Is Muck Leaving? Will the Duo DisintegRATe in Episode 12?

Episode 12: Trial by Fire

After Spindle delivers Blister’s note, Madam Putreska realizes Muck is the missing member of the Furbanks family she helped relocate to Europe. She dispatches a telegram to them before intercepting the rats at the Furbanks’ former residence. There, she shines light on the fire’s true source.

For the Curious

Check out these resources on how trains changed the way we communicate:

Trains Changed Our Language

“Early American Railroads Shape Modern Language” by Anna Matteo

Railway Slang Even More Colorful in the UK

“9 Common Words That Come From Railroad Lingo” by Angela Tung

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Special thanks to Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Dee Yan Kee performed the symphonic score in the introduction. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod. Idomusics made it rain. Mike Koenig brought the crushing hugs, splats, and thunder. Daniel Simion chuffed the train. Other sounds are public domain[1] [2] [3]. I am eternally grateful to my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!  

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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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