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TWEMTV \JHH»~PP>Ve^PV ..IL LIFHThME-.-'SUfi MEN)hlQBR.UVee 
WITK Mia W\PE E»iAM*,, A NkGGjNG SHREW' IT SOIJ^J0ED CRAZV- ' 
SUTEVERV MIGHT h£ V/A.S APRaiO, yeS •■^AAilD TO &0 HOK^E 
HER NA.aaiMG, mER. ScSfcO-aLT HO-lR, MEf* LO^O SKilVNV 

giw agas M-i'X'e mim TwiNPt op o-v/itcm/ once She mad been 

t»«ETTV..LONS, LOP^ii A.SO/FINAI.UV HE Hfa,0 TO CaET Ri:> 
OF HEH...THeRE lV(^S <k*«OTHeH PRaTTY ISIJ^U IN UPS UFE., ^ 

> hC mustn 't atr caught Br a.nv tklltasLE 

FINGERS?DOOMi 



■•fls.;. 



-—•"jr 50 THEY'VE FOdNO -pOUH FrNGEB- nRIWTS, , 
-1— f EMMA.'WELL, IF AJ^YONG >^ilND9 TOLDH BOPY 
~. I THERE WON'T Be **Ny FiNSERS TO CHECH. J 

fc\ WITH. ,, NO aide's aoiNQi ro Pin VOUB 

- - MURPER -ON ME-' 






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THE GHRiILL VOrC^^OP EMMA O^E AS U£LIA1. 
PROM THE DOOftWAV WHENEVER QUS TRiEpTO 
RE1_*,K..'A& UBU'^U HEI^eVER COUl-C KEEP FROM 
CLENCHING HIS FISTS TIGHr,A.S THOUSH HER. 
ThRO*:T V/a.5 ln HiS OBASP/ 



JU5TKWO/.^lNS EMM^WAS THERE MADE dLlfi 
NERVOUS, WApE HIS HA>JPS SHAKE.' 




HIS ONE escA.pe moM £mm*.wa5 his joe.. 
DRivER fiT-me ccmEnt mix.ng PukNT.'THe wcei 

»i&H>TEP EMMA, THE MOfl£ HE LOvet3 HJS JOB' 



THAT veav MORNING, Ma.PUMFRCy. THE 

Firm's President called mim in/the Q'Rl 
There eiciteoniw, the way she looked 
STe*.DiLv into his Eves' 




MOW aUS ONLY DROVE IN IMS AfrTEftNOOMS/ 
MCWNiNGS HE WORXEP WITH JENWie.' 
THOUSH SHE W*.6 TDJWC, BefcijT! FU1.,VET S«E 
SSEMGP OPENLY TO ADKAiae MIM.' 



TMAT NIQHT QUS ^VA* HAu>i~E:> 9' -S eves, THE 
AUL.U».1MG 5IV.ILE or JENNIE., EVEN v.'nILC BMMA 
RAintEO and CsAveo IN HER u5i;Aj. wAy/ 




Tue NE1.T MCPNINQ A6 aus fftLi^KO TO THP 
PU^NT THROUGH THt SPRIHQ RAIN.EA&ERTD 
SEeAIi*.IN HlSNEwSeCRETAav, AVOICE 

CAtUEP MIM-, 



IT SSEMEO T13 MIM THAT TMt3 LOVCL-T ai«L. 

HA^o wf^rrao fon him.'me slidobmly FCiT 

MAPPy, SURE OF kiisaSClP/ 




Mia HKJkRT 
LIKE A 

BUS- CALLED 

EMMA. TO' 
EKPLMN 
THAT ME 

COMING 
HOME eofi 

TMKT , 

NISHT / 
FOB. THE 

FIRST 

Time 

IN HIS 

Life Hg 

HAP WAUE 
A nA.T-E 
WITH 

ANQTH^A 
MOMAN. 



SO TWiS WA* THE END 0*f THE 

BVENINO ,' 19U5 COyuDH'T geAH 

the thought op leivins 
This i-DV6j_y QiBl .to mettjRn 

TO EMMA./ 



IT V/AS INCA£0lBLETO QUS. BUT JFNNIE 

SEEMED TO LjKE HIM /..Al-DT.' HE HAO 

NEVER HAE) SUCH A GOOD TIME SlNCB 

HE WAS MAHRIEEi/ 




AS THCUdK av A SiKlOLE 

IMPVJt-Se.THEV DBEW 
TOGETHER ASQ THE WHOLE 
WORl-D SESMED TO STOP 
IM THEin. ItlSS.' 



Qua REactiEPHOMC ATTwOINTKt 
MORNINerTO RWP THE KOPWBl-E 

FiauRe esF emmia waiting, 

MENAClNd . . 




POOR JENNIE WA& SO £M&A.nRA.SSED SHE LEFT THC 
OFnCE IN *. HURRV,- 




THE NBIi-T MORHING, WHI1_& EMMA. WA-S 
PREPAJIIHS Bn£AKPA.fiT. .. 



^PMlljIft TO M*J".E UP 

FOR yeaTEnoAv, i 

BROUGHT SCU *^ 
SLiBCRISE- BUT 

I LEFT IT ON THE 



iVlr GEF IT- -A&our^ 
TIME. VOU BOUGHT 
VIE SOIvtETHif 




EMMA'S HADPPMESS DIPM'T J-».ST L-O-a ' A.S 
SHE STEPPeO ON THE LOOSE &TEP ^0>;0 

Put heB hand our for hea SuAPmSE . 

THE MlJ^eR. STARTEO /A.LL. BLTT HER. HAMDS 
WeR£ DR-iKWN IN ,' 




THE NEIGWBOWS *ie*JMJ THE CRV *.Kti ftUSMEXJ 
OUT.. POOR eisAMA WA.S *^LR£A,py TOO F'^-a 
GROUND UP/ 



SINCE fiUSWIkSN'T NEARTHE SCENE OP THE 
"ACCIOEWT;"THe>' COULDN'T BLAME Mllvl.., 



SHE WANTED TO^ 
ClEAW the STEP 
R3R ME... I'LL GET 
HER POOR. MA.NDS 
A>40 QiuG TMEM 
TO Time 
LlNaeRTA.H£B' 




AMO THEN GUS REALLY BEGAN TO 

LIVE/ HE bouSht anEv^ Car 

■A^ITJ-I EMMA'S IM&URAWCE AND 

pyfisueo The lovelv jennie/ 





SeON AFTERWARDS.GUS WAS 

PROMOTfeP AGAIN- . HE NO 
LOGGER WQULD HAVE TO DRIVE 
A MPXeR, IM THE ACTERMOONr 





Qjs piont know how 

ftlSWT- hS W^S 'THIS R0A.O 
PA.SEEDTHE OLD CEWE- 
r'!^RV. WHERE J^ STRANGS 



TMEN A. SECOND Oe*D HXNOl 
STiRH-EP 11.ND SPHAWG PUT 
OF EMMA'S GRA.ve.' 




