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AWT AWonderful A Wonderful WonderittlOF t rt Tale Tale9F 1e 1eI
KCUE WCLE OLlViRwas OLIVER was smoking his pipe on the thek theP9rdt theppreh
U k porch vben hen the children ch n came home and he hewont h hcntJDdoors hhsent =
wont cntJDdoors indoors with withthem them for he was a mn mnwho m minwho l1
who 110 preferred to be with youngsters rouugsters un te1s rather rather than thanwith tllanwitl1 thanwith
with grownups grownuti As s eoon as they had ha taken their tlteirhats theirhate theirhats
hats and coats off they flocked around nd him and andaskcd andaskcdhim asked askedhim iiekeJlsitn
him all manner of questions as usual Finally in 11 Mabel Mabelinquired M Idabelinquired bd bdinquired
inquired inquiredDi inquiredDi4 inquiredDid
Di Did you ever see A fireeater Uncle > r ntle Oliver OliverTheres OlivcThe 4 4Theiwda <
Theres The a picture of one on a fence f ee down town townTea tov1ly tornYred
Tea y he replied and I knew one OM once upon a atime7 atime7t atune
time7 time7tiCDoes tune
iCDoes Doe be really 18 Dy eat ire fire P eked Tim Timutfo TimNo TimNo
utfo utfouTJ No Nok
uTJ k > e i what tdoe t does doe be dof dofJ do r J f fBIos i
J BIos w fire re from his month JIio1tJaHow monthWell
How How he do thatWell that i iVeII
Well I cant Cant exactly till n you He fiBs his mouth mouthwith mouthwith mouthwith
with cotton filled with some inflammable stuff like likeItcnzinr likeJ likehelidue
Itcnzinr J l1iu and be lights it keeping his mouth closed closedtight closedtight closedtight
tight BV that it t doesnt burn him and breath breatheahrG inp DIt inpihrongJi
ihrongJi t ahrG h his l s nose n Se When he gets ts his lungs full of ofair oia cfal
al air a = be just blows it out and that sends forth a flame flameIt ame ameIt
It is very e surprising how much fire he can send sendforth senJfortb sendtorth
forth forthWhy fortbcteesnt Why deesnt f eesnt it burn his HpsT lips t asked Mabel MabelHe MaheJHe MabelHe
He keep meppem em wet all the time It takes a lot of ofpractice ofpract1ee nFPraedee
practice to toLeco become an accomplished fireeater letme let letme letme
me tell tellVbat fu fuWhat
Vbat was u the mans name that you knewasked knewT knewTasked knew knewasked
asked TimFte Tim TimHe TimEre
He > wa was a boy bo and his name was w as Tommy Hunland Hun Haviland RaViland
land He learned the trick from his Uncle U e1e Fortner Fortnerwho Portnerwho ortner ortnerwho
who was w a great t performer on the piccolo is in a Ger German German German ¬
man band He never told me how it was done but butI
I hare read about ovtit it in a book bookDid bookDid bookDid
Did Tommy Totdan 0IImIy y Hkvilaad getjachP aetrie get richl 2 asked d Tim TimXot TimNot TimTot
Not bfr fireblowing but Le became wealthy w by bycaptarinjfihe bcapmn bycaptur
capmn captarinjfihe the Multipod the Elastic ifnltrpod ifnltrpodOn 1v1tipodOh 11 11Oh
On Oh wliats ta a Multipod I Never beard cf f that tI lie before liefore hefu
fore foreMultiped fu foreMulti Multiped Multi CI trodOh meant manyfooted manyfootedOk footecL I t
Ok 0 yo 7Oftmeaa you mean a centipede eutipederi eutipederOFF oeatipederOFF f fOFF i
No I mean mean a Mwttapod j uli pod wbiek waa was aa a all atthaal atthaalhiggerthaa aIIimalhigaer auimalhigget
higaer higgerthaa t haa an i elepbaat elep tat at 1eaotabis least ibis ow ditm waand waandit was ea eait and andit
it waa the only fat I et enshteard i i beard of 0 Ha iweovered iweoveredit
it in the island of fUJIJ1Ik TMrph away orf tbecoast t he coast t ast of ofAsia AfAsia f fAsia
Asia AsiauQh >
AsiaOh uQh Oh tell us all about it cried the children chi14h seiz seizing seizing iz izi ¬
ing i llg chairs and sitting 8 in in a circle around Uncle UncleOliver UneJeUliftr UncleOliver
Oliver UliftrYell OliverWell v vWell
Well I dou dons know as it i is a very interesting interestinghiory mterestiDgtory
tory began U Uncle eIe Oliver bemuse use its all Uabput allabputannss Uabputania about aboutrannlbais
rannlbais annss and pirates pil wrecked snips i fps piles of goldand gold goldand soldand
and pearls and awful a 1 animals in iii caves You Toowouldnt Youwoudat YouwoU
wouldnt woU t like that kind of a story storyOh lryJI lryJI01t
Oh certainly not said iin as be winked at athis athis athis
his sisters We We could not bear to listen to it He Hewiggled Howi Hewiggled
wiggled wi all n ov 0 owag r as be drew near to o his uncle unce who whowent whowent whowent
went on onYon ODYon onYou
Yon see thjs boy Tommy had a bad uncle named namedBill DaJDedBill namedBill
Bill Fortnejr as well as as the good Uncle Charley in inthe inthe inthe
the Thiteh B ttcb band a d eiidbo and aD lhelived be lived with Uncle Bill who whomade WDo1uade wboiaade
made him get up at four oclock in the morning to tobuild tohuildthe tobuild
build huildthe the fire bring b in the milk and do everything everythingthat
that he hedidnt didnt want wanttodo to do himself h Then all day he beCorked heworked herorkett
Corked in i l Uncle Bills lookingglass factory for ha hawas haW3 hawag
was W3 learning the trade tradeHe tradeJ
J He ae never received r any r pay however so he rare rarehad rarely rarelyhad rarclybad
had any n ipquey uiQueylo 1PQuex to spend S unless shis his Uncle C Charley Charleythe CharJerthe
the pifteolVphiiyer p gave pveit it to him The only fun funlie funhe funIn
lie liad IwtWQ was in inlemugsome l leanring oa rhngeonae some of the many tricks his bisrncle hisr hisIncle
rncle r ncl Charley knew Among them was this fire fireIatingyat fireatinat fireathaat
Iatingyat athaat which be 1s soon was w even evellmore more adept than thanIrsunde thanhg thanh
