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The Salt Lake herald. [volume] (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1870-1909, December 27, 1903, Last Edition, Section Five, Image 39

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The Wonderful Tiger Tree and fo flow v a Royal RoyalYouth RoyalYouth RoyalYouth
Youth Saved a Neighboring Kingdom Kingdomand Kingdomand
and Won a Beautiful l Bride
PEi VERY Y prince that I ever met has h tojd me thathewished that thathe thathe
EVEJity he hewished wished he had been born something else elseand elaeADd elseand
and most of them tba wished they were artists artistsWhen artiatlWhen artistsWhen
When they the grow up and become kings they theyenerally theyenera1b theyenerallj
enerally change their minds and begin to like their thfiirobi theirot theiro
o obi ot m better But little Prince Otto of the H XiDaJdom XiDaJdomf gdom gdomf
f Wissol Wi eol even when he was wa but ten years ears old had hadcrown bftdrown hadcrown
crown so tired of his hi splendid position poi OD that 1 a1 be had hadDetermined hadJetermined hadmined
Determined mined to run away at the very V first chance chancend chaneetDd chancerid
nd become a fisherboy or a shepherd on the dim dunWue dimroe dimhie
tDd Wue roe mountains that could be seen from the palacewindows palace palacewindows palacuDdows
windows Ddows looming up in the distance distanceWhen diatanceWhen distanceWhen
When you realize what it means to be a prince princeyou prin prince princesee e
you 00 will readily readilydetermination see what had driven him to this thisdetermination thisdetennination
determination He had to learn Latin and Greek Greekastronomy Greekatronomy Greekastronomy
astronomy algebra geometry French German GermanTurkish GermanTurkish GermanTurkish
Turkish Yiddish Italian Russian Ru sian and Spanishalso Spanish Spanishalso Spanialialso
also horseshoeing bo medicine painting music dane dancing daneing danei ¬
ing i and navigation as well as a host of other things thingsOf thi thiOf thingsand
Of course horsebackriding shootingmobi shooting and auto autoii automobilin
mobi mobilin ii < < were ple IA ant t tasks but as 50 many hours hourslittle hounin hoursintheay
in intheay the da1 had to be devoted to the others be hd hadlittle hdlit
little lit e time to give to these tbe e and as he was 85 especiallyfond especially especiallyfond e pecialbrfond
fond of chemistry of course 00111 he had to sit up nights nightsto nightstostudy
to tostudy study studythe that for there was no time for it during duringthe duriDgthe
the day dayMany dayMiyiy
Many a time the whole palace p see was aroused at atmidnight atmidnight atmidnight
midnight by some tremendous treme dous report only to findthat find findthat indthat
that Prince rinC8 Otto had been experimenting with withsome withsome withsome
some new chemicals and had ad blown up his h bedroom bedroomso
so fond was he of this study which was finally finallyvery finell finellver finallyv
very ver v useful in the adventure ad venture that befell him himOne himOne himOne
One day he found that he had discovered a mix mixture mix mixtUle mixtore ¬
tore that made the most wonderful sticky flypaper flypaperin tlyp ptr ptrin
in the world a mesa me that not only 0 hold every fly flysecurely il18eCUreIy flysecure
securely secure no matter how lightly it touched t ucbedl it but butalso butalso butalso
also drew the pesky things to it with an attraction attractionthey attractionthey attractionthey
they couldnt resist for a moment He was very verymuch verymuch verymuch
much delighted for he now knew that lag m name namewould namewould namewails
would be forever famous for it is far greater to tohave tobaTe tohave
have invented some something ometh 1l < < useful than to be a princetie prince princeHe prineIre
He had spread the stuff upon a 1i great sheet eet of ofpaper ofpaper ofpaper
paper anc anlleft anc left it upon his table and when he awoke awokein
in the morning he heard a small squeaky voice in inhi inhi inlit
hi room H sat up in bed and looked around n und but butsaw butsaw butsaw
saw BO aoone one yet et it was still audible Somebody body bodycry was wascrying wascrying
crying cry UC and tiny as was the voice it seemed to beig beright be beright
right ig in the room Then he heard wordsplaiiix wordsplaiiixsaying woxdt pl P P1i3YID i lj ljBaying
Baying 1i3YID sayingShath BayingShameHjWK < <
1i3YIDSluutlthlk ShameHjWK Sluutlthlk Shath yfcw fake floating friends t My y fate fatswill fatewUlbeoujumJutaAMP fatewill
wUlbeoujumJutaAMP wUlbeoujumJutaAMPWhat will be o on lt + lIJP lIJPWhat V
What fr tJwrtprftePl cried Otte junpuig jiiaplagti jUlDp llc out outof ovtof
of bed bedA ti tiof t tA +
A silence fell followed fouoweahIIa owed b wh where Q Ghere Hacked asked Who is ishere ishere
here and in trouble P the tinyti liny nJ vfc repliedHelp replied repliedHelp repliedHelp >
Help 1 Help 1 I am stuck tuck in this awful ttu wit and andcant andcant andcant
cant get out outOto outOtto
Otto 0 saw nothing JIOthi on the flypaper yet 1 was wasfrom WASfrom wasthat
from fromit that the voice came He pasted his hwe > aser Vtrit vtr vtrit
it however and was amazed to find it touch aoa aoathing s0i JDa JDatbing e ething
thing that was was invisible It moved beneath hisfingers hisfingers his hislingers