AWJ^DBTARTED TOCOVif: 
UP OUT OF ElWrMA'5 GRAVE.... 
AKAD HANDaflRCEft AND 
LARGER IT GREW.-. 




AS THE MtXEA PfcSSEO THE CEMETA-RV, BOTH 
ITfcND THETAuCK WlW^TCRiOljSLy STALUEP.' 



tVfkS IT A- MIRAX3E THAT SUS SAW AS HE 

CLIMSED INTO TWE MIJt^R' WAS THAT A 
HA.NP.. TWO HANPS. 




IT WAS TH EN flUSttMEWTHSV WE«B EfJ.MA'S 
HA,NP*. -THCy weKS tfTA-PTINe TD TliRKI 

THE WttRf£Hiff:/i'5 IUNO&HAOaiME,AllVE.' 



GUS, CAUaMY jNThfi MGCMANlSM.COm-DW'T 
CLIMB OUT...A,NPTHe HANDS F'»0'vl THB 
GRAVE REl-EMTLESSLV rtEPT TXiRN:NS THE 
MIXER. .GftlNDihiG imTO POwneft GU5 ASHE 
CAiulE IN CONTAiCT WIT+^ IT'S BlrACfcS' 




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S. J. Wecman Campany, Oeot. 253. 
836 Broadway, Hew Yark 3, N. Y. 

Send Bit my "Youno form" far* by return maiL 
If I am not tO0T» deliibtH after (0 diyt FREC 
TRIAL I may rsturn it far iH-eaipt fhtni of the 
full purchnu prite. 

How many.,-.,. — Bml tiie , Cup . 

□ Smd C.0.0. I witi pay ptttman on delivery 
plui a tiv aantt postage. 
□ J rnatoie aayment. The S. 1. Wegman Co, will 
pay itoitaie. Same meney-baek luarantea. 

flama.ii.iii. n ^— n ... 1.111—1111 " ..... 

Addr««t ,. I '. 




All vour life vouvb bben peo^pecriNe 
Foir EueeicA mining ca., MAKriNe W£M ricM. 

HOW THEV CANT UNPEZSTANP IW/ YOU HAVENi 
FOUNO THAT NEW VEIN ANP THEY'Ve SENT Hi 

■niE supsn ,ro so with vou,,. ' 



/r AMUSES YOU TV WATCH THE TENOEB 
PAZEWELL SETWEeN MY ANp HIS 
PAUGMTES. A^ FOe YOU, KiOS ASE 
JU$T SeATS... 




IT Amovs you that a man say/ns 

SOODBYB (5ISA9S VOUS OAG&eZ TH? 
EMMINE IT, yOUH PIS£CIOUS PAS&EZ 

TMAT 1$ youz eoop luck CHAe/V^... 

THAT'S A /VllSMTy HANPSOME 
<NIFE, BELL. 50T VOUP .NAME. 



SILEMT TZSK JkNO TUB 
WCOPEC ASSA FIU5 VOU 
WITU A MOODy OBP^e^StON. 

you woeic hasp anp suz- 

EkTA tSBTS ALL Wf PROFITS... 



(n TNB PSBP WOOPS 
Hy SUD0ENLy SETS Bl- 
CITSP AS you POINT 
TV A ZTZANQB HOLB. 

IT &iv£i you A scAee 

COMtNS UPON TWf 
ST^AN&e FOeMATiON 
IN THIS PeSOLATS, 

LONsty couNmy... 



\.00< AT THIS /help 
^TeANSE / ME 
SET 
POWU INTO 




TVtf MVireSICUi PLACS IN5iC>£ 7W£ £4eW 
WITH ITS ESfSIE LI&yT ANP /i^ONiTSOUS 
ffHAPOWS SUPPENLy SIVES yOU AN IPSA. 
&(CrrBM£Nr FILLS yoii /■ 



H>; POE? AMVCNE 

EL5E <W^ WHEEE 

THIS PLACE 15 Z 



you've HIT UPON AN IPEA/ THIS CAN SB 
ruSNEO INIO A SOLP-MINE/ TOURISTS 
WOULP FLOCK HEBE FZOM ALL OVBS THE 
COUNTRY— THE WNOLB ViORLCf THEBe /^UST 
THIS CAVB WITH ALL ITS '' 




— - - ^ 



L'Ke A Slow 
woea OF H/ 



IN -me pAcB, 7V5 Nsrr 
SMocic ytyg to nu^S' 

PONT PE eiPlCULOUS, 
M// ITS W IPEA/ 
'EUeeCA HA? NOTHINS 
TO DO WITH IT/ 



AND My. HIS S/Uy 'HONOIS' FILLS YOU WITH 

Fuay. THeN vau both comb upon anothek- 

FHBNOMEHON IN W/S AMAZIN6 CAVB-AN Uf4- 
PEe&eOUNP LAKS ANt? AN ANCIENT SOAT... 



JACK, WE CANT EXPECT 

TO EXPLOIT THIS PLACE 

FOff yOU(? OWN PROFIT. 

V/e OWE EUCEKA A 

CUT/, 



I'P SPLIT IT 
ONLy WITH 

yoj .' yAhiP 

WH/ 

5H0ULP 

J * 



ybi/ «!/«« i/P WS/Pg AT HyS 
9SNSE OF PUT/" BUT VOU 
SET our TV EXPLOliE 
FUfSTNBe... 




JACK. 9UT TWIS 
(5CeS TO EUBEKA/ 



frfouiWcIMETHATTHrS 
NY 1$ $rti890!!N. YOUVe NOT 

some TO LOSE mif oolpbn 

CNANCE WHEN IT'S IN YOUR. 
SIPASC. WHY NOT. 
AN ACCIOEtrr 7 , 



y?i/ FEBL A SENSE OF 
FOWBK ANO ELATION AS 

iou COMS TO youi? pbci- 

9ION--&Er eip OF JACK.'' 



STOP— JACK/ ycJU- 
yCJU'PE MAP/ LET 
ME 
30/ 




•^ MAKE POUBLY SUPS YOU PLUN&E 
YOiX PHECIOUS KNIFE O0EIJ PBEP iN- 
Tp -mE SOFT FLESH OF Mlf PACK 
ANt? WATCH Hl$ TIPVS$EP UP SOOy 
TIP OUT OF THE BOAT.. 



