chapter 17

His once majestic beard was matted and gnarly—though his propensity for pronouncements remained unchanged.

"Bring me Dr. Zakk Von Flash."

"Yes, your excellency."

Gen. Muggs pulled the string that ran to the lab and rang the bell.  Through two tin cans connected by taut wire, the order was placed.

"Bring me Dr. Von Flash."

"Yes, sir."

Thus summoned, monkey guards escorted Dr. Von Flash from his lab to the imperial head's storage shed.  The guards gave him a little shove into the room. Once inside, he saw a number of familiar faces.

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