Robert Rooster stretched himself,
then he flapped his wings ond gave his
loudest crow. "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"
"There," he said, "that should wake
everybody up !"
He hopped down off of his perch
and strutted out to the barnyard.
"Well," said Mrs. Biddy Hen, "aren't
you a little late?"
Robert looked around: The Drake
Family were swimming about in the
pond; Betsy, the cow, had 'gone to the
meadow; ond Dobbin, the horse, was
pulling his plow through the field. "Oh,
my goodness," said Robert, "I've over-
slept again. Whatever will I do?"
"I don't know, Robert," said Mrs.
Biddy, "but I do know that I missed my
early worm this morning because you
didn t wake me on time."
"I know what," soid Robert, "I'll
have someone call me in the morning."
Sa he asked Elmer Porker if he would,
"I'll be glod to," said Elmer. "Let's
turn in now and we'll hove time for □
chat before we go to sleep." And, in-
deed, Elmer chatted. He talked and
talked and talked, so poor Robert
didn't get to sleep until it was al-
most down. Naturally, he slept all
day long. My, but Robert was ashomed
when he got up and heard all the
•peflnlboMlit PnHOfl"" «1 Gi L"hv Mlmin BaMotiKtM* l* U-
to..ln".lllB|-t/i-f. C<W>(I<1 lttt,D>DHUI'l«<k VA.A.P1
barnyard animals gossiping about him,
"Why," he heard one soy, "thot Rob-
ert Rooster is the laziest Getter-upper
we've ever had." "Yes," another an-
swered, "and we're all getting into
trouble on his account."
"Oh, let's give him just one more
chance," said Mrs. Biddy Hen, who was
very kind hearted.
"All right/' everyone decided, "but
this is absolutely the lost one."
Mrs. Biddy hurried off to tell Robert.
"Now you ask Mr. Dobbin, the horse,
how he manages to get up on time,"
she advised. "He's never late."
Robert waited for Mr. Dobbin to
come in from the field. Mr. Dobbin was
very obliging and whispered his secret
for getting up into Robin's ear.
The next morning just before the
sun came up, which was exactly the
right time for it, o beautiful crow,
"Cock-a-doodle-doo" rang out oyer the
farm. Robert was on time. And the
next morning after that the some thing
hoppened, and the next.
"What was Mr. Dobbin's secret,"
soid Mrs. Biddy, one morning. "It cer-
tainly worked a miracle, Robert."
"It is very eosy once you know how,"
said Robert. "You see, if you go to bed
and go to sleep on time, you are sure
to rise on time. That's all there is to it."
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( WATS PINE,
L LEARN TO
7 FETCH THE
IM MAN'S B£ST\
FRIEND... WATS \
ME -MANS BEST I
fff/ENO — OlO \
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h FA/THfUL-^ ^
[ I HEARN YA HOLLOWN' 1
f ATCHER OOR6. KOMO. SO I *
L TRUN SACK D£ ROCK ON
\ ACCOUNTED YA \NUZ
I HOLiOW/N' FER OE DORG
\- 70 FETCH IT FOYER, _ ji
GOO GOO 15 GOW
HUNT IN' FER THE
TWO HEAOED WUNK,
AND / FiNGSR YOU AN' I
OE QAW& /S QOOD
COMPANY. ..yA WANNA
COME, KOKO? „
* SURE, WEIL
HELP YOU HUNT
before t//& /owy s£/?vant
returns the mans arrow
REMEMBER /T WAS fite THE
DOG. WHO GAVE IT BA CH.
YSA.VE&fL'y—ST/JMG TO -.
THE QUICK 0y m£ SUNOS
AND ARROWS Of OUTRAOeOUS
FORTUNE, YET DO / J'URA/ ,
AAHf GiMME AfE ARRER A FORE
/ TURNS Y£# OTHER CMEEH
I LET OAT BE A Z.ESS/NO TO
, YOUSE DAWGS—MAN 7J ,
MASTER OF DE BEAST/
PERCHANCE.' BUT IF KX^
YOU WANT THE ADVICE ^ A -
OF THE BEST FR/ENO .