NOW IT'5 ALL 

$ETTLeC?/ 



fOU WATCH INTENTLY THE pEATH iT^U&OLE 
AV TUB iVATE^... FOI? A MOMENT YOU FEEU 
AFRAIP'-couLD HY SETS HIS HANCS LOOSE... 




But mE fatal \nouho enoso 

tHE $7eU60L£ QUICKLY ANP 
^OU RSLEASE VOUI? INPifAWN 
PPSATH A9 HY SINKS TO HIS 
WATESfY 6PAVB. YOUR ONLY 
&RieF 1$ TUB $UPP0N SfSAL- 
IZATtOfJ YOU!? PASeei? IS 
l.09r TO vou... 



TOUeM 



ST1L,L IM HIS SACK.' 




r>/ELV£ YEASrS HAVE fASZEP. 
YOU eXPLAlNEC THftT HY WAS 
L05T ON IMS TSJP... yoU 
CLAlMSCi THE CAVE OF TUB 
NBEPLES. IT BECA/V^E A 
MECCA FOe TOUIfl^S, FILl: 
IN3 yVUI? POCKETS WITH 
RICHES. 

■ 15NT THE CAVE 
THfflLLINS 2 




You PHACTICAUY OWN THB 
WHOLE 70m-lNCLUDINS THE 
NEW HOTEL. TOURISTS FLOCK 
HE!?£ TO SEE THE CAVE. THBH 
ONE PAY AN EXQUISITE GldL 
ARRIVBS AT YOUIt HOTgi, .„ 
YOU'VE NEVEf? SEEN ANYONE 
LIKE >/fl?... r 

^ PEIS'HAPS I 

CAN HELP 
you, MIS<7 



pjjiveb; is the 
cave faf fpom 




Vou FEEL VOU MUST KNOW HER 

setter; but; a terrific shock 
hits you when you see 

HEI? NAME/ 



yCPU'eE KAK'El'l 
CO^RBlLr VOU(?.FAThJ- 
EP WAS — WAS H/, 

WONOESFUl,— 
VOU <MEW 
HI/A.' 




THE SHOCK OF MEETING KAREN PASSES. SO oo£s r/zie: 
you REALIZE THAT YOU HAVB FALLEN, SUPPENLY. 
SWEEPINGL^ IN LOVE. SHE NEEP /^EVB/? KNOW THB 
T/?U7H OF TWELVE YEARS ASO. 



YES, I KNEW YOUR FATHER 
SUlSHTLY, KAeeH. HE WAS 
LOST IN THE ViOOPS, WASN'1 

HE? WAS HE 

EVEP FOUNP? 



, NO, NEVE?. 50WE- 
THlNO P!?EW ME BACK 
TO THIS TOWN WHEI?E 

WE ONCE LlVeP/ 








1SHE HAS ASKEP VOU TO SHOW 
HER THE CA^E. SHE SBem PI?AWN 
TO YOU. NERVOUSLY you PRiVB 
HER THERE PLANNINS TO /MA^- 
RY HER' AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 
ANP THEN SELL OUT ANP 
MOVE FAI? AWAY^r 



VOUVE WBBfi 
SO KINP TO ME, JACK. I 
SIMPUy HAP TO SEE THE 

FAMOUS CAVE 
I'LU PC ANV-t.YOU DISCOVERER 
THINS FOP 
you, <AI?EN .'■yJP?^ 



/r SEEMEP QUEER TO BE INSIPE THE CAVB WITH 
HY'S PAU6HTER:. YOU ARE ANXIOUS TO SET OUT' 

SIPE, QUICKLY... \ V 

— '^'"- ^ IDEALLY, PEAIf, THEVPE 

NDTHINS BUT LOTS OF 
STALAGMITE? ANP STA- 
LACTITE?, you've seeN 
IT ALU-- 




tCtvieN cHPAWf you fa!?thes into 

vis tNTBHiOK—UP TU THE LAKB / 
THE ANCIEHT gOAfS STIU. THBRB, 
AN APPEC? A-nVACTION... 



. LETS (SO, 
WMAT A WEIRP PLACS/ ( yCMZB^, 

THE u<e jViAKK MEyyou MU&r 



WITH KA^EN. yOU'HE 
SUITE SHB'LL fAARUT YOU. 
TVEN ONE NISHT YOU 
PHONE HEe fCff PINfJES 

Am nee Room poesht 

ANiWEf^... 



WOMPEf? 
WHEPE 5 



3£ AT THIS 



CAfJ 



TWE Si 



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rfVf AMS PI^MISEP to 
TELL fOO THE mOL£ 
SJVffy AprS^ $H£ HAS 
CHANCEP AHP HOW 
YOU HUeftY BASESLY j£7 
WSe AT HBI? SUff-fAOHS... 



You LI^TEH 'H FASCINATION TO 
THE TALE KAPEN TBlLS, YOUS 
SLOOP SLOWLY FREEZINS A? 
THE FULL /MPUCAr/aH$ HIT yVU... 



AZB YOO ALL WIGHT? 
TELL I^S WHAT 
HAPPEN EP, 

PAPLlNS/y caft<£ irJ, 

JACK-. IT'S A 
TEP?I?LE 
5TOE/y 



SOMETHWe, JACK, SOA^E 
raeCE KEPT PlfAWlNS A\E 
9ACK TO THE CAVE, EVEN 
IN THE NI(5HT; ALL ALONE, 
I HAP TO &0 PACK/ 



^OP HOUPi YOU TPIBP TO 
PINP HE!?,- YOU'PE fS^ANTiC. 
THEN, A$ you START OUT AT 
lAIPHIGHX KASSN STEPS 
OUT OF A TAXf-'PI?IPPIN& 



>fA(?EN, PAPLINe, 
WHEi?EVE you BEEN ? 

WHAT'S 
HAPPENEP?/ I'M COLP, 

JACK. TAKE ME 
UPSTAIRS/ 



OH, JACK, IT WAS 
WONPERFUL-lfJ TME 
PIMLy-UlT CAVE. 



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I PONT KNOW HOW Of? WH^ 
JACK, 8ijr I FOUNP MYSELF Af 
THE LAKE. I ^OT INTO THE 

soxr... 



y-^.: 



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,^^££ y/lAAAA. 



you APB LISTENING TO KAJfEN'S STOfT/ WITH 
INOfEPULOUS SUSPENSE. WHAT HAS SHE 
FOUNP OUT ? YOU CAN ffAffEL/ WAIT TO THE 
ENP... 

