Safety Last

1 
The Boy -
He has seen the sun rise for the 
last time in Great Bend __
Before taking the long, long 
journey.

2
"Mother, Mildred has promised
to come to the city, and marry 
me _ Just as soon as I've
     made good."

3
"Oh, Harold, It would just break
my heart if you failed _ _ _

4
_ _ _ I Know I'll get nothing
but good news from you."

5
   After a few months_

"Limpy Bill," the Boy's pal_
One pocketbook between
them _ usually empty ___

6
"What good is a lavalier
without a chain _ She
can't sew it on."

7
 "I know it, Bill _ I'll
get the chain, all right _
the very first money I 
    can scrape up."

8
"Oh, pal _ She's just
got to believe that I'm 
successful _ until I am."

9
 "If we'd had more
records I could 'a'
got the chain, too."

10
There were certain days
of the week when she could
be sure of a letter from him.
They were Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday _

11
  The Boy was always 
early _ He couldn't have
cared more for his job if 
it had been a position _

12
"Keep on bein' earlier
every mornin', son, an'
you'll be President _ or
a night watchman."

13
The longest year 
The Boy ever spent_
in thirty minutes.

14
"Hey, you! It's all your
fault. If you don't get
me back in ten minutes
I'll lose my job."

15
"I dunno, my watch has stopped."

16
   "Stop the car at 
the next corner, please."

17
"You'll be lucky if you don't 
     get fired for this!"

18
Mr Stubbs _

    Head Floorwalker.
Muscle-bound _ From patting
himself on the back _

19
Saturday brings two 
great events _ A half
holiday, and the pay envelope.

20
"I think I like the first pattern 
       you showed me best."

21
"No - no _Just a sample, please."

22
"If it ain't Jim Taylor of
Great Bend! You o-l-d rascal!
How you have got on in the
world _ _ _"

23
"Bill, you'd be surprised at 
the pull I've got with the cops.
I can do anything _ and get 
       away with it."

24
"I'll prove it to you. I'll
kneel down behind, and you shove 
him over backwards.   Then 
watch me square it."

25
"YOU'LL DO TIME FOR THIS!
THE FIRST TIME I LAY EYES
      ON YOU AGAIN,
     I'LL PINCH YOU!"

26
"Shucks, you ain't seen nothin' _
I could climb one sixteen-stories
high _ blindfolded."

27
Direct from "Tiffanys"
_ via Silverstein & Son.

28
"Don't you think it's dangerous
for a young man to be alone in
the city, with so much money? _ _ _

29
_ _ _ If I were you, I wouldn't
wait. I'd go to him right away."

30
   "I'll do it.
I'll surprise him!"

31
Mother instinct was right.
The Boy is in great danger.

32
"_ _ _ 8-9-10-OUT!"

33
"Is this a yard and a half?"

34
"Who dropped that
FIFTY DOLLAR BILL?"

35
"Go and adjust your apparel,
young man. I shall report you 
to the General Manager."

36
"Very well, Mr Stubbs. I'll
send for the young man."

37
The most wonderful 
city The Girl has ever 
seen _ except Great Bend.

38
  "Wrap this, please.
The lady is in a hurry."

39
"We're SO proud of you, Harold,
and your w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l
position."

40
"Must I personally supervise 
every sale that is made in 
     this department?"

41
"Now observe me closely. I will
illustrate the correct form of
        salesmanship."

42
"Oh yes. Our European buyer
wants my advice. This is
     most important."

43
"The idea of working in your 
shirt sleeves! Think of the
shock to our customers _ women
of culture and refinement."

44
"Another complaint of this 
nature, and we will have to
get along without your services.
    That will be all."

45
"I'm just dying to see your office.
       Please let me look."

46
  "But Harold, I DID
want to see your office."

47
   "Well then - just a peek.
But you must promise not to stay."

48
 "BOY! Empty this basket.
Don't let me have to remind 
      you again."

49
"Oh Harold, let me ring one _ And
see who it will bring in."

50
STUBBS

51
_ _ _ I don't wish to be annoyed by
any more of your petty complaints 
about personal appearance _ _ _

52
_ _ _ You know, you're 
no collar ad. yourself."

53
"That will be all."

54
      "Fire drill,
I try them out every day."

55
"Open your mouth 
and shut your eyes _ _ _"

56
   "She's fainted!
Get some water, quick!"

57
"And just think _ You've
made money enough already
for our little home."

58
"I must have left my purse in 
your office. Won't you please
      get it for me."

59
"I'd give a thousand 
dollars _ to anyone _ for
a new idea _ One that
would attract an enormous
crowd to our store."

60
"Something is wrong with 
our exploitation! We simply
are not getting the
publicity that our position
in the commercial world
      calls for."

61
"Will you give me a thousand
dollars, sir - if - if - I can
draw hundreds of people to
       our store?"

62
"Let's give the boy a chance.
Think of the publicity in the
newspapers. The De Vore
Department Store will be
all over the front pages."

63
"Will you climb the Bolton
Building _ twelve floors _
for five hundred dollars?"

64
"Say, for five hundred dollars
I'd climb to Heaven, an' hang
by my heels from the pearly gates."

65
"Mrs Van Buren, have this
young man send your car 
home. I'll be so glad to 
have you ride over to the 
     club with me."

66
        "Darling,
  dreams do come true.
We'll be married tomorrow."

67
"I'll send you to the hotel
   in the car. Meet me
   here tomorrow at 3."

68
"Take this young lady to her 
hotel _ And Mrs Van Buren 
says you're through for the 
          day."

69
"Good bye, darling. Tomorrow
will be our lucky day."

70
The "Lucky Day"
The press agent had been 
told to flood the town _
   He submerged it.

71
"Look! Thish guy ain't got any 
face. They mustta run outta ink."

72
BOLTON BUILDING
As the "big hour"
  approaches

73
"Where does this bird 
    start from?"

74
    "You lay low.
Maybe I can ditch him."

75
"Meet my lady frien'
- From the Follies."

76
"There's only one way out. You
climb to the second floor, an' duck
through the window. Then I'll
put on your coat an' hat, an' go the
rest of the way. They'll never
know the difference."

77
"Go on, you can do it.
  Only o-n-e floor."

78
  "I'M the Mystery Man.
I wanted to surprise you."

79
"You'll have to go one more floor _
      till I ditch the cop."

80
"Why dontcha take that net 
  off? It's in your way."

81
"You've gotta keep on goin'
 _ till I ditch the cop."

82
"Young man, don't you know you
  might fall and get hurt?"

83
"Come on, just this one floor,
   an' you'll be through."

84
   "You BE THERE,
or I will be THROUGH."

85
"Great! You got the right idea, 
  kid. That's the best one 
     you've pulled yet."

86
"Make this next floor faster.
I'm having a little difficulty
in ditching the cop."

87
"Get out of here!
  Don't you know
the dog might fall?"

88 [in very small type]
"I'll be right back __
Soon as I ditch the cop."

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