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Title

[Child Asking Questions]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-09-08

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

A child will not stop asking questions so Mr. Bunion runs away

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

169

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-09-08

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Child: Oh! What a funny looking man!
Mr. Bunion: Hello, Tot! Where you bound for eh? How are you little one?
/
Child: What are you sitting there for awaiting for somebody?
Mr. Bunion: No! I'm not waiting for any body! I'm resting I tired! I'm resting!
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Child: What are you tired for? What makes you so tired that you have to rest?
Mr. Bunion: I have been walking a long way, I work, that makes me tired.
/
Child: What do you work at? Do you have to carry that valise with you?
Mr. Bunion: Yes, little one, and it is heavy. It is a heavy valise!!--
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Child: What is in it? What makes it so heavy? What have you in it, Mister?
Mr. Bunion: Oh! Everything! Its loaded with all kinds of stuff! Huh! Um!
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Child: Why do you carry it? Why do not you throw it away? Is it valuable?
Mr. Bunion: No! It's not valuable, no! It---is---Hum, ---not valuable!!
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Child: Then why don't you get rid of it? Can't you get rid of it?
Mr. Bunion: No! I can not ! Do not ask any more questions!
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Child: I don't see why you do not throw it away, Mister!
Mr. Bunion: Children can ask such nonsensical questions! I'll have to get away!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, SEP-NOV 15 1908 Reel 112

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works V, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2005), pg.22

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McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Child Asking Questions],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 20, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/170.