Irsunde IrsundeBut hg h s uncle UD4ieBut uncleBut >
But Uncle Bifl iJI caught ught him at t it H one one day < in the tbeshop thehop theslop
shop and gave PV8jur ajtnra a Ji licking t because We 1lSe the shop shopwasnt opwasnt slopvent
wasnt insured Fomy often of ihought t of running runningway runniognwaaDd runningway
nwaaDd way and going wits a circus or something of the tbekind thekind thekind
kind but just when he was really determined to tot blSC
lSC t i scape sea his uncle said to him himone one day dayJODIIIQ daysmmy
JODIIIQ iommy smmy I am going to make a salesman of you youTheres youThfre youi
Theres i a ship sailing to the Philippines and you youhal youBall YOUhall
hal go in her with i a lot of sample mirrors and andiy andry ad adi
i iy I Y to t 0 sell JI them over there where I am sure theyneed they theyneed
need 1 N them tOj thsE themOf i iOr
Of Vjgpne Tommy T was delighted de hted but ut be Hdut cidntshow < Hdutshow idntbowiif
show bowiif iTOee i fear his uueJewould node would see it and change changeuis
his mind He hastened h stened to get ready rea and next nc t day dayras dayas daysas
ras as on board the ship which was the Giddy Owl OwlAbs Owlf
f Abs Absecon con n and Dd commanded by Captain Dave ave Bar Barrett Ba Barett Barrett ¬
rett Here be befoand found that a huge packingcase p filled filledh filkdvith iJWith
vith ith h lookingglasses was as being placed in the hold boldHe holdUe holdlie
He paw his hi own name on the box and when lie went WOI1tto
to the capts captin = ia the latter asked him what was in iffthe inthe inthe
the box boxLookingglasses boxcLookinggas boxLookingglasses
Lookingglasses es replied Tom TomSTRANGE fomSTRANGE TornSTRANGE
Humph I wonder where ve 7e e can sell sen1 seilt lbemtBr lbemtBrpie eIal eIalIlc it itplc
pie dont wear clothes in the countries weriiiJEJjK weriiiJEJjKthey wei e jtj4 jtj4they iJ iJlbey
they dont don t need lookingglasses very mudr mudrWell mueWell mneflz mneflzWell °
Well that dashed poor Tommys To 3s hopes hopest ho pce pcethe lliht i it
the t lie start tart1tat but he made up his mind to try ajtjtfjul ajtjtfjulpossible a ashard ashardtosaiblo r45 r45jo8libll
possible to sell the mirrors As this was his fir 1irlIppc fi t tuppt t tupp
upp < > > rtunity to make his way in the world orad be de determined detcnnined deterlnmed ¬
termined to get rid of them even if he had to sell sellthem eUthem solithem
them at cost Little did didhe be imagine in what an anadtoaighing anH anatoms
adtoaighing H atoms manner he would dispose pose of them nor norihe nordie nordie
die price he would get getMcanwbik getJcanw getMeanwhile
Meanwhile ile be had nothing to do on board ship but butiiad bu butroad
road d and watch the great waves es and now and then tbeaeat theaat thencat
cat at tire e to amuse Captain Cpta D Barrett or the crew erew which whichyou whi whiltyou b bOU
you OU may iJe oe spe tickled them all vastly for it was wasout wasa
a wodderful brig to see t gJdIaCl1 ense flames proceeding
from a lads mouth without out harming him ia theleast the theleast th thleast
least leastSometimes leastSomotme leastJometimea
Sometimes when th the wind
n failed and the sea seav seaW seay
v alm 1m as a a millpond Tommy used u to fish fishof
tAp as < of the ship for the flyingti dying tish h but usual usnali
i H I v > were orc rc too warm to permit of that thatjipvrC that1OJti thattplu
tplu jipvrC k all ii cj oj the crew hid m tht shade of a sail sailvhilc sailth sailtoile
toile th lf aiuy auci Captain Barrnt urrftt rccliis reclined d beneath beneatham b bencatkawu < neatt neattawn
am awn g Matching wdchi Use ti fbii4itah iiigii i h circling butterfly
hfei h arot arolud IK nd die craft skimming over ov th t the water wat r like likegwillows lik likllow likeeitptllow
gwillows llow r sviftly s st iftly tJy darting aloft to t avoid the bly blyaud s1 s1and 1
and ever v > r hungry ngry catfish catfishvibe CJdis1hc cptshY1le
vibe 1hc disjppoihteii Ji8 pfnterl memr7 nenw of file t latter could couldic couldichear tc tcheXi lefleId
hear ii 1 tM tl < Li 1 > vbii hi ho i1 ruined iui d his hi prcv IH irC as a act actG T
as the tberleeptoned deeptoned bay of the great hulking dogfisb dogflsasii dogfisbslinking dogi sb sbsliJ
slinking sliJ sii iking along in the dark shadow of the ship and andsomefchaasthe andaometiDtes andsometimes
sometimes somefchaasthe the hewl of the seawolf Jar down in the thedepths tlude thedepths
depths de lurking there in i the hope of fall falling in with withsome withsame withsome
some iwndeping ilmdringSeaurchin seaurchin on an errand to his mormaid mor mormaid mor91n
maid faiin aiipmotlter aaother o r in in the seaweed forest f rest like likepClor likepClorJUl8JiN poor poorlamenpl poorlamen
lamenpl lamen Bed Riding Hood Sealions and sea seaiexesltoo seaiexes
iexes iexesltoo 1 tes oo too wftce W were Je down there in that slowheaving
deep as as well w WJlU6 l as seaelephants eaeleph nts and great seacows seacowswhosejnuSled seacowwh seacowswhose
wh whose whosejnuSled miff ed bellows could be faintly heard at attimes attin4es
times as they roamed across the wide fields of se secuQumbers seCUfIuntbersJind sea seaeuaumhrs
cuQumbers CUfIuntbersJind and nd seaanemones eaanemones anemo es growing there But
Tommy Toim rarely rarebeallht caught sight of any a11 of these t marine marinecieaturos marine marinecreaiurOi marinecroatatros
cieaturos cieaturosAt
At nj ht when the wafer was alight with glowing glowingphosphiwaK glowipgpho glowingphosph
phosphiwaK pho phosph pft rOetncC rccance nce as if untold millions of fireflies fireflieswere firoflieswere
were were flfMing through uJh the waves he sometimes saw sawihe sawthe
