William the Intruder

Robert is dotty about a Miss. Cannon, but becomes near apoplectic when she’s invited to tea – because of William’s potential misdemeanors. The next day, William, playing as a Red Indian in the garden, ‘captures’ her, at which point she plays along as a squaw delightedly. After tea, William follows Robert and Miss. Cannon around – despite this, Miss. Cannon sings William’s praises. On Robert’s birthday, a picnic is arranged without even telling William, involving Robert, Miss. Cannon and a few more. While they are out, William loses control whilst riding Robert’s new birthday bike, and ends up crashing into the picnic party on the riverbank. Robert swears his vengeance.

Originally featured in Home Magazine October 1919


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