Something New

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A Lady in search of an
Inspiration.

		... Nell Shipman

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One of those muddy mental 
hills with the old brain
hitting on one cylinder.

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"There is nothing new 
   under the sun!"

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The Old -

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- and the New.

6
"Fifty bucks to a jitney
 that your gas-wagon
 won't go where my
 bronco will lead!"

7
"Here's fifty that says she
 will and fifty more that
 she comes in first!"

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Here is "something new",
  and it happens beyond 
the border in that land of
Rogues and Romance, Mys-
tery and Murder......Mexico!

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         THE HERO.
          _____
(He is a mining engineer
and he owns the car, the
dog AND the smile!)

		... Bert Van Tuyle

10
SID BICKLEY is his
     story name.

 (Call him "Dad." He's
 the good old Yankee
 kind we still have 
 with us.)

	... L. M. Wells

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Dad has a kick; it seems
that his mining partner,
who lives in the States, is
sending down his only
che-ild.

12
She is a Writing Woman
and she craves ATMOS-
PHERE, real, red, and
RAW.

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"Where you goin' to park 
it when you go out on 
engineerin' jobs?"

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The Stage from San Diego.

15
"Look for a skinny Dame,
 with specs. That is the
 Writing brand!"

16
"Stand by, Pardner! Ain't
 seen this gal since she was
 knee-high to a grasshopper
 an' meetin' females allus
 makes me nervous!"

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The Writing Lady....Herself

	.... Nell Shipman

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"My friend bought this
 here go-buggy fer a par-
 lor ornamint. Where
 we're goin' we'll use
 horse flesh or the legs
 the good Lord gave us!"

19
Head over heels - at
    first sight.

(Nothing new about
that, but who would 
change it?)

20
Love my dog - love me!

21
At the Yaqui Wells Rancho,
the end of the wagon road,
the travelers prepare to
continue their journey on
horseback.

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Where Desert Sand meets
    Mountain Sage.

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Even as they ride the 
Home Trail, Danger, coiled
like a snake, lies ready
to strike!
          ____

Gorgez, the Bandit Chief.

	... William McCormack

24
This "bull-ukelele" player
does not appear dangerous,
but look at his gang -

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"Hell's Kitchen", the
    bandits' lair.

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Translated into U.S., he is
saying: "All the Guys, 'cept
one old Gink, has beat it
for Tia Juana, an' the 'Blue
Lotus' mine is Jake for a
Haul!"

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"Hay mujeres a la mina?"

(Chile Con Carne is ask-
ing if there are any
women at the mine.)

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The Blue Lotus Mine.

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Hero Bill thinks of a girl -

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- whose only thoughts 
are of facts and figures.

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She craves to know how 
come the Cactus lost its
Spine.

32
The bandits swoop down like 
buzzards upon the unpro-
tected gold mine. Old Dad 
plays a lone hand - and loses; 
while the writing lady.......

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"I wanted 'atmosphere' and
 I'll say I'm getting it!"

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"I wish your master
    were here!"

35
"If you don't come down,
 these here coyotes is goin'
 to pretend like they're
 torturin' me. Don't pay
 no attention - it's only
 foolin."

36
"You stay where you are,
 or grown-up or not, I'll
 give you the spankin' you
 deserve!"

37
"The Lady says you
 can go plumb to Hell!"

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Old George FATE takes
       a hand.

39
Planning to drive to the 
Rancho, borrow a horse 
and...go and see how 
Laddie is, of course!

40
"Let the old fool hang 
    'til he dies."

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"Go Home, Laddie, -
  Home - to Bill!"

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At the Rancho Bill bumps
up against a disappointment.

43
Men and horses have gone
to the Tia Juana races.

44
While deeper into the heart
    of the Bad Lands -

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In the silence of those hills
  the tragedy lies hidden.

46
The corral is empty, the
horses gone and the only
road into the mine is from
the south.

47
There is no hope -

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- except.

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To drive a man-made piece 
of mechanism into that rock-
ribbed sea of sand and sage.....

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"Little car, it's up to you!"

51
"White man heap
  Dam' Fool!"

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The trackless Waste -

53
The Blue Lotus - at last!

54
"You're too late! Gorgez 
 has got her! They've gone
 to Hell's Kitchen!"

55
"I've got the best bronco
 in the world, and I'm
 going after her!"

56
"Ride 'er Cowboy!"

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The snake coils to strike.

58
Fighting the drowsy
  wings of sleep.

59
The trail is lost!

60
"You forget that I am 
    an American!"

61
Like a wild beast's den the
Bandit's stronghold lies hid-
den in the black heart of the 
towering rocks and Bill
searches vainly for the guid-
ing gleam of the campfire.

62
"I reckon we're licked, 
     little car."

63
Guided by her screams into
the inky black recesses of 
Hell's Kitchen.

64
"You drive away and I 
 will hold them off."

65
She should have obeyed 
and gone the other way -
but she couldn't see him 
die!

66
"Our only hope lies in
 driving on. If the car 
 should fail us, it means 
 certain death. Are you 
 game?"

67
"One down!"

68
"Set 'em up in the 
   next alley!"

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Human endurance reaches 
      its limit.

70
Pilotless, the car dashes
    to destruction.

71
SPEED the only 
  salvation.

72
Into the Country God
      Forgot.

73
On and on through the 
hellish night, plunging and
pounding, slipping and
sliding, all nature arrayed 
against them, until, with
the first peep o' dawn......

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The End of the Trail.

75
"They must not take 
    us, alive!"

76
The gun belt is empty!

77
"You have fought the good 
fight, little, brave car, but
you cannot save us - now!"

78
The first rays of the 
rising Sun, shining down
the canyon walls. A 
giant sign from Heaven
to light their path.

79
Baffled by the disappear-
ance of their prey, the
bandits follow on foot.

80
If the great rock could 
be moved from its rest-
ing place and sent crash-
ing down the canyon, an
avenging mountain of
destruction upon their
pursuers......

81
A Tomb of the Ages.

82
Was the real heroine of this
left, like a bloomin' bird, on
a mountain top?

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No Sir-ee! She got 'em
in and she got 'em out!

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Battered and Bullet-ridden,
  but still on the job!

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Now the MORAL is:
 Be it MOTOR -

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- Or MAID -

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THERE IS ALWAYS
SOMETHING NEW!

THE END.

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