Girl Shy

1 
The story of a 
bashful boy who
lived in a world of
ideas and ideals.

2
He was so afraid of 
girls that he made a
secret study of them, and
the more he studied them
the more he feared them.

3
He lived in Little Bend,
one of those towns
where only three things
happen every day - -
morning, noon and night.

4
He was an apprentice
in the tailor shop of
his uncle, Jerry Meadows -
as ye rip so shall they sew.

5
"Say, Uncle Jerry, are
you an' Harold goin' 
to the dance tonight?"

6
"Naw! Harold's too 'fraid
of girls - he'd stutter so
much you couldn't hear
      the music."

7
"You promised my 
husband's Sunday 
pants for Saturday 
     night."

8
"I'd like you to meet my
city cousin from Grand
City - she was the first
person there who could
pronounce Mah Jongg."

9
"Oh, Harold, could I 
have a cute little 
needle and thread 
to sew a tiny little
hole in my stocking?"

10
"I want you to sew the
tiny little hole for me."

11
The Saturday Night dance -
Little Bend's only form 
of dissipation outside of
  pitching horseshoes.

12
"Ain't you goin' to
the dance, Harold?"

13
"No - my vacation starts 
tomorrow, and I must
finish my book tonight to
take it to the publisher."

14
The Buckingham Estate -
so large thirty servants 
could be doing nothing
all day without being 
    caught at it.

15
Ronald DeVore -
the kind of a man 
that men forget.

16
"I'm sorry Mary isn't
home yet; she's
motoring back from 
  the country."

17
  Mary Buckingham 
  had a good car,
but it had bad habits.

18
  Mary Buckingham 
The weight of her 
family's importance
has fallen lightly on 
   her shoulders.

19
"The main bearing is
burned out. Better
go by train - the Little
Bend station is just
   down the road."

20
The masterpiece completed -
and some City publisher
little suspects the honor to
  be bestowed upon him.

21
"Better hide your dog, 
miss; they're not allowed 
      on trains."

22
"Dogs aren't allowed 
on this train anyway."

23
"Oh, I'm so grateful!
  How did you ever 
     save him?"

24
"Are you ill?"

25
"- - I - I - I stutter
       a little."

26
"I've been robbed!"

27
"I'd love to hear 
about your book."

28
"I have decided - that
the young men of the 
world do not know
enough about women."

29
"- - therefore - I have
written a story of my
    love affairs."

30
"You've had love affairs?"

31
Two hours later.

32
Roger Thornby, publisher;
who has made authors
famous - and himself wealthy.

33
"A young man walked in
here in a daze - carrying
a box of dog biscuits -
gave me this - and walked 
   right out again."

34
          Sunday
Long weeks came and went -
  you couldn't stop them.
Short dreams came - and - well,
  who wants to stop them?

35
"Why have you insisted 
on driving home through 
Little Bend the past 
     few weeks?"

36
"They say the seventh 
time is lucky; I'm going
to try proposing again."

37
"I'll go to the nearest 
town and get a tow car-
    you wait here."

38
"I'd love to hear some
more about your book."

39
"I'm going to see the
publisher about it
next Tuesday. You
see, I have an idea
for a new chapter--"

40
"- - somehow - since my trip
to the city, I seem to feel
differently about women.
They seem more wonderful-
    more glorious - -"

41
"Ronald! I knew you'd 
find me. Is it all right 
with your folks to take 
     me home now?"

42
"Why - er - not yet; things
are not arranged - quite.
I have something else to 
  attend to right now."

43
"- - and when my book is
a success I'll be rich too
- and I'll have something
   I want to ask you."

44
"What do you think?
 My nephew has a 
  girl at last!"

45
"Don't disturb him -
he may never get
that way again!"

46
"Mr. Meadows, allow me
to present my friend,
     Mr. DeVore."

47
"I won't forget
next Tuesday -
at the publishers."

48
"This is the young 
man who saved my 
dog on the train."

49
"Don't you remember?
That was submitted by 
the dog biscuit boy
with the dazed look."

50
"Have one of our 
readers glance 
  over this."

51
"I'd love to meet 
the sheik that 
wrote that stuff."

52
"Are you the guy that
   wrote the book?"

53
"Girls, allow me to 
present the author
    -himself."

54
"I just love cave men!"

55
"Will you autograph
my book, so I'll have
something valuable
to hand down to my 
 grandchildren?"

56
"I suppose you can look 
right into the depths of 
    a woman's soul."

57
"I've come to see
when you're going
to publish my book."

58
"Do you call that thing a
book? Why, it's ridiculous -
impossible - it's a joke!"

59
"That's all, young man -
you'll get the usual
rejection slip through
      the mail."

60
"I - I didn't think it was 
    much good anyway."

61
His dream of wealth shattered -
a tailor's apprentice still -

62
"Oh, I'm so anxious to 
know how they liked
your new chapter."

63
"I knew they would -
that wonderful day
out in the country."

64
The realization that
it would be unfair
to allow her to care
    any longer.

65
"We - we acted kind 
of silly that day,
    didn't we?"

66
"Why - why, you didn't
believe all I said,
      did you?"

67
"I'm afraid I did."

68
"I tell that to all my girls.
I was just experimenting -
getting ideas - and you
      believed it!"

69
"- - so perhaps we're the 
boobs, not he. The whole
office force laughed at 
that book; why shouldn't 
the whole world enjoy it?"

70
"I'll do it! I'll publish
it as 'The Boob's Diary'.
It may be a sensation."

71
"Send him a check
for $3,000 advance
royalty - instead of a
rejection slip."

72
"What do you think has 
happened? Mary just
came in and said she
  would marry me!"

73
"You've been practically
engaged so long, I'll
set the wedding for
Thursday, the 19th."

74
"I'm sure Mary must 
  be very happy."

75
   Thursday, the 19th.
A wedding day in the city-
   but just Thursday
    in Little Bend.

76
"Harold, here's a love 
   letter for you."

77
"I'm crying because 
   I'm so happy."

78
"Why, here's a check 
 for three dollars!"

79
"They can't have it!
I won't be ridiculed
  that way! Money
doesn't mean anything
   to me. I - -"

80
"He can't marry again -
I'm still his wife!
Someone must stop it-
for the girl's sake!"

81
"That's the feller who
punched me in the eye!
    Go get him!"

82
"Out of order again
- that Little Bend
line sputters like a
    motor boat."

83
"I'll trade you cars, and 
  we'll both back up."

84
"Say, Barney Oldfield,
what are you trying 
to do - run away from 
  your rear tires?"

85
"Go on, you Spark Plugs!"

86
"I now pronounce 
    you - -"

87
"That day out in the 
country - you said you
had something to ask me
   -what was it?"

88
"YES!"

The 
   End

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