The California Kid Slides Into Home

…he was not, however, playing baseball


The Doclopedia # 1,232

The Potawango Island Bestiary, Part Two: Gong Cows


From the notebook of Dr. Thaddeus Silkmelon:


After our grisly encounter with the Carnivorous Fig Tree yesterday, we were very much pleased to have a far more pleasant encounter this morning when our breakfast was interrupted by a species I have named Gong Cows.


Looking for all the world like Holstein cattle whose black & white had been replaced by yellow & blue, these gentle creatures strolled into camp to have a look around. We fed them some bread and biscuits and petted them. They, in turn, smelled us and seemed to generally approve of us.

It was as they began to leave out camp that they began making gong-like sounds ranging from rather deep to rather high and tinny. Miss Abigail remarked that it sounded just slightly more melodic than somebody dropping a load of assorted pie pans off a second story balcony. The rest of us tended to agree with her assessment.


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