Jelboz Stumpbiter was a native resident of Djabuti Padjama
and the uncle of Caspar Wartsworth
were tight. They would sit
day complaining together about things, both of them were as miserable
as a pair of rotgrubs
with only one carcass between them.
In the summer
of 664 GUE
, Jelboz Stumpbiter lost his
wife. Not a week
went by after Jelboz buried his wife, that he asked Thyrsobel
mop his floors for a copper zorkie
. The next week he asked her to come
clean his windows and wash his clothes for a silver zorkle. Poor
Thyrsobel did. He asked her how she would like to make a gold zorkmid
and poor dumb Thyrsobel with three children to feed, who did not want
to say yes, could not say no. And worse, he refused to pay her
Jelboz and Caspar’s uncle both had a good laugh about it
out in the barn one afternoon. Their mistake was not knowing that
Caspar was in the loft. Caspar had a plan to get even for his friend.
He knew a stream where Jelboz and his pals would go to fish together.
Caspar dug a pit near there in his spare time, and for days and days he
collected the droppings from all of their farm animals with he had to
unpleasantly lug for some distance. Then one afternoon when Jelboz
came to visit his uncle Caspar suggested they all go for an outing.
Caspar hid in the woods around the stream and waited, but dressed in
one of Thyrsobel’s outfits that he had borrowed without her knowing.
After everyone had their lines in the water, Caspar crept a little
closer, but not too close.
“Oh, Jelboz,” Caspar called in the mimicked voice of a woman.
was lured towards the disguised Caspar and tricked into tumbling into
the pit full of dung. Unfortunately, the old fool managed to break his
leg when he fell in, and while trying to get him out, Caspar’s uncle
fell in too. They blamed it all on Thyrsobel. Caspar had to confess to
save her from a terrible beating. But his uncle did not save his back
from the sting of the whip. Aggressively, the entire accusing village ran
Caspar out of town for good.
|SOURCE(S): The Lost City of Zork|