G’day! This is Byron’s mum, and I want you to know my poor son is up all hours of the night trying to make this comment contest a success, only to be teased by some… some bandicoot! about the contest progressing so slowly. As if it were Byron’s fault!
Well, I won’t have it. The goal is 47,000 comments, we have 46,438, so that means 562 left to go. Byron would be mortified if he ever knew I was getting involved with this, the boy really wants to make his mark as a contest administrator–do you know, he was working so hard at this last night, he missed his favorite Kolchak episode–the one about some Spanish moss monster from the Louisiana bayou country chasing people through the sewers in Chicago, all the quokkas love that one–but I digress.
Now I don’t want to make a fuss, I’m only trying to help Byron, so let’s just keep this whole discussion between you and me, shall we?
G’day! I promised to give you all Question No. 4 in the Bell Mountain trivia contest and it took me all day to think of it! Running these contests isn’t as easy as it looked.
Right, well, here it is–
Who gave Cavall to King Ryons?
Mind you, you can’t get these answers if you haven’t read any of Lee’s books–not unless you’ve got a special kind of mind that I’m sure doesn’t exist.
And now back to the family nest for a game of Clue!
Dig this! Wild peccaries, also known as javelinas, resting in the shade outside the office of our friend and colleague, “Unknowable.” Is that cool, or what?
If Mr. Nature were here, he would tell you peccaries are closely related to pigs: that’s why they look like miniature wild boars. They’re only half the size of wild boars and that’s a good thing, because they can be irascible.
They also kill and eat rattlesnakes from time to time. But these two don’t look hungry.
G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, with some clarification about our Bell Mountain Trivia Contest.
I don’t know how the rumor got started, or who started it, but there are not going to be any essay questions in this contest. My cousin Bengay is crazy about essay questions. He turns everything into an essay question. Ask him what’s the bloomin’ time, and he gives you an essay.
We don’t need that in the contest, do we? Short answers are the best. And by the way, here are the answers to the first two questions:
One, the best wine in Obann comes from Durmurot; and two, Martis’ horse is named Dulayl. Question No. 3–who called himself the king of Lintum Forest?–is still in play, and Question No. 4 will come up by and by. There will be 20 questions. The reader with the most right answers gets a gold watch with this green face on it that sings a creepy little song sort of like a bunch of ants would sing it–oops, I mean an autographed book.
My allergies are killing me again, and somehow I just can’t get up for covering any more nooze. So it’s time to hand over to Byron the Quokka…
G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, with Bell Mountain trivia question No. 3. I hope some more of you will play–nothing quite so blah as a game that nobody plays. And remember, the winner gets a bicycle–oops! I mean an autographed book.
Let me hit you with a question that’s only a little bit hard.
Question: Who was the outlaw who called himself “the king of Lintum Forest”?
I’ve never met another quokka who couldn’t answer this one, but the contest’s only open to you humans. Don’t ask me why. I guess we just like to see you folks enjoy yourselves. And we’re tryin’ to help Lee sell some books.