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I Mc D DoaII QU jal1s Good Stories StoriesI
I i4 I 0 r Ch Children i 1 d r e n
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AL A Lad tlJrho Who tf Was Office ZCE Boy Boyto 0 0to
to aWtzard a izara d and an Learned a aLot al
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Lot l o t o of His rs Hidden Secrets SecretsT SecretsT
T CRFZ < n IY FRANCE YRli M Lr was was offica oaeba ffi boyto jto to a a wwwcdr wiiwrdhIie wia flid j jsecUR
T I Jge seared secUR the position po en by a funny IwmlrJI aooijr aoo
JL JI Acmt Aei M = L t He caughtcoM caught coed and lost atoiccs Iusv l atoiccsthst 8e s sthst So Sothat
thst thedoetor the doetor told him liot liotto to go to sehltdfor school schoolfor sch dl dlfor
for a week and while he was playing with n a lot ofbow of ofboy
boy 1 > 0 old Gormley the wizard came along and andett andettingthat sod soding eff effing ¬
ing ingthat that he didnt didnt5Wout stout or yell ytillike like 1ik the rest ofthe ofthekey o of the theLc tlehc
Lc key = y stopped ped him as he ran part and asked asked7Ii askedHi askedi3i
7Ii boy cant you OU talk ta1kF ta1kFTmm talkinin r rTommy
Tommy Tmm inin shook his head but of f course did not notreply notr6pJ1 notraply
reply otherwise otherwiseAre OThtrw oihtrwiseaAe e eAI6
Are you cu u deaf alsof also hasked aaked askedthe tlns he wriar wizawT No NoCt o o oGOUTS of ofCoarse
GOUTS Ct Ei not hp addedBut added addedBut J JBut
But Tommy To just for a joke oke nodded lushead hisJ1 Itishestd a af affirmatLIy af affirmatively affirmat4h
firmatively and the surprised wizard said saidBut saidut saidBut
But ut how de d you know what I am am saying to y you youif Jon Jonif
if you are deafJF deaf deafTommy deaffTammy
Tommy who could hardly Keep from laughing laughingmade laug1aingmade laughmade v
made signs that lie 1 knew w from thf th motion of themans the theans 1 1mans
mans ans mouth just uSt t what he WM saying and as Wi Wird Yia 11ilcrd Yiard
rd Gormley Gormleyhd had ed often heard of of that curious p prao praoo o 0C occ
cc < o of the deaf aattthmb hid JKfdW daaunb l h beiumnimdiato he inml immediately di t r oonplut oonplutv1t ooja oonCJwNd oonCJwNdI jwdtd jwdtdlit
lit I t Tommy was w one of that unfertunateciassiniitl unfertunateciassiniitlic Wlfertunitt i im and ande
ic 1 e dint oa to say y yf N NJ t trt
J aopsl a smart rt boy in hi rn ray lIQofiice office and an l y yauvrm7v u trfll juj jUjuitme b bsuit v vouit
suit juitme me I will ni give ve you u three t1 ee daHars a weekt weak week3Tommy 1 1T01U11ly
t r rTlmmmy
Tommy to oaxry the joke farther frth r although he hehad hehad hehad
had not 1I i tile slightest test intention of accepting Jtccep th thoiler the theoffer theoffer
offer took eut a pencil and paper and wrote wroteWhat wroteWhat r rWhat
What do I have to do for the three dollars dollarsOh duUarsOh dullarsOh
Oh not much Run errands and open tile dpor dporfor door doorhr doorf
for f or my my customers I am a lawyer you see and I am ama am ama
a very busy man manI manil >
I will n come and Ece you tomorrow tomor ow sifter I asjc asjcmy a amy SJc SJcmy
my uncle UJl Ie Tommy wrote and then the th rtianhaa1illl rtianhaa1illlhint ifianh a1glJ a1glJhim tt1atll
him a card with these words printed upon UPOifit UPOifitASXODEUS it i1 T r rdS V VAS3CODEUS
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13 1 Cosmos Terrace Greta StreetTimidr Street StreetTemlftJ
jj jjTemmy r r >
Temmy took t ok the card and ran away for he could couldnot couldnot ouldnot
not keep ke p his face from fr m betraying him hiwl but wKari3ie wlion7lsreached wKari3iereadied Wtl an a areaclaed
readied home lie 1 no longer felt mirthful fer there therehe thereiond therehe
he band tit t the uacle u cle with wi hwhoInh6 whom he lived liyed had hadjust hadJust hadjust
just died The poor r boy y wa w war now left without a afriend afriend a2riend
friend in the world forge fpr for JM a had lost his parents someears some someyears some63r
years 63r ears before iur and this thi uncle had ad been een Ids only ret retiaiion e eJltion elatton
iaiion lattonWhat w wWhat
What hat to do he knew not t but b tt after tnefuneral tnefuneraltwo t the eL funeral funeralwhen nernl nernlwhen
when the W9IIPUl who owned t1Jmuse tl e4t use 11 ix Aieh IItlh the thetwo thetwo
two Iud I ud1i1 lived d told him hi that unless ho could pay
board he laust leave he remembered the old mails mailsoffer In Inoffer wagsOfTer
offer and to him he went w nt at office oliCeMrryiug carrying a slate slatehowever s1alchowever slatehowever
however on which to write for he knew that thll unless unlesshe unlegJrpJPfNt unlesshe
he kp kgpt JrpJPfNt W ip tr iht J jtioa tio > c < r being ing deaf I1 and a dumb tie tiecould necomd accould
could not n t secure or keep the position positionKow posltionNfw positionAqw
Kow Nfw old 01 < 1 Gormley merely pretended t to be a law lawyer htwrer w wyer ¬
yer fag n order rdcl to avert the curiosity of Hs h s neighbors neighborsand z neighborsand eiglibOSand
and prevent questions being asked askedMany askedaay askedMany
Many aay a lawyer lw er has pretended prete ed before this th 8 to be a awizard awizard awizard
wizard but this was doubtless the first time s a real realwizard realwizard realwizard
wizard made > believe to be a lawyer and almost almosteverybody almosteverybody almosteverybody
everybody around Cosmos Terrace Tcrr thcaght the aft the theuld theuldmal uld uldman uldm
man m really was what w at he pretended to 1 be OOi > axl but hun hundreds hundreds hundreds ¬
