The Adventurous Billy and Betty, Page 24
The Bold Bad Robber
BILLY and Betty had promised Sing-a-Ling and Ting-a-Ling a real, big treat of good things to eat. But before Billy could rub the Lamp, a great, big. ,bold Bad Robber jumped from behind a tree — took the Lamp away from Billy—and ran off with it into the woods!
The Bad Robber sat down on a big stone and rubbed the Lamp, in the hope that something good to eat would be brought to him. But as he had stolen the Lamp, it refused to work. So, he got very, very angry. He threw the Lamp down on the ground and smashed it into a hundred pieces—and that was the end of the Wonderful Lamp!
And it was the end of the Bold Bad Robber, too; for no sooner had he broken the Lamp than Aladdin appeared with a whole army of angry little Goblins. They bound the Bad Robber, hand and foot, and carried him off to a dark, dark dungeon—far down under the ground—and kept him there for the rest of his life!