[Judge]

Dublin Core

Title

[Judge]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-04-09

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mr. Bunion convinces a judge to sentence someone to carrying his valise.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

97

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-04-09

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: If there is no punishment that will fit the crime, why not try this valise on him Judge? Make him carry it forever!
Judge: Thats a good suggestion, Mr. Bunion! I'll do it, too!
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Lawyer #1: You Honor! This miserable scoundrel is guilty and should receive a punishment worse than hanging or burning at the stake! There's nothing too sever for him, your Honor!
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Lawyer #2: You Honor! I'll admit my client is guilty of a terrible crime, but he's an unfortunate degenerate! I ask you, I please that you be merciful with him, your honor, in this case.
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Judge: Stand up, young man, and be sentenced! I now sentence you to carry this valise with you, wherever you go, throughout your natural life! Officer! Take him away!
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Mr. Bunion: It's a terrible punishment but he deserves it! I'm glad I got rid of it and at the same time assisted the law in punishing crime.
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Mr. Bunion: I'm as happy as the lambkins in the merry month of June since I got rid of that old valise, eh! Ah! What?
Policeman: Yes! But I understand the judge is going to reconsider his decision this afternoon, yep!
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Judge: On account of the earnest please made by your attorney, I will be more merciful and commute your sentence to hanging. You will hang on Friday the thirteenth of this month until you are dead dead dead!
Mr. Bunion: [Silence]
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Policeman: The judge told me to turn this valise over to you as he has no use for it Mr. Bunion!
Mr. Bunion: Ehem! Yes! Set it down. I understand!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, FEB 16-APR 1907 Reel 105

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works III, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.166

Tags

happiness

Files

97-1907-4-9.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Judge],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed December 8, 2022, https://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/97.