AFTER EATING EVERYTHING IN THE EATABLE LINE, HE STUCK HIS HEAD IN A BARREL OF MOLASSES.
Dick related how Billy got into mischief every single place he landed, until he told him that if he got into any more, the next place they stopped he would tie him up. This threat was enough to make Billy behave, for if there was one thing he hated more than any other, it was to be tied up; Billy must be free to roam if he wanted to be happy.
At one place Billy had run into a grocery store, and after upsetting things generally and eating everything he came across in the eatable line, he had stuck his head in a barrel of molasses and got his beard all sticky, which he had afterwards tried to lick off. In fact, he had nearly fallen out of the biplane, having forgotten to hold on.
“I do hope my watchman will look after him, though,” said Dick, “for if he don’t, Billy surely will go roving and get lost or stolen, and I should hate to have anything happen to him, for he certainly is a great deal of company away up there in the clouds.”
Billy Whiskers In An Aeroplane.
Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.
Illustrations by Constance White.
The Saalfield Publishing Company: Chicago – Akron, Ohio – New York. 1912.