The Monster

1
A human monster 
watched with cat-
like eyes for a victim.

2
John Bowman, a
wealthy farmer,
returning home -

3
Bowman's disappearance was
Danburg's biggest thrill since
the milkman eloped with the
    bootlegger's wife.

4
While at the scene of the wreck
Danburg's Daring Detectives
deduce a few deductions.

5
The Constable --
Danburg's police force
and fire department.

6
Amos Rugg -- blew
into town one day
and has been blowing
   ever since.

7
"I'll bet a new spark
plug, that Bowman 
met with some kind
of an accident."

8
Johnny Goodlittle -- he
has ambition, which
in Danburg is as bad as 
   having eczema.

9
"You dog-gone fool! Doc
Edwards' sanitar-rarium's
been closed for two
     months."

10
Mr. Rugg also managed
Watson's store and he
never allowed his under-
clerk Johnny to forget it,
as there was rivalry
   between them.

11
Betty Watson -- the
cause of the rivalry.

12
"G-e-e, Betty! -- You
grow more beautiful
   every day!"

13
"You look like --
Mrs. Cleopatra."

14
"I never see you any
more, since Amos got
       a car."

15
"I -- just dropped in 
for some pansy seeds."

16
"I said pansy seeds -
    not peaches."

17
"Meet Detective Jennings
from the insurance
     company."

18
"Sure, I wrote Bowman's
policy -- In fact, I write
    all the policies!"

19
"Believe ME, and the
Constable -- Bowman's 
      dead!"

20
"He still thinks that's
a clue he found in the
Sanitarium ash pile."

21
"Thinks he's a detective -
Chances are he wrote it
       himself."

22
"Dagnab you! - will you
ever quit bothering
people with your crazy
       ideas?"

23
"He's loony! - Doc Edwards
is in Europe and his
sanitar-rarium's closed!"

24
"Please do something
BIG so they'll have to
  listen to you."

25
"I can't do anything
till my detective 
diploma comes - then
  I'll show 'em."

26
"Don't forget my party 
  tonight, Johnny."

27
Watson had a keg of cider in 
the smoke house, so Betty's 
party brought out the cream 
       of society.

28
"Detective - how would
you handle a powerful
  man if you were
     unarmed?"

29
"Find a derrick some-
where and string him 
 up by the heels!"

30
"Here's another hot time--"

31
"--Whenever I'm in
danger, I close my
eyes and count ten.
Try it and see what
     happens."

32
"What's the Roman
  candle for?"

33
"It's to signal for help
       at night."

34
"What the heck do you
use in the daytime?"

35
"My ingenuity!"

36
Everything was going fine 
until the neighborhood 
    sheik arrived.

37
"It's imported - exclusive
mail order from Chicago."

38
"You durn fool - if you
don't want to be cut 
out, use some of your
   engine-ooity!"

39
Johnny figured his future 
had been ruined by that 
dress suit, when out of the 
gloom and gathering storm 
        came--

40
"Got a match?"

41
"Ss---sh! Don't speak!
Don't move! They're 
going to lower the
mirror so I can shave
     Bowman!!!"

42
Meanwhile, Mr. Rugg
working fast, had
suggested a ride --
object matrimony.

43
"Do you know who 
     I am?"

44
"Neither do I!"

45
"Look! - There's a light
in the sanitarium!
Maybe we can telephone
    from there!"

46
"Anybody home?"

47
"Anybody here?"

48
"Johnny! What are
you doing here?"

49
"I dropped in."

50
"This is a terrible
place! -- We've
got to get out 
   of here!"

51
"Wait a minute, HERO,
that door's locked!"

52
"That's right! Act 
mysterious and show 
  the lady your
   ingenuity!"

53
"Cut out that blood and 
thunder! Can't you see
you're scaring her pink?"

54
"I tell you I did see
      something!"

55
"There's someone 
in that chair!"

56
"He's dead!"

57
"This is a case for
   the police!"

58
"W-well - wh-what are
you staring at m-me
       for?"

59
"You were here alone
with him -- before
    we came!"

60
"I am Dr. Ziska - In the
absence of Dr. Edwards
I am in charge here."

61
"We met with an
accident and would 
like to use your phone."

62
"I'm sorry, I have no
     telephone."

63
"But I can't permit 
you to leave the 
house on so wild a 
     night."

64
"But you don't expect 
us to stay here with 
    a dead man!"

