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Bell Mountain Trivia Contest: Halfway!

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, with a nice snack and a Bell Mountain trivia question. This’ll be Question No. 10 in the contest, which means we’re at the halfway marker.

The questions are bound to get harder from here to No. 20. Patty suggested this question today, and I thought it was just right to be No. 10. Ready? Here it is:

What is Helki the Rod’s other nickname? And if you don’t like the word “nickname,” which I don’t–What else is Helki called, besides Helki the Rod?

I want to say the winner of this contest at least wins one of the lifeboats from the Tar Princess, but Lee’s stuck on making an autographed book the prize. Humans! Guess it takes a quokka to really think big.

Oops, gotta go! The bloke with the hairy legs is eyeballing the rest of my bagel.


Byron the Quokka: Bell Mountain Trivia Question No.9

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here; and those up there in the picture are my cousins, Jimbo and Marybeth, trying to help this poor blighter get his cell phone working. He wants to be the first to take a crack at the Bell Mountain Trivia Question, No. 9. Don’t worry, they won’t give him the answer.

Right! Well, here it is:

Who was the first human being met by Gurun when she came to Obann?

We do have a certain person who’s answered all the questions right so far, but Lee won’t let me say who it is. Won’t let me give out a bicycle as a prize, either.

Now every quokka knows the answer to that question, so let’s see how you humans do.


Bell Mountain Trivia Contest: Question No. 8

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here.

I’m about to go into Violet Crepuscular’s house for my writing lesson, but before I do, here’s the Bell Mountain trivia question that I promised you. Question No. 8:

What is the name of the Thunder King’s fortress?

A lot of the quokkas think these questions are too easy. Well, it can’t be helped! The questions are designed for humans, after all. I can safely say no human ever beat a quokka in a game of Clue. Same goes for Bell Mountain trivia.

And if you haven’t read any of Lee’s Bell Mountain books yet–well, blimey, what’re you waiting for???


Crikey, We Have a Winner!

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This is Byron jumping into a puddle to celebrate the successful conclusion of the first comment contest administered by a quokka.

The White Rabbit has posted Comment No. 47,000, so, my friend, you win an autographed copy of one of my books. I’m out of Bell Mountain, but all the others are available. Send me your mailing address and tell me which book you’d like to receive.

And now a word from Byron.

“This bloomin’ contest would’ve been won a lot sooner if someone would let me give a bicycle for the prize. I hope we come up with something flippin’ impressive for the next one. After all, that’ll be 50 thousand comments!”

Everybody, thanks for playing, thanks for making it fun.

Now I can start commenting again without having to risk messing up my contest.


Will We Have a Winner Today?

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here; and as you can see, Mum and my little sister Maggie have gone to town, where the quokkas are assembling to see who’s going to win this comment contest. Only 28 comments left to go!

I am sure you have noticed those nice bicycles on the background. Humans just leave them standing around untended, they obviously don’t want them. They’d make a nice prize in a comment contest… just sayin’.

This is Maggie’s first comment contest, and she’s too excited to speak. But even the most experienced quokkas get all pumped up for this.

And tomorrow, the next question in the Bell Mountain Trivia Contest. I promise! But today all eyes are in the comment contest, and within an hour or so the whole street’ll be crowded with quokkas waiting to see who wins.


Comment Contest: Only 59 to Go

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, trying to get this blog going while Lee sits in traffic–

Big news about the comment contest: only 59 to go! That’s right, 59 more comments pushes us up to 47,000, and whoever posts No. 47,000 wins an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books, he’s too cheap to offer a bicycle.

Have I mentioned the rules? Anyone can play, and all comments are eligible except for the following: comments abusive to anyone else on this site; comments containing profanity or blasphemy; ads disguised as comments, like we couldn’t see through that; and comments just too ridiculous for words. Other than that, anything goes.

(By cracky, that man has a positive gift for getting stuck in traffic. You never see that happen here on Rottnest Island.)


At Home with the Quokkas

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–just for a chat.

A lot of people think we quokkas live in burrows, but we don’t: grass and shrubbery, that’s what we like. We live in nice houses made of grass. We used to keep the King of the Quokkas’ furniture upstairs, but then the heaviest item fell through the ceiling and smashed our toaster oven. Quokkas who live in grass houses shouldn’t store thrones.

Some of you have wondered what we do at night. Well, we’re homebodies, we love our family time together… so we watch Machiste movies. They’re mostly in Italian, but it’s Italian with an Australian accent, so we can understand it. Happily, there are dozens of Machiste movies, even if a lot of them got remarketed as Hercules movies. My favorite is Machiste Meets the Vacuum Cleaner Man–very scary!

We’re also very fond of board games, like Clue, Stratego, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, and Who Knoo the Kangaroo?, which I am told is very popular in New Jersey.

When we go to bed we like to read a bit before turning the light out. We all read the Bell Mountain books. They’re my favorites. My mum is a huge fan of those detective stories by Violet Crepuscular about this detective who always gives up before he comes anywhere near solving the crime. I don’t understand what she sees in them, myself.

It’s a quiet life, but we like it!


Comment Contest: 163 to Go

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, and my comment contest is plodding along like a wombat hitched to a cartful of bricks–what ever made me think I could do this job???

The goal is 47,000, with 163 left to go. The winner gets an autographed copy of one of Lee’s Bell Mountain books. If you win that, and the Bell Mountain Trivia Contest, you’ll become the proud owner of a ship! The good ship Tar Princess is waiting for you. All you’ll have to do is drag it off the sandbank and touch it up with a lick of paint.

Here in Oz it’s the middle of winter, although up here on Rottnest Island, it don’t get too cold. Most of us quokkas would love a chance to frolic in the snow, but fair dunkum fat chance of that!

Would you believe it–only 12 comments today? Crikey, I should’ve kept me mouth shut when they were lookin’ for volunteers to run this caper.

It’d all be so different if he’d just let me hand out a bicycle to the winner!


Comment Contest News (via Quokka)

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G’day! Byron doesn’t know it, but we’re tryin’ to help him run this comment contest. I am his Aunt Gladys and this is his Cousin Mitchell. And there are still 280 comments to go, to reach 47,000 and have a winner.

Byron thinks he’s doing it all by himself, but we must have half the quokkas on Rottnest Island lending a hand in this. We are determined to prove that cuteness is no obstacle to being ruthlessly effective in a job.

I don’t know about that nasty old ship Byron has up for a prize, but I do know the winner will get an autographed copy of one of Lee’s Bell Mountain books. Mitchell has them all and has read the whole series at least half a dozen times. You should hear his Roshay Bault imitation!

Let’s see if we can wrap up this contest this weekend, shall we? Then Byron can concentrate on the Bell Mountain Trivia Contest. We all think he has to come up with harder questions than the ones he’s asked so far.


Win a Ship!

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Psst! Byron the Quokka here, and let’s whisper, shall we, because we don’t want Lee to overhear us.

I’ve figured out how to wake this blog up, good and proper.

If anyone out there is bouncy enough to win both the comment contest and the Bell Mountain Trivia Contest–well, then, crikey, mate! You’ll win a ship!

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All right, I admit the Tar Princess needs a bit of tender loving care, she’s sort of a fixer-upper. But yea and forsooth–it’s a ship! And the Tar Princess, well, she’s just been sitting there for years, whoever owns her doesn’t want her anymore.

C’mon, now! How many blokes and sheilas on your block own a ship???

So let’s start commenting, let’s get into a Bell Mountain state of mind, whatever that is–and let’s get this blog here humming again!


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