The Kid Brother

1
The recent death of
"Prof." Powers has
left his daughter Mary
with the problem of 
carrying on the medicine
show.

2
"'Flash', I'm sorry I let
you persuade me to
keep on with the
show."

3
"Forget it, Mary. It wouldn't
be a show without you.
Besides, everything's going 
to be O.K."

4
Sheriff Jim Hickory and
his two oldest sons
have made the family name
famous throughout the
county.

5
Harold, the youngest
Hickory, was born
on April Fool's Day. The
stork that brought him
could hardly fly for
laughing.

6
"We'll be leaving for 
the meeting directly
-- how about my 
Sunday shirt?"

7
"If anything happens to
that shirt, young man,
I'll whale the life out 
of you."

8
Hank Hooper, Harold's
sworn enemy ever
since Harold sold him a
dozen door knobs for fresh
eggs in the dark.

9
"Well, I see the town 
raised the money for 
the damn all right."

10
"It will be a big thing
for Hickoryville."

11
"And a bigger thing for 
you - eh, Sheriff?"

12
"Son, how many times
have I told you we
don't want any more
trouble with these 
Hickorys."

13
"Where is this metropolis
of Hickoryville - and who
signs the permits for the 
shows there?"

14
"Sheriff Jim Hickory - but
he ain't got any use for
medicine shows -- he
run the last one out of
town."

15
"You stay here, son -
the town meeting's 
no place for boys."

16
"Hi, Sheriff!"

17
"I've brought this show 
all the way from New 
York just to play your 
wonderful city."

18
"Sheriff, I'd like you 
to autograph this 
little permit."

19
"I move we give Sheriff 
Hickory a vote of
thanks and place the
money in his keeping
until it is time to turn
it over."

20
"I appreciate your confidence, 
Mr. Chairman - and I'll write 
the State Treasurer tonight."

21
"I'd rather see that
much money in a 
real safe place."

22
"You're hinting that 
it won't be safe with 
me?"

23
"I got some money in 
there -- and I don't 
want to see it --
mislaid!"

24
"Keep back - or some-
one might get hurt."

25
"Mr. Hickory, I - I don't
know how to thank
you --"

26
"Who told you my 
name?"

27
"Everyone in this state
knows the Hickorys -"

28
"- and I'm proud to
have met the man 
who made the Hickory
name famous."

29
"You mean my father 
and brothers."

30
"You're too modest -
but I like you for it."

31
"What's your name?"

32
"Mary!"

33
"Where do you live?"

34
"With the Medicine
Show -- down by
the river."

35
"Goodbye!"

36 [in small type]
"Goodbye!"

37
"This is a great day for
Hickoryville - and we
Hickorys have some-
thing to be proud of."

38
"Never mind the letter
-- do those supper 
dishes."

39
"How does that sound 
to you?"

40
"Now you boys can 
sign it."

41
"Goin' to the show?"

42
"That big medicine show
in the village."

43
"Who gave them permission
to play here?"

44
"I thought I'd mail
our letter."

45
"Did you give them
permission?"

46
"As you seem to be taking 
over the duties of sheriff
- go down and stop the 
show."

47
"This medicine is not only 
good for man and beast
but is recommended as a
furniture polish and for
cleaning harnesses."

48
"My father sent me 
down to stop the
show - if you don't
mind."

49
"Now, folks, on the count of 
three, this trick will prove
that the little sheriff is out
of sight."

50
"Now, folks, we will
again be entertained
by our little beauty!"

51
"If you don't stop 
the show, I'll have 
you arrested."

52
"Where's your authority?"

53
"One moment, Sheriff,
I've got a little present
for you - first."

54
"I'm giving you twenty-
four hours to get out
of here!"

55
"I'll get the key,
Mr. Hickory -"

56
"The kid is as much 
at fault as anybody."

57
"I'll attend to him
when we get home."

58
"Will these do for 
tonight?"

59
"Would you get me a 
glass of water, please?"

60
"Wouldn't you rather 
have some hot coffee?"

61
"It's the wind."

62
"Me and ma have come 
to take the girl home."

63
"She can't stay here
where there's no
womenfolks. It ain't 
decent."

64
"I suppose I'd better
go."

65
"Will you go with me
to the celebration for
the dam tomorrow?"

66
"Good night, Mary - I'm
going to sleep in the 
barn."

67
Next morning --

68
"Where's that Harold?"

69
"Sleeping in the barn."

70
"The girl from the medicine
show came home with 
him. She's asleep in the 
parlor."

71
"Miss - I'm going to fetch
you some breakfast."

72
"Everything all right, 
miss?"

73
"Here's your breakfast,
Miss."

74
"Get to work - that boy
Harold does more work
than both of you."

75
"- and if you fellows
ever try anything like 
that again, I won't let
you off so easy."

76
"I'm earning my board
at the Hoopers' by 
helping with the house-
work."

77
"I'll get my wraps."

78
"You go in and get her
wraps - I want to speak
to her a moment."

79
"The older he grows,
the worse he gets."

80
"You boys better get 
dressed for the 
celebration."

81
"Come on, you're
going with me to
the celebration."

82
"If you don't go with
me, you won't go with 
anybody."

83
"The money for the dam 
has been stolen!"

84
"All I know is - I found
the strong box open
and the money gone."

85
"Some one broke into
your house, opened
the box -- and you
didn't hear nothing?"

86
"It sounds funny 
to me -"

87
"Haven't you any 
clue, Jim?"

88
"I just got an idea who
did this and I'm going
out and get them."

89
"We ain't satisfied with 
your goin' and I reckon
you better stay here till
we are."

90
"Then I'll deputize 
my sons."

91
"Boys, it's those two fellows
with the medicine show.
Bring them back here."

92
"Son, you might get hurt.
This is a man's job."

93
"Harold, why aren't you going 
with your brothers?"

94
"You see -- my father
and brothers don't
reckon much on me -
and I guess they're 
right."

95
"I'm not what you 
think I am. I was
just pretending."

96
"But you can be what 
I think you are - with-
out pretending."

97
"- and no matter what
anybody else thinks,
have confidence in your-
self and you can't lose."

98
"Do you really believe 
in me?"

99
"There's that girl from 
the medicine show --
and he's helping her to
get away."

100
"Pop, I reckon they 
got away."

101
"Hello, SHERIFF -"

102
"You keep him covered,
Sheriff, while I get the 
money."

103
"Help! Help! I can't
swim!"

104
"I went clear beyond
the county line but
not a trace of them."

105
"Jim Hickory, I believe 
you stole that money!"

106
"Let's put him under
arrest and take the 
law in our own 
hands."

107
"The leading citizen of
Hickoryville may soon 
find himself at the end 
of his rope."

108
"Son, you're a real
Hickory!"

FINIS

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