dreds of people knew him for the greatest And most mostadept mostadept mostadept
adept of conjurors and magicians whose hose magic magicspells magicspells magicspells
spells were marvelous in their potency potencySo
So many callers came every day that he really reallyneeded IoolJya reallyneeded
needed a boy y since the little dwarf who need u id to toopen 10open toopen
open the door d Or r lead died and the idea of a deaf and anddumb anddumb nd nddumb
dumb Soy 60 who wouldnt be forever listening at the thekeyhole thekeyhole thekeyhole
keyhole as the dwarf had done was very pleasant pleasantHe
He smiled a warm welcome when Tommy appeared appearedand
and wrote on his slate that he wanted the job jobHe jobHe jobHe
He showed Tommy Tomm his rooms told him he must mustdust mustdust mustS
dust the dried crocodiles bats lizards owls stuffed stuffedsnakes stuffedtmakes stuffedsnakes S
snakes and toads that stood or hung all about al ut the thedimlylighted thediD thedimlylighted
dimlylighted diD 7lichted rooms with their green eyes glaring gMringathim at athim athint
him keep the books all Ii neatly arranged bring br DC coal coalfor coalfor coalfor
for the grate nil the lamps make the beds wind windthe windthe windthe
the clock and tend the door Wlien peoplecame peoplecameasking people came cameasl cameasking
asl asking DfP for a lawyer he was to tell them that MrGormley Mr MrGormley MrGorml
Gormley Gorml was far too busy to bother about any moreBents moreelienta more moreclients
clients but when they asked to see the Protoplasmic ProtoplasmicAdviser Proto ProtoplasmicAdviser l + smic smicAd
Adviser Ad Hr or even said he e should they happen to ask askfor askfor askfor
for the wizard admit them at one Y You ou will ill sleep sleepdown sJeepdown sleepdown
down bee on the sofa he added for many j H ij 1a 1ucome 1acome l lome
come to see we loiig Jo g after miln xnidmght minAhtin ¼ htin in fact af a f TaIl afrhour 1illlOUreencl TaIlhoursand
hour lOUreencl and you en must IlK sleep where you will feel feel1Iiien feel1Iiienkno feelttheikuoddn them themknocking >
knocking kno kuoddn J D as yeu cant hear hearAnd hearJI hearA11faIaslrer
A11faIaslrer And JI rl rememW he said last alit of all a1Jbwt but most mostimportant mOltimpot moatimport
important never JI ftr tell anybody what you sassy fe here in inthis intbis inthis
this house o1JlC or o evil will befall you evil that will be befar befar befar
far wars than being deaf d and dumb dumbTommy i iTommy 1ToJlllQl
Tommy nodded as if nothing was farther from fromhis fromhis fromhis
his thoughts but inwardly he trembled at the idea ideaof ideaof ideaof
of being office boy to a wizard which it was 7eryplain very veryplain ery eryplain
plain was the old mans profession professionHowever professionHowever professionHowever
However it wa wu a means of his making a living livinghe livinghe livinghe
he thought and he made up his mind to remain as asdeaf udeaf asdeaf
deaf as an adder and as dumb ss s an oyster which whichat
at present was not difficult for his voice was still stillgone stillgone stillgone
gone He e sat down crow in i a chair cbairlw by the t tt door where he hecould hecould hecould
could look but outo of a narrow sjcie aIe window and see seewho seewho seewho
who came on the stoop stoopAt stoopAt stoopAt
At soon the wizard sent him to o a restaurant for forluncheon fnluncheon forluncheon
luncheon and Tommy saw that he would get enough enoughto
to eat and nd was happy He admired the old mans manstaste manstaste manstaste
taste too for be ordered two ham sandwiches five fivecream A1orea fiveroe
cream roe puffs two napoleons and a pie pie for lunch lunchTommy lunchfoDUll7 lunchTommy
Tommy saw that life in that house would certainly
be worth living liY Dg besides he realized that many won wonderful wonderful wonderful ¬
derful things might mi ht happen there too find nd as he was wasaware WASaware wasaware
aware that an office boy generally learns a great greatdeal goreddea1hout greatdeal
deal dea1hout about the business with which he is eonnectoj eonnectojhe
he determined to pick pic up any ny stray stra bits of wizardly Wizard Wizardknowedp
knowledge that he might get hold of ofMany ofaDT ofMaur
Many aDT a strange min and woman came to that thathouse thathoUf8 thathouse
house and as all considered Tqpuny Tq amy deaf and dumb dumbthey duml1th87 dunithey
they never hesitated to talk before him although A1 1ou h allturned all allturned aUt1llDeCl
turned their backs so that be could not see their theirlips t1t theirlips ir irlips
lips move as the wizard bade them which wl clt often oftencaused oftencau oftencauaed
caused cau d the boy to almost choke to death as he tried triedto triedto
to restrain his grins grinsWonderful grinsWonderful grinsWonderful
Wonderful things th Dp he heard awful plots were werehatched wereJatched werebatched
hatched there for the 1lJIdoi
undoing of men and even evenkingdoms evenkingdoms evenkingdom
kingdoms for people came to see ee Wizard Gonaley Gormleyeven Gonaleyeven
even even from Arabia Hungary Mesopotamia Thibet ThibetBurma ThihetBurmo ThibetBurma
Burma and Heligoland Pundits from the Punjaub Punjaubin
in India sears ers from Persia magi from rm Siam Siimadapts Siunadepts Siamadepts
adepts frem Atlantic City Cityeloirvoyants clairvoyants from Har Harlem IT IlsrIcm u u10m ¬
lem and Paterson P 1l and palmists Pt IDists from Palmyra cawe caaureto caweto c e eto
to him ml meiiof m F of s ail 1 ranks iJ1B1l plenipotentiaries potentiaries ambas ambassadors amM3sadars amba3sadora ¬
