125th Street Prophet
Bill Babcock has a painful injury which he can tell no one about. The reader feels at once sympathetic and tickled. With the promise of a treat from a friend, Bejingles, rain foils the whole pleasure. The poignant story of Bill and his pet, an infant owl. Bill Babcock is stunned and thunderstruck by information given to him by a lady he admires. Bill's experiences in Sunday School are good in extracurricular activities and terrible in attendance. Jake, Bill's brother, seen at his aggravating best. A fishing trip is almost fatal for Bill Babcock. Bill is what is called air-minded and the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy make an unexpected appearance. Bill and Jake are quarantined and live elsewhere and get in the worst trouble of their lives. Not fully understanding the trolley system, Bill has to walk ten miles to get home and becomes lost. The most poignant chapter as Bill and friends encounter a pair of cruel teenagers.
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