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.
Ocelot did not wait to see how things would play out at the manor.
“First, I must find out about Barribal,” he decided as he started to run after Giddy Goose. “If I follow that billboard, I will eventually catch up with him, and this time nobody will stop me. And if Squire Bomble runs into trouble with those Barribal supporters, he can always count on Jobes for help.”
With this thought, he sped past the gathering, through the gate, and soon disappeared from view. It shouldn’t be hard to imagine how Squire Bomble felt about this.
“Ocelot!” he yelled in a strained voice. “Come back, Ocelot! Do something! Can’t you see Barribal’s mark? He’s going to hurt me!”
“Barribal will get you good!” the crowd droned in response. “Away with you!”
“They want to hurt me!” Squire Ollie squeaked. “Ocelot! Please! Oh, is there nobody who will help me in my hour of need?”
He closed the window with trembling hands and called out to his valet: “Jobes! Where are you?”
“I am right here, Squire Olivier,” the servant answered quietly from the room. “I have given the matter further thought and feel that it would be best for us to part ways. The weak have their rights, too, and the time of oppression is rapidly drawing to a close. New times are calling, by your leave.”
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.
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