sadors aixbuads a1 tounds rajahs rabbis legatees regents regentspashas regentgpas1ss regentspasuas
pashas dons grand commanders deans muftis a ati
v c c
J = r f yHFJ T JD toL1fE t ODD DRdG f4 < 401V 01Y BlfAfjJ BRCA Sotf SO TrAi1I 1 VI r DIl4 T TPJF 1J CHI ciIfLDREN DRI i P ILA 4y D l hI7 ITHHl ITHHlaI f H Hf HHIM HIM
aI b > I L Siti
mirals m ral effdnflia ia anacorporals ftn eorPorals orp rn all n flocked to see s the themyslorious
Y Ymysterious
myslorious man and they all bowed humbly before beforeTommy beforeTom1 beforeTommy
Tommy Tom1 JY seekingadmittance seekin6 dinittanCe but ut that afe never made madehim m madehim d dhim
him feel ieelproudat proud at all allHpTCi allRflw allwpnot
HpTCi wpnot notlikemost not like most office boys he had sense senselThe sense senseThe
The wizard Had n d a1 a libraryof library libr3 of oibOClks books b s whicb whichtaf whichafter after er a atipo atimo atuna
tuna timo ho alto allowed wed the boy to road roadt ct least east ho permitted permittedhim pennl permittedhim Hed Hedhim
him to select certain volumes but gradually he be became became became ¬
came came careless and Tommy 1o y managed to read many manyof mnn1of many manyof
of his most cherished books of magic containing containingrecipes contai containingrecipes i g greaipes
recipes for spellsand spells fan and charms of the greatest greatestpotency gr greatestpotency atest atestpotency
potency so so the books bo ks said but nearly all that th t he hexead he1end horead
read seemed like theverieet thi eriest humbug to Tommy TommyPleas
i iFleasEJgs t tFleas
Pleas FleasEJgs IggSi toads eyelashes snakes tearscat tearscatwhiskers tears cats catswhiskers cat catwhiske
whiskers sj elephants hairs bats claws snakes sn k s liz lizards lizards lizards ¬
ards scalesangleworms blood bees tongues and andflies nndHies andflies
flies kneejoints seemed to him Ji mtobet to be silly > objects objectsto
to us use in summoning the demons of magic magic butsuch butsuchseemed but suchseemed such suchseemed
seemed to be the most frequently used Stillhe Still ha diligently dili diligently d li ligently ¬
gently studied all he gained a chance to read of orthese ofth ofthese
these th o books bo ks thinking it all allmightcome might cone in handy handyBomevtimbi handYBCme handyfcinetime
Bomevtimbi BomevtimbiHeiisVd BCme fcinetimeHetasea < tim timlie
HeiisVd lie i1s d to practice on the cat cat50metiipes sometimes whenhis when whenhis vhenhis <
his master in sterwlls was absent and I rust ust say ssysomeof some soheof ofthe ofthedreadfulsounding thedreadfulsounding the thedreadfulsounding
dreadfulsounding spells which he used useddrove useddrovebcr useddrovebcralmost drove heralmost her heralmost
almost into fits ts But nothingworse or or moreimport rmoreimportant more moreimportmade import important
ant eve over h happened ppened and hesupsed he suRpnsed thathe tha eh bad badmade fl flm8
made m8 e some mistake or orot other cr in m pronouncmthe pronouncmthewords pronouncing the thewords t twordsWhenyou
words wordsWhenyou When you you think thl1 k of ifr It such suchvordssAgrpll suchvordssAgrpllopinaritopious prdsis3 prdss grpll grpllopinari r lf lfopinaritopious
opinaritopious opinari topio or or DillimazbpHoli both bothrof of wKich wKichwereSiilthese whtca whtcawereiiithese lii liiw6rc
wereSiilthese w6rc ihese books might easily be mispronounced mispronouncedby D1 spronounc d dby
by anybody anybodyThe anybodyThewizard anybodyTlrewizard
Thewizard The wizard had manycurious little boxes contain containng COItaining containing ¬
ing ing ng Hindoo machinery that whizzed and buzzed m mside in inside inside
side and these Tommy often tried triedto ° to experiment experimentwith experimentWith experimentwith
with but never n ver succeeded in getting them to go and andlie andlie andl
lie l > e finally come to the conclusion that they heldbugs held heldbugs heldugs
bugs ugs or something that only Gormley could start off offBottles offBottles offBottles
Bottles of manycolored fluids were everywhere everywherein
in the closets but Tommy although he often tried triednever triednever txiedrefer
never couldinduce could induce the cat at to take any of the con contents contents contents ¬
tents of ttse The wizard often gave little phials phialsof
of these fluids to his visitors and after a time timeTommy timeTommy timeTommy
Tommy arrived at the conclusion that they were werepoisons werepoisons werepoisons
poisons but he now hadbeen had been so long with the wiz wiaard wizard wizard ¬
ard that he considered it none of his business whom whomhis whom11is whomhis
his master poisoned as long as he still bought cream creamcakes creamcakes creamcakes
cakes pie doughnuts dou hnuts bolivars and ice cream for forevery forevery forevery
every meal Much can be forgiven a kind master masterOne m masterOne ster sterOne
One winter night after Tommy had been asleep asleepwith asleepwith asleepwith
with the cat snuggled 5nug led close to him for o more than thantwo tlmtwo thantwo
two hours he heard a gentle knock upm up > n the door doorand doorand doorand
and opened < it t to admit a woman whose face was wusfearsoman wassfearsome
fearsome and and 1d awfuL awfuLMr a awfulMr ul ulGonnJev
Mr Gormley appeared at once and greeted his hisvisitor lisvisitor hisvisitor
visitor with W 1h great ceremony calling per er his dear
Mrs NiteskTteT Nimsktt NimskttfUld and meet most wonderful wizardess wizardessas wizar essn essnas