the great electric fish with windows in their sides sidesthrough sidosthrou sidoathrough
through throu which streamed a brilliant glare or heardthe heard heardthe
the drflinfish drUJn h beating his solemn sol mn tattoo to marshalthe marshal marshalthe
the l hoss ote tof of the deep deepwhales whales sharks and gigantic giganticeele
eele ee1 eelst tp tn gather and investigate the strange monster monsterthat monsterthat
that dated ted above them on the surface for ships shipsae shipse shipsage
ae rate Tae e in inth the a waters te of the e Pacific P8 i c so vast yas is is that thatoceajt tl1atHe thatooeap
oceajt oceajtHe ooeapHe
He saw dowiiin dowel = in the halflighted waters the sun
fis fialb h tm moonfiah moo and d the starfish vicing with withone withone
one n on raL her r i inan in an endeavor to outshine t tpetxtor every com
petxtor Pe torFHh Pish of in n shapes and sizes crowded crow edth edthw the thew4ter thewriter
writer w ter and d Tommy romnythought thought that with the fcrflliani lJi1U ant
light ape R d the gr groat Jit gathering gaiheri it might ight bB bpa a fish ballthat ball ballthat b n nthetw
thetw that wa heW I t b i1dbelow kl below himOapfixiii himOaptlml him himCcptem >
Ccptem Barrett was it ull of stories about the won ¬
ders of ofthfdeep did deep Hour after hour be would sit ami amispin andspin
spin yarns about strange things which he had seen seenor seenor seenor
or whit had l befallen his friends friendsHe
He 1w4 I about bo the e monstrous barracouta which
bites biteaoi ouly ow1J Ly th the tees of swimmers how be had once om
beheld Uittf tjH f sea serpent and strange to say it was wasnot wasn wasnot
not n at iMgbut l girt ut while iJecomiug coming home from a banquet b anquet
haw thj t lectric c eel attached himself him elf to his ship shipaaidvdiiis
aaidvdiiis ai di spnething oetbing i to the compass so that Captain
Barrett eter toered ed the hip a thousand miles out of his hisway hida7 hisway
way a7 and lctiteov djfetovesed d waved l the Unsociable Islands which whichwere whic1e whirlswere
were e net d < hm on his chart how howa a sawfishsawed sawfishsaweda sawiishsawc1asqphom1be sawfish sawed saweda
a asqphom1be bfe s sgtarehalr J isiboi > mtbe hi the Merry Grig of Boston Bostonct let
in g lot lot of f iriIter c ttter terp enter entered d the ship and then clapped clappedthe clappedthe
the boardabacks bo Dde 1tacLktt Uacta jfm sa after which the fish remained
in the bow W for fq days dB eating the cargo of white wiiteASPIRATE wn whiteA ie ieA ieA
< v
J Ife tC toid WaDotllei8hip AOw t Aow anotke notbeifship fthip of afWsthe Us the Ann Meader Meaderof
of Harlem Jilsr m onsoe onoB zaji into a school of fish so deep deepand dtcpand des desand P
and so ao eanjractvtba eaiactthawtlie t atrtba tlte vessel was lifted liftedc clear out outof Oqfo outwter
of o wfter wter aw d 4an carried even evenhundred seven hundred miles out it of
1aer ia th 16nswam 6i swam along day after day dayit d1 dayand y
and n 1 it o othe off < f the Straits of Kerfuwilein the ho hoMhk
fish Mhk into the depths tho ship h hnd hndwajniptie > td tdao
wajniptie ao > tsa the suns beat that t she leaked like likeof likea
a lid he saved the ship from sinking b by byof
of blowfish and throwing them thempity thcmty themhold
pity ty hold where they immediately immediate
full of air < as you perhaps may mayiio
hats iio ado 110 if lived
you ever near the sea seaall sealing ¬
ling all the water out of the hold holdvessel holdvesysel
vessel l up so effectively that she sheoply
lonly her keel in the water waterIf waterhe waterbe
If be used to capture Jhe rotary wary cat catasjosjrsjf cati t
+ asjosjrsjf asjosjrsjf8ea i 8ea seAlark ar c in u a w10 cage a dwlicn acwhenca aad dwlicntbe when whentills
tills ca ca cat wp bd around them scooped them up
jri ft p when ° be commanded ooll1lnaDdeda a whaler wh wv siI siIi lC
ii i jjr Worm he once drove a a school sehoolof sehoolofVi ehoolo ehoolow of off oflay
w Vi j f lay iIy of Calomel where w here they crowded crowdedQHeezcd
t t QHeezcd each other in their fright frightfilled frightiittil
iittil t tiI o oh n jiffs rtst t spouted into the air and he
filled illedehr7Wirrel filledettejj etory Mrrel l rel on board in In one day without har barpooning harixx harpooning
pooning ixx > nfajg jnawhale jnawhaleThen jot e wbale wbalelhenIia wllaleThenn
Then lhenIia fa lie drifted away from fish storks and re r ¬
lated bow CM film he took the Sutherland to Siam SiaraoffSmf Sinrnwith Siamwith
with aJ a load d eluded cd lima beans and was Ixcahnoo IxcahnooojfS becahm becahmoff
ojfS offSmf off Sutetra tra I6 iesuns > e sunn heat be t caused the
cargo to tosprout tospI01Ita tospMut
spI01Ita sprout and dwhn when he sailed into port the whole shin shinwas shinVal slimwas
was a tons 101 iasss o 0 beanvines clear to the top of the thomasts th thmaits themasts
masts sjpd ljad d ho sold the fresh vegetables to the royal ro id
fanuly for V itore ore than he could
money have got1 gotJor gotJorthe gotorthe f or orthe
the dried beans beansAnd beansAnd 86 86A1Id
And also lfOl ho boy on ol1tt11Otber another uceaion l ion he had ad int paint painted P Pa aint ainted nt ¬
ed tile ship with th a fireproof farepttxpfmitt naiiit mn that he had in invented incnted invented ¬
vented hinteelf lim aeif and Andht when the ship aught fire she
F v r1UMc M for two days until at last 1 t there was noth not lr
i ink Jelt t of her but thc c fireproof paintand paint and 1ndiJi iaf that thatthin thatshin iO iOthin
thin shell of paint paint aiut they drifted fur two weeks ufttrl ufttrlthey tilt l lthey i itbq
they r Jtraelxsd uhed Parnambuoo and a d hen th he had unolh ahothec ahothecship er ershp r rsh
