The Navigator

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Our story deals with one 
of those queer tricks 
that Fate sometimes
      plays.

2
Nobody would believe, for
instance, that the entire
lives of a peaceful American
boy and girl could be changed
by a funny little war between
 two small countries far
    across the sea.

3
And yet it came to pass.
The spies of the two
little nations were at a
Pacific seaport, each trying
to prevent the other getting
    ships and supplies.

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"Gentlemen, the enemy
have just purchased 
the steamship Navigator."

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"There she lies now, and
it is our patriotic duty to
   destroy that ship."

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"We will send her adrift 
in the fog tonight before
the new crew goes aboard.

The wind - the tide - and
the rocks will do the rest."

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The wealthy ship owner
who has just sold 
the Navigator.

	... Fredrick Vroom

And his daughter.

	... Kathryn Maguire

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Rollo Treadway -
   Heir to the Treadway 
   fortune - a living proof 
   that every family tree 
   must have its sap.

	... Buster Keaton

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"I think I'll get married."

10
"Today."

11
"We'll sail for Honolulu
tomorrow on our honey-
moon - get two tickets."

12
"He had completed all 
  arrangements - -
except to notify the 
       girl."

13
"Will you marry me?"

14
"Certainly not!"

15
"I think a long walk
 would do me good."

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"Your tickets, sir - -
and congratulations."

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"The boat sails at ten 
in the morning, sir."

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"I don't get up that early
- so I'll go aboard tonight."

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Going on a honeymoon without 
a bride is like singing the
words of "Kiss Me Again" to the
music of "Alice, Where Art Thou."

20
"What pier, sir?"

21
"Pier two."

22
"I must get some papers 
off the Navigator, so stop
      at Pier 12."

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"Is there any one 
    on board?"

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"Nobody."

25
Under the cover of darkness
the foreign agents prepared 
 to carry out their plans.

26
"Help!"

27
The next morning found 
the Navigator drifting
  helplessly at sea.

28
"Will you marry me?"

29
"This is a fine time to 
ask me that. I'm cold
and hungry and - -"

30
"Put up that bright one."

31
"She's quarantined."

32
"Try and catch them!"

33
"Hey! Wait a minute!"

34
By the time they were 
ready to say "good-
night" they had found 
a couple of sea-going 
     tuxedos.

35
Danger 
is near thee -

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Many brave hearts
are asleep
in the Deep -

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B
 E
  W
   A
    R
     E

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Weeks later - still
     drifting.

We now find the crew
  with a safe and
quiet place to sleep.

39
"Land!"

40
"Cannibals!"

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"We're safer on the boat."

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"We're drifting toward
         them."

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"We're safe! I've anchored
        the ship."

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"We are sinking! It's just
a matter of time until
    we're captured."

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"Can't you fix it?"

46
"That would have to be 
fixed from the outside."

47
Where ignorance is
     bliss - -

THE END

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