Little Annie Rooney

1  
Up town a gang calls itself "Society"
- down town a gang calls itself a
"Gang" and lets it go at that -
     Let's go down town!

2
Mickey Kelly, leader of the
"Kid Kellys" -- sworn to make
life miserable for little
      Annie Rooney.

3
"You pug-nosed Mick - -
I'll knock your block off 
      for that."

4
"Little Annie Rooney is my sweetheart -
          RAZZBERRY!!"

5
Abie Levy was not allowed 
to fight because it was a
         holiday.

6
"It ain't no fun
fightin' a girl!
C'mon, let's go
     home!"

7
The "Big Kellys" - whose hardest work
was selling tickets to a dance
for the benefit of their bail fund

8
Joe Kelly, Mickey's big brother.

9
"Did you make old Levy 
buy them tickets, Tony?"

10
"Look - Spider's out 
  of jail again!"

11
"G'wan, Tim Rooney,
I don't shake hands
with no cop's son!"

12
Junk was Abie's weakness.

13
Officer Rooney - with Annie
and Tim to raise - and the
whole neighborhood to look after.

14
"'Tis proud I am to have a
fine fat baby like Timothy J.
named after me, Mrs. Levinsky."

15
"I made him come across
    with ten bucks."

16
"Tony - be good boy -
  please carry - -"

17
"You sent me up once,
but you ain't got nothin'
     on me now."

18
"Sure and I don't want anything
on you, my boy - it's hoping 
I am that you'll go straight 
       from now on."

19
To end a fight some one must quit
-- but in this case both leaders
     happened to be Irish.

20
"Cheesit de cop!"

21
"*AMATA NA KTY**MEřA
KAI EAřE E*AN* -- or I'll 
knock you for a loop ---"

22
"Gee, ma, have a heart -
can't ya see I'm busy?"

23
"You should kick, Annie -
   I'm on your side!"

24
"He yelled that darn song
          at me!"

25
"Shame on you - fightin'
        a girl!"

26
"She ain't no girl -
 she's a wildcat!"

27
"Little Annie Rooney is my sweetheart -"

28
For the first time in Annie's life
the hated song held a different
            meaning.

29
"For spot cash that loafer,
Joe Kelly, makes me buy ten
tickets - and I can't dance."

30
"You'll spoil your supper."

31
"Fighting again, hey?"

32
"I'll wipe 'em tomorrow night,
   Annie - I got a date."

33
"That's what you said last 
night - Why don't you think 
     up a new one? --"

34
"Applesauce!"

35
"Where's the shoe blackin'?"

36
"In the bottle - where do
      you s'pose?"

37
"Joe, my boy - 'twas workin'
for the devil you were -
makin' old man Levy buy 
    these tickets."

38
"What's wrong about that?
Somebody's got to buy 
        them."

39
"I like you, Joe, so it's
warning you I am -- you
and your gang are headed 
     for trouble."

40
"And don't be forgettin' 
       the ten."

41
"Your father was a hard-working
man, peace be to him. Why
don't you get a steady job
   and be like him?"

42
"My old man drove a truck -
I want a job with more 
      dough in it."

43
"Look at Tim - he's going
on the force when he's 
    old enough - -"

44
"- - eh, Tim?"

45
"Unless you cut out this
gang business and go
to work, I don't want Tim
going around with you."

46
"Aw, can the preachin'
   and lay off me!"

47
Two gangs -- one dishpan --
one runaway horse. Result -
International Conference.

48
"Humidor got hisself assembled
with the gang and went wild
           again."

49
"They scared my
horse Garibaldi
out of five dollars
 fresh fruit!"

50
"Annie!"

51
"Annie!!"

52 [in small type]
"Did you call me, Daddy dear?"

53
"Did you have anything 
to do with the scarin'
   of that horse?"

54
"Why, Daddy, dear, you
don't think I would do
anything like that - do
   you, Daddy dear?"

55
"Cross your heart?"

56
"Now which one of you
 scared that horse?"

57
"Seeing that you all did it,
  you can all pay for it!"

58
"Let's give him an I.O.W. -
my father gives lots of 'em."

59
"Give them a chance, Louie -
I'll see that they make good -"

60
"There ain't no money in
   second-hand music."

61
"Come here, my proud beauty!"

62
"I ain't no beauty - I'm a 
school teacher - and I'll
tell the sheriff on you!"

63
"Sheriff!"

64
"Cut that out! I'm the sheriff
of this here county - - and
I'll pertect the women folks
   if it takes all day!"

65
"Do you call that punk thing 
        a horse?"

66
"Who threw that empty banana?"

67
"Please, Annie, business should
    come before pleasure!"

