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The Million-Pound Bank Note

TWO ~ICH BUT ECCENT~IC8~OTHE~S, A8EL ANO AL NEWMAN, HAO 80UGHT A MILLION-POUNO 8ANK NOTEF~OM THE8ANK OF ENGLANO. THENOTE WAS ONE OF ONLY TWO ISSUEO 8Y THE8ANK FO~ SPECIAL T~ANSACT10NS I TELL YOU AL, IF A CHAP
WENT OUT WITH THIS 1,000,000-POUNO NOTE HE WOULO BE AQQESTEO!

Based on a story by Mark Twain Script: RajaniThindiath Illustrator & Colourist :Abhijeet Kini

ESPECIALLY IF HE COULO NOT ACCOUNT FOQ HOW HE GOT IT ANO OOES NOT HAVE ANY OTHEQ MONEY TO HIS NAME!

THEY8EGAN LOOKING FO~ A MAN TO WHOM THEYCOULD ENT~UST THENOTE HOW ABOUT THAT FELLOW? HE IS POOQ CEQTAINLY BUT I OOUBT WHETHEQ HE IS HONEST! SHIFTY EYES!

NOW THAT FELLOW SHOULO 00 ! HE LOOKS LIKE A OECENT CHAP ANO SEEMS TO HAVE HIS WITS ABOUT HIM.

HELLO, YOUNG MAN. I AM AL NEW MAN ANO THIS IS MY BQOTHEQ, ABEL. CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUQSELf ?

NOT A JOB EXACTLY ... BUT YOU CAN CALL IT AN OPPOQTUNITY !

IS THIS ABOUT A JOB THEN! I WOULO BE SO VEQY GQATEfUL!

HMM ...WELL THEN WE HAVE A PQOPOSITION fOQ YOU IN THIS ENVaOPE. THEQE'S A LETTEQ THAT WILL EXPLAIN EVEQYTHING TO YOU ANO ... SOME ... MONEY.

OON'T OPEN IT NOW. GO HOME ANO THINK ABOUT IT.

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THERE'S MONEY, ! CAN EAT! !T'S BEEN TOO LONG SINCE MY LAST MEAL.

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BRING ME THE OAY'S SPECIAL ANO BE QUICI( ABOUT IT!

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I CAN USE IT TO GET CQEOIT.THOSE GENTLEMEN MUST BE MAO! If I TA\(E THIS . I WILL BE AQQESTEO WHO WILL BELIEVE MY STOQY?! BUT If THEY'QE LENOING ME THIS MONEY WITHOUT INTEQEST fOQ ONE MONTH. NOTE TO THE POLICE OQ THE BAN\(. I CAN PAY Off MY OEBTS LATEQ WITH THE QEWAQO THEY'VE PQOMISEO ME ! .

Y L... YEAH QIGHT ! YOU HAVE ONL.AflGe CHANGE.ATEQ.MA"K T"'EO THESUIT ON NICE! I'LL BUY IT! CAN I PAY YOU L. EH? TINKLE 567 November - 09169 . YOU SEE I DON'T HAVE ANY SMALL CHANGE WITH ME.

Y ! OON'T WOQQY ABOUT IT.ING TO WAIT INFINITEl. EVEPYWHEPE HE WENT IT WAS - .! OF I APOl.OOK A T HIS 8ANK NOTE AND OFFEP HIM EVEPYTHING ON CPEDIT. HE MADE NEWSPAPEk' HEADUNES AND WAS EVEN CAPICA TUPED IN A POPUL.OGlsE COUQsE YOU CAN HAVE ANY SUIT YOU WISH -IN FACT I HAVE THE VEQY THING FOQ YOU! BUT MY GOOO MAN. sIQ! I CAN WAIT TILl. slQ ! .Ess YOU CAN GIVE ME CHANGE OQ AQE WILl. HE 80UGHT SHOES. MAPK WENT ON A SPENDING SPPEE.D TAKE ONE L. I CAN'T PAY FOQ IT UNl. PPOPPIETOPS WOUL. FPOM THEN ON. HA TS AND HOPSES AND STAYED IN THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOTELS.AP MAGAZINE - AND AFTEP THA T THEPE WAS NO PEST FOP HIM. ETEQNITY ! NOW TQY THIS SUIT.

