Junior Earplug Adventures: Plunging into Peril (Part One)


Welcome to the first extract from the 21st Junior Earplug Adventures Photo-Novel.

Prologue

When Mister Zinc’s third (and final) attempt to take control of the Museum of Future Technology was thwarted by the unified resistance of the aforementioned museum’s workforce and visitors…

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…the would-be despot allowed himself to be taken into the care of former Father Superior of the Order of the Holey Vest, Frank Corset…

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…who made the suggestion that Zinc replace him at the order’s monastery in the mountain village of Lemon Stone…

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Naturally Zinc jumped at the chance; and before long Zinc, Corset – along with two monks, Bolah Googly and Zak Bravado, and the arms-dealing nun, Buttox Barkingwell – found themselves en route to that distant place. Unfortunately it had begun snowing…

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Worse still, night had fallen before their destination came into sight…

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“Is it alright if I change my mind?” Zinc inquired of the former leader of monks. “It’s just that I forgot to put on my thermal underpants.”

But Frank didn’t hear him above the crunching sound of feet in deepening snow. In any case, all his attention was centred upon the dangerous route ahead.

“Nearly there.” He said – not for the first time – as he forged ahead into a storm that was almost certainly about to claim them as its first victims of winter…

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But this time Frank was right: for only moments later the snow cleared sufficiently for them all to spot the monastery ahead  of them…

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“Excellent.” Zinc said with satisfaction. “A most impressive edifice. I can’t wait to assume control, and bend everyone within its hallowed walls to my will.

©  Paul Trevor Nolan

 

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About Tooty Nolan

Writer of silly tales, taker of pictures, and all round good egg
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