Inspector Jacks smiled, picked up his hat and bowed, while Penelope, with a sigh of relief, moved over to the bell.
Jacks," she added, as the door closed, "what do you mean?
"You-all can sell out now, Jack
, and head for home."
'Because if it was, I'd take the lead with you, Jack, and be as wise as Begone, dull Care!
Hooray, hooray, hooray!--And now, Jack, let's have a little talk about Pussy.
"I think you are brighter than you used to be, Jack
," said the Tin Woodman.
Jack turned, at this, to examine the Scarecrow critically, and his old friend slyly winked one painted eye at him.
"Well, as for that, my head is stuffed with pumpkin-seeds," declared Jack. "I use them for brains, and when they are fresh I am intellectual.
Then it struck him as a very funny thing for Jack
to come to life, especially as the expression on his pumpkin face was so droll and comical it excited laughter on the instant.
"John," she said, "something must be done to discourage Jack
's tendency toward anything that may excite the cravings for the savage life which I fear he has inherited from you.
I'd ha'been glad to pison the beer myself," said the Jack
, "or put some rattling physic in it."
After that the leopards accepted Michael as they accepted Jack
. No love was lost on either side, nor were friendly overtures ever offered.