ship sh built Up u igain i inside eide the pint pilintAjiotbcr pLil1tAlaq pinti
i Ajiotbcr lcr t tjnt main in the far f gorth S North arth his ship sprang spIm n Ri
l leak < ak sand nd sank right t Dear shore when shehadfiHedV she had iiII tilled tilledtltlt d dwith aty ty
with 1 Mill W WiLter wsterbut A k t + VL il h At tide i 1 I Iher <
wji en n t 4e u 111 t t lit the w2tier v1ter1 lit
her froze fr solid beftr be ore it + uiii 1ji n ii i r 111 n out yiin through throughtae
tae th t u ltakio ka It ak Q that at t tih rise ri c ui u tiiw tli 10 title of course be beo D
ing now nowahuObt abnobt solid ice she floated easily easiI and thus thusl iliC5lWwas tinslxi
l lWwas lxi teas enabled W to sail her back to Boston 6Ston where hu husoUf hurlttIlc hesod
sod rlttIlc the jk to au ice company at a agQoo1ro goodprofit goodprofitAll t tlI
All the tbcie th a and nd dozens of ofber o tfcer tiles tal the captain captaintqld captaintold
told d f fq for r 1C Tommys asnrays benefit t 0 and if the boy was notfully not notfully notfully
fully iii tllr roHsed r with all the theV wonders of a seafaring s afarin afarinHfe <
life it itt1Lf o fcalniy 1y wasnt the captains fault The hc resuit re resuit re res =
suit s t wastbat tJa Tommy grew l ew to o watch for marvels marvelsand marvelqid marvelsandd
and so wa k4ieit t the strangest t things happened to them themhe thvmhe themhe
he was WaS1ot not unprepared unpreparedOne unpreparedOne npnparedOne
One day they were sailing saili slowly along Rlongsnd and near neari neari1w
i i1w Asia when w1 n on the horizon appeared apI > red the first firstsail firstst rst
sail st < 11 thQjT had seen seenjJor f or weeks Jtneared tt neared them swiftly swiftlyearning sW1ftlyC3ming swiftlycalming
earning with i < breeze from Ae 1tt S E half E by Wand W Wand V Vand
and as asitr its ifr cnrne full into view the captain turned pale paleand palea paleand
and a d his hisbnldhead bald bead d broke out into a cold coldperspirati perspiration perspirationHe < n nIe
He muttrjd m muttur t a Cfa Malays ays by Hidlay EI ay 1 and then shout shoutad shouted shouted
ed for tq0 tij men en to arm tbein t thei Dlves elves as the approach approachiiig approaching approaching
ing ship s ip w a pirate craft craftWRECKED craftWRECKED th thWRECKEDON
7Buttfierew B But ut ti tiere r were re r but two swords g rds and a retsplyer repl rct a aut > ber er on ontie onthe
the Giddy < idcly 011 A and realrrii r reylizing4hat gthat hat an attempt to t ro rosist r rsist re resist
sist TpouTd wtvuidiueana Ou1dJia > ana slaughter 8laugq i of ofhis his crew brew Captain CaptainBftrrett CaptninJ CaptainBarrett
Bftrrett J rrett reifponded to the hail of the Malay captain captainwith cuptftmwith captainwith
with a salute and the pirates swarmed on board but butthey butt butthey
they t ey merely mcr 1itook tooktbe valuable aI b1C portion Porti n of the cargo cargoletups Cftr cargoea o ole
letups le l 4ug g a bbal kbu 1mIIij iitliclBfelC ticltll c miToniify Ton il7s 3 = boa > of mir mirrors mq mqror mirrors ¬
rors and andtMUke ftlike like and soon sOOlt the ships company had hadthe h hadthi d dth
the th sat satisfaction sati on of witneis witnessilg their peaceful peacefu1de peacefu1deljtitule de depjiitaire
pjiitaire r rThey 1Thcy VTh < =
They Th egg could eoajdhardJy co uJd hardly believe their eyes when tlsaw tl tJsaw > ey eysaw
saw the Malay Na craft sail away as swiftly as she had hadcomo hadcomoJ hadcome
como comoJ but the captain was sad and depressed so sogloomy 50gloomj sogloomy
gloomy in iahet fact that he didnt notice the approach approachof pproachof
of a simoow simoetnwhich which is a dreadfully fierce windstorm windstormvery windstormwary
very wary ry frauMSrtly icq 1y encountered in the waters of the theAsiatic theAiatie theAsiatic
Asiatic CKseten o + istu4 II The storm swept up and before they
had h d uufurfaiany Ul1 tried a ny iy sails at stall all it took them aback and andaway andany andaway
away went w 1t every mast breaking off at a t the deck like likematches likematches likematches
matches matchesThen matchesThenC matchesThen
Then ThenC Captain n Barrett woke up up but all lie could coulddo coulddo coulddo
do was to to order the mass of wreckage cut away awayafter awnya awayafter
after a ter wbijthe whi 1 the Giddy Owl rolled like a ltd in the thetremendouft thetrem thetremondou
tremendouft trem ndo eas easthat that broke over and swept her from fromstem fromst fromstein
stem st mto to t o f tprn pi for two days her erew with little food foodafld fooJd foodmid
mid d ail wet rt4B 40the + oe the skin Then came a calm during duringwtiah duringwhiah
wtiah rite th wreck k drifted along ale in a current for for or days daysand daysmd daysand
and dfty dQys daystnt1il ufrtil < every atom of food was consumed consumedand consumeda consumedand
a and Jdt1 tbe water gave ga out but they were spared fur furtter furtkcr furthnr
tter torture > rLure1fy by tbe seas kindness for then they theywere theywere
were were at at last l grounded on the white sandy beach of ofa ofa ofa
a large p e stM a Ljtnknown island whose gigantic niouu niouutaids mouuUimstpw moultthins
thins Uimstpw tpwcred aelear clear to the blue sky skyey skyP y yaey
aey P ey repebed l the 11 shore and apd soon soon 8 n found a spring springof springof
of c ld d afear 01 se wat Wa water r and saw that there wero whole wholefor wholefor wholefor
for s of at1 breadfruit readfru t cocoanut coco nut and banana trees treesgrowing t treesgrowing es esgrowmg
growing growing the th re so they had BO longer 10 the least fear fearoL fetrot fearof
oL starving arv r Sow ow delicious dc1i de1k iQris s tbefe tli o ft f xn1ts uits ta tasted to tothe totho tothe
