Junior Earplug Adventures: Those Magnificent Earplugs (Part 32)


Mister Zinc wasn’t particularly surprised when…

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…the targeting laser shifted its aim. He tried to remain philosophical…

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“I think someone is dropping an enormous hint, Blue. I also think I should react accordingly.”

So when Chester, Miles, and all the others arrived, they found Mister Zinc open to persuasion…

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“Yeah, of course you can stay here until morning. Stay here as long as you like.” He responded to their request for lodgings. “You can join the order, for all I care. Find your way to the kitchens, why don’t you. Just don’t expect Blue to do the cooking: We’ve got bigger concerns to worry about right now.”

He informed the group of attentive earplugs of the recent incident with the Angelic Laser Light…

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…which Zak and Bolah both knew was utterly bogus, and who whispered this information to the heroic duo.

Zinc then called all the monks of the Order of the Holey Vest to listen to his words…

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Of course Dilbert and Gilman were among the crowd. They’d only just arrived in time, after hiding the Holy Sniper Rifle behind a low stone wall in the cemetery. They smirked because they had a pretty good idea what was coming.

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“Monk guys.” Zinc called out. “I got a call from a higher order. Ya know what I mean? It’s time I took a hike. I just aint quite figured out the direction I should go yet.”

Naturally Dilbert and Gilman couldn’t help themselves: They offered to show him…

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Equally naturally everyone was thrilled, especially Chester and Miles, who knew what a lousy git and a silicone turd Zinc was…

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“Off you go, then.” Chester said, unable to disguise his broad smile. “I’m sure they have somewhere lovely in mind for you.”

So, reluctantly, but glad to escape with his life, Zinc allowed himself to be led away…

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…to the Sentinel Tower at the head of the gorge.

“A lick of paint.” Blue said with false enthusiasm. “Some nice  floral wallpaper perhaps. I’m sure we can make it very homely. And it will give your life purpose. Just imagine meeting all those travellers who find their way to Lemon Stone. It’ll be thrilling. I can’t wait.”

Zinc shrugged his shoulders. “Can you  find the front door through all these snow drifts?” He asked.

Of course Blue could: she was very good at it. She had several diplomas to prove it…

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So, as Mister Zinc looked out over the rocky mountainous vistas, he released a melancholic sigh, and wondered what was happening, at that precise moment, in the Museum of Future Technology…

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He figured that it was a whole lot more fun than living in a sentinel tower. And he was right…

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The End (for now)

© Paul Trevor Nolan

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Writer of silly tales, taker of pictures, and all round good egg
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2 Responses to Junior Earplug Adventures: Those Magnificent Earplugs (Part 32)

  1. Jayne higgs says:

    Very good!.Nice ending with big smiles on there face.

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