fingers as if trembling as he asked aekeJWhat MkeJWhat askedWhat
What is it itl Who are you youI your yourI youI
I am the elf Kaskara replied the vowe voice u I am amcaught amca1lt amcaught
caught here hereehIe else you would not have me at your yourmercy ytmrmercy yourmercy
mercyHut mercy mercyBut mercyBut
But you axe not at my mercy cried the Prince PrinceI
I I would never neftr hurt aa elf I am sure The ideal idealNothing idKtNothiDg t tNothing
Nothing is farther from my mind mindThen mindThen > H HThen
Then why did you ou sot this trap r asked uke the elf elfinvisible elfinviaibJe elfInvisible
invisible still stiflI tiILI
I set a trap trapt era Why thats frr cr flies Whoever Who ever ax exf axpecte axto
pecte to catch all e1f1 elf f A TT Ha hat ha I tt T laughed 1 1 Otto OttoThatll OttoThats 1J 1JThats
Thats right laugh at me Youvo Y You ouYO caught meend me meand moand
and you may laugh grumbled Kaakaifc KaakaifcBut KaskaiBut KukarkBut
But why cant J r i see youP you eml asked Otto Justshow Just Justshow Just8how
show yourself y yjifEy ourself and Ill get you out of that in in a ajiffy aji1fy
jiffy 11 11He 1 1He
jiffyHe He suddenly MW the elf standing ever his ankles anklesin aDk1ein
in the sticky stuff He was dressed in red leather leatherand leatherand leatherand
and his beard carne came to his knees His Hi face was vary varyanxious veryanxious ery eryanxious
anxious aa he looked 10 ked up at a the Prince but the boy boywas bo7was boywas
was so kindly and so smiling that ho u soon seemed seemedeasier eeemedlasier seemedeasier
easier in his mind miD and as Otto removed the sticki stickiness stickixeas ticl ticlJ18 ¬
he smiled ed himself Then Thenthe Thent Thenthe
ness J18 8 from about his hi feet sm
the t he Prince carefully lifted aim im after which he hetook hetook hetook
took turpentine and extract of Alzamoaolxne and andin andin andin
in a very short time had effaced even the traces of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the sticky 6tic v fluid from his tiny t1D11ow low shoes and wool woolstockings woolstockings woolstockings
stockings stockingsThe stockingsThe stockingsThe
The elf sat down upon a pill box and aDdid aDdidYou said saidYou saidYou
You are very good said Kaakara and now as asa asa asa
a sort of a fine for trespassing I will give you 011 three threewishes threwide threewishes
wishes or rather two now and one later after you yousee 70Usee Tonsee
see how the others work What do you moat wish wishforP wiahfor wishfort
fort for I
forPOh Oh Obi IObi r replied Jied the boy M I I would wish to be loved lovedthat lovedh7 lovedby
h7 everybody for a prince is 10 very lODe lonely and so soto M MloftJ
loftJ to that he is never really loved lovedhats JovedThat lovedThata
That hats easy enough said the elf smiling umg but butI hutI Nt NtI
I am afraid so much affection will bother you youWhats youWhats au auWhats
Whats the next wishP wishPWhat wish r rWhat1 e eWhat
What Have I wished once onoeP cried Otto in surprise sur surprise surpri ¬
prise pri e
priseCertainly Certainly eCertainl1 That was a wish and its all accom accomplished aooompliahed aoeomwelshed ¬
plished Next NextWefl NextWell I IWen
Wen I certainly wish that I could be invisible invisiblelike invisiblelike invisiblelike
like you when I want to added Otto thoughtfully thoughtfullyAll
All you have to do is to rrat ut your thumbs thumbscether to tocether toether
m cether and say Zobasto and its done To become becomevisible becomeviaibJe
mviable visible say Pastik Pasti t Now in a week or two Ill sea seayou Ie Ieyou seayou
you again and we will talk over the third 1ird wish I Icon Ican Ican
can stay no longer for I must be off to punish my mycomrades JD1comrades mycomrades
comrades for running rulU1 ng away and leaving me in the thelurch thelurch thelurch
lurch although after all I am not sorry now as asI a asi
I have learned that human beings are not to be befeared befeared befeared
feared So I will be off Good morning morningOtto molJl morningOtto Dg DgOtto
Otto was left alone and the first thing he did didwas didWill
3 was to put his thumbs together and say Zobasto Zobastoafter Zobaatoafter lobastoafter
after whichybe which went downstairs and was delighted delightedto delightto
to find that thatnobod nobody could see him at all allOhmy all0h ll llO
O Ohmy 0h my I Now HI have fun he cried This is issplendid isp1endid issplendid
splendid Now to find out how my first wish works workslie worblie workslie
lie said Pastik and walked out into the great greatpalace greatalace greatpalace
palace alace garden where all the courtiers spent their theirtime their11JD theirtim
time 11JD
As soon as br h appeared every one ran to him and andshowed andhowedthe andshowed
showed howedthe the greatest a test pleasure pl asure at seeing sec na him and it itwas itwu itwas
was very evident that he was loved by all aIL Even Eventhe Eventhe Evf1nthe
the Regent who ruled the kingdom for him himas as h hwas hp hpwu hewas <
was an orphan showed rt rfil al feeling although 8ithou h the theday t1ifday tLeday >
day before he had noted him hi for Lo tithed kim kimrtf hime1f hitsf
4 rtf f to be king hot had not dared to seize the thetkrono thtI
I 4tk tkrono tk on for liar vie oi t 1J tke e people Wherever the i Prince Princeappeared PriuCt Princeappeared
