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Title

[How to Live Happily]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-12-10

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Rents a book "How to Live Wealthy."

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

130

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-12-10

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

10

Transcription

Man #1: This is a book you can't very well do without. You can pay for it at your leisure! We want your name, that's all, on our list! We don't bother our subscribers, in fact, we virtually present you with it! You pay when or how--
Mr. Bunion: Or not at all?
/
Mr. Bunion: Now. If I don't like this book I needn't pay for it. If I do like it I can pay for it when or how I please or not at all. No collector nor duns nor bothering! Um! That's a fair proposition!
/
Man #2: Eh! Yes, Mister Bunion, I called to see you about your payment on 'How to Live Happily' as you agreed, one dollar a week, you know?
Mr. Bunion: Why, ah, I will pay you for the book! I intend to! Yes, bu, not untill [sic] I feel able! Come in again!
/
Mr. Bunion: Who's this letter from? Dear Sir! We notice on our books that you have not paid first installment on 'How to Live Happily' as you agreed as we do not want to hold this account open forever we must demand a prompt respond. Yours, Entangle Pub. Co.
/
Mr. Bunion: Why I intend to pay for that book as I agreed to, sir!
Man #3: Yes! But when? Tell me when. It's the office that wants to know! Can't you pay something, anything? To satisfy the firm.
/
Man #4: Ah! Theres the man I'm looking for! Trying to dodge me!
Mr. Bunion: Gosh! I feel like a common criminal fugitive from justice!
Man #5: Um! At Last! I've found him now I'll git him!
/
Man #6: Mr. Bunion! I am a constable from Justice Force's court! You are to appear there Friday and show cause why you do not settle bill with Entangle Publishing Co.!
/
Crowd: Hey! You! Theif! Scoundrel!
Mr. Bunion: How to live happily huh! Why did I?

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, NOV-DEC 1907 Reel 108

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works IV, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.163

Tags

debt

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[How to Live Happily],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 20, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/130.