The Mighty Barribal

The Mighty Barribal - Episode 31

Oliver B. Bomble, a gentleman of independent wealth, and his good friend Ocelot delve into the mystery of a mighty giant on a mission to set things straight in the world. The story is published in daily installments and will run until Election Day.  All previous installments can be found below the current episode.

For several moments, Ocelot gaped at the sight of the trail but then saw how it all fit together. He started running after the monster equipment, calling at the top of his lungs.

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“Stop!” he shouted. “Wait for me, Giddy! I’m coming with you!”

But his voice was no match for the howls of the engine and the boots on the ground, and the truck continued its long trek up the hill, heading towards town.

As it happened, Captain Bulles was on patrol that evening outside the old city gate. The area was cold and deserted, and apart from the crunching snow beneath his feet, the only sound in the landscape came from the distant rumble of a passing truck.

“An unusual case,” the police chief said to himself. “A giant with a liking for radio gadgets! But to bring him in, I’ll need a greater force than I have available in all of Rumbleford—and even then it could be messy. Lord knows I’m not shy about confrontations, but I do hate bloodbaths. Let’s hope that oversized snowman returns to where he belongs...”

At that moment he crossed paths with a trail of mighty footsteps, the sight of which made his heart leap into this throat.

“There you have it already!” he muttered with tense lips. “And they’re leading directly into town! What to do now?”



Translation Copyright © 2014 by Adrian Meerman © Text and Images Toonder Company, Netherlands

‘Tales from the life of Olivier B. Bomble, gentleman,’ was serialized in Dutch newspapers for many years, and Squire Bomble, his good friend Ocelot and many others have become household names in the Netherlands. This is their first appearance in the US after the successful translation into English by Adrian Meerman, a Sparta resident.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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