YOU EVER NAO— ■
WHEN / WANTS
D£ ADY/CE O '
A BEAST. /'iL
ASH FOR /T
I MAN'S BEST FRIEND.
L THAT'S ME-QUIET
[ AND DIGN'TY MARK
V MY EV£R>Y DEED.
WERE GO/NO CW A
iVUNK HUNT- SO IAY i
tOW, BUD -*Y£'RE ,
FIERCE CHARACTERS .
ALONG ABOUT THE
VMODUS OF >E
circus, just *PTRR
THS SLEP-A\T& -A-3
= [Si &Hff0 TWff-R AC".
1 aWPv*af -C ■
"-£ B i
S 7«£ &i* TRaaSC PON'ES.
. RUSTY T-£ _£A2 PONS. AND
E TR*':\£D PJC- ' THl A\'.:-\: = -
Av "-E ~?V- A^~ -AUE INTO
ANP 'HERE &AL-0»i^& A-JEAO 0^
THRM >NTO tkE Ring WOj-D 3£
ROWSV. Tm£ TRAVED POODLE,
m-S EYES ON THE TRAINER.
WHAP '. THE LONG WHIP WOULD
BNAP AND THE ^CN'ES WOULD ALTER
THEIR FORMATION WITH fcU&TY
TAKING THE C£\T=R OF THE RING .
AXD THERE BALANCING ON RUSTY'S
\ECK WOULD 3E ROvVO> HOlO'N&
HIS PRECARIOUS PO&E AS RUSTY
5L0WLY ROSE ON HIS HIND LEGS.
THEN S\*3 WOULD 00 THE WHIP AGAIN
AND ROWDY WOULD LEAP TO ThE
"*\3^K AS Tr-E MONIES SWUNG
INTO Li ME .
IT WAS ^OWDYfr HAT AND WHIP
ACT NOW AND IT NEVER FAIL.EO
T3 3Rinj& THE CWOWO JP TO
ITS PEET £LAPPlN!& .
IT WAS THE PINAL ACT .
WAS THE HARDEST ThOUS
AS ALL $iy PONIES' LINE? UP i.M
HOWCV AND STOOD 1
"HOuO IT f HOLD IT. NOW," WOULD
SO THIS DA V AS THE PONY ACT
FINI&hSO, THE TRAINER A*.
USUAL, BENT LOW TO TftKE THE
a£ClA1AA OS THfi CROWD
WHEN T-EN LE-T THE BIG
-£NT THE ~^A NER WAS VERY
AM? 1 * A\p ME AiMED a *ic,k
'3LM-J4C6 : ' -iS ROARED AT
PON'iES AND THE DOO,
*DJ.W0H£OS — avsSing. CuES !
well, i will cure that i
the C'RCuS UOVED ON to
THE NEXT TOWS THE ^ERAlNER
Sat on o^E QP THE WA6QNS
SULLENO WUTTCRIN& tq MYSELF.
5HOUTE0 AS T«EV
NOW i '
CArfWP -'NOW V\E SHALL ME - ; CANNOT
CORRECT -hiS LAZ'NESS," AND
MS SHOOK OL'T HIS VVHI-
"WE WILL DO IT UNTIL WE AWE LETTER
CERCECT, PERFECT 2D VOL- UNDER-
S-AND > RuSTV AND ROWDY
■REUBLED POR ThEV WERE F"RST.
AND THEY DIDVT HAVE LONG
TO WAIT BEFORE THE WHIP
ROPPED OVER THEM. "NO. NO"
SCREAKED THE TRAINER .
VV .S"E5 i(N TRAINING ■:" THE
DOG AND T-= =>Cxn -Re^aBlEP
A9 --E^ WAITBP,
- ^£n W'TH A CRUEL. ^_~ - -E
-RA \H* EJRO-3-T "-= ',' - P
DOWN. OV THE S~ VCfl '■--
»ONN — AND RO\vO^ JifWPBP-
DiRECTlV =OR T-E TRAINER .
