The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.
title is from the story;
The cover is a variation of page 1, but it's unfair to Dick Cole: page 1 shows prankster Obie leading Simba through the door with the falling pail of water, but the cover shows Dick leading him in while Obie hides behind the door.
This is the inside-front cover