant dot PiOede PiOedewiuk PiddJedewink Pibdledewink
wink ting is waiting waitin for you in de middle of de road up acre acrebefore due duebefore darebefore
before you git to de wasserDo wasser wasserDo wasser wasserDo
Do you mean the Pedunculus P lunculus f f asked Sam SamDotfc SamDott SamDoti
Dotfc it Its waitin wait in for you onceL onceLI
I do hope it stays there and Ill run over it i cried Sam SamWhen SamVben SamWhen
When the be swiftly moving machine was almost upon him himthe hiJatbe himthe
the waiting Pedunculus took f frig rig1 rig t tand and sprang spraucup up to toeecape escape but butagile b t tgile s sagile
agile as he was the automobile was faster and it truck him in inmidair inmidair inmidair
midair He was thrown a hundred feet ahead rolling over and andover andover andover
over along the roadside a mere mass of fur and Ijlood and andeo andeosuddenly so sosuddenly eu eusuddenly i
suddenly was he stricken that he never uttered a cry Cl7towarn to warn turntie warnthe 110 110the
the monster whom he served servedOn servedOn
On they went arriving at the river ri in a few mutates miJmt and a
Sam took up the megaphone mepph De and summoned his comrade in inclarion inclariontimes inclarion I
clarion clariontimes tones In an instant the cliff was edges edpiwna with childrens childrensheads ehiMrensheads It ItJaeada
heads all peering down in curiosity c oaity and hope Sam rigged l l1lP up
his kite and the strong wind carried it aloft up and up until untilit
it swept along 1 cmg the edge of ofthe the cliff and Harry nrr grasped gras thp tl p cord cordas
as Sam directed directedNow cfuectedNow directedNow
Now haul up the oordrshouted oord ed Sam Theres T1 re a ropfe J fast fastto f that
to the end endThen endThen endThen
Then Harry saw how it iiwu was was to be accomplished and andhe1QS andhe1QSmuch endue he wu wumuch ewmuch
much mortified that he had never thought thoughtof of so 0 simple itphan itphanThe a rIt pian pianThe D C CThe
The children hauled hauledhe8rtily heartily and a d soon 8O soon n the rope rO rape reached dthe dthetop the thetop
top Then Harry fastened ft ftto to a stout tree tli thCre re androne by byone byoile byone
one the children slid merrilydown mer > ldown tr own the rope JOpeaDCtwhi a and whutiihu whizzed i across acrossthe semis aer083the semisthe
the steaming hot water ter of the river and landed safe z on n the other otherside otherside otherside
side They really enjoyed it that is all but a few timid ones oneswho oneswho oneswho
who had little courageand courage aid these Harry had to almost bully bullyeven bullyeven bullseven
even threatening to go away and leave them behind ith the en enraged enHippodaDk enraged ¬
raged Hippodankus before befo they dared make the attempt attemptWhen attemptWhen attemptWhen
When they were weraf all over Sam spread Jut the feast f t ofham ofhamsandwiches of ofhamsandwiches ham ham88ndwiches
sandwiches and you should have seen those children pile ire into it itNot itNot I INot
Not a sandwich couH be found in two minutes after which hich hiehllllWy hiehllllWyof many manyof y yof
of the little girls presented Sam with diamonds and ruby peaches peachespears peaehetpears peachespears
pears and apples as as a biM big as life the most marvelous things any anyod7 ¬
body od7 had ever seen sedn in afl the world Each gitf J il hjd hlJabout h about a half halfdozen hsJfdozen
dozen and many of the boys also had a supply gathered at vari various ftI ¬ a D Dous a aoils
ous times the day before by the girls from the vast storeroom storeroomabove atoreloomItbove i iabove
above
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But while they were laughing 1aiug andrejoicing and rejoicing as a as they started startedfor startedfor
for home an awful wf yell rent te i > nt > t the air All eyes eyeei insiaMty instsalyturod instsalyturodto turned turnedto
to the frowning cliff df and there they saw sa the head of f ttsHif drelMipidankus > pc pcdankus
dankus hanging limp and with gasping gasping wideopen jaws over the theprecipice d t1eprecipice e eprecipire
precipice He had fainted from rom the terrible shock of finding findingthat findii findingthat c cthat
that hi3 prisoners had escaped and even ae they gazed 3zed convulsion eonvulsittitafter convulsionafter convulsi convulsiafter
after convulsion swept his hi hiyframe frame 2lDe until with one < ne last quiver be bedied bedied bedied
died diedSam
Sam watching W8 C him expire felt also a keen sense of disap disappointment disappointme disapPo ¬
pointment pointme Po intment 1t that he had not left Harry Har up there until un ti1 the aninethad animal animalhad anin1Mhad
had died so that he could have lowered down many a bag of the theprecious theprecious >
precious diamond fruits for he well know that nothingso mag maguiticent maguificent magnificent a aprecious
uiticent had ever been seen onearth on earth before but now it was too toolate toolate toolate
late
However when at Lte laatthcehiddren tLe children reached hUl1cand IK me and you younay youISY
nay be sure sure they did not notIi Kite Sam Sa linger it i passim passing assill through the ttiecake a anay Jf Jfenke i icake
cake forest having havi far too much of such yrovcmUi provenckrall all the pee people PCfpIe peepie ¬
pIe were crazy to know what the Hippodankus lo lot odd < l d like and andso 3 3so
so Sam has organized a balloon expedition to try tr II procure rocurc tho thomonsters tLomonstrs thomonsters
monsters body and bring it hack to EdpovilU EdgillJtheCreec EdgillJtheCreecin ytheCreec ytheCreecin l
in order to have it stuffed and pliucd laced < l in th t the hI < museum then thenIf thcrlIf there thereIf
If this attempt succeeds andI do JalI 0 not see ee how it cau fail in iucharge incharg incharge
charge of so clever a lad all will then be enabled to sec ju just jUdtwhat justwhat t twhat
what used to snsrteh tho hu huschool bpySv ya yaT acid a girls who hated to go goChool to o oschool
school in chestnuttihg che tn1 tt D3 time
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