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Mrs. Gus was the wife of Gus. She was a heavyset woman with dark hair. She typically wore hoop earrings and a kerchief on her head.

Mrs. Gus lived in a small house near a tire yard with her husband and their dog Fifi. Fifi discovered the singer Tonsils where he had been sealed inside a large tire by criminals who had left him for dead. Gus and his wife freed Tonsils and nursed him back to health.

Mrs. Gus became especially fond of Tonsils and felt protective towards him. Tonsils feared that he was wanted by the authorities, so he paid Gus and his wife to keep his presence a secret. Additionally, Tonsils helped with chores around the house, and the couple's redecorating projects.

Mrs. Gus enjoyed Tonsils' singing. One day while he was painting the walls, she asked him to sing for her. He did, but his wild gesticulations caused paint to splatter from the paintbrush he was holding and onto Gus' clothes in a nearby closet. The family used gasoline as a cleanser, and Tonsils took some from the glass bottle in which it was stored to clean Gus' clothes.

On this day, Gus had gone to the television studio of Tonsils' colleague Dot View and informed her that Tonsils was alive and staying in Gus' home. Dot accompanied Gus to his house, and Tonsils was enraged by Gus revealing his presence. He struck Gus on the head with the bottle of gasoline. The spilled gasoline caught fire and Tonsils fled, preventing a nearby youth from calling to report the fire.

Dick Tracy and the police arrived at Gus' home soon after, and Tracy was able to rescue Dot View and Mrs. Gus. Gus was declared dead, and it was eventually determined that he had been killed by the blow to his head.

Notes[]

  • Mrs. Gus was never identified by her own name.
  • It was strongly implied that Gus and his wife were immigrants, but their country of origin was not specified.
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