Here is the latest illustration from Josh McGill depicting V.G. trying to save Dexter Dufflebee.
(Excerpted from V.G. and Dexter Dufflebee by Russ Towne.)
“He yelled, “Tie these together under your tush.
We’ll soon have you out of that prickly bush.”
V.G. tied the rope to the winch,
then yanked a crank and it moved an inch.
V.G. pushed with all his might,
but I was stuck mighty tight.
I feared the ladders would begin to break.
How much more stress could they take?
Then, very much to my surprise,
the ropes and I began to rise.
V.G. gave it all he had.
He was mighty strong for a tiny lad…