as well as s mighty enchantress and deep student studentof studa t tof
of tha O Occult ult whatever that means and Tommy Tommysaw Toin y ysaw
saw at once naa that she must ust be somebody somebodYveryim somebodYveryimportant veryim veryimportant very im imortaat ¬
portant indeed indeedShe IndeedSheoo indeedShelookedhard
Shelookedhard She Sheoo lookedliard edhftrd at himbut him but his master whispered whisperedvifh wh whisperedt4 1 > r d dh
t4 her h t thathe a o was but g po poor deafgnd deaf and dumb tbiDJi thin thinuith
with few wits about Mm and then Tommy knew knewthat kIi knietthat W Wthat
that something was to be heard The Th two went into
Mr Gpranlesys Gorm1etsprivato private consultingroom and Tommy To
laid his ear to the door at once onceMrs onceNit06l onceMrs
Mrs N3teskiter 2 Nit06l toskiter ter who was a famous witch from t m a
furdistant country explained why she had calledat called calledat nUcda
at a such au < J an hour otJr She said she had in her hcrcharbe charge a ntiful
beautiful tiful girl the daughter o the Emporor of o
I3 Buchu mhu who wo had b been jen carried away by the chief cook cookof cookof cookof
of tho palace a man who wished her to marry hid hidson hi hison hisson
son and who hoped to tothus thus compel the Emparors Emparorsconsaiit EmparorsCOllSQI1ti Emperorsconaenti
consaiit COllSQI1ti but now 110 mighty mi hhty magicians having been bqenomployixl beenomployild > qen qenmnplOlQ
omployixl by the Emperor to seek her the witch
fearedthat she mightnt might ift nt any moment be disco discosored discosoredand isco forod forodand crodand
and taken away thus depriving riving her of a large sum sumof sumof sumof
of money every year yearShc yearShe r rShe
She had isied l ieal all her arts to guard ard the boat beoAlpKirul beoAlpKirulgirl bet t fiil fiilgirl 11 11girl
girl but a he hwasin was in in great fear of losing l ing her r hj bsi bnw bnwnew tinie tinienew > c cnew
new aud unknown trick She eonfetss ccmfesWltfia1mH ccmfesWltfia1mHcontrivanceswere onfes Jt1 l t itt1ITliJ itt1ITliJco1Jtrivances I Icoutrivaneeswareprett
contrivanceswere co1Jtrivances coutrivaneeswareprett wore pretty 9 old and outpfdateaaia QutDfdntel and
j witched M MA Gdrmloy p rmloy to BS her hlrtl1P up tosome to so ome e nevidodges new newdodges new newdodges I
dodges dodgesAt dodgesgt t tA I
At A gt present prOM 1t the girLv girt girliVasi jwas guardedt rdeds by nn an n old ldand ldandfaithful and andfaithful andfaithful
faithful dragon hideous hid 1JjJ qapugh and 11dferc fercg crce 1 too but buthis 1Jt 1Jt11m buthis
his teeth were nearly all goneandhecdul gone and he cduldii < fuit t spit spitout spItouten spitoutenoughfire
out outen outenoughfire enough ugfreioJi fire to sli f M gas as s > she s e said1 said1fYou i iYou id idYou
< You ought ou n nwith lit to have hair e rio YJ feari fWar sr said Gorinlej ormIeyQne One Onewith Onewjth
with your wonderful ond Dful control con ol of NaturVforces NaturesforcesBOr Natur B f r es esEor 1 1Bor
Bor two twohundrej hundrejiVisaia hundrel years cars yhave jsom have defied every every rival rival0h nw1nOh rivalOh
nOh 0h my dear d arMr Mr Gormley 1 I am only a hundred hundredand hundredand hundredand
and forty nine ninelcried cried Ms Its 3Kteskiter NiteskitcrYes Ni kiter kiterY
< Yes Y s a mere girl g rll 1 replied the thewizar wizarJcL ICI Indeed Indeedyou Indeedyou eoe eoeyo
you yo you seem s m much younger but now let us s see what whatcai whatcal whatcan
cal can be done doneFYou 3Tou areafraid arc afraidthcymllY afraid theymay they may overcome overcomeyour oyercorueyom overcomeyour
your trusty u ty < did jiItD trdragon dragon ti h j s Voll V ell cl well l Bast ast time timeIisF timeI timeIsaw
IisF I alVhiIn Mmher him heE heseemcd eeme3 ver Ifvely lYaY find fierce f cr Nearly NeaiJygpttoe feaPJyq
gpttoe q of t me arid rid iJ1 indeed indeed emeavcl e d Iigmembar r i member mb that Ilot Ilpstthe Ilpsttheright I t tthe ttheright t11 t11r1ght
right tailof tailfoftnYcoat tail of my coat becai bee 4 eI eltwa5fltriH eIwas < w > asjatrifl ttrifleslon MQv in ingetting ing ingetting
getting g tting out of ofyourfront your frontward frontwardThe fronthard fronthardThe ntd ntdfhe t
The witch smiled s ed and sia siaHe i J t2i t2iHee
CII1e He always alwaysVa was a a1J plaji61trellowbutnowlie plalcfellow llo but nolie nolY els elsgettmg is isgetting isgetting
getting rusty in InhigJoInt his joints LHe ile guardsfhe girl gIr1v vary varywellbutI varywell ry ryw
wellbutI w well but I am amaafraidofsp ma afraid raidoS of JruEof tfae d of these tliesen new wnri animals animalsithe animalsthe 1l5 1l5th7
the th7 fambillicus f tambillicusthe mbilli u6 theskijn83ix skinlsrx or o the raamatagcthat raamatagcthatI rBlmatagthatInear raamatagthathhear
I Inear hear about now nowand arid tti then 3nthepapers 3nthepapersAl tn the papers papersimagination papersA
Al A iny4jI1tioDS inv tions my dear t + madam ma am of of an impairedd impaireddimagination p8irpd p8irpdIma
imagination Ima 1atlon I dont believe be bell le a in 111 any of ofthemBut ofthemButwe fliem But Butwevilhnake
wevilhnake we will 11 make i sa safe by plats plll t wJlli i her r bGyondd8Dger bGyondd8DgerrNow beyond t thands danger dangerNow
Now donttbmk dont think that iatIij11 It11let t hQI out ofmy
7 hands cried the witch excitedly exq y I shall DivOI neveipart never neverpart DivOIp
part p rt with her herou herYou f fYou
You ou need not We wrllfoliangolser il mt 6hQ1Jge hanelierinioa er intoagold into a old olda ld ldf