68
"Aw, git a horse!"

69
"Ladies and gentlemen -
Madam Humidor will now
make his shimmy dance."

70
"Now we're gonna have the 
real show with a genuwine
horse - anybody what don't 
like it will get a bust 
    on the beezer!"

71
"Sheriff!"

72
"Hey, Sheriff!!"

73
"Oh Sheriff!!!"

74
"Hey, Sheriff, what's
     the idea?"

75
"Ooh, what a rotten show!"

76
"She owe me an I.O.U. for
five dollar - then she make 
Garibaldi work overtime!"

77
"There's five dollars' worth 
of dance tickets - now
    you're square."

78
"I'm going to surprise Pops,
  he'll be home at ten."

79
"For your papa's birthday,
Annie - Important Herring
from New Jersey with many
     happy returns."

80
"Annie, I think she is trying
    to be some day your 
         stepmama."

81
At a Pansy Club dance
anything could happen --
   and usually did.

82
"Forty-five today and I
feel like sweet sixteen!"

83
"-- and two of the best 
five-cent cigars you
      can get!"

84
"Are you goin' to let that guy 
    make a sap outa you?"

85
"Five dollars it cost me -
I wouldn't miss it for ten!"

86
"Is it Tim - or Dad?"

87
"It's your Dad."

88
"He's not coming home."

89
"Never - never no more?"

90
After a week of sorrow and loneliness--

91
"Annie, supper's ready."

92
"But mama will be mad - -
she's got a surprise for you."

93
"Get Jake his hat."

94
"Extra special for you, 
     Annie - ham."

95
"Fooey!"

96
With the police net drawing
uncomfortably close, Spider
and Tony decided to take
     a long chance.

97
"Listen, Tim, it was Joe Kelly
that bumped off your old man -
       Tony seen him."

98
"I just found out who 
killed Dad - it was
  Joe Kelly - -"

99
"Yes - Spider and Tony
       told me!"

100
"I don't believe it! Joe
wouldn't do such a thing -
  I know he wouldn't!"

101
"Why wouldn't he? He's had a
grudge against Dad ever since
the night he bawled him out."

102
"But Tim, I know Pops
  would want you to 
  do it this way."

103
"I'm no squealer - -
I'll get him myself!"

104
"Oh, Tim!"

105
"I just heard they are trying 
to hang the shooting on me."

106
"Tim knows you did it - he
says he's gonna get you -
  and I hope he does!"

107
"Annie - you don't believe that -
Why your father was the best 
     friend I ever had."

108
"You didn't, Joe - honest?"

109
"So help me God,
I didn't do it!"

110
"Would you cross your heart?"

111
"- - and hope to die, Annie."

112
"He's got a gun - let me talk 
     to him - get out!"

113
"Tim's after Joe with a gun -
he thinks he killed my Pops -
Spider and Tony told him."

114
"I'll bet Tony did it 
 himself! Listen --"

115
"Seen Joe Kelly around?"

116
"Keep your mouth shut!"

117
«AN EI*H* EI* KANENA OTI EKAMA
PO* TON MIKPON POYNH řA *AřH*
AI E*Y TO IAION.»

118
"He said something in Greek
about shootin' old man Rooney.
Get the gang - I'll foller him."

119
"You know who shot Rooney -
  we're gonna take you
      to the cops!"

120
"I heard Tony say it in Greek 
         to Mamie."

121
"I just shot Joe Kelly!"

122
"Doctor, is he going to die?"

123
"It's an emergency case.
Immediate blood transfusion
     might save him."

124
"What does that mean, Mister?"

125
"It means that someone will
have to give their blood to
save his life - right away."

126
"Doctor, please let me
    do it, please!"

127
"I'm afraid you're too small."

128
"But, if he dies, they'll
 put my brother in jail!"

129
"My brother shot him."

130
"Why not take her? It's
either that or let him 
croak. Besides - it will
make a peach of a story."

131
"He's going fast - give her
a test - if there's no one 
     else around - -"

132
"Where is her brother now?"

133
"By the jail!"

134
"Please read this 
 after a while."

135
"Goodbye, Abie!"

136
"Gee, I'm sorry I socked her 
        in the jaw."

137
"Doc, when do I croak?"

138
"You can tell me,
I'm not scared."

139
"You're not going to die.
You'll be all right in a
     little while."

140
"Can you beat that?
She thought she was 
giving up her life 
    for him."

141
"Say, Doc, this transformation
business don't make us brother
   and sister, does it?"

142
"Why?"

143
"'Cause when I grow up
I might wanna marry him."

144
"That's a lotta applesauce now!"

145
"Hey, Tim, what's holdin' us up?"

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