the famished Jdn amisla d men en I leave you to imagine when one oneconsiders oneconsiders
considers oonsid how good even a twocent yellow banana bananatastes bananatqstes bananatastes
tastes to a boy bo who never fails to get three meals meaka
a day with witba a few slices of bread and butter buttertween be beBut betweenn ¬
tween nJJ tim 5 5But sButAil
But ButAil a1 J1 l just ust when they t had 1actaU all filled up takon takona
a long lon drij d of the sweet sweetrefresbing refreshing spring water wateraiid watera waterago
ago a d laidd laid 4Qwu Sirat to have a nap out from the forest forestruffled forestrUined forestrushed
ruffled a horde hOtof of f savage Dyaks the fiercest savages savagesewer savageseer savagesever
ewer mad made t nd in a trice every man was bound hand handand handnd handand
and nd fool ajer r which bich they were led away along a aTfbodlftnd nfOodland
Tfbodlftnd i oodland pat to the abode of the King of Dyakia
Iris l Iris was wall a palace 8 built of bamboo bam and adorned as asall
all Dya DyaJf 1 1alI liojises h9u are with the beads of people they they12s3ve
liftvo Mnliji kin dili JJ war and the captives saw at onco oncowhat oncoVJIltth oncewhat
what VJIltth their ir ej eMP d l was waste to be beTOM beT9MtyrY beTOMMY
But th thqijrwerenpt ihqlfwere rrere n not t to be slaughtered atomic Thev Theywere Thevwere Thevore
were ore tak taktt t to a prison and well eU guarded whfle the theDyak theDaJ theDyraks
Dyak searched the ship for booty and and when h tho thocases thocases thecasts
cases of foods were ere brought ashore the captain captainwiJJB captainwins
wins asked k d w W so SOit little tie was to o be found He ex explained expfdie4 oxpl ¬
plained pl tftt f tfieship I ship p had been ken by pirates amt
lateral lint wlilsh made the Dyak king so mad that ho
had qJ aMj1ee a Jt leetie IA c fit 4l tit Anrtnor during irhi which l < he lio r died diedTt iiwl iiwlw
r Tt l w warm ftfe so enrj eBfMecl igeda re l at this event that thatdragr thatOoJit thattho
tho dragr worn orptaf about out at tsjkill kill kill nil te 4r Hy0wTs Owls crew at atoi atb atsobut
oi sobut but b t oar JIII11 Sad nd taken ad1 adaanta advantage ftn ge of a chance chanceto
to secure secure ur8 his It valise during the exeitonnezit exeiteinent and ho Uohml hohJ1tlsccftesl holwtl
hml hJ1tlsccftesl secreted seerytel his fireeating materiel mt msteratis H 18 abo about lt him ssat so sotfat 6
tfat at inkiest wcn the angry saragts rushed r ehedto to the prison prisonmth prisonWJht prisonwith
WJht with th ffk r JO poisoned sorted spear and uIlddaggcrs daggers to destroy destroytdfl
tdfl n wi wif Jt l1bi iu t it t h De > steppedQp sfepped RRut ojit J4 rstwtding standing before beforeweni b beforei fore
weni 1l lenililew m i Mew I ew nut at them a ast stream al1f of l1amesu flame name six sis fees fees9yak foott footyaK
t r
9yak yaK B < wereanirir wereanmxrcliis H aflro7PFis iristOO too weak weak1n weak1nrlijmpIr an aniVx anwere
iVx were re rlijmpIr simply priljml i st rnlY2ed lw ed end nd uiaur uiaurA iuan iuanr
A > d < Kvk r in r d tell hou + n ilk thiy saw jawIT 5aWt
t s tton IT ri 5
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All of them th fled when Tommy Tomm stepped nearer ror fled fleds Hlif fledas
s as s if every eVorjDzak Dyak demon they theyof had ever heard ot rd of was wasaltar wasaftQrtJpmand
altar aftQrtJpmand of tor ti pn and the whole Tillage was deserted des rtcd by byall byaU byall
all but the he seventeen senm hundreddogs hundred hundr dogs belonging onging there therem thereeceptR
cepeiin Said Saidw h 1 11rH
m eceptR < tt s
1rH w r all 11 bj Hadley thats a useful gift after all allJust nUJust allJust
Just keep k that ere fire lighted and andVcll well have em erasubflujstl emsuM emsub4ue
subflujstl suM l and pliable as wax waxLaft waxLte J Jaf
Laft af in injibitdaY in the day many of the natives returned and andst anJst andstanding
st standing ftidh dmg g at adisteuce < d cli tence nee called ealledout out for Tommy and andwbecube andw andwhenbe
wbecube w he appealed ap they kneeling on the ground groundberfjediiim groundhim groundhimto
berfjediiim him himto to dcome dcome 00 00rite me their the rking king To this lie agreed o1greedrnis3qOJllDstal1cd agreedaildjwas
rite aildjwas rnis3qOJllDstal1cd was on n installed ia the ihebftmooo bamboo palace but lie lieinstfitisd lIein heinutl
in inutl instfitisd H tedMi aid en aii b hiving ving the captain and andthe the crew withhim with withhim withhim
him g attendants although altb0 althotighihe ghthe ihe Dyaks were were at first firstinclined fir5finclined firstinclined
inclined to resist the demand demandWell deD dcoiandWell and andVeIl <
Well for many a day King Tommy Haviland Havilandruled Hailanirukd Havilanlruled
ruled his Dyak realm but it was not much fun Ho Hohad Hehad Hohad
had taken his big box of mirrors into the palace palacefor pt palacefor ace acefor
for security and that was all they had saved of the thordbiHins t11rmnai thert
rdbiHins rmnai rt mains of the cargo what the captain in fact said saidwas saidwas saidwas
was the mqet mq t worthless s of it all ll but it really proved provedthe proyedthe provedthe
the most most precious as you will ill shortly sec secTommy secr seeTommy
Tommy r mJ > t tried to rule wisely and teach the savage savagenatives savagenatives savagenatives
natives sifew afewihi aflew things thins that thateivilizoo civilized people value such suchas suchas
as as bathing cooking their food keeping quiet at atfrom atnicht atnight
night sOthat so that white people can steep and to refrain refrainfrom refrainfrom