IT WA5 TOO MuC<- -53 f?U%J.V
AND AS THE DO& LEAPED ON
- «E MAN. THE PON 1 - 3C_7ED.
NOW <T5 A HARD THING. -OR
TfiC TRAINER AND ROWDV STRlIG&LED.
JTS 5CPN S*N L!C
-EA\— AvD THE
S VERN ANG*M WiTM
"a'G THE PONS
-7.\ T-EV WEN" ON Th4T a=T£R.
noon there were only P'VE
PON BS . ROW0V SAT :\ a^OThER
BONN lONELV AND UM-APPV .
AN - ; «E SA~ AL.L TH*Ou6*- TMJ
ACT WATC.-"N6 T-E -qa\£Et.
"NOW r OR vOU DCC- ■ a\^ -- =
TRAINER RAPPED ON A &TANO
WITH hi& WHIP 3U T ROWDV
JUST STOOD THERE. GROWLING.
THE Al-2'ENC; "--O-GH - " WAS
A PART Q(= TmE ACT AT = 'RST.Su?
THEN THEV SAW IV-r V\A5 --*PPsM'Na
AND THEY REALLY LAUGHED)
WELL, Tu£ TRAINER WA&
T£RRi3_v ANGRY AND VER\
E..USARRASSED AND HE ENDED
THE ACT IMMEDIATELY
I'M RUiNEO " ME A\OAN£D ~0 A
CLOWN STANDING DEARS'- —
"RUINED -ThiS DOG - THifc VuTT
HAS RLfiNEf ML ! '
\ AND - ^ SO\!
: DO.vj-t 5L^POSE YOu'D SEi_L H/AV
WOULD YOU T" AfiKED "HE MAN.
"SELL HIM ? TAKE miM-GET mI,v\
OUT OP MERE — HE'S VOURS "
90 ROWDV -E" ThE OiRCjS
WiTM nrS NEW FRiENDS .
"THERE'S YOUR NEW HOME,
ROWDY ." THEY TOLD MIM AS
THEY PROVE uP TO THE'iR
WEll. ThEV ceo ROWDY AND
CARED "OB mi'A AND LIM.EP
ROWDV'S COAT GREW IM A\P
*-E MAD THE RUM OP THE
SU* THOUGH HE LIKED A__ ~- £
AMD EVEN OCCA5iOMALLV
PERNOR WED 0\'E O- HiS ORCuS
TRiCKS =OR ^-E YC-jNGSTER ,
ROWDY WASN'T TRUl_V HAPPV
WWpV WAS A CiRCUS DO&
AN~ -E VMOSED i- A-_
SAClTtCJLARUV DrD m= mi*5
wis Ol-P PRfE^P THE PONY
WHO MAD RU\ AVVAV RUSTS'
A = TE
WAS THAT ONE SUMNV
RNOON , ROWDV PERKED
ARS UP IDLV AT THE TINKLE
JUNKVVAGOM S 3ELL.S .
as the little cart jounced
along the back road there
seemed to be something
pamiliar about it to rowdv -
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FOR THE LiTT|_E B«OWN PON-.
PULLING THE WAGON __
CERTAtNuN LOOKED PAiVMLlAB'
POWDV RA\ DOWN TO LOOK
AC-EQ IT .
AND Then hE STARTED TO TROT
ACTEP IT .
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LOOKED TAMiLiAR, IN THE WAV
HE LOOKED AND WALKED
ROWDV5 HEART WAS JUMPING!
JUST THEN THE WAGON
STOPPED AND THE JUNKMAN
PUT DOWN SO/ViE FOOD FOR?
THE PONV AND WALKED AWAY
AND WHEN ROWDV RAN UP
AND LOOKED, HE STILL
COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. IT
WAS RUSTV ■
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TO BE 'N THE CIRCUS
WELL RUSTV CELT SO GLAD TOO
THAT WE STARTED TO PRANCE
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JUST LIKE CUD Tl\\Efe
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DOG DOING TRICKS ON A
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A CROWD - AND SO >T D»D.