appeared he was greeted with cheers flowexs low were werethrown feTetJlrowu
t thrown overl over overhimpzweuta him mpreseuts presents given g YeR to him aDd ail the ttiaL hi
ladies adiee ee wanted to fondle and kin ki him himevery himevery fe feevery
every minute The change wa was waswonderful n MDIt MDItWOIMIerful e t V Vwwrferful
wonderful aa a lief before ore that thdthoug ab1j ab1jthought vie viethought
thought thoug t mq ufc I ft of I him J1 JR because k kept ketiacton keptindoors i iindoors
indoors by b hk many studios ItUw he had hadbeen hsdbeen hadbeen
been rarely ateu M seen n abroad abroadBut abroadBut abroadBut
But in i a few days all this t thissire i iSlYe oMues v vsive
sire SlYe loving began to be sooiewttfc sooiewttfcof SO sawiiehh I1 I1of t tof x
of a nuisance nuiaa e to the boy as be leenow V Ai Ainow 1
now n couldnt take a step withelit witho bwtt wttIt i to j I IbelDC 1
being bothered for f u cf cfboth course VT W7both VTboth
both great and sma1l sina l wished to express expreesuo expreesuofeeling the the thefeeling
feeling they e had for their th ir prince Many aIlY a tine t JiIe he hewas hawas hew
was w Cna compelled > > e11ed to put together his thumbs and andZebasto a 1tl 8111
Zebasto Z just to avoid a loving crowd of ht hijecta ftib ftibjeoU Nbjetite
jeoU and a d soon 1OO8t the e mysterious absences for thats thatswhat di diwhat tlierkewhat
what tiiey t a were werieoDaidered considered of course began to be begossiped begoeaiped begoeaiped
goeaiped about baut all over the land and the1iBCe tli ides of ofhis ofhis ofhis
his sudden retreats Was as sought for everywhere everywhereIt every r rIt
It amused him to walk in the midst of 1 a aerowd aerowdand crowd crowdand crowdand
and hear them tb L guessing sing as to where he had hiddenhimself hidden hiddenhimself hiddenhimself
himself as well as telling of their great affection affectionfor dfect affectionfor on onfor
for him but after a time when they ell all 11 began to todiscuaa todUcuu todiscuss
discuss the t project of se sending ding the muchhated J Re Regent Regent Regent ¬
gent away and making Otto king although ald oech still so soyoung aoYOURg soyoung
young he became alarmed for he did not wish to be beLat beki bek
ki k for ever 80 long yet yetWhen r rWben
When Lat at last he overheard in the tllegerden garden several severalof
of the principal nobles arranging the plot he deter determined de determined er ermined ¬
mined to go away and stay fora for a time for of ofcourse ofcourae ofcourse
course without him they would not act So packing pack packing packing ¬
ing up his diamondstudded gold hairbrushes hid hidcrown hi hicrown hiscrown
crown his rubymounted toothbrush his box of ofpaints ofpaints ofpaints
paints and a bag of gold in a small valise and after afterputting afterputting afterputting
putting on the plainest suit of clothes be could find findamong finelamong findamong
among the hundreds hanging in his closets c10 ets and andgirding andg
girding g Jd ic on his jeweled sword he softly said Zo Zobaato Zobitto Zobasto
baato and stole forth early in the morning
Past the tb guards of the castle he walked stealthily
1 1ing
ing ing out before them in in the bright sunshine sun hine like a agreat 11great agreat
great green carpet carpetAway carpetAway r rAway
Away off on the extreme horizon Otto saw what whatseemed whats whatseemed
seemed s emed to be b an immensely tall palm tree aginfit aginfitthe agai agaithe agaanetthe
the blue sky and andashe andas as he turned tur1JCC to ask the gypsy 1 king kingwhat ing ingwhat g gwhat
what sort of a tree it was he saw that the king kingturnedpule kingturned kingturned
turnedpule turned pale and trembled trembledWhat trembledWhat trembledWhat
What is the matter mattcrt asked the Prince PrinceLuck PrinceLuck PrinceLuck
Luck is against us answered Moribundo the thegypsy theupsy thegypsy
gypsy We must turn bock at once I dare not go goon goOD goon
on but I do wish thatsomebody the that tlts somebody dy had told us about aboutthis aboutthis aboutthis
this before we started start startedto d to c nb lb the mountains mountainsBut mouutalDil4lJ3ut mountainsut
But ut what is it iti Wily m mfisl wereturnV wereturnVYonder we w return tetumP tetumPYentderiS P PYonder
Yonder YentderiS ib the reason roason replied r 1ied Moribuodo ifmibuodolIThat ifmibuodolIThattree That Thattree Thattree
tree iyhIt hieli i hjdU jiou b < u see in in the diftfc d di ne < b Iii k1lhe the Tiger TigerPaint TigerP TigerPalm
Paint P 1 1thas it has bloomed again againWhat aga agamWhat l lfVhat > >
What of ofiU it Is it unlucky asked the boy boyWorse 00 00V boyWorse
Worse V one than th n unlucky It means death itself itef1f1That 1 1That I IThat
That tree grows but once in century but when it itblooms itblooma itblooms
blooms it sheds death and destruction destructionIs 1 1Is
Is it a poisonous treeP tree asked Otto OttoHave OttoHave OttoHare
Have you 00 never heard of the dread Tiger Palm Palmcried Palmcried t tcried
cried Moribundo It is not really a tree for in instead instead instead ¬
stead of a crown of leaves it bears at its top an anenormous auenorJ84M1a n nenormeus
enormous tigers head around which a hundred hundredlegs hund hundJega hundredlegs
legs armed with sharp claws hang down Look LookEven LookEven I IEven