SUDDBNty 
THE BOAT HIT 
SOMETHING! I 

FeLL OUT--- I 

Seued fi 
HELPt 



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"J" PSLT MY9m.P SMKINS-POWN, POM, 
if/TU Tf^E PBEI> &REEH MMTf)?, J 
TSIE'? TO PULL fWSELF UP- BUT 
&REW WEAKE/^ ANP WEAKEie... " 



"X WAS OROWNINS-'THEN J HSAKP AN ESfflE VOICS 
'PONT PEAS, PABLINS, I WILL iAVE VOO/' '' 





"Ok jack/ then X FELT BONV "Tf^E-TUE SKELETON WAS ALL ri£P UP WTU ZQPB— 



t^ANpS Sf^AB ^E, PULLING ME 
raWARP A MOS^ LSD&S UNPBR 
THE WAVEI^. I LOOKEP-ANP 
5AW—A--$KELE-rohi.'' 



ANa A PAGGEff fH-TU A CAgVEP HANPLE WAi •iTUCK 
IN HtS BACK/ IT— IT SPOKE../ 




"I'l-PIP WHAT THE iKeLSTON AiKEP. 
THEN HE PREW -Hf UP WARP TO THE 
FRB5H AIK. JAa<-HE SAVEP mY 
LIFE/THeHB WAS A NAMB ON THE 
DAS£E« BUTITi^AS TOO OARK TO fi£Al>! 




you NSRVOUSLY PACE THE RCO/A. IT IS CLEAR TV yOO 
THAT KA/rer/ HAS NO IPEA WHO THE SKELETm WA^. 
BUT THE WHOLE THINQ WAi PREPOSTEgOUS, A FI0\ 

/^ENT . OF mAeiNATlON... r-^ ^ ^ ■- - ^"^ 

■■ WHV, KAPEN, CANT yoU 
RiALlZE IT WAS A SOKf 
OF PELII?IUA\ FROM 
PI?OWNlN<5 ? 




gur ALL TusfNS our weu, 
pofT, AS you coffiFoxr 

KAREN you PBCLARS 

youft LOVB Am sHe 
A&Rees TO MAJiRy you. 

'U CAN NOW fOfftSET 




AU msHT YOU TOSf, 
Si.SEK.eSS. iOU-VE WON 
KAREN, BUr-BUr SHE'Cf 
NEVESi $EEN YOUS 

PA3ee(?-'Ysr she oe- 

$CR/BEP IT CEI^PBCTLY... 



tve eOT to 60 TO fHS 

LAKE -I mST SET TUB 

POUCE HEA? THi! 




WU HURTLE INTO YOUff CLOTHED. 
NO ONE ELSE mUST SEE THAT .PAS- 
OEft. SOMEONE WOULP RECOGNIZE 
IT AS yOURS.^ 



'I'M CUf-zV TO SO- 
PUT I CMT i?ESr 
1 MUSr FINP 

THAT DAGGER/ 




MeVEfi BEFORE HAP YOU FELT FEAR IN THE 
fAMlUAR CAVEi-fUr NOW THE STALA0- 
VTES MENACE YOU-YOUR OWN SCHOIHS 
FOOrfTEPS TEffRIFY YOU.,. 



you ALMOST TURN SACK, BUT THE THOUSHT 
OF LOSING YOUR WEALTH, LOSING KAREN, 
POSHES YOU ON—ANP YOU DIVE INTO THE 
LAKE... THEN YOU SEE TUB 9ASQEH IS THEHE. 




I you GRAB FOR THE KNIFE ANP START TO 
SWIM TO THE SURmCE... 



BUT 0O/vy FINSeRS GHA3 IF FIRST/ TȣN A DEAD 
SONY ARM ENCifiCLeS rOiiR T»P.OAT AS A 
BLADE ENTERS YOuH BACK-' YOU LOOK INTO 

wje uouow eyes-op A-SNEiE-mN anC 

AS you DIt you HNOW IT IS-' f^yff 




l^ol 




AN EYE FOR AN EYE? 



By ELLEN LYNN 



THE first lima I sow Jenny Blackthorne I was 
haunted for days. In fact 1 teem riev«r lo 
have forgotten that image because I re- 
mambor if now, six year* later. 

My family had a little cottage In the viltoge of 
Lytton Green, Bradfordshiro, Englond, where we'd 
come down for weekends from London. The year 
I was fourteen I used to ride out on my horse. 
Pepper; there were wonderful trails through the 
woods and oround the edges of the lake. One day 
1 rode out farther than usual. I noticpd it when 
tho sky suddenly turned dark grey, all the clouds 
rashing wildly across the heavens as though 
chased by an ormy of savages. Then the roin 
come pelting down, lashing the trees and wfiip- 
ping the branches at Pepper and me. 1 was 
frightened, and stopped in the shelter of on over- 
hanging rock. As though the storm weren't enough 
to scare a young girl, for from home, t suddenly 
heard a sound—obove and different than all the 
sounds of the weather. It terrified me— ond then 
I sow a girl, who looked a few yeart yourtger than 
I, walking through the snapping branches, lead- 
ing a pony. She was drenched to^o skin, her 
hair plastered to her cheeks, and she was talking 
—either to the pony or to herself. Neither she nor 
the pony seemed to mind the torrents of roin, nor 
the whipping trees, but instead seemed to be 
having a grand time. 

Thinking the young girl might lead me to a 
nearby house I called out to her But I must have 
frightened her in turn, for she looked around, 
ttartled, spied me, and made an amazing leop 
onto her pony and dashed out of sight. This un- 
nerved me mora than ever, and I couldn't remain 
a moment longer in this lonely, storm-wracked 
woods, where a child and horse wolked like crea- 
tures bewitched. 

I mounted Pepper ond we mode our woy os 
best we could over the narrow path. The sudden 
storm seemed lo be quieting down, just as sud- 
denly as it had storted, but I was still surrounded 
tty shadows and darkness as the trees and bushes 
grew wilder and thicker fhon ever. A chill came 
over me ond the same moment Pepper reared up 
on hi* hind legs and whinnied in fright. As I clung 
to my horw, I taw through an opening In ^ tr«« 



o grim, grey castle and on the brood, overgrown 
-driveway stood the same little giH and her pony, 
staring at us. This time h wot I wlio look fright ond 
getting control of Pepper t kicked his fianks to 
hurry him oway from this weird pItKe. 

