The Flapper

[* = reconstructed title]

1* 
Imagine a town where
they didn't even have
a saloon to close - -
and there you have
 ORANGE SPRINGS 

2*
A church social was
a sporting event. Girls 
who hobnobbed at the
 soda fountain were
   talked about.

3*
Now you can 
sympathize with a 
certain girl living there.

Genevieve King -
   Miss Olive Thomas

4*
You would hardly
 call the little 
Kings roughnecks.

5*
  BILL E. FORBES

About to enter the
world of romance and
a northern military
     academy

6
Genevieve's father,
Senator King -
a very stern 
man in the eyes
of his oppressed 
   children.

7
The housekeeper,
Miss Elmira Buttons,
  an old school
 disciplinarian.

8
"Miss Paddles'
 school would 
 be just the
 place for her."

9
Now you can appreciate
the amazing changes when
Genevieve found herself
a few weeks later, at a
boarding school near
     New York.

10
Limbs of Satan from
 old family trees.

11
   The
ONCE OVER.

12
Hortense, a moth among
the butterlies, taken
into the school by the
charitable principal.

13
Across the 
way -- a school
for budding
Pershings.

14
When it came to
tooting his own horn,
Bill E. Forbes made
Sousa's band sound 
like a sick canary.

15
"Then the sailors
 got fresh and I
 mopped up the
 ground with 'em."

16
HERO
 WORSHIP.

17
"The cops kept
 me from knocking
 'em all cold."

18
"Gee! I bet he 
 could'a licked
   the cops!"

19
"I betcha!"

20
Boarding school
studies are so
   dull --

21
But one study 
they all enjoyed
-- the natural 
history of the
 human male.

22
Their favorite specimen
passed the school daily --
a mysterious and romantic
figure --

       Richard Channing

23
They just knew he was
 notorious, or very gay, or
perhaps an English lord -
this made it so romantic.

24
"He looks
 delightfully
 wild and
 dangerous!"

25
"Perhaps he's a
 professional 
   gambler!"

26
"Or an actor!"

27
"He might
 even be a
 wife-beater!"

28
"The idea! My
 heart tells me
 he hasn't any
 wife to beat
  --- yet!"

29
"To meet Bill E. Forbes
again thus! -- Oh
joy! -- Oh bliss!
-- Oh romance!"

30
"Girls, isn't that
 Forbes man a
 wonderful athlete?"

31
"He's wounded!"

32
"Call the ambulance.
 I've busted a couple
    o' my legs."

33
"Oh Bill, is there
 anything I can
  do for you?"

34
"You might hold
    my head."

35
"Aw gee! He
 ain't no hero!"

36
"Ski? -- huh! I'll
 teach you to ski -"

37 [animated title]
WHEE

38
"-- I wrote these
 winter sports!"

39
"You don't happen
 to know our
 Mystery Man,
   do you?"

40
"Don't you think
 he looks like a
   Greek god?"

41
"He looks like
 a fried egg
   to me."

42
"He rides like
 an old woman."

43
"I suppose you
 are an expert!"

44
"Sure! Ever since
 I was six years
 old I've been
  an EXPERT!"

45
"Wouldn't it be
 great to play
 hookey and go
 riding some day?"

46
"Yeh - wouldn't it
  ---- how about
   tomorrow?"

47
"You seem to
 be having a
  busy day."

48
The call-down was worth
 it - for the girls now
   called her Ginger.

49
"Get him! Just
 watchin' the
 atmosphere
 float by and
 sayin' nothin'."

50
"Yesterday he
 brushed his teeth
 ---- three times!"

51
"-- and washed
 behind his ears!"

52
"Sumpin' terrible's
 wrong with him."

53
"Isn't this
 romantic!"

54
It wasn't a darn 
bit romantic to
BIll E. Forbes. He
never had handled
a horse before.

55
"Did you notice a
 gentleman driving
 away in a sleigh?"

56
"No, but I
 saw a kid
 chasing one."

57
"At present I am
 a guest at Miss
 Paddles' school."

58
"I pass there
 every day - nice
 lot of youngsters."

59
"We're nothing of
 the kind. They
 force us to act like
 silly youngsters,
      but --"

60
"- can you imagine
 a woman of my
 age having to 
 wear a Peter
  Thompson?"

61
"How old are you?"

62
"Oh - h - h,
 about twenty."

63
"We're giving a dance
 at the Country
 Club tonight. Can
    you go?"

64
"Yes -- I'll go."

65
"What time
 shall I call?"

66
"Don't call. I'll
 meet you there
   - at ten."

67
"You wouldn't dare -"

68
"A woman dares
 anything for the
 man she loves."

69
"To think she's
 leading a double
 life! Isn't it
  wonderful!"

70
Poor Bill E. Forbes
had the cornet blues.

71
"Goodness gracious!
  Another of my
    lovers!"

72
HEART TROUBLE!

73
"Poor Richard!
 How he loves
     me!"

74
            Ten o'clock

Ginger's chauffeur
sometimes delivered
groceries to the
 school in this
   limousine.

75
"You ought to
 be arrested -
 luring a sixteen-
 year-old girl out
    at night!"

