[Boulders and Burrs]

Dublin Core

Title

[Boulders and Burrs]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-08-28

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mr. Bunion is sad and crying and a man offers to help him.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

13

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-08-28

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Well, sir, I don't suppose I ever had in all my life such a case of blues. I just feel like I don't care whether school keeps or not. If it wasn't for the cowardliness of the thing, I'd shuffle off this mortal coil, or toil or whatever it is. Oh I feel so bum!
/
Man: My dear sir, why so sad. Can I help you, sir.
Mr. Bunion: I'm afraid not. I hardly think there is anything you could do.
/
Man: Now maybe there is sir. Cheer up, old man, you must not give up. Have a little courage, sir! Can't I assist you? There might be something I can do.
Mr. Bunion: Theres only one thing I would ask of you but--
/
Man: Perhaps then I might be able to do just that one thing. Come confide in me, sir.
Mr. Bunion: Oh, you are so kind! If I thought you would really help me, I'd -
/
Man: Now hold on, just a minute! Ah you see I want to help you to help yourself or no we must carry --
Mr. Bunion: Here. Oh! Take this valise. Take it for a little while. Oh, please sir take it for a minute! Come on!
/
Man: No, that-ah-would not be right for you to ask me to carry your burden, but I offer a --
Mr. Bunion: A little sympathy eh? Thanks every little bit helps. I'm greatly obliged to you. You'll excuse my hysteric--
/
Man: That's alright. Cheer up! Good day!
Mr. Bunion: Oh, well. I did think for a minute he was going to help me! But now he was a good fellow, at that. but too wise for me.
/
Mr. Bunion: I'll just pike along if there was something I could ride on once in a while on this road it would be some relief. But there's nothing just plain boulders and burrs.

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.170

Tags

suicide
burden

Files

13-1905-8-28.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Boulders and Burrs],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed December 5, 2022, https://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/13.