f sh hiin in a bowl boo 11 Thatt D hat W will k kb h her e rsoo socareiono Ir e o n Qi 1 14il Ithink
think 4il A ftshsi h 1ie8lta1b a shall 111 r i Wt day bt bta butagif
a agif Jgrlby by JJif fghi h fbrp ft > ate f ai sf1 eall maKe hea he hea
a fisher Shoranytlllnge1teLalli1h anything els elsrHow elseall spume spumeBow time timeow
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Bow ow raI is this to tobe be dowel one asked ask the witch and andTommy andTommu andTommy
Tommy flattened himself himselfto to the dp door or in his eager eagerness e eager eagerneon ger gerI16S ¬
ness to hear the reply
Here is i the charm You Y u begin 1 by b saying
Just then Tommy bumped against the door and andboth andboth andboth
both of them heard the slight noise He sprang away awavas nW1Vas awayas
as he heard the wizard rising and when Gormley GormlayOpened Gormleyopened Gormleyopened
Opened the door Tommy was fast ast asleep apparently apparentlyat appar nt1v nt1vat
at the end of the hall so he shut the th door dQo > and said saidMust
Must Must have been the cat for the boy is asleep
After that he was constantly on the lookout for forthe forthe forthaj
the recipe re ipe in his masters books but the nearest near st he hecame hecame became
came to it was a sPell short and very silly in sound soundthat soundthat soundthat
that was guaranteed to undo u o any and all magic magicchanges magicchanges magicchanges
changes of the sort provided however that it was wasuttere1 wasutterq4 wasuttered
uttered in the light of a full moon When he came cameupon carne carneupon cameupon
upon this is occurred to him that it would be a good goodspoil goodspell goodspell
spell to learn by heart as after all allJt it it might come in inhandy inh8ndI inbandy
handy some time timeOf timeOf timeOf
Of course he was too young to think of delib deliberately deliberately deliberately ¬
erately seeking out the Emperors daughter r and res rescuing rescuing rescuing ¬
cuing her herfor for he knew that was a deed for a hero herobut herobut herobut
but some time perhaps when he grew up he might mightcome mightcome j jcome
come upon such another poor girl and save her from froma
a witch So he promptly wrote down downth the spell which whichttVnU whiahtent
ttVnU Sttent tent I IHORllr
C o D 0 KLO K L O OHo IX IXHe IliHe
He went about repeating repe tinthis this to t himself 1nseli until untilitubacame untilitb untilitbecame
itubacame itb came a habit and several seve 1 times ai he muttered mutteredit
it almost audibly tho Q wizard shouted ut him and andasked andaS andasked
asked aS ed him if he was trying to talk but fortunately fortunatelyold
old Gormley was himself growing grOWlDg owing very deaf and so sohe soho soho
ho never overheard his office o ce boy else there therewou1d therewou1dhave wouldhave would wouldhave
have been trouble then and there thereOne thereOne J JOne
One day ds a magnificaftt magn magni fie iccsnt it carriage carria e stopped at the thedoor thedoor thedoor
door and a map attired in furs entered He was the
Prime Minister of the Emperor of Buchu and he
had come to ask for Wizard Gormleys help in find finding finding findlug ¬
ing the lost Princess Gormlev was ton smiles smiIps1 and andAssured andssure andSssured
Assured ssure d him that t A t he certainly cetll lyvoul wouldassist wo uld d assist a i t l him h iinr Im in inj inway
way 83 j po possible iibIb la t but tfat f dtfttl n i i would w ul rake thk some sQ some e time timew timewl c cw
wl w w e erg id fio ao e was prcreTed prcreTediy fcr eJ eJc
c iy noiv now Hcarfi tji1 tb name 111l11l of QfJhc Jhc PrinceiIcb Prince PrinCCn
n rfcn h vas Elitim ColinsT t cli i Alberta AJb hlberta rta F1 Flora rn Adclina AdclinaViolet
Violet Viol t August1tlt Angus jat It sounded soun e to him l 1k lke q one of t na hIt 1
aoroslios they theygiv8 give prizes for in the papers but butstill b1lt b1ltstill batstill
still it gave gav gave him some idea of what ari ft important importantperson import impotantperson pt ptperson
person a princess is He also wroto allthe ll the namesdown names namesdwn nsme3d9
down d9 YD oiv o on the MI11ft same paper p p r with his favorite spellI spell spellThe sp ll
The I be Minister went away sway having secured many many fine Onenomigee finen fineproini
proini n nomigee i iEtsomGormlQyv aomn1 r none of which as Tommy Tommyknew Tommyknew Tommyknew
knew would be performed d for he was wnsreirlJy really m inleague mlqaguewith m1Foague
lqaguewith league with Witch Nitoskiter Nitoskiterair Niteski er er1limgnt
air 1limgnt a1 night the wizard was was w as takensick taken sick suddenly suddenlyand suddenlyand suddenlyand
and as morning dawned cold andpale andi > E le he told Tom Tommy Tommy Tommy ¬
my that unless he could get some medicine from fromMrs fromMrs fromklrs
Mrs 2Hteekiter before the next ne day he would be bedeajL be1P bedead
dead < 1P Tommy said that thathe he hewould would go after it itllt at oncerather once once onceflher
Blather rather flher he e wrote to o that effect effe t on his slate and andthjs 311dW1Ztttd andt
thjs t e wizard after thinking awhile awhiletold told him to get getxfjfcdyflt getr1idyIt getretdyIttuokTommy
xfjfcdyflt retdyIttuokTommy took tookTommy Tommy only five minutes and then thenaStarJirecalvingthe thenrre thenarrecetvnrgthe
aStarJirecalvingthe rre eiving the directions for the journey hur hurriada hurripdxway hurraed
raed riada ripdxway sway ray It tookthe tOok the train four hours to reach reachdwelt rcacht reachtlit
tlit t rtownin town in wlii which hshe she dwelt and he hastened at athe 2tt ather