AT THE ENO OF 30 OAYS.l0 .HE LIKEO INTENSELY . OH MY ! THAT IS THE fUNNIEST STOQY I'VE EVEQ HEAQO! WON'T BE fUNNY fOQ ME WHEN I HAVE TO PAY Off MY OEBTS AT THE ENO Of THE MONTH! OHYES !HOW AQE YOU GOING TO PAYOff YOUQOEBT? IT MUST BE STAGGEQING! ACCO~OINGLY.PO~TlA LANGHAM.THEN AT A OINNE~ PA~TY.. THE TWO GOT TALKING ANO HE NAWATEO HIS ENT/~E STO~Y TO HE~. I HAVE COME TO QETUQN THE MILLION-POUNO NOTE. MA~K MET A Glt:?t. YOU OWE ME . POQTIA LANGMAN.JESENTEO HIMSELF AT THE NEWMAN ~ESIOENCE. THIS IS MY fQIENO. MA~K Pf.000 POUNOS ! . WONOEQfUL ! I'VE WON THE BET! ABEL. HE TOOK PO~TIA ALONG WITH HIM GENTLEMEN.

I WOULO HAVE THOUGHT YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE THING THAT MARK WOULO REALLY WANT! THE NEWMANS CASHEO THE NOTE AT THE BANK ANO AFTErllT WAS CANCELLEO PrlESENTEO IT TO THE HAPPY COUPLE AS A WEOOING GIFT. . I ENJOYEO If YOU WOULO PAY MYSElF. WHAT BETTER 30 OAYS THAT WOULO REWARO COULO I ASK fOR? BE A' GREAT KINONESS ON YOUR PART! ARE YOU SURE? I CAN OffER YOU ANY POSITION YOU OESIRE OR THE CHOICEST GifTS IN MY POSSESSION! I AM SO HURT PAPA.THIS LAST ONE MONTH THE OEBTS I HAVE ANO I fOUNO MY fUTURE WifE IN INCURREO THESE LAST THE PQOCESS.ACTUALLY SIR.

Nalini Illustrator: Abhijeet Kini Colourist: Umesh Sarode ...A Day in the Life of the Defective Detectives IF YOUl2 INFOl2MATION ABOUT THE KIONAPPING IS l2IGHT / WE'LL l2EACH JUST IN TIME TO NAB THE CULPl2ITS . Writer: R.

. MQ.THEQE'S THE MAN WHO WAS SNEAKING INTO YOUQ HOUSE. QAO! HAO IT NOT BEEN fOQ THOSE TWO BOYS . ..

I'VE MANAGEO TO PAQK OUQ CYCLES . FIQST.QELAX.. MY POOQ BABY! YOU'QE .. WE PICK UP STUFF TO EAT ANO THEN WE QUSH TO THE NEAQEST BUS STOP! OH. SAFE NOW! MAMMA'S HEQE! .

OON'T THEY LOOI( A LITTLE YOUNG fOQ THIS JOB? THAT'S HOW YOUNG BOYS EAQN POCI(ET MONEY THESE OAYS ...THEQE! OH. THEQE AQE TWO Of THEM ... BUT THE O~IVE~ OF THE BUS THEY'VE BOA~OED SEEMS TO BE IN A G~EA TE~ HU~~Y - . . THE DEFECTIVE OETECTIVES A~E DEFINITELY IN A ~USH.

..THE OQIVEQ'S BEHAVING LII(E HE TOO IS TQACI(ING A CQIMINAL ..

.. . THOSE TWO BOYS SAW THIS MAN GET INTO THE BUS ANO IMMEOIATELY QANG THE BELL.ACTUALLY.

THAT MUST Be OUQ NAMeLess fQleNO WITH SOMe MOQe INfOQMATION ON THe KIONAPpeQS . AAAQGHHH! . Hee Hee Hee! THINK AGAIN.. fALLING fOQ THe SAMe TQICKS oveQ ANO oveQ AGAIN .... SAM !!! YOU AQe THe UNKNOWN INfOQMeQ ?! SUQPQlIlIse !! YOU GUYS AQe SO weOICTABLe ..we've BeeN fQleNOS fOQ ALMOST A oeCAoe NOW .... QAVI .

