Junior Earplug Adventures: Plunging into Peril (Part Four)

Further along the tunnel, in the opposite direction, Zak and Bolah discovered an abandoned Maintenance Vehicle…


“If only it still worked.” Bolah said with a sigh. “It could save hours of endless wandering.”

“I remember reading a spec sheet for this particular machine.” Zak replied in an up-beat manner. “It isn’t battery powered: it has its own mini Nul-Space Power generator. It’s called the Punting-Modesty RS200 Maintenance Sled. As long as it isn’t actually broken or frozen solid, it should operate normally.”

“Golly.” Bolah gushed with a smile in his voice. “My feet are killing me; let’s give it a try.”

Meanwhile Buttox was beginning to think that she may have made a bad mistake. The tunnel appeared to stretch into infinity, and she wondered if she would survive the journey to the end of it.


Also meanwhile, Zak and Bolah had eased themselves into the RS200…


“Drop the hood and press the ‘Go’ button.” Zak instructed his monkish chum.

Trusting in the build quality of the Punting-Modesty machine, Bolah did as he was bid. Unfortunately the throttle had been frozen in the open position…


…and the vehicle slewed wildly under acceleration. Fighting the steering stick, both former monks managed to wrestle the machine into a reasonably straight line…


At the same time, Buttox had spotted something that eased her concerns by at least eighty-five per cent…


She might survive after all.

© Paul Trevor Nolan



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