Wj t jfo her house ho eiwhich which he a knew b by its tall stoo stoop of ofBiisstfor ofD ofrassforofthis
Biisstfor D rassforofthis for of ftll1s this the wizard had told him He rangthobell rang rangthe rsn rsnthoQUhalf
thoQUhalf the thobell hall half expecting to see the dragon waiting waitingOifc waitingoflLt
< Oifc oflLt Jjt door d oI but but1he the witch opened it herself her lf Tom Tominy Tomw Tommy
my > iny > w Wrote out his message and waited in the hall hallwhile hellwhsle
while 1 le she h went for the medicine He peeped into intothe intothe intothe
the parlor but saw no goldfish anywhere He liz lisHfcriehoping lbn
Hfcriehoping n a hoping hopingtoh tohear toh ar the thedragon dragon snort but beyond beyondsc beyondscum
sc s scum fttjijg M a asort assort sort of3 of fb burnt > urnt rnt smell he discovered no clue cluea cluett cluetwhere
twhere a tt < Jwhere tiVdread t e dresd creature was kept kepthent keptiTcvent
fitrwent hent away awaywith with the medicine me i inefilld filled with a deep deepregret deqpregret deepregret
regret at not seeing the dragon but of course course he hedared hedared redared
dared not ask the witch anything about it yet he hewas bewas hewas
was overjoyed that at last he knew where the Emperors Em Emperors Emp ¬
perors p Qr7s daughter with the full list cf names was wa wac waxconfined
1 mined c When he returned to t his home he foundoldGormley found foundold fouudoldG
oldGormley old oldG Gormley rm1 at 1t t his i last gasp gasp but he e eagerly grabbed grabbedthe gr grabbedtha bbed bbedthewttclrs
the thewttclrs witchs medicine and gulped it down downIt downIt downIt
It finished 1 1is ed him in a twinkling for it itwasdc3illy itwasdc3illypoison itwas was deadly deadlypoison deadlypoison
poison that she had sent him 1 im purposing to destroy destroyhiIDbeCJ
Mm hiIDbeCJ because e he shared her secret He turnedgrce turnedgrceas turned green greenas
as grass in a minute and ftndTommv Tommy knew that he was wasdone wnsdone wasdone
done hlor for so he ran for a real doctor It was of no nouse nouse nouse
use He tie was stone dead deadAnd deadkdTonuny deadAnd
And kdTonuny Tommy was out of < a job jobButafter jobDutafter jobButafter
Butafter a few days he discovered that the w1 w1ardhad wiz wizard riz rizard
ard ardhad had no norelations jrelations relations at all and he determined det ned to tocontinue tocontinue tooontinue
continue the business himself Therefore he had hadsome hnJsom hadsome
some cards printed as follows followsTOMMY followsTOIDIY followsTOMMY
TOMMY FRAME FRAMESuccessor FRAMESuccessor FRA1EESuccessor
Successor to Wizard Gormley GormleyOGUIT GorinleyCOULT GormleyQCQULT
dome O < m e Early and Avoid the Rush jg i
Terrace etf etfAnd 1ff 1 1c 1Ana
1 IS Cosmos OosmosTerrace OosmosTerraceAnd 0
And the same he put in inall all ll the papers as welloInfJhow wellSomehow well wellSomehow
Somehow in spite of his enticing cards and hi hinevspaper his hi1ne hisnewspaper
newspaper nevspaper ne aper advertising Tommy To nmy did very little busi business busin bustntsabeoause ¬
n ntsabeoause ness bacause aU the customers who came looked at athimonce athim athiiiionce
himonce him hiiiionce once and then wentaway vent away muttering Too Tooyoung Tooy Tooyoung
young y young ng I He soon realize realizea that a wizard izard withoutwrinkle without withoutAvxinkles withoutwrlnkl
wrinkle wrlnkl a and nd a long vhitebeard could do little with withsuch withsuc1i withsuch
such pfojile nnd m nd pretty soon he had used up allthe allthemoney all altthemQiney the theInQhey
money InQhey fhat fl1ntGormley Gormley had left in his desk so he felt feltobliged ieltob1iged feltobliged
obliged to give up trying to wiz wizAfter wiz4fter wiz wizAfter
After a day of starvation for he did not like li to torun torun torun
run into debt at the cakeshop he decided to apply applytothe applyto
tothe to the old witch Niteskiter for a position as office officobo officeboy officebOl
bo boy bOl private secretary or night watchman any of ofvhioh ofloh ofeuhioh
vhioh loh would suit him and he heielt < felt qualified for uli uliof xIlof U Uof
of thin thinAs thamAse tbln1Asl1e
As Ase he had spent all hismoney hi money hehad he had to walk to toTiinbaltown toTimbaItown toTli
Tiinbaltown Tli ibaaltown where she Jiv lived d and He arrived there therefootsore thorofootsore therefootsoreand
footsoreand footsore and hungry U1JIgry but confident confidentShe confidentshe confidentShe
She looked at him in pretended surprise when ho hoappeared hoftPpqJed hoappeared
appeared at her door and wrote on his slate that thathis iliathiB thathis
his muter was dead and buried but she could not notavoid notftV notavQiclshoning
avoid ftV avQiclshoning 4 showing ho ing her joyful relief After he had asked askedherJ a askedherr kcd kcdherhI
herJ herr > r a position ROsitionIte she reflected refle et ed for a aume time and final finalwiis f finally I1 al ally
ly Eilfi r that be might atWid at to her furnaq rjlr rjlrr iliA iliArcsl
rcsl r 01 o the winter iutel butbi but ijt m e sprju P J sbt 1ma au she shewns sheww
wiis wns ww s going to Atlantic Cry Cryis where tEa people belie belieia believe believeill
ia witches and spftokg jPQQ and vhre wh > re mousy is plenty Plentyi
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How e0 He 8 Turntcl Turn urns His H if s Know Knowledge Knowl Knowledge ¬
l ledge dge to Good Account ccount and andRescued andRcscif an anescue
Rescued Rcscif escue d a Beautiful eaatl a Princess Princessfri raitcests raitcestsru
