Bud, Not Buddy Comic Strip 3/15/16-English


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  • "Get up! They've fired the engine and are fixing to take off!" The train is leaving!
  • There were four cop cars and eight cops standing between the crowd and the train. The cops all had billy clubs and were spread out to protect the train. The crowd kept getting bigger and bigger. One of the cops yelled, "You men know you can't get on this train, just go on back to Shantytown and there won't be no trouble."
  • I folded my blanket up and put it in my suitcase and tied the twine back. I put my jackknife in my pocket and Bugs and I ran outside.
  • There were a million men and boys running in the same direction. All you could hear were the sounds of a million feet smacking on the trail and the sound of a million people trying to catch their breath. Finally a hiss sound started getting louder and louder and I knew we weren't too far away. Me and Bugs started running too!
  • The engine was saying SHUHSHUHSHUHSHUH- SHUH -- and a million boys and men broke for the train.
  • I started running again but it felt like my legs were gone. The car with Bugs in it was getting farther and farther away. Finally I stopped.
  • I sat on the side of the tracks and tried to catch my breath. My only thought was, what is going o happen next?
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