Won in the Clouds

1
      AL WILSON
   The World's most
sensational stunt flyer
          in
      WON in the
        CLOUDS

2
 In the heart of
  Africa -- land
of adventure and
     mystery.

3
Where the king of
beasts still prowls
in search of human
     prey --

4
-- and the leopard
lurks by man-made
trails, waiting for an
  unwary victim.

5
Where rhinos and elephants
 thrive in murky swamps
whose very air breeds foul
   disease and death.

6
One by one, primitive man
  had conquered these 
perils -- all but the jungle
sickness, whose death blows
  he could not return.

7
Vainly did Moku, the
 Swahili witch-doctor
cast his spells, as day 
by day unconquerable 
disease took its toll.

8
Not far from the Swahili
 village lay a mine of
the Consolidated Diamond
       Syndicate.

9
Jack Woods, the manager,
 had made the plague an
excuse to close the mine
and hold back the diamond
shipments.

	... Joe Bennett

10
"Radiophone from our Cape
 Town spy says the home
 office started a Doctor
 James out here three
      weeks ago."

11
"Just a pretext to check
 up on us --- I'll take
 the plane and see how
  close he's getting."

12
"I'm going out to do a
 little scouting -- you
 have the stones ready
 for a quick getaway."

13
The three weeks trek
 had brought the Dr.
James Party into the
  Swahili country.

14
Dr. Cecil James - -
 assigned to the double
task of combating the
jungle sickness and check-
ing up on affairs at the
mine.

	... George French

15
"If the map is right,
 we ought to be close
    to the mine."

16
Bangula -- the Con-
 solidated's trusted
guide and interpreter.

	... Albert Prisco

17
"One more stretch of 
 jungle we be there."

18
Love of adventure had
 tempted Grace James
to accompany her father
on his perilous expedition.

	... Helen Foster

19
Mira - - her maid.

	... Myrtis Crinley

20
"Dad, I was so thrilled
 -- I thought it might
     be Art Blake!"

21
"I'm afraid you won't
 see Art again until
 we're back in Cape 
       Town."

22
At the Consolidated's
  offices in Cape 
      Town --

23
The president's con-
fidential secretary
-- secretly working
with Woods to rob the
      company.

24
Sir Henry Blake --
 who guided the
destinies of the big
 diamond syndicate.

25
"Son, I'm worried about the
 hold-back of the diamond
 shipments and the where-
 abouts of my friend Dr.
         James."

26
Art Blake -- who
 had just returned
from a hunting trip on
the Congo.

	... AL WILSON

27
"Grace is with her father
 -- and my place is
    by her side."

28
"It's a perilous trip, but
 I understand how you
        feel."

29
"I'll make the necessary
 arrangements for your
         trip."

30
"No need for that, Dad
   -- I'm going by
       plane."

31
"Tell Gonzales to get
   here -- quick!"

32
"Son, I'm proud of your
 courage. Clear up affairs
 at the mine and I'll give
 you the half interest I
     promised you."

33
"Wait outside and stop
 Art Blake from getting
         away!"

34
"Give me H 6 - 10
  private wire!"

35
"Get word to Woods the
 boss is wise and is send-
 ing his son out -- I'll
   stop him if I can."

36
Blake's mechanician,
 Percival Hogan - -
with a face like a monkey-
wrench, and the soul of 
a poet.

	... Frank Rice

37
"Quick! Bring the plane
 to Pelham Road and 
   watch for me!"

38
"Pelham Road, quick!"

39
"I just got word the boss'
 son may come out here
 to check up on us and
   meet the doctor."

40
"I'm going to frame Dr.
 James with the Swahilis
 and while Blake's looking
 for him, we'll clean up
     and get away."

41
"Through my magic a
 great white witch-doctor
 is coming! Take him but
 let the woman escape."

42
"He will cure your tribe
 but if he escapes, all 
       will die."

43
"The Swahilis will take
 Dr. James near here
 - - and leave the 
   women to us."

44
"Run for it, Grace!"

45
"You men follow the 
 girl on horseback --
 I'll get the other!"