i irl
fri ru fiar rl itaremPtoy employ Tommy T IDmfouDd fond that that ilie iaf wa wu wasnekk nefcill nefcillroses no U Uroes R Rroses
roses roses nor was pie a fjefuent BIluent visitor Ti itor to thfrhe that hose hosea1 GU6eJ 69 6933o
a1 33o J > iow tfowr w r re totted the de death th of o Gormley morthmn morthmna mr mrcv more to too
a cv gr r As s rOiave drave said Mrs KiteaJdter ll bad 4 a brsfe brsfeStot br brtobnlJr t tsfobp
sfobp Stot tobnlJr B bVae br every ev y bit of it i steps Bte rails Diaandam and andaTh aTj j jEomniy Mid Mido
Eomniy o y was ordered to polish it t and Dd keep k kee it itli itlshEJiI1rlthough pot potishsd
li ishsd KBaMthough although it ivss vas as green as as grasswMttxhVtr grasswMttxhVtrreived gr grace fw rohen nW hda hdarived r rrtlved
rived reivedIt rtlvedItw rivedIt
It Itw was as not long longbeforeTomiDy before Tommy became acq a acquainted acquaintedpth l1a wain nitd nitdY1Q
i pth itli the mangy old dragon although althoughrJ1 altho he nevecjMlr nevecjMlrfjie never neverthe
the rJ1 goldfish until he had obtained udmissioh 1dmin iwsfli iwsflithd ia1the
the th dragon house which was in the th rear rear wn wn11nim wers wi jf idle idleanimalremained lyennimalremained
animalremained 11nim l remained neatly coiled c iIed up aU the thetUM thetUMIt role roleIt
It came about in this th a way The d dragon drft on u uplained had oosn oosnplained 00IJ1 00IJ1plained
plained of beingawfully being awfully bothered by flees e8 and anddra anddragonfleas da dagonfleas dtacgonfhas
gonfleas as you may perhaps per P8 know are far biggest biggestand bi biggeaand 9 9and
and bite biteharder harder than ordinary fleas e and Tomoty TOJDDtypd TOJDDtypdRivisod To miaiyhatl miaiyhatladvised ul uladvised
advised the use u e of insectpowder When the tl Ie dra dcpgen dcpgenbegged drfigenjegged n nbegged
begged him to get some Tommy took aonMef 101M efh efhown fl l lown a aown
own money and bought ten bottles Ho scattered HUer seMteredt seMteredtyelItrw Ae Aeyellow ihyuII
yellow yuII v dust well over the dragon whe almost seamed satedsedhis seamedhis ed edhis
his head a off in the cloud that t was focaaad but it itkilled itkilled itbilled
killed every ev erory XY flea in a twinkling f fYOu
You may may be sure the dragon had none non but the theldndost tJwkindest t1I t1Ikindest
kindest feeling for Tommy after that and 1 he al allowcd 1 1lowed 1lowed
lowed him to enter his house hou e at any time so that thatsoon be besoon hisoon
soon saiv saw the beautiful be utif l goldfish g Oldfish slowly swzmaringabout swinur swimming swimmingabout Dg Dgabout
about in a big bowl He never said anything about aHutthe aboutthe aboutthe
the girl although he knew that t at at night nightsf e took teekher tookher Meekher
her ov OV11ijhftPe n shape for the dragon never aHowedhim anowJh to toenter toenter4ft toenter
enter enter4ft after r dark Of course he e often oftenthoudrtof thougktt thougkttofthe thougkttoftheI of the theHorum theforum 11
forum I korum spell but as it w wa was s tmolese ueeI eseapt eseaptat tIJI tIJIat
at f fulllnoon full ulllinoon moon he never dreamed drcaD ed of saying as ring it i itOne t t0he J JA
A = One e daytIiewitch day the witch was at at home aniijHUBpane a an Ll au D ed < ltd ltdi tcc tccJiick tqpick
i pick > ick up one of Tommys T mmys business busin cards oartiiVh cardWhy V =
7 Why Vh thats a neat ne t card she cri cried d fWho nho o gflfg gflfgUP e 1 yup 1up
UP upci r rL
ci i L did id replied replied the boy 00 forgetting forgett ng himself h for fo a amoment SmomoIit qmoment
moment momoIitVhy momentWhy
1 Why you can talk I she cried criedYes criedYas criedYes
Yes somehow my voitga came to ma this tbi morn morning momin mornlug
in lug after eating raw rawonions onions replied lied Tommy To ToThprernust ToThera
Thpra Thprernust must be some magic in onions onionsIll onions shec sheciped shecipedTil > jed jedTi
Ill Ti look into it But sal say you em to be pra4y pra4ysnarji pr pr6JDlrt r rsmart
smart perhaps you ou can devise a scheme ch to make mttkebusiness mkebus makebusiness
business bus ness pick up a little I am nmnrag runn running Ig behind baMaddreadfully QohiDdmeadfully behinddreadfully
dreadfully lately latelyYou latelyYou
You ought to toadvort advertise se said Tommy ItGetyo ItGetyopicture Getyoar Getyoarpicture Get goes goespicture
picture in the papers and have people talk about pbouyolL aboutyou bou bouyopP
yopP yopPI you V VI
yolLI I never had hadmy my picture taken she e said theaght theaghtfully tJieuPtuUN thougbtfully
fully fullyPll fullyI uUN uUNI
I haveJormleys have Gormle s c camera up u tam taixesaidTom taixesaidTomP11 l mr
Pll tako it It I have an idea 1 Why not have a picture platuraof
of yourself standing by the dragon Yes and a better b bet better t tier ¬
ter still right in the dragons open mouth 1 That Thatwill Thatvill Thatwill
will make people talk Allthe All the papers Will be glad gladto gladto
to print it I am sure sureSotihat sureSotbat sureSothat
Sotihat night the witch having hidden hiddentbs the thitF Prin Princess Princess n ¬ I IceSs
cess ceSs in the cellar they went out to the dragonhouse dragonhouseand dr8 < < on house houseandsha
and andsha she climbed up and stood in his bi open mouttrying mouthtrying mouth mouthtrying
trying to look as pleasant leasant as possible possibleTommy possible11ommy possibleTommy
Tommy arranged his camera camerafixed fixed the thef foousdiw foousdiwaside f 00113 C1 dew dewaside dJMaside
aside the slide and then lighted the flashlight which whichlay w aihiohlay ieh 04 04lay
