“THEN I STOOD OFF AND TOLD HIM TO HOLD UP HIS HANDS.”
I told my chum Pa was a coward, and we fixed up like burglars, with masks on, and I had Pa’s long hunting boots on, and we pulled caps down over our eyes, and looked fit to frighten a policeman . . . I put the cold muzzle of the ice revolver to Pa’s temple, and when he woke up I told him if he moved a muscle or said a word I would splatter the wall and the counterpane with his brains.
Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa.
Written by George W. Peck.
Illustrated by True Williams.
W. B. Conkey Company. 1900.
2 thoughts on “Patricide – His Son the Burglar!”
Surely his pa would recognise his voice? I’m not sure quite what to make of this drawing!
You are wise! There is a great deal of hate in this family – seriously, how outrageous is it to suggest to your friend that you dress up and threaten to blow your father’s head off! Although you are confused – truth is – you have fully understood the weird drift of Peck’s Bad Boy! IT IS A VERY DISTURBING BOOK!