The Magic Pudding / Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff

Norman Lindsay

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Title: The Magic Pudding

Author: Norman Lindsay

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The Magic Pudding:
Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends
Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff


Norman Lindsay

[ Bunyip Bluegum ] [ and his Uncle ] [ are koalas ] [ ]

This is a frontways view of Bunyip Bluegum and his Uncle Wattleberry. At a glance you can see what a fine, round, splendid fellow Bunyip Bluegum is, without me telling you. At a second glance you can see that the Uncle is more square than round, and that his face has whiskers on it.

Looked at sideways you can still see what a splendid fellow Bunyip is, though you can only see one of his Uncle's whiskers.

Observed from behind, however, you completely lose sight of the whiskers, and so fail to realize how immensely important they are. In fact, these very whiskers were the chief cause of Bunyip's leaving home to see the world, for, as he often said to himself—