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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, 1904
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF BESSIE BUSYBODY
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I "ENORMOUS REWARD for ridding this Island of TER.
RIBLE GIANT!" That's the sign that stared us in the face as we passed
by a strange looking island. I was just feeling like I wanted a thrilling
adventure, and here was the chance, sure pop I
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a-r-SO I GOT the captain to land, while I ran up toward the king's
castle to offar to do the job at reduced rates. I met a pompous looking man
near the beach, and I says: "Say, mister, is theking home?" Well, sir, he
kughed and choked, and finally he said - "1 nm the king!" "I came to kill
that giant you advertised." .
J "HE'D EAT YOU up In two bites r laughed the king, bu, if
you kill him, I'll double the reward!" So I went back to the submarine and
painted over the sign a notice to the giant that I was going to destroy him.
4 WELL, SIR 1 1 hadn't got if finished when the captain hollers for
me to run for my life. "Giant's a-comin'l" And I dropped the paint and
lumped aboard the Bessie B. Mr, Giant came a-ttriding along, big 'as s
mountain, and looked at the sign.
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5 JUST AS I expected, he got wild with rage the minute he read
that sign, and then he spied us and gave chare. We were all ready to dive,
and just as he was about to snatch us up we went under. This puzzled him
and he stood stilL
6 THAT WAS OUR chance, and we landed the Bessie B on bottom
near his feet. Then we got into oar diving suit, and taking the stoutest
cable we had, surfed to wind it around bit InkJet and toon made both ends
fast to the boat.
7 WE GOT ABOARD and started the boat full speed ahead, right
over a precipice, and yanked Mr. Giant's feet right out from under him,
1 and he sank down far below the surface. He struggled something frightful,
but his feet wart tied fast and he couldn't get awy, and grew weaker and
weaker d finally ttopped moving.
I THEN WE WENT back to the shore. I told the king I was
ready for the reward, for I had drowned the giant. He thought it was a
jolly good joke, and did not believe a word of it "Come and see for your
self I" says I. So he got aboard the Beaaie B.
IN A JIFFY we dove down to where the great giant lay sprawled
out on the aea bottom. And then the king was craty with delight, and
offered me anything in the kingdom that he could give. But I only took a
few bags of gold, just for pin money, as.! didn't like to rob such a generous