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Title

[Shylock Combs]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-06-09

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Detective disguises himself as Bunion to catch counterfeiters.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

156

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-06-09

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: If I can assist you in any way sure!
Detective: I just want to borrow your hat, coat, and valise for an hour or so. I have a particular reason for doing so which you will know of later!
/
Detective: I'll have to dishevel my hair a little and I'm ready! You can enjoy yourself, I hope, while I am away!
/
Mr. Bunion: I always enjoy myself when that valise is out of my sight. Good luck to you!
Detective: Just make yourself at home and Ill be back soon. Yes I'll be all right. Ta! Ta!
/
Man #1: Who is that old guy rubbering by our door?
Man #2: Oh! He's harmless. It's only old Bunion, old Dull Care!
Detective: Now, um, here is where the counterfeiting gang is at work. I surely out to be able to get in with this disguise! I'll try it anyway, yep! Hum!
/
Man #3: Ha! Ha! Hello old Dull Care. Ha! Ha! Ha aa a!
Man #4: Hello! Lookin fer someone? Eh? Well jes pass on old Dull Care!
/
Man #3: Oh! I thought you were old man Bunion! Who are you?
Detective: Hold up your hands! You are under arrest. I am Shylock Combs the detective! Come on!
/
Mr. Bunion: Ah! You are back! Did you accomplish much?
Detective: Did I? Huh! I should say so! Your valise did the trick and I'm mush obliged to you sir!
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Mr. Bunion: It's funny how a poor old wretch like myself will never be suspected of doing anything strenuous! um!
[DISGUISED AS MR. BUNION 'Dull Care" Shylock Combs, the great detective, easily enters den of counterfeiters and makes arrests thinking it was that innocent old chap a gang of bad money coiners fall into hands of the law]

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, JUN-AUG 1908 Reel 111

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works IV, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.190

Tags

crime

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Shylock Combs],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 21, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/157.