Back home safety, I told daddy about my ex- 
perience ond asked him about the little girJ and 
the castle, "That's Blackthorne," he said, "whidi 
belongs to Sir Lawrence and lady Agotha Bfack> 
thorne. The girl is their daughter. Genevieve. 1 
think they coll her Jenny. They're a strange fami- 
ly, neglecting their estates and refusing lo mingle 
with anyone— even their peers. The village fofk 
tell strange stories about them, and stay a mile 
away from the place." 

Somehow, I couldn't get Jenny Blackthorne out 
of my mirtd. It wos about four weeks later when 1 
sow her again in the village. This time her mother 
ond (other were helping her alight from a horse- 
drawn carriage— whirfi looked odd in these timet. 
But if struck me suddenly that there was something 
peculiar about Jenny's eyes; they looked deod. 
"Mummy, mummy," I pulled on mother's sleeve 
ond whispered excitedly, "There's Jenny Block- 
(fwme. What is wrong with her eyes?" 

"Darling," my mother answered sodly, "Jenny** 
blind. Didn't you know? Her porents never leove 
her out of their sight a moment/' 

"Bui that day in the woods!" I exclaimed. "Jei*- 
ny was with her pony— alone — in the storm. She 
was ioughing." 

"You mui* hav« seen someone else, dear," 
mother dismissed all my questions, but not from 
my mind. Even when we returned to London the 
next day I kept thinking obout Jenny. 

And then my life became busy and full of my 
own affairs. 1 finally forgot about Jenny. The next 
ilx yeors I rarely accompanied my parenti, on 
their weekends to Lytton Green; I was away Wl . 
school for four years and then my lost yeor I mel 
Dick and fell in love. After graduation we mar- 
ried and our two babies arrived one year ofter 
the other, keeping me tied down to our little flat. 

"Why don't you and Dick and the bobies go to 
our cottage in Lytton Green for a few weeks?" 
Mother suggested one day. "Dick can come dowa 
en weekend* when ho ho» to »tay in town dunng 



the weak." And thafs how I returned to Lytton 
Green after six yeora. The third doy 1 was settling 
the children in the yard when I sow o girl in the 
n«xt garden. She seemed to be sleeping on □ 
chaise lounge, and a large dog was crouched 
beside her. There was something familiar about 
her, but I couldn't place her. The people who- 
used to live there when I was a child were o 
middle-aged couple with no children. This girt 
-appeared to be eighteen or nineteen, unusually 
pole and slender. Somehow It seemed odd that a 
young person should be asleep at eleven in the 
morning. 

Our gordener was cutting the grass near me 
to I thought I'd ask him about this new neighbor. 
Jack wos an old sourpuss, crotchety and given to 
temper tantrums, but I always used to keep out of 
his way os a child so as not to run into trouble 
with him. "Jock/' I called softly to him, in a hush- 
ed voice. "Is that a new neighbor sleeping there?" 
He walked over .to me on his bowed legs, a long 
grass shears dangling menacingly in his fingers. 
His vivid blue eyes, bright and piercing, held my 
own. I hod never seen such brilliant blue eyes in 
another creature— they looked cold and fierce. 
Why did 1 ever start to talk to him, -I thought to 
myself. 

' His answer startled me still mpre. "That's Lady 
Jenny, ma'om," he spat out ongrily. "She moved 
in here a year agone, when her parents were 
killed in a motor crosh. Her dog. Tiger, tramples 
on my flower beds. Some day I'm gonno kill 
him." While he talked in a low, furious voice, I 
^ saw Jenny stir. Her hands groped for her dog, 
find for the first time 1 noticed an intricate harness 
On his bock. A seeing-eye dog! I thought, in sud- 
den recognition of this animal trained to guide 
Iho blind. 

"Why, Jock!" I exclaimed in horror at his 
ttnger, 'That's a wonderful dog, highly intelligent 
end trained to lead the blind. If he ever comes 
over here there must be a reason for it." 

"Surel" Jack answered sarcasticotly. "I'm the 
. reason. He hates me. He's after me, and so's the 
lady-blind though she is." His blue eyes snopped , 
like fire-crackers. 

■ The strange hatred between Jack end Jenny's 
dog. Tiger, came to a terrible climax. One day 
Tiger came bounding into our garden, trampling 
on a newly seeded bit of lawn. Enraged, Jack 
turned and hurled the acid powder he was hold- 
ing into Tiger's, face. The dog howled in agony. 



and Jenny, on her own lawn, started to scream. 
When the awful excitement died down and Tiger 
was rushed to a vet, we learned that his beautiful, 
brown-velvety eyes were blind! Now, both mistress 
and her dog were sightlessi 

I wanted to call on Jenny, I felt a vague re< 
sponsibility for the shocking accident. But every- 
one in the village warned me not to do' so. "She 
hates people. She's a strange one, don't go near 
her," they all cautioned me. So I put off my plan; 
if she wanted no visiton I was reluctant to thrust 
myself upon her. 

Shortly after this I returned to London with my, 
family. One day mother hurried over to sea me, 
all excited. "Oh, a dreadful thing has happened," 
she cried. "There was a fire in our little cottage. 
Jack, the gardener was staying there that night 
and he rushed out in his pajamas and sought 
shelter in Jenny's house." Mother paused for 
breath, but there was a horror in her eyes.* 

"But, mother," 1 comforted her, "he's safe, isn't . 
he? Is the house all right?" 

"Yes, the fire was put out and not much dam- 
age was done," mother replied, nervously, 

"Then wP^ are you so troubled, mummy?" I 
wondered. Her answer was puzzling, deeply dis- 
hjfbing. "Jack— hosn't-been-be en-seen -si nee. 
He was seen running into Jenny's house, and now 
he's missing." 

"Hove inquiries been made?" 1 asked. 
"Yes, they've investigoted," mother soid, "but 
Jenny insists Jack never come to her house the 
time of the fire. Her house was searched, but no 
troce of him." 

Several weeks later I was again visiting mother'* 
cottage at Lylton Green. 

By this time Jock's body hod been found— in a 
gruesome state. His eyes had been gouged out, I 
wos told. I shuddered as I thought of his vivid, 
blue eyes, and tried to put the image out of my 
mind. 

Once again I sow Jenny in the garden. She 
was standing, her sightless eyes bent in my direc- 
tion. To my surprise she asked me if she could 
come over. "Please do," I said, amazed how 
blind people sense another's presence. 

