[Robbed by Busy Bill]

Dublin Core

Title

[Robbed by Busy Bill]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-08-17

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mr. Bunion is robbed of the valise at gun point.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

10

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-08-17

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: What I'd like to know is what were we ever born for. Why is this perpetual grind? Why do we have to slug day in and day out just to live? I'm so confounded tired of it all that I'm almost on---
/
Busy Bill: Come on, me fren, hoist up your mits. Put em up quick!
Mr. Bunion: Well say, Boss. I will certainly do it. If I've anything you want you are welcome to it.
/
Busy Bill: Never mind about that, just keep your hooks in the air.
Mr. Bunion: He wants that valise, well I'll affect a horror so he will think it valuable.
/
Busy Bill: Now you behave. Don't you open your face. Do you hear?
Mr. Bunion: Great goodness! Man, don't take all I own please don't rob me, oh!
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Mr. Bunion: That worked great. At last I'm a free man life is after all lots of fun. I will now go down to dinner and celebrate my good fortunate by cracking a large bottle of--
/
Policeman: Ah, ha! Here comes Busy Bill the Bag Snatcher beating it
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Policeman: You will eh? I don't think this. This is my beat I'm working it myself. You and I will waltz together, see?
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Policeman: Mr. Bunion, I just caught this crook stealing your valise. You'd better watch it more.
Mr. Bunion: Thanks. Oh, I watch it. Huh, well, set it down.

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, June 15-August 1905, Reel 097

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VIII, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2006), pg.167

Tags

theft

Files

10-1905-8-17.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Robbed by Busy Bill],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 19, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/10.