|Date Published||1916-07-09 - Tuesday|
|Characters||Gooseberry Sprig, Ignatz Mouse, Joe Stork, Kolin Kelly, Krazy Kat, Offissa Pupp, Walter Cephus Austridge (Ostrich)|
|Contents||Balloons_(Novelties)_(7), Bricks_(236), Cauldrons_(6), Deserts_(2), Dogs_(120), Flying_(21), Magic_(19), Wishing_(11)|
[[Ignatz stand by himself in the desert, behind him, an arrow is pointing to a feature in the landscape - marked "Chimney buttes.]]
Narrator: "Ignatz Mouse" is lost!! Lost on the deserts of "Coconino"!!
[[Joe Stork flies in carrying a tripod in his beak, startling Ignatz]]
[[Joe Stork has placed the tripod between himself and Ignatz]]
Joe Stork: "Ignatz" I bring you a "magic jug"
[[Ignatz blindfolded in the same context]]
Joe Stork: Now that you are blindfolded, make a "good resolution", scratch three times upon the jug, and help will be at hand
[[Joe flies off, Ignatz left alone with the jug, still blindfolded]]
Ignatz: About as good a resolution as I could make would be to resolve not to throw bricks at "Krazy Kat" any more.
[[Ignatz scratches the jug]]
<<Scratch scratch scratch>>
[[Ignatz still blindfolded, a balloon appears out of the jug]]
Ignatz: Wal wa-al start the "magic" come on, start it!!
[[Krazy in the jug, holds balloon close to Ignatz. Balloon has string attached to it, with a stick serving as a seat at the end]]
Ignatz: Ah-h - something's commencing now
[[Ignatz climbs onto the "seat"]]
Ignatz: M- mh -
[[Ignatz flies off, Krazy still in jug]]
Krazy: Saved, l'il dahlink, he's saved!!
[[Krazy speeds across the desert, night]]
Narrator: Just that night, "Krazy's" ramble across the sands of the "Desierto Pintado" was lone, and arduous.
[[Inhabitants of Coconino see Ignatz high in the sky, appended to the balloon]]
Narrator: The following morning...
Dog: Ah, it can't be him, he's lost on "The desert".
Cat: It looks like him.
Ostrich: It is too him, I can see better'n you fellas, I' nearer up to him -
[[Ignats lands, takes off blind-fold, surrounded by various inhabitants of Coconino and Offissa Pupp]]
Ignatz: And I made a good resolution, scratched the jug three times, and here I am -
Ostrich: What was the good resolution, "Ignatz"?
Owl: Yes, wot was it?
[[Krazy walks into the circle of "people", out of breath, everybody looks at a brick next to Ignatz]]
Krazy: "Oh, helloi "Ignatz" I'm so gled you are safe -
Owl: Oh how
[[Krazy some distance from the rest of the people, brick still lying next to Ignatz]]
Somebody: So you made a good resolution?
Ignatz: Yes, and I intend to keep it.
Krazy: L'il ainjil!!