Part Thirty Two
Nobody Knows When to Say Dibs!
"Dibs!" yelled Dade inappropriately while
Buster poked at him. Rats lay slaughtered all over the place amidst
guts and sewer poop and mud. And blood also.
"What about rat treasure?" greedily asked
Buster. "And experience?" he also asked stoopidly not
realizing that he just had the greatest experience of his life so
far! "And treasure!"
"Rats don't have treasure," incorrectly
explained The Hero.
"Let's pillage the farm house!" idead
Rocko even though it was a farmhouse in Simplagul and all he could
hope to find would be cabbages and dust bunnies (not the predator,
just the hair). The farmer (who was now conscious since he had time
to recover during the fighting and praying and complaining) grabbed
his pitchfork protectively.
"Let's go talk to the dad!" said Buster
"Thanks for that, Turf," sighed Rocko.
"Listen everyone! No one search the rats for treasure because
rats don't have treasure!" advised Rocko. Everybody listened to
his advice and nobody ever found the rat's treasure. Except maybe
the farmer or his kid after the Fantasyer's left to kill the
Cyclops. The treasure made them wealthy beyond imagining. And this
would have made them happy but King Felloni (the King of Simplagul)
found out and taxed them until they had nothing left again.
"Now, ya ain't all fixin' to pillage me, are
ye?" medievally drawled the Farmer.
"No sir!" spilled The Hero.
"They have the treasure of the people they have
eaten," helped Dade, hopefully talking about the rats and not
the Farmer. But nobody listened to Dade again so nobody found any
treasure since saying Dibs! didn't mean you looked for treasure. It
only lets you pick first after treasure has been searched for and
found. But it never was found. Or searched for, even.
"This guy was!" Rocko accused Turf (about
the pillaging that Dade interrupted) with a pointy finger as Buster
again began to sing.
33. Buster Mentions Cats
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