Suddenly, her dog, Tiger, bounded ahead of 
her. t was ostonished. Tiger could see! He stop- / 
ped in front of me, A horrible sensation came over 
me as the dog looked up into my eyes. Instead of 
the deep brown velvet eyes which I had admired 
in Tiger, his eyes were a vivid, piercing bluel 




Terror of the 




^ _ CHARRED ANJD SMOKING TOMS IS PLK. THflf iS LEPT OF THE WINDY 
WOODS WUERE BESSIE, LOVEW EMfLV BLflNCWflf?D'£ NURSE, WAS 
BURIED WITH THE TREASURED PAlMTfNS OF HER AFRICAN VILLAGE.' 
' WHV DID HER MURDERER RETURN TO HER SRAVE ? WHAT MVSTERlOUS 
VOODOOISM DREW WIM THERE,.. AS THE BOA CONSTRICTOR STt^KeS* 




AjNKNESS ANDDECflV SPfrEAD fl 
MIASMA AROUND THE ONCE PROIlD 
BLANCHARD MANSrON.' THE SOUTH, 
AFTER TtlEOtVIL WAR, SUPFERED 
.POVERTV AND KCLINE, BUT THIS 
VJAS DIFFERENT/ THERE WA5 SOME- 
THINS EERIE ABOUT THE STiUNESS, 
WHERE NO CREATURE LIVED/ YET, A 
PRESENCE WAS FELT iF BNYONE 
DREW NEPR,,. A PRESENCE UNHEARD 
„ AND tiNSEEN... 




THE OLD C5RANDEUR WAS COVERED 
WITH DUST AND ROT.. 5ILENTW. THE 
■'LIVING PRESENCE- WHICH DWELT HERE. 
COILED AND WRITHED [IS WAY THROUSH 
THE ROOMS, FOREVER SUARDlNS 
THEM FROM INTRUDERS.. 




Bur 

ONLf 
A FEW 

YEARS 

(VSO. 

™ef?e 

WERE 

PARTIES 

HELD ON 

IT'S 



EVER'yONE ASKED FOR EMILY, 
Tue BLflNCHflRD'5 BEAUTJRJL 
DfiUGWrER.' SHE was BEINS 
READIED fORA tflTE ENTRflNCE. 




DAWCfNG WITH TWE <3WERN0lf, 
EMILN PELT UNCOMFORTflaLE.,. 



Mtss EMiLV, -you 
WE AN eXOUISlTE 
FLOWEffl IDPEAM, 
OF VOU EVERY 
NISMT.' 




WHEN HE DREW EMILY TO 
THE TERHflCE, TWE DEVDTtO 
BESSIE flPPEBRED., 



THAT NIGHT., 



TM TOO E)tCITED 
TO 5LSEP.' TELL 
MF MORE STORIES 
OF YOUR MflTiyE 
AFRICAN VILLOSE, 
BE551E. PLEASE 



1T5 LflTE, 
EMILY.' BUI", 
I WILL IP VOU 
PROMISE 
TO PAINT fl 
PICTURE OF 
.„„IT FORME.., 
AND I'LL ALWAV5 
BE THERE.' 



t 



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'!llL 



EMILN WftS fl (SIFTED PAINTER flWO 
SWE fKSREBD! TWE OLD WOMftN 
TCLDOF WEf? AFRCflN VOODOO 
CITES AND PRACTICES 0= 
aNs;aALISM, TW= SrORiES WERE 
THRILUNG TO THE SlRL'S Sf^RS... 



MV TRIBE WERE All SflVASES. 
BOBV, BUT TWEN KNEW 
MRSIC ftND THEV COULD 
MIX. POTIONS.' 



THEVIVIO 

TBLES BE5SIE 

TDLD HEf? SAVE 

EMiLN THE 

INSPIRATION 

POR HEf? 

PftlNTINtS,,. 









-BESSIE PRtZEO THE PAINTING 
BUT MPDE A STRflNSE PEQUEST, 



HONEV-CMILE, PROMISE 
ME MOIL Hfti/E DAT 
PfllNTINS 3UI?IED W 
ME WHEN 





THE SUOC>EN LOUD KNOCKING AT THE 
DOOf? STARTLED THE TWO WOMEN ... 





THE SULLEN AND OVSKPOV/SKm-S PffESENCE 
CF THE SOVERNCR flWANS MflO THE 
,SFPECT'OP DtSTUSBING EMILY... 



WOI WISHED TO 'K PORSIVE ME, MISS 
SEE ME, governor! EMILVJ BUT^I HAD 
RANDALL? —*?>-- to cicc vnii' 




EMILV, r CflNT LIVE WITHOUT 
SOU.' SOU MUSTMflRRV ME.' 
SOU CANT SAV NO.' I'M 
R MAN OP KDWER 
IN THIS 5TfiTE.' ySTOP.' I 

LOVE ROGER 
TRENHOLME.'j 





THE DEVOTED BES51E WAS NEVER OUT 
OF EARSHOT WHEN EMILV WAS MfiNACED... 



JUST flS BESSIE F?fi[SED HER DAGcSER , STEVEN 
SENSED HER PRESENCE RND WHIRLED FIROUND. 




IN THE STRUGGLE, KSSIE FALLS AND THE 
DAGGER PLUNGES INTO HER HEART,.. 



NDU TRIED TO KILL WE, DID VOU ?^ 
WELL. IT IS VOU 
WHO DIES.' JBl^r^JPSMHt,, 



So THE OLD COLORED NURSE f/M^- 
BURIED IN THE WOODS... 




AMONG THE VISITORS CAL\.\HG 
lO SYMPATHIZE WAS... 



GOVERNOR \ MISS EMILV, I AM 
RflNOflLL.' JSORRV BOR WHftT 
HOW COULD / I OD; but VOU 
••^OU CULL \ KNOW SHE TRIED 




SOURS IS fl \ REMeMBeC, 

5TRBNSE KIND \l SHRLL WIW 

OP LOVE. SiRl ] SOU VET.' 

GOOD niSht; 




TUISHftT...flND GLOVES... 

TWES'RE NOT MINE.' WHY, 

THEV &E10JS TO TREfJHaME.' 

I THINK I'LL KEEP THEM, 

lEV MAN BE USEFUL.' 




flS STEVEN RODE ON, UE FOUND WIMSELF 
;w THE t.'OODS. NEAR OLD BESSIE'S SRflVE- 



^UODEN 




CONSTJilCTOR! 

OUT OP BE55 

SRAVE,.,flND 




/^ 



//■■'"y 



I* 



c 



\' STEVEN 
MBNflSED 
TO BREAK 
flWfiV 
AMD RODE 
MflDLN 
OUT OF 
THE 
WOODS... 