46
"We can't fight that horde
 of natives, but they won't
 hurt your father when
 I make them understand
 that he's a great doctor."

47
"These men will take
 you to the mine while
 I attend to your father's
        safety."

48
"Master, do not trust
 him -- he kill many 
     white men!"

49
"He is of an enemy tribe!
 To let him talk would
 seal our death warrant!"

50
"He has the evil eye and
 must be destroyed before
 the white witch doctor can
        help you!"

51
"Your daughter and her 
 companion are safely
 on their way to the
        mine."

52
"In order to pacify the
 natives, you will cure
 their sick -- while I
 see that your daughter
 is made comfortable at
      the mine."

53
"There's Bangula, the
 company guide! The
 natives have got him!"

54
"Jack Woods steal girls
 while Swahilis take
 doctor to their village!"

55
"You watch village while
   I go to the mine!"

56
"I wish that man would
 come back with news
     of father!"

57
"Your father will not
 be harmed! I have
 arranged it -- for 
    your sake."

58
"All this I have done,
 hoping you will prove
   kind -- to me."

59
"Hello, Woods!"

60
"This surely is a day of
 surprises! Come in and
 meet some other un-
  expected guests!"

61
"Tell the gang I want
    to see them."

62
"Make yourselves at
 home, folks, I have
 a little business to
     attend to."

63
"That's the boss' son
 -- get him when he's
 alone in the mine."

64
"Thank God you're
      safe!"

65
"Mercy! I mean, Percy
 -- do you remember
        me?"

66
"As Whittier says: 'O
 headache, thy name
    is woman'!"

67
"Aw, bolony!"

68
"As Omar Cayenne says:
 'Bolony, a jug of wine
       and thou!'"

69
"Razzberries!"

70
"As Edgar Allen Poe says:
 'Quoth the Raven at the
 door, I'll eat berries, never
          more'"

71
"Father's in the hands of
 the natives, and although
 Mr. Woods assures me
 of his safety, I'm worried."

72
"Bangula is planning his
 rescue -- I am to join
 him after checking up
        here."

73
At the Swahili Village,
 they heralded the
arrival of the white
   witch-doctor.

74
"Ulla baloola kazunka!"

[dissolves to:]

"We are saved!"

75
Professional jealousy!

76
Art Blake explores the
 diamond mine, never 
dreaming that he is play-
ing right into the hands 
    of Jack Woods.

77
"Get ready! Blake's
     coming!"

78
"These are my favorite
 dancers, but the sick-
 ness has slowed their
      technique."

79
"I'll fly to the Swahili
 village for Dr. James
 -- you try to get
     the girls!"

80
"I'm worried about Art
 -- he's been gone a
     long while."

81
"Hang onto him till
 Woods tells us what
      to do."

82
"Blake has escaped!"

83
"Most likely he's headed 
 for the Swahili Village,
 trap him there while I
 frame a getaway with 
      the girl."

84
"Did you get word
 from my father?"

85
"He needs you at the
 village -- I'll take
  you in my plane."

86
"Get out of here,
     quick!"

87
"There's your horse
 -- make your get-
       away!"

88
"This man let the white
 witch doctor escape!"

89
"Now your sick will
 die -- and he should
  pay the penalty!"

90
"To the lions!"

91
"-- we'll have the doctor
 in no time -- he's too
   old to ride fast."

92
"I didn't think you'd
 get very far -- we'll
 escort you to the mine."

93
Laying the trail of
 meat which ended 
with -- Art Blake.

94
"Go quick -- I follow!"

95
"Your father won't be-
 lieve you're safe until
 he sees you with his
      own eyes."

96
"Can we bring him
  back with us?"

97
"You understand -- I'm
 doing all I can to make
       you happy."

98
"Jack Woods has tricked
 Grace into making a 
 flight, but I haven't
 heard them start yet."

99
"At last we are alone."

100
"Are you trying to
    choke me?"

101
"As Emerson says: 'Love
 that cracks the ribs,
  gladdens the heart.'"


THE END

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