Even from here you can see it raise rai e its bead In a ashort asltort ashort
short time it will fall to the ground and then what whatsorrow whataorrow whatsorrow
sorrow and woe will be upon this land for it will willdevour willdevour willdevour
devour many people Nothing can escape the terri terrible terrible terrible ¬
ble beast when once it is loosened from the tall tallstalk talltalk tallstalk
stalk upon which it grows now nowYeey nowYes nowYes
Yes Yeey we must turn and get as far away from this thisplace thi thiplace thisplace
place as possible poe ible for well 011 I know what will happen hap happen happeD ¬
pen as my grandfather told me what his father fathertold fatheLtold fathertold
told him about the last time t Dle the Tiger Palm bloomed bloomedin bloomein
in this illfated land landWeJl laudVe1J landWell
Well I will go on said Otto for I wish to tolearn toearn tolearn
learn earn mora about this thi wonder We have no such in inWissol inWissol inWised
Wissol WissolFor WissolFor WisedFor
For which you should be truly thankful added addedthe addedthe addedthe
the gyps and then he tried to induce Otto to re return return noturn ¬
turn with Mm im but the Prince was true to his de determination determinatio determinatio ¬
terminatio and so saying farewell to them all hd hdstarted h hstarted hdstarted
started down the winding road to Umpallan On the theway tileway theway
way he thought over the wonderful Tiger Palm Palmand Palmand Palmand
and came to the conclusion that the people of the theland thelmd theland
land must be exceedingly simple not to have de destroyed destroyed destroyed ¬
stroyed it long before it grew up He decided to tomake tomake tomake
make the attempt himself for he thought that it itwould itwould itwould
would be rather easy to accomplish After a while whilewhen whi1ewhen whilewhen
when he had reached the level land he came to a asmall asmall asmall
small house beside the road and stopping he knock knocked knocked knocked ¬
ed at the door An old woman WOItum of so hideous an appearance ap appearance p ppearance ¬
pearance that she startled him opened it and was wasabout wasabout wasabout
about to ten him to begone but in a moment the theelfs theelfs theelfs
elfs spell was working and she fell in love with him himas him8S himas
as everybody else had done and she nvited him to toenter toenter toenter
enter enterWhat What do you here my lad with the pleasant pleasantface pleaantface pleasantface
face sa slid sb asked asked What seek you with the witch wi h of ofUmpaHnnV ofUmpanftBJCI ofUm
Um UmpaHnnV 11tin S ifw steed beed eed charms charmsI charmstvishti37
I tvishti37 wisltf wish to 1 oy aiome some io ne food responded Otto for forJ forJ forJ
J haM eaten e ten but little Jitde5i since ee last night Then ha hatold h3ldher hanld
told nld > ldher her how the gypsies gyps S Balfbeea ftia ab abnfri fbeeu nfri frightened fii htei t eel d away hw hwj away
The Story of a Little Prince W70Wqs Who Was T Tired ea of flSf flSff flSfMode H HMo Hflu
flu Mode Mo te of Life ife and Wonderful f Experiences ExperiencesHe
He Had When He Ran Away
before they had breoldoo breakfast < K Site SboWJM Sitebattened Shehast
battened hast aed trset td set et food before him himsmiling himau himsmiling
smiling au HDg as she did so a smile that thatnode 1haisr thatmade
node h sr r awful face more ore hideous hideousH hideol8Iic hideousBI
Iic H ate what hat aha gave him hi and offered offeredher o ome offeredhay
her some me gold from his hi bag but ate aterid shewLv e esaiel
saiel rid wLv >
rido wLvijo ijo o I will take no pay I know net ncihow netho nethow
how ho it is but jrou must have ha hamagIC some somemagic somamagic
magic power for you are precious in inmy m m1ft7 inmy
my eyes eJ From another I would have havetaken laa laataken baretaken
taken not no only tall l his gold ld but his hi wits as welL welLWhither weDThitbor wellWhither
Whither jro your youPam yourI
1 am the Prince of Wissol and I journey to see seethe 8eethe seethe
the world Tat shall I1 I find beyond r asked aek d Otto OttoTwe OttpTwo1binlS OttoTrao
Two1binlS Twe things to dread dr ad and avoid she ie lied liedOne liedOlte ed edOne
One is is the tJ Tiger Tree that in a few days perhaps perhapswill perhapewin perhapswill
will be riPe aq and d drop its dire di fruit W men NI all the theland theland theland
land will weep the other is old Quintessence Quinte aenee tho thouncle thouncle theuncle
uncle of ofPrinceu Princess Azoline aman a man of blood and vil villainy villain villainy ¬
lainy lain I tell tell1oU you this I who have been his partner partnerin
in crime Why VhT I tell tell you I know mow not for it is isstrange sstrange a astrange
strange thing to me ne but it is the truth He will willslay willslay willslay
slay you for your gold or imprison you to toes you youto youto youto
to the tiger when he gets loose looseI
I will probably slay slaybim him first if he tries to play playany pla plaan playany
any an pranks on Qnme me said Otto OttoAvoid OttoA OttoAmid
Avoid A id him I Keep far from the palace where henow he henow benow
now rules until the Princess comes of age ageShe ageShe ageShe
She seems as unlucky as myself said Otto I Ishe Irt Irtshe Isshe
she too an orphan orphanYes V VYes t tYHer
Yes YHer Her parents have been dead seven years yearsand 311anel yearsand