^WEW, THAT was fl 
NARROW ESCAPE.' I MUST 
DESTROV IT IN 50ME WAS 

AND TRENHOLME, TOO.' 




THE BOA CONSTRICTOR HAUNTED STEVEN.' IT 
MUST NOT £TAV ALIVE... 




WHEN TUr SHERIFF ARRESTED ROSER. 
STEVEN CAME BV... 



WUV WOVE THEV aRRE^TED) THEV., TUEV 
ROSER FOR THE >^ FOUND 

FIRC IN THE r^ mS 6L0VE5 AND 

WOOD5? ^7 HfiT...fiND fl CAN 

OFOIL' IT JUSTI5NT 



AT THIS MOMENT OF 
EWIWS DISTRESS, STEVEN 
F0LJN0W5UOPE5.. 




THEM. flS TUEV SfOOD NEAR 
BES61E'5 <SRBVE, TUfV SflVV... 



THE PICTURE I PAINTED FOR 

BESSIE.' ir5...irs 

RISING FROM 



VE&. SLOV/LV THE PICTURE ROSE 
HISKER AND HISHEF?,' EMILV RAN flWflY... 




THE PfCTUR-E <SREW B(G<SER flNO BiGSEf?. . . IT FILLED THE 
WOODS... IT BECAME BUVE,. STEVEN COULDN'T GET flWflV,.. 




WHEN THE SEARCH PBRTV FOUND 
STEVEN, HE WAS CRUSUED... AND 
MUMBLING,,. 



ROSER IS INNOCENT, 
r DID IT.' >5flVE 
ME.' 




ROSER AND 
EMILN SOON 
MARRIED AMD 
LEFT THC OLD 
MANSION/ New 
OMLN WE KNOW 
WWV TUE BOA 
C:ONSTRICTOR 
.3TILL LIVES IN 
THE- OLD 
PLACE, 
GUflRDINS IT 
ETERNflLLN... 





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I^OU'RE GSTTINS USED TO THE STENCH OF D^l\TH, TWE 5ICKLV-SWEET ODC;? OF 
PORMftLDAH-VDEI fOUR JOB IN TME PRISON MDR6UE IS Cl SNAP/ QUT A TEM VEflR STRETCH,.. 
WITH SIGHT MORE VEflRS TO GO, IS A LON6 TIME.' IT'S THINKING OF MON^V CARROLL, 
THAT MAKES "VOU WANT TO BREAK OUT .' NOIJ MftKE IT ALL RISHT... BUT LITTLE 00 VOL) 
DREAM INTO WHAT flBVSS OP 
HORROR VOU ESCAPE,.. 



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NO ONE EVER THOUSHT OP THfS 
SETTftWRV BEFORE, 6IMPV; HflJ 
HA! IT'S A GOOD ONE IF I MUST 
3AV SOi BUT VOU POOR 
DUMBV. VOU CANT UFARMEj 






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s>>.' 




VOU WORK IN THE 
PRISON MORGUE.' 
LIKE A SINGED 
CHICKEN, THE 
BOON OF AN 
EXECUTED CON 
IS BROUGHT 
INTO THE PRISON 
MORfiUE SO 

■SOU CAN 
STUFF IT INTO 

A COFFIN i 
SIMPS, THE 
TOWN UNDER- 
TAKER. A DEAF 
MUTE, HANGS 
ON-10URTAIL 

LIKE A DEVOTED 
DOS... 



^ 



■ ■'^- , 



BAD BREAK, TAD, 
TO GET STUCK 
■■■i-'lE MORSUE^ 




VOU (30T OPF EftSV 
OSi THftT MURDER 
RAP ANDTWIS 
DliMMV, Gr.ViPY, 
THE UND£RTRKER, 
SERVES SOU LIKE 
A Sl-ftVE... 



READMV LIPS, EH 
<SlMPV?lTWflSA 
GOOD ONE ABOUT 
TWE"ST1CF" JOB, 



IT WAS 

VOU CAU5ED 
G!MPVSDEAC-| 
NESS THAT 
TIME WHEN 
LEFTV WAS 
SHOT ftND 
you NEEDED 
A SROVE.' 
BUT IT WASN'T 
REflDV... 





AT Nlt5HT, IN VOLJR CELL. ^OU 
6ET RESTLESS, THINKINS OP 
HONEV , IT WAS FOR Hf R VOJ PIP 
WHAT VOU dip; MfiVBE.,.MflVBE 
ANOTHER SUYS COME ALONG? 



SHE PROMISED TO WAIT.., 
BUT IF SHF TWO-TIMES 
ME... I'LL BREAK OUTTA 




VISITINS DAV, NOU ARE ALl 

TENSED LJRSOU KEEP 

THINKINS. ..WILL HONES 

SHOW UP... 



rLL5EE4JERlN 
ANOTHER HOUR' 
SHE'D SETTER 
SHOW U 





THE TIME ARRIVES AND WOU'RE CALLED 

"y TO THE VISITING ROOM.' fOU SPV HER 

GORGEOUS HONEV COLORED HAIR,,, 



EVEN TUOUSH THE GUARDS LISTEN IN, VOU 
LIVE FOR THIS WEEKLY VlSlT,' HER WORDS I 
REASSURE SOU... 




IT MAKES VOU 
FEEL NICE TO 
MEAR HER SAV 
VOLI'RE TWE 
ONLV ONE 
AND SME'LL 
WAIT FOR YOU 

TO SET our; 

BUT EKSHT 
VEARS?CflN 
5UE WAIT ? 



IF VOU E^ER 

TWO-TIME 

ME, HONEV , 




"^ 




TOO WONDEf^WHY SUE NEEDS ALL THE 

MONEY SHE ASKS YOLI POR EVERY WSEK.' 

SJiLL, JT (SIVES YOU fl HOLD ON UER ... 



iGOTOMYWfl'S 

'PLACE IM JERSEY.' 

TELL UER TO cur 

THE ROOTS UNDER 

THE LILAC BUSH..., 



THE MONEYS 
ALWAYS IN 

SUCH our- 

OP-THE-- 
WAY PLACES) 



YOU SURE RAVED IT SMARTi CACHED 
YOUR DOUSH IN SCATTERED PLACES 
SO HONEY HAD TO COME SACK TO 
YOU EVBRY' WEEK FOR MORE... 



SEE YOU NEXT 
WEEK, TflD 
DARUNS.' 




YOU FEEL BETTER 

AFTER SEEING WONEV; 
SHE SURE NEEDS 
PLENTY OF DOUSH.' 