76
"My fan!"

77
"That's what you
 get for being
 nice to a kid of
 that sap-headed,
  pin-feathered
      age."

78
So Ginger 
decides to end 
it all and teach
him a terrible 
  lesson.

79
  "Everything
 stealable is stolen."

80
"We must keep
 it quiet or the
 school will be
   disgraced."

81
"I will settle
 all the losses."

82
If life 
offered 
so many 
adventures, 
why die?

83
In a New York
  hotel. ----

To fugitives, every
stranger looks like
a bloodhound.

84
"I saw that Channing
 guy in the lobby.
 He might know of
 the school job."

85
"You're right. That
 King kid, Ginger,
 will be going home
 on her vacation
 tomorrow. We'll
 make her the goat."

86
Alone in the
wicked city.

87
Ginger had read of
a girl meeting a
prince by doing this.

88
"Hello, Peaches-and-
 Cream, whither bound?"

89
HOMEWARD 
 BOUND.

90
   THE
MYSTERIOUS
APPOINTMENT.

91
"We were eloping.
 We only stole
 the stuff for an
   adventure."

92
"Sure, didn't Old
 Girl Paddles tell
 you the stuff had
  been returned?"

93
"Mr. Channing
 is stopping
  here too."

94
"Why not dine
 with us and
 stay overnight?"

95
Back home at Orange Springs
Bill E. Forbes made up his
  mind to stand in with
       the family.

96
Ginger's first
experience
in "stepping
   out."

97
"How disappointing!
 I thought New York
 cafes were filled
 with wild women
 and those terrible
 Wall Street gamblers."

98
Oh sweet revenge --

to be seen by
Channing in this
gay night life.

99
"Does Miss Paddles
 know you're out?"

100
"You talk as if 
 I were still at
 that 'sap-headed,
 pin-feathered' age."

101
"Do you live
 in New York?"

102
"Orange Springs!
 Why, a crowd of
 us leave tomorrow
 to join a yachting
 party there. Better
 take the same train."

103
"I'm afraid
 that wild kid
 is getting into
   trouble."

104
"He treats me
 like a child."

105
"Of course. That
 kind of man likes
 only women of 
  experience."

106
"Well, I'm getting
  it as fast as I
       can."

107
   Can you imagine!

It was ten o'clock
before she even
  went to bed.

108
"We're leaving
 and we want
 you to take
 care of these."

109
"Take them to
 Orange Springs -
 and hide them."

110
"We'll come and
 get them as soon
    as we can."

111
"And if you
  squeal -"

112
 Great gobs
of adventure.

113
A complete outfit
for a "woman of
experience" ----
she might borrow
it and vamp Channing.

114
Hortense's love letters, an
education in themselves,
suggested a new idea
- she would go home
 with a manufactured 
      "past."

115
"You are to mail
 one every day."

116
Orange Springs
wasn't expecting
    THIS

117
"William -- I'm not
 the inncoent little
 girl you used to
      know."

118
"It is better
 that you never
 see me again."

119
"Well, Buttons
 deah! Here I
     am."

120
"Howdy, Cushie,
 old top! How's
 everyone in the
 little old town?"

121
"Ta - ta."

122
"I have a
 confession
 to make --
 I'm leading a
 double life."

123
"- in New York
 - in notorious
 company - 'til all
 hours in the
   morning."

124
"Why, it was only
 a few days ago
 -- she was just
 a little flower."

125
"And her father
 out of town!
 Isn't this 
 terrible!"

126
"Is it too late?"

127
"Too late!"

128
"Tell me
 his name."

129
His name! This 
was a new angle!

130
"No -- I shall
 die with the
 secret locked
 in my heart."

131
"I shall probably
 become a dope
 fiend, - to forget."

132
Having succeeded
beyond her wildest 
hopes, she decides
to get rid of the 
vampire outfit.

133
Then home 
came father.

134
"One of these letters
 is arriving every
 day. I am keeping
  them from her."

135
"You have no
 idea who the
   man is?"

136
"I will kill
 every suspect!"

137
"You knew your
 old Daddy would
  forgive you."

138
"But it's all a
  joke, Daddy -"

139
"Aren't things
 bad enough
 without lying?"

140
You misjudge
Bill. He isn't
running away.
He is beating
the Senator to
a suspect.

141
"You big stiff,
 you'll have to
 answer to me
 for your crime!"

142
"Don't lie! Who
 was in on this
   with you?"

143
"This is the
 handwriting of
 Tom Morran,
 alias The Eel."

144
"Sorry, Senator,
 we'll have to hold
 her until she tells
 where her pals
  are hiding."

145
HER "PALS."

146
"Safe? We couldn't
 be safer in the
 middle of the
 Sahara Desert."

147 [animated title]
They walked right
in, and turned
around, and --

148
"You didn't
 fool me."

149 [mock newsreel title]
ORANGE SPRINGS -

 Social welfare workers
 horrified over soft drink
 dissipation at Miami
 Beach Club  *  *  *

     SELZNICK
       NEWS

150
"Have a couple
    more."


Finis


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