You Can Bet Episode 5 Hits the Jackpot

Episode 5: Dicey Decisions

Blister reaches the docks and gathers details about his assignment from Madam Putreska. He must rescue a Siberian bear shipped to Blaakrust and sold on the black market to a cruel whip-cracker. Blister then discovers Muck entangled with a gang of gambling bilge rats and their gargantuan leader, Bile.

Credits: Special thanks to composer Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Additional music from John Bartmann and Monplaisir.

And for the curious, here are sources for the animal stories mentioned in the introduction:

“Rationing Raven and Merciful Monkeys: Can Animals Be Altruistic?”

“Altruistic Animals”

“Is Animal Altruism Real?”

By jenmichellemason

Jenny is a story hunter. She has explored foreign countries, canyon mazes, and burial crypts to gather the facts that make good stories. Once, she sniffed a 200-year-old skull...for research purposes. Jenny received an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She has authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. Her inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines. Jenny also works as a freelance copy writer for nonprofits and small businesses.

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