THE NEXT OAY WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN QEAOING fOQ SO LONG? IS THEQE A CASE THAT QEQUIQES OUQ EXPEQTISE ?! "QOBBEQY AVEQTEO IN INOIQA NAGAQ . THIEf fALLS Off LAOOEQ ..." "THE QUEEN Of SMUGGLING.' OeTeCTlVeS GAVE DETAILS Of HEQ HIDEOUT IN QAVAL VILLAGE TO THE POLICE ... MAQIE.. TWO BOYS HELPEO NAB HIM .... WAS AQQESTEO YESTEQOAY AfTEQ TWO AMATeU(." .

£ TO FINO OUT HOW THEY WEI2E FAI2ING UNOEI2 HIS I2ULE. Prabhu Illustrator: Savio Mascarenhas Colourist: Umesh Sarode OUM-OEE-OUM-OEE-OUM r LIfE'S SO HAQO BUT IT COULO BE WOQSE. ASHE WAS WALKING TH120UGH THE POOI2EST PAI2T OF HIS CAPITAL CITY- .OEE-OUM r LATE. OUM-OEEOUM.THE HAPPY 'O~~lER KING VIKTOI2 OF LA VOI2IA WOULO OISGWSE HIMSELF ANO MINGLE WITH HIS PEOPt. Script: L. ONE EVENING.

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f EACH WHY SHOUL. THE L.> WENT TO SIT A THIS USUAL PLACE ON THE PAVEMENT- . THE NEXT MOr. OAY! '.ORO I(NOWS I NEEO CUSTOMERS.O I NOT GET CUSTOMERS? IT HAS NEVER HAPPEN EO BEfORE.>NlNG WHEN THE COBBLEr.I EARN ENOUGH TO SUPPORT MYSEL. HE PQOVIOES.

00 YOU HAVE A LICENCE TO PQACTISE YOUQ TQAOE? .

.I'VE HEARO THE I(ING HAS INTROOUCEO A LICENCE FOR COBBLERS. OION'T THAT WORRY YOU? . 010 YOU GET ONE? SO YOU OION'T 00 ANY COBBLING TOOAY ..

. { . TiNKLE 567 November - 09121 . SNEAKING INTO THE I fOQEST WILL BE SEVEQELY PUNISHEO !!I CJ 0.ANYONE CAUGHT . I r.

THE NEXT OAY THE COBBLE" WAS GIVEN HIS UNlFO"M WHICH INaUOEO A HELMET ANO A SWO"O. THE LOQO PQOVIOES!! f. .. THE COBBLE" ST"APPEO ON THE SWO"O . fOQTUNATELY THEY PAY OAILY WAGES SO I COULO EAT. ANO THEN SOMEBOOY TOLO ME THAT THE PALACE GUAQOS WEQE SHOQT Of SOLOIEQS.WHEN MY fQIENOS ANO I WEQE TOLO WE COULO NOT COLLECT WOOO.. WE OISPEQSEO. AS I SAIO. I WENT THEQE ANO ENLISTEO ! ( ONLY TILL I SAVE ENOUGH TO GET A COBBLEQ'S LICENCE.

ON TILL. NOW HE KNOWS WHOM HE HAS TO THANK fOQ THE CAQEfQEE LIfE HE HAS BEEN ENvOYING SO fAQ! I WAS WOQQIEO ABOUT YOU. THE ENO Of THE MONTH. I HEAQO THAT THE PALACE GUAQO HAS STOPPEO GIVING OAILY WAGES. ANO IT IS MAOE Of THE fiNEST STEa! .IN THE EVENING WHEN THE KING T"'UMPHANTLY MAOE HIS WAY TO THE C088LE!7S HOUSE NOT A SOUNO ! MUST BE WOQQIEO SICK ABOUT HOW TO PULL. HOW AQE YOU MANAGING? I PAWNEO ONLY THE BLAOE. IT CAN BE OET ACHEO fQOM THE HILT.

...WILL YOU HAVE SOME CHEESE? I MANAGEO TO GET A STALl( Of CELEQY TOO .

IF"'. " \ I'VE HEAQO WE'VE NEW QECQUITS.•• : MOUTH SHUT! . •. YOU'QE NOT THE ):: ONLY ONE WITH' :: "A SECQET !! /).( WHAT 00 YOU \ THINI( THEY'LL 00 "_" TO ME?! .:... \\ ' .. CAPTAIN! ---NOTHING /YOU I(EEP YOUQ'-. -:--------.-.' .. ~lv:.. .: ..:: '-.:. "-"'.