and it will be some years still before she is old oklenough oldeMugh oldenough
enough to be queen but b t that will never happen ppen far forQuintessence farQuintessence fTQuinte
Quintessence Quinte s nce has been teaching te ching the people that thatshe if ifshe ifshe
she is i sacrificed to the tiger just ju t before he drops dropsfrom dropsto
to the grOlnd groundtho tho beast will be aatisfied ti ed od depart depatborn departfrom
from the land Thus he hopes to rid himself him eIf ot oi her herand herand herand
and afterward destroy the tiger by D a magic spell
The Tiger Tree With WithiheDreadf the Dreadful l Fruit JustcRe Just Ready dy to Fall l
1 1and
and ottiupon l the ili great highway that led across his hiskingdom hiskiDCdom hiskingdom
kingdom toward the blue mountains on the borderOn border borderOn borderOn
On the road were nuray m < < uy wagons moving into townfilled town townfilled toWJlfiUed
filled with potatoes cabbages cabb gee apples and andother other farm farmproduce farmproduce farmproduce
produce although the sun was hardly up yet and andhe andhe andbe
he wondered when these the e people who drove them got gotout botout gotout
out of bed bedQuail heelQuail bedQuail
Quail came me running out of the woods at the road roadside ruadside roadside ¬
side and nd rabbits scampered across the highway highwaywhile hiahwawhile highwaywhile
while overhead so many birds were making must musiethat muaisthat mustthat
that it seemed H4De < < as if the very air was a river pf pfmelody p pmelod pfmelody
melody melod flowing along with him himEvery himEYery himEvery
Every animal that he passed pu ed or met acted in the thesame theame theSame
same way all flocking to him lovingly and many manyfolloxed manyfollond manyfolloved
folloxed him for a long distance which caused R Rpanic Ilpu apanic
panic pu c among amcna < < a crowd of gypsies traveling town townwards townwarda townwards
wards when they th came upon him and his followers followersat
at a turn in the road As soon as they saw him thpy thpyshouted tbpyshouted If31 If31shouted
shouted Wizard Magician I and began toast toastout to et etout t tout
out their guns for they were strangers str Dgers and rdt rdtknow didintfc didintfcknow
know the lriDceof Prince of Wissol WiseoIfhe WissolThe 1
The fhe Them Thes s animals > crowding about Otto Ottoogeil eameMuncer eameMuncertain t Lacer Lacertarn il Cer Certun ¬
tarn m what to do but when the first firstgan pra went off the thePrince thePrince thePrince
Prince quickly uttered the magic word rd and no nolonger noloJlel nolonger
longer seeing aeeu him they fled Win in a hurry I tell you youThey youThe youThey
They The were frightened but their th ir fright was as noth nothing nothi nothng ¬
ing i ng to the terror of e VP6 gppetees gypsies ea when Otto vanished vanishedlike vauiabedlikeob vanishedlike
like likeob awoke before W beforethfr their daPIreyes eyes and nothing notl ng was to be beseen bebut beseen
seen but the We b e JOacl winding among the trees troeaSo treesSo
So alarmed ire they that they turned their wagons wagonsand W8go W8goaDCl wagonfand
and it4s S ahttZry a bu > y whipped up their horses to leave a apiacdtt 3pt al
l piacdtt pt aCllrailld full ftt of mystery but Otto who had grown grownftit grownt
ftit t t tired ran to a wagon and climbed in inhe inhe inbe
he found a woman and a child lying en encushions enI cncushions
I cushions who had not seen the cause of the alarm alarmand al11mmd alarmand
and they the were trying to discover what it was by bypeering byprering bypeering
peering out through tIaro b a hole in the canvas covering coveringof
of the wagon Otto when he had made himself himselfcomfortable himaelfccmfortable himselfccmfortable
ccmfortable said Pastik and when they turned turnedthey turnedthey turnedthey
they saw him sitting there Although greatly surprised sur surprised surprised ¬
prised they the of course loved him at t once and began beganto
to ask questions whereupon he explained what had hadhappened hadhappeDed hadhappened
happened although be did not tell them that be had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been invisible invisibleThe iuTiaib1eThe invisibleThe
The woman was the gypsy queen Berlina and andsko andh andeh
sko eh h soon called for her husband who came on a runstill run runstill rUl1still
still filled with wonder and alarm alarmOtto alarmOtto alarmOtto
Otto was not sorry to be able to ride with them themfor themfor thenfor
for he had never thought of taking K horse from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the royal stables and making his hisjotuDey journey on horse horseback horseback horseback ¬
back Anyway it would have looked very funny funn i
he reflected to see a horse going along alone if ho hohappened hohappened hohappened
happened towish to wish to become invisible so it was per perhaps perlisps r rhaps ¬
haps best it x xlie
as was waslie wasHe
lie found the gypsies very entertaining telling tellingmoat telliJgmoet tellingmost
moat wonderful stories torie of the lands they the had seer seerand geetand 8eE1and
and the things they had done so the time passed passalWry passedvery passedvery
very pleasantly They journeyed slowly it took tookthem tookthem tookthem
them four days to make the nine leagues to Umpal tmpallan Umpallan Cmpa1Jan ¬