65
"Rigo, a patient - I keep
him in a trance. Some-
times he gets out --
does terrible things."

66
"A strange case -
but I deal in
strange cases!"

67
"I have only one guest 
chamber - but no doubt 
we can make the 
gentlemen comfortable."

68
"Caliban -- see that
the guests have the 
USUAL attention!"

69
"My servant - don't allow
him to frighten you -
the poor creature is 
      dumb!"

70
"Doctor -- shall we see
  you in the morning?"

71
"Who knows if one will
EVER see the morning?"

72
    "I'm going 
to get out of here!"

73
"If I had a gun I'd
show that bird --"

74
"Here - take mine!"

75
"Never tasted liquor
    in my life!"

76
"I've found a hidden 
passage -- it goes 
straight down into 
    the dark!"

77
"Who'll investigate?
    You or me?"

78
"You're the detective!
 Use your ingenuity!"

79
"We'll make them believe 
   Johnny's in bed!"

80
"Try and bribe him
 to let us out."

81
"It may be poisoned!"

82
"We'll fool him and
make him believe we
    drank it."

83
"I have prepared another 
   room for the young 
         lady."

84
"I insist that you at
   least do me the
courtesy to look at it!"

85
"As you insist upon
staying in this room,
I will see that you are 
  made comfortable."

86
"Johnny - what shall
      we do?"

87
"What can we do?"

88
"Yoosh your ingenuity!"

89
"Hic! --"

90
"Something's the matter 
with me - I'm dizzy! -
My head's going 'round!"

91
"I'm dizzy, too! - but's
  'cause th' room's
   goin' 'round!!!"

92
"I got the strangest sort
of courage - I can lick
 anybody in America -
 Europe - Jerusalem!"

93
"There's some kind of a
drug in that fireplace -
it'll knock us out if we
 don't get fresh air!"

94
"Thash right! Smash
everything -- then
   I'll begin!"

95
"Thash an insult! Now
     I AM mad!"

96
"Whersh my gun?"

97
"Lost? Then you gotta
    pay for it!"

98
"FIND IT! - and I don't 
      mean maybe!"

99
"It's me -- Johnny."

100
"We've got to find Betty
and get out of here!"

101
"Try that door, while
I figure out the case!"

102
"I swallowed my gum!"

103
"We must find Betty!"

104
"If anyone comes while 
I'm detecting -- flash
     the candle!"

105
"I am Dr. Edwards -
the owner of this 
  sanitarium."

106
"We were overpowered
and imprisoned here
by my patients. Our
lives are in constant
      peril."

107
"This is John Bowman -"

108
"After they wrecked 
my car with the aid 
 of the mirror --"

109
"The fools sent me 
a man when it is a 
  woman I want!"

110
"Ziska, who was once 
a famous surgeon, 
controls the others -"

111
"-Caliban imagines he's 
Ziska's slave - Rigo is
dangerous, while Dan
is quite harmless --"

112
"They must have built 
those devilish traps 
and devices after they
   imprisoned us."

113
"An interesting
  specimen -"

114
"Be very careful, Rigo,
 that you do not mar
    the skull."

115
"Gimme a match,
    Rigo."

116
"You are about to
witness the most
remarkable operation
ever attempted by
      man."

117
"You and I alone shall 
see what happens--"

118
"-AND NEITHER ONE
  shall tell!"

119
"At last the fools have
 brought me a woman!"

120
"It is only from a 
woman that I can 
learn the secret of 
     life!"

121
"You must be mad!"

122
"Don't you dare call 
       ME mad!"

123
"But I won't allow you 
to excite me because 
I need you for my 
   experiment."

124
"With the aid of that
   death chair --"

125
"I shall transfer your 
soul into her body!"

126
"Rigo!"

127
"Tighten his straps
until he squeals!"

128
"Rigo - my knives!"

129
"CALIBAN!!!"

130
"- the chair! - kill him! -
       Caliban!"

131
"Captured the whole 
gang - Got one on
the telephone pole -
one locked on the 
  roof, and --"

132
"That was a great tip
you gave me, Detective
- I couldn't find a derrick
but this engine worked 
    just as well."

133
"Great! And any time 
you want to work for 
the insurance company,
  kid, let me know."

134
A SUNDAY IN JUNE.

135
"How can I ever be
worthy of a wonderful
   man like you?"

136
"Use your ingenuity!"

THE END


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