from murder murd l and torture but the more he preached preachedat prcnchedatJh preachedathom
atJh athom at hom the J Jess they y liked like it and pretty p etty soon soo after afterthcr nft afterthou r rt
thou thcr t had h d watched Him pl eating and doing dsnngnll dpingallthe all the ordi ordiatydtfags OJdlyt1t ordinay
nay > atydtfags yt1t tiligs llgSiIiat that a1k a 1 oy > y does they concluded that he hewas hewia hewsls
was wsls not nott god but merely a cJeveryoung clever young man whu whohad whuhad whuhad
had learned l is a a a few tricks tricksLittk tricksLittJo tricksLittle
Little > by little they grew to fear him less and andsoon an an10911t11 andsoon
soon 10911t11 they would have begun to despise him had not notthe notthe notthe
the Elastic MultipoT Multi commenced his operations operationsagnin operationsstni operationsagain
again stni in that island islandThis islandTlli islandThis
This Tlli ff1l f Q brful creature lived in a long tunnellike tunnellikecavern tunnellikecaverni tunnellikecavernin
caverni cavern initka t tbss mountains that divided the island like likea
a wall It was a hideous wormlike monster bigger biggerthan biggorthan biggerthan
than an elephant eJc hantand and with a million legs I guess guessand guessand guessand
and the strangest thing about it was that its end endor endop endors
or tail il was actually fastened in some manner tothe to tothe tothe
the rock at the extreme end of its cavern It never nevercame nevercame nevercame
came out outmthedaytime in the daytime as the least ray of sunlight sunlightfalling sunHgl1t1aUing sunlightfalling
falling Upon JOn it would have killed it at once but at atnight atnightitsOOt atnightit
night nightitsOOt nightit it shot s t forth forthand and seized whatever creature was wasabroad WftSwhich wasabroad
abroad alter which it snapped back just like a arubber flrubteti arublenbaxld
rubber rublenbaxld band into its hiding place there to devour devourat
at leisure whomsoever it had caught ca ht Away at t tbo tboremote tJlOremOte t e eremote
remote end of its cave it sat all shrunk up into intoquite intoquiteauo intoquite
quiteauo quite another shape sba a pale l a1e clammy e nnmy whitish thing thingsurrounded thingsurioui thingsurrounded
surrounded 1ed > by legs So elastic however was Kg its itsbody itsbody itsbody
body that it could stretch out for a mile twist and andturn andtUrn andturn
turn had thnemwh ti the trees tr es after a flying frightened frightenedsavage frightenedsav frightenedsame
savage sav i aiia ul snap ap him up in its strange shapeless shapelessinoutk shopolessmoUt shapelessmein
inoutk moUt iiia in m a tiilt1 inkling inklingBY lijc lijcq ig igCAPTURED
And as ai St 1J glided ded softly through the t e dense forest rorestover forestv
v 02 over the tumbled rocks its thicklypadded feetmade feet feetmade feetmade
made no noise noi to warn any who might be abroad abroadonljs nbroadonl abroadonly
only onl its i dTullygl ygleaming < u htg oysterlike o oyster l like eye betrayed itsprcsen its itspresence itsPreeenco
Preeenco presence eid iii it the be dark shadesThe shades shadesThe sh shT
The T Multipod 1Lu 3 Lupod tipod had seized t twenty onty or thirty natives nativesbefoi nativesbef nativesbefoio
bef befoio befoi e they came eme to Tommy and prayed him to at attack attack attack ¬
tack jibe thing ih tliiii C with his fiery breath bre th and drive it into intoOf intoits intoitstmveru
its itstmveru itstmveruQf veru veruOf
Of course courseTommy Tommy as well we1las as the captain was astonished as astonished astoIlish ¬
tonished dto to hear of such a creature as the Multipod Multipodfor Mt tipod tipodforB
for forB neither i J fi f them enihad had ever read in their Natural NaturalHistory N fiaturalHistory aturul aturulH
History H of such an animal animalTommy animalT
Tommy 1 wished to to learn more of its habits and a d ap ap3earance aplncellcforo apIleearanee
3earance lncellcforo before he agreed to do anything There Therefore Thcretor9 Thereforo ¬
fore he climbed c bod a tree at sunset and andAwaited Awaited waited a long longtimb longtime longtime
time before bef anything appeared but just as he was wasgrowing WftSgrOwiDg wasgrowing
growing tired and nd stiff he suddenly saw the gleam gleamwoodland gleamof
of its fJJS below IS it glided silently through tie tiewoodlari thewoodland
woodland t Tommys lDnpn 1S heart was beatmg bent 1g sp loudly loudlythat loudlYt loudlytht
that t tl lie e feared the thcMultip Multipod d would hear r it and ml look lookup lookup lookup
up but b > ft snorted mo its long pale wormlike form formpast formpast formpast
past hiulnt him jantll til its itshead head vanished in in the darkness far farbeyond fsrbeyond farbeyond
beyond flSien IDlten n be e heard a wild scream it had caught caughtsom caughtssomg
sO ssomg som unwary unw8rYDf1k Djrok outside outaideof of his hut and in another anothermoment anothermoment anothermoment
moment he saw the head with tho savage 8ft ge writhing writhingin
in its i shapeless s jaws passing beneath his lofty loftyperch loftyperclr loftyperch
perch He almost fell from the limb I ic his fright friplitThe fri frightThe ht htThe
The Mnltipod disappeared as silently silentl as it bad badcome hudcome hadcome
come and soon he took courage and slid down the thetrectrunk the1reetrunk thetreetrunk
trectrunk and ran 1o his palaee When he told Cap Captain Ouptain Captain ¬
tain Barrett what he had s S seen tii n ie je old mariner was wasshocked va5shocked vaiishocked
shocked shockedI
I 9 thought th ught it was all as big a fairy 1ystory story as tho thoones thoone theones
ones one tIuled + I used to spin you ou on board ship 1t p I said he heshuddering lteshudderiJlg lieshuddering