lan for it was toilsome work climbing the tujl tujlmountains tHmuun talmountains
mountains muun ta ins as the road wound around and around aroundbeside atoutdes aroundbeside
beside es de yawning y tC chasma ms and deep valleys yet never neverminff neyreee nevereee
eee minff to tobriUg bring br1t g them nearer to the top until end sndsnly suddenly endy
denly snly y they came out between two great cliffs and rndlol andto
lol 10 lt 1 they the eyw tsewthe aww dIe3It ta vfletphua t > plain cm theotfier side Jid sure
that th I sold him humall but I will toll you tWt th the spell k kall illaU
all tommy rot andfoolishness for it wont won workSo work workSo WOJLS
So S old Quintessence as well as all of us perhaps perhapswill perhapswllI perhapswill
will be eaten up finally and thats what whatl I want I Ihate Ihate Ihate
hate everybody here except you of course courseYou COUlHey courseYou
ey You ou arc u a bitter old creature said Otto butI but butI butI
I will not let you harm any more people with your yourspells yourpolls yourspells
spells and enchantments enchantmentsWhy enchantmentsVby enchantmentsWhy
Why bless your heart she cried you dont dontsuppose dontsuppose dontsuppose
suppose I can really rea do harm I Why Vb all my spellsare spells spellsare pella1e
are 1e rubbish Dont you know theres no such tiling tilingI tbi t tI
I just let them believe in them but dear me theyre theyreall
all harmless 6 Indeed I wish I was a witch but butthere IMIttitere bate batethere
there are none really But so long as the fools her herlieve be believe beleave
lieve in inme me and pay me why not take their money moneyHe DOne P PHe t tHe
He soon came in sight of the city over which whichhigh whichhiJdI whichhigh
high in air hung the terrible Tiger with his hun hundred bundred hundred ¬
dred legs suspended limply his glaring eyes ee shin shining shinwith shining ¬
ing with the light of hungry impatience im tience for he was waanearly wanear wasripe
nearly near ripe and ready to drop Many of the houses housesWgre houHW housese
Wgre W re e em empty Ity ty deserted des erted by their occupants from fear fearoF fearur fearbut
oF ev + igerl ger but since old Quintessence had am annotutleid amnonncBtith aDnObn
nonncBtith nObn notutleid Iid that t the sacrifice of the he young princess princesswouHav priJKf1would princesswould
wouHav would iiert rtlC all danger d the rest pf of the inhabitants inhabitantsof
of Umpallag remitj renmat1ed mft ed d in the city but with fear fearand fearand fearand
and trembling tremblingHe
He went close to t t6the the tree to e at last closer than any anyone anjone anyone ¬
one had ever dared to go go andthe and aI d the Tiger glared down downat downat
at him showing his teeth and an growling ow but Otto Ottogrinned Owgrinnedt Ottogrinned >
grinned grinnedt at him carelessly earele sy and the th beastieJfe bea beast ieta a thrill thrillof titriUof thrillof
of fear go through him as this was t thefirst a f ist time timeanyone time1lD1ODe timeanyone
anyone had dared to meet his eye Sonemg So Sohim toW toWhim toldhim
him that here was his destroyer below him biiIitrembled and a > dLe dLetrembled he hetrembled
trembled so that the tree trunk lobbIed vohbledThen gobbledThen lobbIedThen
Then Otto O went to the palace pt ace and asked for ed edmission d dmission dmieeioD
mission but as he was dusty and travelstained Uttelrt DeJ the thepompous thepompous thepompous
pompous doorkeeper refused to admit him iellin iellinhim telli tellihim telling tellinghim
him to go around to the kitchen door as befits all alltramps alltramps alltramps
tramps Otto was about to strike him with his hissword hissword hissword
sword but recollected in time that he had no o right rightto
to cut off the heads of any but his own subjects so sohe s she sohe
he went around to the kitchen and asked the cook cookfor cOOkfor cookfor
for lodging lodgingYou lodgingYou lodgingYou
You see he e had not nOt given the doorkeeper door per time to tofall 10fall tofall
fall in love with him as he asked so suddenly for foradmission foradmiuion foradmission
admission but on this occasion he waited until unt l the thefat thefat thefat
fat cook had taken a good look at him and the thecharm thecharm thecharm
charm worked She said that he could stay there thereand t thereand e eaad
and he could share her bed but he promptly de declined dteliDed dedined ¬
eliDed saying that he wouldnt trouble her for the theworld t tworld theworld
world Then she he told him that he could sleep in thehay the thehay thehay
hay in the stable over the horses After supper he hewent hewent hewent
went to sleep there tired and yet happy for he bad badsolved hadsolved d dsoh
solved soh d the problem of destroying destroy nft the TigerEarly Tiger TigerEarly TigerEarly
Early in the morning the Princess Axolinelooking Azoline Azolinelooking Azo1inlooking
looking out of hat h window spied Otto asleep on onthe onthe onthe
the hay and die of course o ur e promptly fell in love lovewith 10Mwith lovewith
with him Running down she tiptoed lightly intc intcthe intethe intcthe
the stable and bent over him She saw w that he was wasvery wasTery wasvery
very handsome although so dusty but when Shelooked she shelooked he helooked
looked into his hi valise and saw the gold crown the thebrushes toobrushes thobrushes