.I WAS A MAGICIAN! I CAN MAKE THINGS VANISH .I'LL PUT HIM BEHINO BAQS FOQ THQEE MONTHS! THAT WILL STOP HIM SINGING r. fOQ EVEQ !! '" () YES ......YES .. YOUQ MAJESTY! NOBOOY BELIEVEO I WAS A MAGICIAN !! .BUT ONLY OCCASIONALLY! THAT IS WHY I JOINEO THE PALACE GUAQOS..

09135 .ACE r I WANT TO MAI(E YOU A MINISTEQ IN MY GOVEQNMENT r ME ? A MINISTEQ r THAT'S A BIG JUMP fOQ ME. YOUQ MAJESTY r BUT AS I AL.. TINKLE 567 November ..WAYS SAY .THAT EVENING AS THE COBBLEt:' WAS PUTTING TOGETfiE" A MEAL - I'VE COME TO TAI(E YOU TO MY PAL.

A12UN. SPACE BOY! Based on a "story by Seema Bokkasam Script: Rajani Thindiath Illustrator: Archana Amberkar Colourist: Umesh Sarode !BUT YOU HAVE NOT RECJ(ONEO WITH MY BLASTER.Prank Calls ! OHA-OHA-OHA-OHA!YOU ARE OEAO.>EON AND TH12EEFk'IENDS .WE12ESPENDING THEI12AFTE12NOONS AT A12UN'S PLACE - 9000M . NEIL AND JAY . EARTH BOY! THE HOUDAYS WEf.

09 .10 I nNKlE 567 November .

THE WATEQ IS QUNNING NOW. BUOOY !OON'T BE SOQQY. WHAT AQE YOU WAITING FOQ ?! TQY ANO CATCH IT ! . BE HAPPY! ~ y MAOAM. WE HAVE JUST QEPAIQEO A MAJOQ PIPELINE. CAN YOU PLEASE TUQN ON YOUQ TAP ANO LET THE WATEQ QUN? YES. I/M CALLING FQOM THE WATEQ OEPAQTMENT.I AM SOQQY ? WHICH NUMBEQ 010 YOU WANT? HA\(UNA MAT AT A.

BETA! YOU MIGHT GeT INTO TQOUBLe ! IT'S JUST FUN. EVE~Y AFTE~NOON WAS SPENT IN MAKING Pt:lANKCALLS TO OIFFE~ENTNUMBE~S - OON'T PL. THe FIQe HAS CAuseo A SHOQT CIQCUIT ANO HAS FOUNO ITS WAY INTO INOIVIOUAL CONNeCTIONS! .AY WITH THe PHONe.OON'T WOQQY! I'M AFQAIO. SIQ. QAMU KAKA.F~OM THATOAY ON.

. I AM SPEAI(ING fROM THE BEST BUS SERVICE.:JAY ANO NEIL.. WE ARE CONOUCTING A CUSTOMER OUTREACH PROGRAMME.HELLO. YOU CAN WIN A SURPRISE GifT! THEN TOOAY'S YOUR LUCI(Y OAY ! TAI(E THOSE TICI(ETS TO YOUR LOCAL BEST OEPOT ANO COLLECT YOUR PRIZE! OH WOW! THANI( YOU! I WISH I COULO BE AT THE OEPOT WHEN SHE ASI(S fOR HER PRIZE! YOUR NAME IS ARUN ANO YOU HAVE BEEN MAI(ING PRANI( CALLS TO PEOPLE WITH YOUR fRIENOS. 00 YOU REGULARLY USE THE BUS SERVICE? MA'AM. 00 YOU I(EEP ANY USEO BUS TICI(ETS ! If ANY Of YOUR TICI(ETS HAVE SERIAL NUMBERS ENOING WITH 'lORO. HAVEN'T YOU? .

! HAVE SCAQEO THE 80YS AWAY! THEY WON'T KEEP THE PHONE LINE 8USY ANYMOQE.WHAT ?! WHO'S THIS! ! AM CALLING fQOM THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE.09 . ANO WE'VE 8EEN TQOU8L1NG SO MANY PEOPLE . TOO! IT'S NOT QIGHT !! 14 ITINKlE 567 November . WE HAVE QECEIVEO COMPLAINTS A80UT PQANK CALLS MAOE fQOM YOUQ NUM8EQ! THA T EVENING - HELLOOOO? LAKHAN ! YES.