shuddering Why Wh the thing might get g gctany t any ont ontof and ondof andof
of A > JSQlU Sojncthiag ething thi mu l lust t be done thats sure sureWares surefXldresno surertoresno
Wares fXldresno no doubt do c1 ubt W about that We 7e must destroy destroyhr destroyt11i
t11i ti mdJI monster f tfJiliU1ed laitned Tommy TODm1YGVheres TommyWhere
Where hr s there a a will theres a way way exclaimed c c1limcdJ
1 eri by Sa avagcs avagcsS vages vagesiHE R
the oai QtWr 0fatn fain TI 11 111 just ust ponder pe over some trick tm rxother tmotl1er r rother
other tfnigbt titniShf nigJt t while whiIcyo bile youre you 1re re asieep fad tell tellto yseit yoix hey bwwto heyto
to do it in n the themorni themorninut tliemorntng tliemorntngBut morning morningButin
Butin nut i in ithloDg the long sleepless night that foUowedTol1my followedTommy followed followedTommy
Tommy himself hi meeIf aaeIf devised a splendid plan to settle settleMr Mtt1eMr sett settMr
Mr llultipod if it were true that a single gleam gleamof gl glof
of sunlight sunlightwould would uld destroy the tI monster monsterHe monsterHe monsterHe
He arQgai nr a ti early ear and nd asked of the D Dyaks sks ma matins many queg quegtions q
tions regarding ro r fftrding s the matter and all assured ban banthat hiIIltbnt hmdithat
that it certainly rt iny was supposed to be true that thatHgtt sea sealight s slight
light rogdfatal w f faU l to all iljilfipods iljilfipodsThan l i I od odThan
Than i < lfe 1fnwas was sure of success and calling some 8Omf 8Omfthe wf wfthe ofthe
the crowtp rowrto help him he unpacked unpa ed all of his hisloekiD hisloekiDgl lookingglassgiidng looking lookingglasa
glassgiidng glasa gl igiviqg ving1 several to each man after afterw1aiah wlrioli be beawakened lsoawakened I Iawakened
awakened old Captain Barrett and asked him toaccompany to toaccompany 10tccampall
accompany him to the foot of the mountains robes whexthe wh whthe robesthe
the cave of the monster m nst r was to + o be found Captaiu CaptarsiBarrett CaptaiuBarrett CaptamBarrett
Barrett stammered for a moment and then said saidWall saidt
t Wall I dunno t I am a brave man and bold but butI b 1ft 1ftI t tI
I have the rheumatiz powerful bad and cant walk walkBut walkBut > f fDut
But the thought thou ht of being left behind was toomuch too toomuch tePmuch
much for the old mariner and finally any he agreed a Md to togo togo togo
go with the rest and a d so carrying a few mtrroia mtrroiathey BlirrO BlirrOthe aiirrora aiirrorathey
they the all trudged off followed at a far aud safe di ditanco d dtance dis distance
tance by a few curious Dya Dyaks ks wondering wbethoc wbethocTommy wheU1wTomm R =
Tommy Tomm would succeed in his project projectTommy projectTommy projectToniiny
Tommy was aware that there was no danger until imtflthey untilthey unt I Ithey
they y yof had penetrated pe etrated into the cavern where the light lightof lightof
of tho sun was too feeble to bo effective and there iherefor thcrfor therefor
for ho placed pla ed the captain at tho entrance He gave gavehim gavel1im gave gavehim
him a big mirror and told him to hold it so that thatthe thatthe
the sunshine on it would be directed far into the thewindings thewinding thewindings
windings of tho cavern which as I have said was wasquite wa waquite wasquite
quite like a tunnel but twisting and turning tum Dg in all alldirections alldirections 1l 1ldirections
directions far into the base of the mountain mountainThen mountainThen mountainThen
Then advancing into its depths he placed a sailor sailerat i1c > r rat
at a turn in the tunnel with another mirror held heldso
so > o as to catch the light f from rdm that held by Captain CaptainBarrett OaptaiBarrett
Barrett So he proceeded at each turn a man wit wita U Un
a mirror reflecting the brilliant blaze of a hot hotto MMI siiuiito y yto
to the next lle t wan beyond until at last be was wasonly ihlj iIt iItonly
only one left and holding hold a lookingglass lookingglasshis agaiusc agaiuschis opiuKhis
his chest he advanced boldly along the dark darksage p psago pas passage
sage until untiln a sudden strange sound half growl halt allmoan haltmoan haLfmoan
moan far ahead of him caused him to stop stopKILLED stoPKILLED stopKILLED
Turning his mirror mirror so that it caugkt ca the light lightfrom licitirom hh hhfrom
from the man behind lie flashed a broad br d ray of ofWlT ofWlTshine ofsuslshine UJ6 UJ6shine >
shine down the tunnel before him and was 1Jt 1Jtto eta tay > t tto U Uto
to behold the awful thing coming com Dg silently towsvtlhim towwrfl towwrflhim
him with its greenish eyes aflame aflameAs aflameAs aflameAs
As the sunlight struck it full in its shapeless shapeJeiafato shapeJeiafatoit sha Priest fa fait f aoo aooit
it reared its form upward writhed in awful awfulmdthcn agos agosand aged agedand
and mdthcn then fell down in a lump on the cavern cavernTommy floor floorTommy floorTommy
Tommy held the light on it till he was sure ifoa ifoait the tbeit theit
it was quite quitedoad dead and then advanced to it it There Threat TMrctitJay Threatlay it itlay
lay a mass of white flabby pulp stretched along tie ibftcavern tiecavcrn thecavern
cavern cavern for twenty or thirty feet with its myriad myriadlegs mrilldlegs myriadlegs +
legs kicking out more perhaps P rhaps like a gigantic g > tic cater caterpillar etIt etItpillar caterpillar ¬ =
pillar than anything else but my how immense inwneissoand immeD5and immenseand
and terrible even in death deathThen de deathThen th thThen
Then Tommy X mmy lighted a ships lantern and called calledall olWaU calledall
all of themen tIl r len to t come and see the Multipod Wh4nthey Whethey Wh4n Vhetithey
