As I’ve said before when showing stories by John Stanley, I prefer when he goes off into fantasy. I think the Little Lulu stories which involve the activities of children are wonderful, but the stories Lulu tells her little neighbor, Alvin, are just that much more wonderfull-er.
In this particular bit of Stanley comic genius, Lulu gets a flute for 11¢, and finds that it has magical properties. Panels showing the effects are hilarious, including those of a cat and dog dancing. The story also shows Stanley’s opinion of the moneyed and powerful.