brushes and the bag of gold she knew at once that thathe thathe thathe
he wa w a prince in inThe disguise disguiseThffeiShe disguiseshe
ThffeiShe The i she tulle told wt the cook to bring him to breakfast breakfastbut
but r1 1 heJi a the e cook went to awake him he had die disappeared diaafpened dieappeared ¬
appeared There lay his leather bag and she saw sawth sawthe sawthe
th the plaro pl pla < CQ e wnetene where h a hadslept h bid dsleptm slept in inthe ihehay the hay but no 11Qv
prince II Dee was visible vi bJe because aa soon as he awoke Otto Ottoaid OttoMid Ottoaaid
aid eczo Zobasto > > for he wished wia ed to watch the old oldPrime oliPrime oldPrime
Prime Miniate J matet t Quintessence without being visible visibleas riaiblas
as once seen the old man would love him J m and he hecould hecouW hecould
could not properly proper punish him for his wickedness wickednessHe wicl dDe dDeHe
He softly BOftI stole through the many rooms of the thepalace thepalace thepalace
palace up and up until at hut on the very top topo
floor o r he found him in a very small smalllOO room t where he hemixed hemixed hemixed
mixed the nastysmelling eme1ling potions and compounds compoundsfor compoundfor
for which he paid the socalled witch for instruc instruction instruction instruction ¬
tion thinking them very potent and deadly to his hisfoes hiafoes hisfoes
foes He Bealeo also had many chemicals aiound him of ofwhich ofwhi ofwhich
whi which h he knew almost nothing but which he bought boughtto
to give IPWehia his room roan roo D the appearance appe of a laboratory or oxchemists orchemiats orchemists
chemists workshop so that people would consider considerhim coa considerhim idt > r rhim
him an alchemist a1eheu st and nd astrologer astrologerWhen astro1o astrologerWhen er erWheD
When Otto stole in the curtains were drawn drawntijht drawntirht 1 1ti
tijht ti ht and the room was v very dark darkbut but he lieold saw the theold theold
old man bending over oYer a small amall1am s lsmp lam the blue flame flamof fl flof flameof
of which w1 ch dimly lighted li < < hted the hard old face and wicked wickedeyes wicklodeyea wickedeyes
eyes Them Otto seeing the chemicals with all of ofwhich 0 ofwhich r rwhich
which he was so familiar re resolved olved to frighten this tbipretended tl tlpretended thispretended
pretended astrologer vootrer and taking some phosphorushe phospho phosphohe phosphorus
he mixed it with sulphur and then wrote on the thewith wsA w4with wsAwith
with his finger dipped in the mixture Ihis Ihishe ia > > wfcat wfcathe wbMhe
he wrote wroteSAMOLIO wroteSAMOLIO r rSA1 <
The words shone in fire as bright as usTheIl s sTheo smdigA smdigAThen
Then he spoke i in a hollow tone and said saidQuintessence saidQuintee saidQuintessence
Quintee Quintessence thou old villain f a
ence thpu turn turnThe 1 sThe 1The
The Prime Minister astounded that thatwhen tOtshould baser basershould
should 80 address him turned in great eat wratJI wratJIwhen bM bMwhen
when h he saw nothing but the themysterious mysterious myaier ous ouswords flaatuftfwords fixes fixeswords
words u upon up JltM the wall he fell back in a fr fright t After ABata
a moment mome t he managed to ask weakly H
Who phi Who o and what w at are you t What meant these theeewordS dwad eaadwords dwadwords
words on the wa11r wa11rOf wall wallOf P POf
Of course he the thought that > t last seine 3c 3cUlllwered spookanswered spook spookanswered
answered to his incantations or some omedemon arigfoy arigfoydemon y ydemon
demon of the dark had responded to his J s freojae b bad tsaimp t tsimunons
simunons saimp + on and yet he was terrified Otto answered auawe auaweIDt
Lain 1 nBTthe tae genie enie of the cave cay Abuzzeram theSIWf the Shift Shifting ¬
ing 0J nei I am come to demand an accounting iiDc of ofyou ofyo4trust f fyo
yo yo4trust you trust What have you done witk wi witIal1 a afl tile goad goldand4ewels goadandjewek oW oWaudjew
andjewek audjew Is of the kingdom which the late king m left leftwitkyoisf Jetwith7 lentwithyoteaR
witkyoisf with7 What are you about to tIOdo do with the Prix PriavoessAaoiineP Priace8I Prixveer
oessAaoiineP oessAaoiinePQttbriBssence veer Aanoliis AanoliisQ Az 1ine r rQ
QttbriBssence Q se e fell on ik knees shaking wift wiftterror wi6tftror wiUlterror
terror terrorIae 1 1i >
> Iae 1 i + Lat + ethe ie goHtfetorfJjfeie ° ie I I have haveit haveit conceal concealit
it in in the cellar alWaVaI a an the jewels of the late 1
king ki ng and aU 1 qtfeen tleanra3ceilar mife maecellar 3 cellar of aa old house whieb
1 own in th sty tJ You shall have them all afil afilWjKWvitlkis d di allWl
WjKWvitlkis Wl i i this house P I asked Otto OttoT Ottoof
T tMfecoVner 1 of Doktrum and Bitumen streets streetsTe tweetsarl
Te Kedt arl 6e e old r Id 1 d thief 1wu h I was about to sacrifice aoeriinto the tlsato theeeas
eeas to the Tiger oh o Shining One but if yell yaiI1I yellI
11 I will give her to you youYou yout 1 1ey
t ey You ou will do nothing of the sort 1 replied Otto 0
This This is what you will do In less than the half MIl1Iour an an
hour you will be in your carriage and atD atDof moving ost ostof ot otof
of the kingdom quickly never to return and ncIDO daw dawnot datllnot +
not DO go near your old house for the gold for tkatt tkatthave t1Iat