they cama ennui > they also lighted lanterns and then thenTommy tHl1Tommy thenTommy
Tommy looked about aboutThe aboutThe aboutThe
The first thing he saw was an immense pile of ofcoins gold gpWcoins goldcoins
coins peaisls pen 1ls rubies and other precious things whieb whiebthe wJriethe sltiekthe
the creature had stripped from his victims a l lstored ae > dstored d dstored
stored away in a small room at the side of his hisern ext extern etrrern ¬
ern Thore were seven or eight ei b wagonloads of uEHi treat treatare treaa treaaure t tUlC
are so much that Tommys Tomm r8 eyes popped out t in inamazemont i inmazemOl1t inamazement
amazement nmazemOl1tThen amazementThen amazemontThen
Then tRey explored the cavern cavern and discovered discoveredwhere di diaeovereijtrliere
where hare the Mul STultipod Pod was fastened to the solid aoIidroett aoIidroettby yeaby rock rockby
by his tail as if i he had grown right out of it A Aminutes Lminutes fww fwwminutes
minutes afterward old George Carmony Carmon the tIaeswain bo boat boatswain 4r 4rswain
swain shouted shoutedHi shoutcdHi shouted13i
Hi Sink my blooming tarpaulins if there aint aintanother sssaitanother t tanother
another way out outSure outSure I ISure
Sure enough he had discovered a back door ta tathe t1the tothe
the Multipo st cavern a door that led them out OGtto OGttothe io iothe 44 44the
the other side si tt of the mountains Hero was a land lsrsailthat landtliat laNltl1at
that the Dyaks had never visited for the moutttattte DloIb mouirtaiiwere moutttatttewere S Swere
were far too high for them to climb even had they tbejrdared eidnrcd theydared
dared approach them and this lovely land was quite guitouninhabited qu qu1lUiwlabited quiteuninhabited
uninhabited uninhabitedThoy 1lUiwlabitedThai uninhabitedThoy
Thoy soon found that they were altogether aof aofand u uand safeand
and undisturbed here and therefore they brought broughtout tiout i 11 11out
out all n1lthe the treasure from the cave and piled it up upoutsido upoutside 1 1outsido
outsido Then they cut the Multipod Multi from the rode roekand rodeand r ek ekand
and hauled him out also alsoSo al80So
So they stuffed tti oo the Multipod with leaves and an1grass andgrass 1 t j jgrnss
grass and things and stood tood him up in the wood woodJ woodJscare to toscare t tscare
scare jff < any Dyaks that might happen ha 1 1snooping to coma comasnooping c csnooping eolirea
snooping around to sea se what had happened to them thembut hciK hciKbut heltlt heltltbut
but none ever came because the savages sav all cot cotfteluded cOl coteluded t teluded >
eluded that thnttheyhad thatthey they had been eaten up every one onethe onethe bp bpthe
the dread monster They changed their minds wharf wbeftthey wbsthc wharfthey
they thc found tLat the Multipod was never seen again againbut agaibut againbut =
but the th crew crcwand crew and captain and oasenger of the Giddy Gid4jTOwl Gid GiddyOwl fr frOwl
Owl never cared what hot they y thought thoughtUnder thoughtUndor thoughtljnder
Under tho captains s direction they built them themselves tbeutsch themselves ¬
sch selves es a boat o t fashioning her of great timbers thatgreww that thatgrow thgrew
grow there in plenty and when she was finished finishedsaiIedawny they theysailed theysailed
sailed saiIedawny avay i to far Bombay Bomba with a fair fa l wind from fromS fro froS
S S E by NV V onehalf onehalfg 2s which is as fair a aas wind wiqsias windas
as is made ma qbotl both bothwithout for or man and ndbe8t beast and thqy reach reached rea reached k ked
ed that thatPQrt thatmade ° P Phad port without accident or incident cldent having havingLad haVlJii havim
Lad had3dvQI1tt1teB advQntuBes enough s so the captain declared f fOlf fOlfsevelnloy for forseveral r i iseveral
several sevelnloy voyages es and he certainly ought to know knowDIVIDED knowDIVIDED ci ciDIVIDP
Wlien V Vhentt6f lentI they Qy got home they divided the vn vast n t treaa treaaure treJ3U8 trecisure
ure of sdiiclx belt Tommy omIn1 got half the captain a quar quartlio quarter quarter
ter and an t1 thperew rew the r remainder and cVc every man in intbe inthe
the crew cr w poor p pdor Cir men who had been glad to toil aloft aloftand loltand t tand
and alow alO for sixteen en dollars a month got over a ainillioit amilliondoll amillion
million milliondoll Rollers rs each so you may just guess what whatThe whatTo whatTo
To J flavihuid viland is worth worthThe worthThe
The ultipod he set up in the big hall of the thohouse lh lh11OUSO thehouse
house he built and some tome day he will willgie give it to the theMuseum thtM11S8um theMuseum
Museum but if ifs you should happen to be passing passinghis passinghis in inhis
his hou h house u p rftig rii1 the bell cnd ask to sea it He is al always alvnys a atrays ¬
ways PIoa ploaasw ploalto to show it to nice cleanfaced children childrenand chi chi2nd childrenand
and it isfrreoll well worth seeing seem I assure 3 ou ou0e ouo
J Jih
c o ih thin tm c concluded uncle Oivcr Oliver with u sigh i iilie i itheateryTof
ilie theateryTof Qt j f the boywho boy who got neb aDd after allmi aU aUmi
mi li r it Wftb really becau3 a he was a ireeater ireeaterft1t11 fireeaterable
ft1t11 for JliSi It lf o not boon beenhave able to do this trick he woulI OUd OUdhaIq
have w cn I 9 eaten m up up by b these cannibal Dyaks DyaksttGcQwl Dyaksa
a ttGcQwl Gcq 0e wluafcl wltiai iV 1i said 5uit 111 T ish with gleaming eyes e T5 uTd uTdlike Tdik T d dlike
like ik t4 a s6 see ethat that there hundred logged rubhernek rubhernekMollypoddt rul > bonieck bonieckMollodl mk mkMoll1oc
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