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You can win a groovy Beano t-shirt if you draw a picture of your pet (or of ME), just like Billy Mackay did here! Send any pics you’ve got to the address above. Good luck!

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GNASHER KNEW HE SHOULD'VE STAYED IN BED THAT MORNING. THE T|N~OPENER HAD BROKEN AND HE HAD TO EAT SOME OF MUM'S PORRIDGE FOR BREAKFAST, THEN THE POSTMAN WAS WEARING A SUIT OF ARMOUR WHEN HE DELIVERED
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ITALL BEGAN AWHILE BACK WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLONEL’S FAVOURITE (AND ONLY) COUSIN, HUGO TRENCHFOOT

AHA! IT'S YOURSELF!

INDEED! AND IT IS YOURSELF, TOO!

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WHAT'S THIS? A BATTY OLD DUFFERS' CONVENTION?

HUGO! YOU DON'T CHANGE, COUNTRY, ——-

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK IN THE
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JUST WHAT WE NEED AROUND HERE—ANOTHER LOONY!

DENNIS, MEET MYCOUSIN AND ADVENTURER EXTRAORDINAIRE, HUGO TRENCHFOOT!

A VEGETARIAN PIRANHA FISH, A BAMBOO FLUTE, HALF A POUND OF NILE MUD AND A TRAVEL BROCHURE. THE REST
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"WOWEE"? I DIDN'T KNOW YOU SPOKE UMPAPAPONGO! «I "WOWEE" MEANS ”YOUR GOAT HAS EATEN MY UNDERPANTS”!

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BUT, HUGO YOU STILL HAVEN'T BRIEFED ME ON
YOUR LATEST ADVENTURE!

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NO NEED

YES, GIANT RATS CAPTURED ME IN THEIR HOMELAND A N D KEPT ME IN A BOX FOR TWENTY-FIVE OF THEIR RA'|'|'Y YEARS!

. . . BUT I COVERED MYSELF IN FISH OIL AND SLIPPED AWAY!

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WHEN HUGO SHOWED THE COLONEL
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MY DOG!

DID SOMEONE MENTION MY NAME?

HMMM! NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT, HUGO. . .

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YOUR LONG-LOST
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I'VE DISCOVERED

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THE COLONEL DROPPED THE PHOTOGRAPH,AND . ..
WOW! IT'S LIKE LOOK|N' INA MIRROR.

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WHA-? I DON'T BELIEVE IT!
COME ON, GNASHER — THE COLONEL’S GETl'|N’

BUT, AS USUAL, THE COLONEL MISSED!

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BY SECONDS.

AFTER MULLINS HAD HIT THE LIGHTS (YET AGAIN) . . .

EVERYWHERE AND ANYBODY, COLONEL!

SUPER-RATS ARE ANYWHERE.

YOU SEE? ALERT AT ALL TIMES!

.. ‘ WE MUST BE

JUSTTHEN,THE COLONEL’S PHONE RANG AND MULLINS WENT TO ANSWER IT (WITHOUTACTUALLY HITTING ANYTHING THIS TIME) . ..

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‘RATS’? IN DENNIS'S

I HEA HIM SAY

CLEAR OFF, THE LOT OF YOU! GNASHER'S A DOG, NOT A RAT, YOU BUFFOONS!

JUST ASK A POSTMAN!

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HEARING TOMORROW.

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH MY HEARING UNLIKE THIS SMALL BOY'S.

YOU MEAN, A TRIAL? YOU CAN'T DO THAT!
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AW! I THOUGHT ITWAS A BONE.

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MORE APPEALING, FLUFFY, CUDDLY
LITI'LE ANIMALS!

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TO GNASHER’S DEFENCE AS THE CLOCK TICKED ON (AS SHOWN BY , THE DIAGRAM TO THE LEFT).

THIS IS A REAL
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OBJECTIONI THE PROSECUTION IS

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DENNIS? OH, IT'S ONLY A TRAVEL BROCHURE THAT HUGO GAVE MEIN THE COLONEL’S HOUSE.

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I CALL HUGO TRENCHFOOT TO THE WITNESS STAND!

SOMEONE ELSE

YOU SAY YOU TOOK THIS
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BECAUSE YOU CUT THE PICTURE FROM A TRAVEL BROCHURE, WHICH I HAVE SHOWN TO THE JURY, AND STUCK IT . ON A PIECE OF CARD WITH THIS GLUE!

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MAYBE? NO, ITHINK IS

YES! IT'S TRUE. I CUT OUT PHOTOS FROM TRAVEL BROCHURES TO IMPRESS MYCOUSIN, THE COLONEL. I MADE ITALL UP. I'VE NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE. BOO-HOO!

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HM! WHAT HAVE WE HERE? A SUPER-RAT ENCAMPMENT DISGUISED AS DOG KENNELS. BYTHE LOOK OF THINGS!

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