[Suffering of Others]

Dublin Core

Title

[Suffering of Others]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1906-06-26

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mr. Bunion tries to help the suffering of others.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

58

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1906-06-26

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: No, who sent me this cruel letter? "You old fool, assist the week, help the unfortunate, seek out and aid the suffering ones around you and you'll stop worrying and be happy. Don't be grumbling all the time. There are others worse off, ten times, than you are."
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Mr. Bunion: That's a cruel, cruel note to send me. Great Scott! Of what help can I be to anyone? I have nothing but this valise. My heart is in the right place but my! I can help no one! I'm a Jonah, a sick person would--
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Mr. Bunion: get sicker if I came near them. I shall try and get some happiness by assisting those in need, I might --
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Man: I am starving slowly but surely starving to death. I have not eaten a bite in weeks.
Mr. Bunion: What! Starving? Gracious! Man! That is awful! Oh! What can I do? I. I. I don't. Ah.
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Man: Oh, I have money. Millions of it. But I also have indigestion and dyspepsia, yes. I can buy all I want but I have no stomach, you see.
Mr. Bunion: Well, I can't give you a stomach. In fact, I can't give anything. I sincerely wish I could.
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Man #2: I have a splendid stomach but nothing to put in it. I am a very hungry man.
Mr. Bunion: Here's where I could be of help if I had a thing, huh! There's nothing here you can eat. I'm very, very sorry.
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Mr. Bunion: One of you can be assisted, the other can't. Won't you get together someway? I have nothing! That's a cinch. If I had you would be welcome to it. That is, I mean, something to eat, you understand.
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Mr. Bunion: I feel better, I really do, since I tried to assist those fellows but I think its because the fact that I'm not in their fix becomes evident. The sufferings of others remind us of our own good fortune and we feel thankful as well as sympathetic.

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, APR 15-JUN 1906 Reel 101

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works II, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2003), pg. 178

Tags

wealth
poverty
sympathy

Files

58-1906-6-26.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Suffering of Others],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed March 18, 2019, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/58.