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UNUSUAL THING I EVER SAW" SAID
THE MANOR OP THE TOWN TO A
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THE PEDDLCR.'BUT I HAVE NEVER
SEEN HIM ACT LIKE THIS AS COR THC
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AND THE 1 ) CAME TO a 3ECI6I0N- NEW PONY TRAINER greeted THEM.
"Help! Help!" colled o voice.
Ronnie Turtle, who was out for a
stroll with Louis Lizard, stopped.
"Did you heor someone call help,
help!" he osked Louis.
"Yes I did," said Louis. "Aod It
sounded like it come from that hole
'That's impossible," said Ronnie,
who was really a little smug. "Nobody
would fall in there."
"Maybe not, but we hod better look
anyway," answered Louis, who was
sometimes quite wise.
Together they went over and peered
down into the hole. And there, right in
ihe bottom, was boby Danny Duckling.
"Well," said Ronnie Turtle. "I didn't
think about a baby duck. However did
you get down there 3 " he called.
"I just fell in," said Danny. "Please
get me out. I don't want Mamma to
know I'm down here because I wasn't
supposed to go out playing by myself."
'This is quite serious, said Louis
Lizard. "I really don't know how we're
going to get you out. We could throw
you a vine but you waddle too much to
climb up a vine"
. "Never mind the vine," said Ronnie
Turtle. "I'll just go down and carry you
out. You con hang on to my bock."
So over the edge of the hole went
Ronnie. He slipped and slithered and
scooted right to the bottom.
"Heaven's!" exclaimed Ronnie. "I
had no idea it was so steep."
"Gosh. Then you can't get me out,
can you?" said Danny Duckling, and
big tears ran down his bill.
"Oh poof ! Of course I con," soothed
Ronnie Turtle. "Just get on my bock."
Danny waddled up onto Ronnie's
hard shelled back and Ronnie started
up the steep side of the hole. But when
he had gone just a little ways up the
side his hind foot slipped, then his
front foot slipped, and all four of his
feet slipped and down he tumbled to
the bottom ond landed right on his
back, which wasn't very pleasant for
Danny who got squashed under him.
"Help! Help!" colled Ronnie Turtle
who got very excited because he
couldn't get on his feet again.
"Oh, this is awful," said Louis Lizard
who was watching from the top. "I'll
have to go get some of the other ani-
mals to help me." And off he went.
Pretty soon he come back, ond he
had Hippy Hop the Rabbit, and Bucky
Beaver and Manny Mole and Ricky
Raccoon, all with him.
Ricky Raccoon, looking down the
hole, gave his opinion first.
"It looks hopeless to me. I guess
we'll just hove to leave them there and
throw down food to them."
"That's a good idea," "said Manny
Mole. "And then one of these days
Danny Duckling will be big enough to
'That's oil right for Danny Duck-
ling," said Louis Lizard, "but what
obout Ronnie Turtle?"
"Hmmm!" said Hippy. 'This doesn't
look so hard, even though I can't tell
you exactly what to do."
"Well," said Bucky Beaver, who had
been examining the hole. "I think I
know what to do. You fellows just
come to the creek with me."
When they oil got down to the creek,
Bucky said: "Now you fellows oil get
busy and dig a ditch from the creek
bank over to the hole."
So Hippy Hop ond Louis ond Manny
and even Ricky started digging a ditch,
even though Ricky didn't like getting
his paws dirty and kept going to the
creek to wash them. Bucky Beaver
went off by himself ond was very busy.
At last the ditch was dug right over
to the hole and Hippy, Louis, Manny
and Ricky looked up to see what Bucky
was doing, and what d.id they see but a
little stream of water running along
the ditch and right into the hole. And
before many minutes hod possed the
hole was full of water and Danny Duck-
ling and Ronnie Turtle floated up to
"Thank you for rescuing us," sold
Donny and Ronnie. "How ever did you
"I just dammed up the creek,"
answered Bucky. "Engineering is really
quite simple for us beavers."