I began to pay closer attention when she told me of the fierce
riff outlaw, who is actually the bloodthirsty half-breed, Buck
Lee Arrogante, and his half-crazed arch enemy, (some distant
past trouble over stolen shoes, no doubt), Bloody Gor V. Dalle,
Foreign Legion Colonel.
We will have to pass through the territory over which these two
Besides having to get by these violent people we have now before
us the spectre of the dense, impenetrable rain forests of Central
Africa and the steaming, burning desert to the north but ---
worst of all the guardian of the mushroom cave, the fearsome
gigantic cobra, "Sabu" (who also guards a vast golden treasure
as cobras seem always wont to do). To subdue this monster we
must obtain from Margolies Ben Resident the ancient Pertian
"Kith" which is the only thing that will possibly stave it off.
To be sure there will be many hardships between us and the ancient
Pertlan temple in the desert (which stands over the forbidden
"Why are you telling me all this, Rake," I asked? From heaven
knows where, she whipped out a special Vootie agent I.D. card
and told me that she had inflltrated Shiekh Ibn's harem five
years before in preparation for this_very expedition. "It must
have been quite difficult for you," I ventured. "It has had its
compensations," she said. "Like what?!", I pressed.
"What are you? A cop or a mushroom digger? - I'll do my thing,
you do yours!"
Knowing that I had her at my mercy, I began to --- but just then
El Ektrek popped in, having been searching for me. "Where you bin,
Offendi?", he testily fired. "That's Effendi, old boy," I
corrected. "That a matter of opinion, Urkie --- let's went!"
"Barbarian-", I murmered --
"Slob--", hissed Rake El --
"Who"?! said E1 Ektrek --
"GET OUT, YET," bellowed the Shiekh, ("Hurka, si -- mushrooms,
nem yo," observed Horvath).