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The Gum Chewers
GumChewers

Real Name

Unknown

First Appearance

Dot and Tot of Merryland (1901)

Original Publisher

George M. Hill Co.

Created by

L. Frank Baum

Origin

In the Valley of Bonbons, those who are naughty venture over to a row of low bushes where grow all kinds of chewing gums and pick them. For this, they are punished.

"But I thought they had no teeth," said Dot.

As explained by the Candy Man: "Their gums are hardened by long use, so they are able to chew as well as you do. This gum-chewing is a very disagreeable habit, as doubtless you know; so when anyone is discovered indulging in this habit, we make them come out here to the mountains and sit on the rocks for seven days and seven nights. It is a terrible disgrace, of course; but all naughtiness must be punished in some way."

Public Domain Appearances

  • Dot and Tot of Merryland

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