The Mighty Barribal

The Mighty Barribal - Episode 57


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.

The footsteps led from the old manor, past a nearby hill to an oddly-constructed vehicle ambling into the night. It took a moment for the dwarf to make sense of what he saw, but then he uttered a squeak and broke into a trot after the fabulous contraption. As it happened, the driver turned his head just then to see if his footprints were making a good impression, and noticed the little fellow running up the hill. And because he wasn’t shy about company, he immediately stepped on the brake.

“Do you wanna come along for the ride?” he asked. “That’ll be nice. Climb on board and I’ll give you a lift. Hee-hee-hee!”

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“What’s going on?” panted the dwarf. “Why are you making this trail? First I thought there was a real giant in the area, but that’s impossible because I am the only giant around.”

“You are a funny-buddy!” Goose the truck driver giggled admiringly. “That’s good! I also have a sense of humor, says the perfessor. I am an image-builder, get it? But I was laid off this evening because we’re putting an end to it, he said. And then he gave me the truck so I can build my own giant. Wanna join me? That’s lots more fun than all alone.”

“I’m in,” the dwarf replied simply. “And it works out for both of us, for I am the giant that you are trying to build.”


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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