Junior Earplug Adventures: Those Magnificent Earplugs (Part 4)


Well what Magnuss wanted from Sinclair Brooch was the ship’s surgeon – Doctor Pin Tang Slop…

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“Hiya, Magnuss.” Pin Tang said cheerfully, “What can I do for you?”

“Well,” Magnuss replied, “I was wondering if it was possible to turn a pinky-orange earplug gold.”

“Funny you should ask that question at this precise moment,” Pin Tang said enthusiastically, “because I’ve been developing a liquid that is injected into an earplug that will alter his or her colour for a limited period. I’ve no idea what it could be used for, but I had lots of fun developing it. Would you like to see it?”

It was a stupid question: of course Magnuss wanted to see it…

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“I’ve given it the really catchy name of PO9 2DZ.” Pin Tang informed Magnuss and Hair-Trigger, after he’d led them to the medical facility. “And I call the infusing mechanism, Calvin. Would you like to try it?”

This too was a stupid question – though not quite so stupid once Calvin had been inserted into Magnuss’ bottom…

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But Magnuss got exactly what he wanted from the PO9 2DZ…

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“You look fantastic.” Hair-Trigger gushed. “You are probably the first golden earplug in all of earplug history.”

“Yeah, I guess you’re right.” Magnuss replied as they made their way towards the shuttle bay…

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“And according to Doctor Slop I can change back to my normal colour any time I want to – which should be often, so he says. Apparently the less I use the PO9 2DZ, the longer it lasts.”

So, five minutes later, after a  quick kiss from Hair-Trigger, and a slightly less quick trip to the lavatory, Magnuss boarded K’Plank’s old flying saucer, and launched into open space…

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Soon he was plunging into the cable end planet’s atmosphere via the northern polar region, where, he hoped, the magnetic field should hide his vessel from electronic detection…

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To further avoid detection, he slowed the flying saucer’s speed to a relative crawl…

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But little did Magnuss know, far away, but directly upon his flight path, two survivors from a sunken pleasure boat, bobbed up and down upon a choppy nighttime ocean…

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“Urk,” the grey cable end, known to his compatriots as Hooter, complained. “I wasn’t happy on that huge pleasure craft, before it sunk: in this life boat I feel sick as a parrot.”

His yellow chum – Rik van Tinkler – didn’t respond; he was too unconscious from over-vomiting.

This situation would continue until daybreak – when Magnuss spotted them directly ahead of his craft…

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“Oh-no,” he wailed as the boat came closer very quickly…

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“I can’t just pass these poor fellows by: I’ll have to save them from a watery grave. Bugger!”

At first neither Rik nor Hooter were aware of the alien saucer as it hovered above them…

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But when Magnuss put it on auto-pilot, placed a cheerful yellow sombrero upon his head, and stepped out of the cupola to shout encouragingly to them…

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…they couldn’t help but notice.

“We’re saved!” Hooter cried out with glee.

“Or we’re about to be abducted by aliens.” A more cautious Rik suggested.

But having little other choice, both cable ends clambered aboard the saucer, and were grateful for the lift to a far away island, where Magnuss landed, and dropped them off…

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But this act was to have ramifications.

© Paul Trevor Nolan

 

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