have guarded with flaming demons ten in inwho numberwho number numberwho
who wiU eat you alive if you approach If you ace
here a halfhour hence I Iwill will sick them on you Jotlonce ait aitonce at atonce
once So get getOtto getOtto I IO
Otto O to couldnt think of any an rx more > re to as asfore say 7 there ¬
fore he drew a great skull and crossbones cros bonet in fiN fiNthe fix a atho d dthe
the wall as the old man knelt there paralysed pa rsrljrned wi witerror with with1errorj withterror
terror and wrote under the picture the words woxdcTHIS wo woTHIS wordsTHIS
That settled him Quintessence Quintes ence sprang vp and aodflew andflew
flew bowling down the stairs and shrilly yelled fffc fffchis 4khie L9this
his carriage and the fastest Jtorses 018eK he bad d la Iathan baa letsthan baathan
than ten minutes the people were amued flf ffd to tothe ttothe ai aithe eels
the Prime Minister leap into his carriage pine a 4 pale palewith jaJewith pilewith
with fright order his driver to hurry H He was wasnever was wasnever W a aDeftl
never seen again in Umpallan but it was a atime atime long
time before he was forgotten and the people sewed oeaaedto
to dread his return returnThen returnThen returnThen
Then Otto went to the Princess s and told her that 1hithe thathe thathe
he had come to destroy demo the Tiger Ti er PalenThen Paint PaintThen PaInaTJaen >
Then be called the townspeople together a aformed awl in informed hiformed ¬
formed them that he had come to rescue re eue them theIRwhich of ofwhich fiar fiarwhich
which he led them out to the TigerPalm and andmanded andmanded ofr ofrmanded
manded them to cut down d wn all the small trees treesyai trees7L3 trees7L3
yai 7L3 a and yards while he measured the height ff ffthe refthe < E Ethe
the palm by b trigonometry thanking his stars af aft altar altarall t r rall ran
all that he had been forced to study that science scienceso cien
so well Then he ordered all the blacksmiths to tobuild tobuild tobuild
build a huge cage a cage so strong that a dozen dozentigers do dozentigers n nti
tigers ti er couldnt even jar jar it just seventyfive feet feetfrom f feetfrom t tfrom
from the foot of the tree treeIt tr treeIt < e eIt
It took a week to build the great cage which wa waaconstructed waconstructed was wasconatructed
constructed with a door on top all of steel as thi l las las tas
as your arm and when it was ready Otto called f fog fotall fogall o oall
all the woodchoppers to assemble mb1e He too took a lad ladder l ladder d dcier
der and much to the alarm arm of the people dimbelfix climbed climbedfar c1imbeCf
far f tt ui the treetrunk after which he fastened a tened rope ropeto ropeto <
to it l givSng the end to a man at a distance The Thehe Th Thhe f fhe
he bade t tit he woodchoppers cut down the tree A Ait Ait t
it they went and in in less than aa hour it began t ttotter tCi tCitotter t4totter <
totter while the enraged and terrified tiger on tor torstruggled tor toratrugJed tostruggled
struggled roared scratched 8Crat wriggled twisted twistedclawed twistedclawed twist twistclawed
clawed squirmed and panted pantedThen pantedTheu pantedThen
Then as the great tree began to fall the men af afthe a atbe a1the
the ropes pulled and hauled hau in different directions directionsguiding Jiree directionsguiding ons onsiding
guiding iding it in its descent as Otto ordered until untillast 4 4last f flast
last down it came with a bang landing the enrage enragethe eDraaeTiPr enrageTiger
Tiger upside down in the steel cage They Theythe MW MWthe
the tree trunk off just outside titer shutting sh tting don dowqthe donthe dow dowthe
the door and fastening it and while the Tigej Tigejclawed Tigelclswed Tigc4clawed
clawed around inside they stood there and laughed laughedat
at him for nobody feared him a bit now nowThey BOWThey nowThey
They got him just in time for he was very IffIrS ripe ripeand ripeand ripeand
and that very day he came off the stalk so to speakand speak speakand speakand
and went rampaging up and down his cage like any anything anything JIj JIjthing ¬
thing but the fruit of a tree It I t was of no use how however ho1rever bowever ¬
ever They pulled away the fragment of the tree treetrunk treetrunk treetrunk
trunk and ran in some steel bars and lie was as asharmless aJharmless asharmless
harmless as a mouse mouse Then they t mounted the cago cagoon cagoon sagoon
on wheels and hauled him to the city museum where wherenow whe1Onow wherenow
now you may see him yourself oureelf if you ever happen happento ha Pfx
to go to Umpallan which is as Ive said sa d niiit niiitleagues nillleagues nine nineleagues
leagues from fr m Wissol in a straight line over th thmountains the themountains themountains <
mountains mountainsOtto mountainsOtto mountainsOtto
Otto married the Princess s and now oW is i king i ol olboth ofboth 1 1both
both countries He is famous as the only king whc whcknows wheknows whcknows
knows more than Emperor William d dn dreg < x > > and thatt thattfamei tha thattfameteno t tfameiP
famei fameiP enough 01Jlrh for anybody Later on i will i1J tell yoi yoiabout yO yOabo1 yotabouthis
about abo1 abouthis Wa taifd d Jd wish and d what wh t came of it It and thati thatia that thata
a very strange ItraJ1 e story also alsoWALT

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