Zephyr 98 Archive

Come out copper, where I can sees ya!

Posted on: July 14, 2009

Today’s title*

Invisible Dick, by Frank Topham

DC Thomson & Co. Ltd, London, 1931

The front cover shows a bicycle speeding away down a country road from a surprised bobby while being chased by a dog. The invisible rider is wearing only a cap and shoes. Part of the TOC is shown; chapters include Dick Finds It, The Vanishing Helmet, Porker Puzzled, Ghosts and Ghosts, P.C. Brett, Crow Pie, and Wizzing the Wizard.

This is likely a somewhat ribald story from the magician’s younger days. (See the other entries tagged “Title a Day” for the magician reference.)

*From the book of eye opening titles, Scouts in Bondage and other violations of literary propriety, ed. Michael Bell.

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