lay piled up in a tin plate on the table It went off offwith offwith offwith
with a dazzling blinding blindingsizz sizz and so great so sud sudden suddel1 sudden ¬
den was w was s the flash that the frightened dragon gulped gulpedin
in terror and before he could catch his breath be heswallowed beswallowed beswallowed
swallowed Mrs Niteskiter NiteskiterFor I IFor IFor
For a moment mom nt he choked and gasped trying try ng hard haidto hA hAto hardto
to cough her up again but the tbeeifort effort wauuseless wauuselessShe was W1IIIShe useless uselessShe
She was down for good and all aIII I The dragon dra n looked lookedguiltily lookedguiltily lookedguiltily
guiltily at Thomas but the boy said saidIts saidIts saidIts
Its all right ri ht Poppikins tTh 1 1U That at was the dragons dragonsname dronsname dragonsname
name Shes gone andgood and good riddance to her Docfc Docfctry Donttry T Ttry
try any more to get her up or you may injure jure yjo y you youaesophagus u uaesophagus c coesophagus
aesophagus Ieep = eep ee A cool and try todigest to digest her herHow herHow heri herHoev
i How about that girl I asked the dragon dragonsud s and anddenly d ddenly I Idenly
denly Shes in III the cellar cellarCall cellarlOaIl cellaraCall
lOaIl Call her up said Tommy Tomm and when the P Prince Princecame Princescame inceta incetacame j
came came up p > in fear and trembling she was amused arced m iilJd tosee to tosee tosee
see a handsome boy instead of the dreadwjtcb dreadwjtcbTommy drstd e 7 watch wifehI watchTommy
I Tommy told her what had happened and shewept she wept wepifor weptfor r
for joy joyNow joyNow
Now I can go go home I hope 1 she said saidThe saidThe i iThe
The dragon looked at Tommy who at once ClDai ClDaiSure id idSure
Sure You go home just as soon as I Ican oan anmt make mannathe makethe w wt
the t c spell well work to change a lgo you into a girl l all > t1i t1itime lie ftatime lietime
time timeAnd timeA
And A 1d yoU you are a wizard wiz rd too r cried the a aI aIThe jiraigiai jiraigiaiThe n nhe
The he best ever retprned Tommy T mmy and threat threatestchanger 8i j0at j0atest t testcnanger
est estcnanger changer you ever saw I could turn t yen y uantio iirro ilt an aaold anold anold
old haywagon right now if I wanted to toThe toi toiThe o oT1
The T1 e dragon df glJntr8IDbl trembled so that his iron iron well swlijSs Ji JitJea ral raltle8 rittWI
tle8 but buthe ha could eou d not speak k Tommy ledcess led iiJria iiJriacess rri rric
cess c Sslntothe into the house and told her she WM to t r be s ha hamistress itmistress I Imistres5
mistress until he h could manage to fix tbf but bafithey ba1ithey butthey
they sat up talking until the sun rose and ancrs sndsttiy sndsttiyshe idd iddsh
she sh changed into a goldfish so suddenly get ii t he hehad hehad hehad
had to hurry to get her into the bowl before befo1di be ore she shedieM shedied
dieM di dThen Then he happened to look out of oft1M the window windowand wdewand w wanp
and lo 101 there was the full fuJlmoon moon shining ptlis tJ and andwhite andwhite andwhite
white in the western sky Instantly he said saidi N Cl a aHOi
lli I EE2TY PEENY TETCRY Tffl RY KLOO nOD llfii llfiiCODOKI tlitiiI 1 1C > >
I > CODOKI C O D o XI If I ou O u ate ateThe t1l9The a J JThe
The bowl fell to the floor witii wjth th a crahand er sh acid thera therastood therastood haastood
stood the Princess Editha lovelier lo 1ier than ever I Theyshook They Theyshook Theyshook
shook hands and just then the the dragon stock his bighead hishe hisheadin
head he headin din in saying sayingGnod
Gjpod morning mOlIl DC1 Ive thought over yom plan and andits andits an d dits
its all right We Ve will start a circus circusSo circuslSo circusSo
So thaPs what they did traveling at last all the theway thewayo theway
way to Buchu where Editha was restored to herfather her herfather heratheI
father who made Tommy a General and a Grand GrandDuke GrandDuke GrandDuke
Duke aswell ns well and they built a gorgeous J1iI Oua us gilded gildedhouse gildedhouse J
house for the dragon as those tho e creatures were onceworshiped once onceworshiped oocavorshipcd
worshiped in that land and are still miser muclThe cesprted cesprtedThe reape tot totThe
The dragon used to sit out on the steps ste p phouse < < of f tho thohouse thohoUse
house and all the children used to play pI withhim withhimfor with h hfox
for fo he heVas was very goodnatured and amiable amiableThey amiableThey amiableThey
They climbed all allover over him and made a toboggan toaeggauslide WHggous1ide tobogganslide =
slide of his smooth shining shin tail down the steps stepscrawled stepscrawled 1 1crawled
crawled into his great mou mouth and even stuck theirfingers their theirfingers theirn1Jgerl
fingers in his eyes without making him h I complain complainfor complaiusfor
for he dearly loved children Afterward when w > > en Tom Tommy T Temmy m mmy ¬
my grew lIP p and married Editha he came to live livewith Ji Jiwith fivewith
with them and atr atrTommy d for all I know he may be with them themstillU thpmsll themsill
sill Tommy is now the Emperor Empe ror of Buchu u and all allo allolJJ
o olJJ b 1u3jBeplc Jleeplc eeple adore 8do him because he drove out all alltneCi alltiroivrzards 1l 1ltHeYlznrds
tneCi tHeYlznrds izards and witches from the land and taught taughttjie taughCt11QchiIdren taughttheehildren
tjie t11QchiIdren children that they were all humbugs and an im impostors imp impesters ¬
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