LUCKY YOU PULLED 
THAT BANK JOS 
AND 60T fl SIS 
PILE CACHED AWAY J 

WITH ALL THAT DOUSH 
WAITlNa, SHE'LL 
PLAY IT STRAIGHT 

WITH you; there 

GOES THE BELL 
FOR SOCIAL HALL 
AND TV... 





ALL' THE BOYS LOOK FORWARD TO THE 
FISHTSON TV, REAL EXCITING'.' BUT... 
THAT 6IRLON THE SCREEN, tN THE 
FIRST ROW,' IT... LOOKS.., LIKE... 



A CLOSS-UP FLASHES ON THE SCREEN.' YEA, IT /S 
HONEY. PRETTY CHUMMY WITH DUKE CDRV, YOUR 
ENEMV .' YOU WANT TO YELL OUT, BUT WOU CANT... 




BflCKlNVOUR CELL,VOU 
PACE THE FLOOR LIKE A 
CASED ANIMAL i VOUR 
filRLWflS DRESSED rO 
KILL.,. WITH VOUR D0U(3H,. 
AND WITH DUKE CORVi 



a, NEKr DflS AT WORK IN THE 
if".ti/ MORGUE, YOU'RE STILL 
"^^v* MfiDJ VOU MUSr BREAK OUT, 
BUT HOW? TUEN,.. 



NOW r (SOTTA BUST 
OUTTA HERE.' BUT 




THES FRV ON THURSDAN .' 
REMEMBER, MORfiN'S BODV 
GOES TO THE CREMATORIUM 
AND RONSKV'S BODV 60ES 
TO OMO BV 

freisht; 

'okay.' 



TWE PLAN TO ESCAPE COMES TO 
VOU.' YOUU 6ET INTO THE COCFIN 
WITH RONSKV AND SET OUT WUILF 
SN ROUTE TO OHIO.' VOU'Lt NEED 
GIMPY-S HELP..WMEN VISITING 
DAV ARRIVES.,. 



TELL SIMPV ^ SURE TAD.' WHAT 
TO COME HERE DO VOU WANT 
TOMORROW, /WITH THAT DEAF 
HONEV.' J^ MUTE? 







■AT LfiSri THE 
GUARD CALLS 
NOU TO THE 
VISITOR'S 
ROOM J IT'S 
NOT VISITOR'S 
DAN. 50 tT 
MUST BE 
SIMPV... 




TMESUAra "Listens; BoTUE'dCtSNTMEflR" 

A WORD OP VOUR CONVERSATION.' TUB 
DEAP MUTE, aiMPY, EASIIV READS -^OOR 
UPS.' VOU TEIL UfM WHEM iVlORAN AND 
RONSKV ARE EXECUTED, HE MUST BRING 
A FALSE BOTTOM COPPtN TO THE MORSUE 
POR RONSKV'S BODVAND VOU NVILL SET 
INTO THE PALSE BOTTOM AWO HE MUST ^ 
OPEM IT AT THE FREIGHT STATION TO LET 
SOU OUT... 



NEW OAV... 



NEP.' MORON AND 
RONSKV BURN 
TOMORROW.' 





PROMPTLN AT DAWW , MORAN IS TtRST TO BURN IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR .' SOU 
KNOW WHEN IT HAPPENS SV THE FLICKERING LISHTS IN VOUR CELL... TEM 
MINUTES LATER, RQNSKV fAESTS HIS DOOM... 




soon, thev'll bring the two 
stifps here to sou in the 
morsue! but vou're csettins 
nervous; simpv hasnt brought 
the cofpins.' one with a 
false bottom... 



AT LAST aiMPY ARRIVES , HE FLASHES 
NOUAWINI^; WHEW, THAT WAS A 
TENSE MOMENT,.. 





TUE BOnES OF MORAN AND RONSKV 
ftRE CARRIED IN AND fOU STUFP 
RONSKVS [NTO TUE COPRN WITH 
THE FALSE BOTTOM flND/HORftN'i 
INTO THE OTHER COFPIN , 




THE GUARDS 
HfiVE. LEFT AND 
^OUHflSTIL-^ SET 
INTO RQNSKV'5 
COFFIN, THE 
ONE VJ)TH 
THE FALSE 
BOTTOM... 




-rou are 5afe inside the palse 
bottom; wour heart pounds 
as vou hear feet enter the 
morgue room... 



OKAV.SIMPV. TAD MUST 
HAVE (50NE BACK TO WIS 
cell; lets set THESE 
COFFINS READVf 




•iO\l HEAR THE HAMMER- 
INS AS SIMPV NAfLS VOU 
IN.' VOU FEEL TWE BUMP 
AS TWO GUARDS LIFT 
UP-VOUR COFFIN.. 



\CU FEELV0UR5ELF SLIDE FOR- 
WARD AS THE GUARDS STOP.' 
WHAT'S HAPPENED^ 




VtSJ FEEL A SHOSTL-r HAND.. 
MORAN?MAfB£ WE DIDN'T 
WAWTTOBURNAGfilM. HE 
REMOVED THE MAME TflSS... 




SOW US IN THE COFFIN, HORROR 

FILLING VOUR ENTIRE BEING AS 

■^0U HHAR THE GUARD £AV.., 



V'KNOW, JOE, 
I THINK I 
SWITCHED 
TAGS.' ILL 
TELL SIMPV.' 




JUT 



TflE GUARD CALLS TC GIMPV fl£ 95 PULLED fiV-'AV. 
BUTGlMPVtS A DEAF-MUTE, HE CAN'T HEAR,, 



HEV, G/MPV.' I 
SWITCHED THE TAGS.' 



^^3r 




ON THE WAV TO THE CREMATORIUM , 'iCU 
NEU.VOU KICK AND BANS, BUT iSlMPV 
DOBS NOT HERR-VOU.. , 




THE TRUCK STOPS.' 6IMPV IS PULLlNSOjr 
VOUR COPPIN; UPS cSOir^G 70 BURN SOW. 
SOU SCREAM LOLJPER BKO LOUDER.,, BUr 
HFCftNT HEAR, REMEMBER? 




SOU PEEL THE COPRN BEING 
C^ftGSED flLONS THE GROUND., 
VOU'RE KICKING AND BftNSINS... 



SUDDENW, SMOKE AND 
TERRIFIC UEflT FILLS njE 
NARROW BOX fiS SiMPY 
PUSHES THE COFFIN INTO 
THE CREMATORIUM OVEM.,, 



HELPLESS, STRflNSLINS, VOU 
FEEL Tue INTENSE HEAT AS 
THE FLAMES BEGIN TO LICK 
THROUGH THE WOODEN 
COFFIN.., 




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