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Donald Duck: Another Vine Mess
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Storycode: AR149 · Pages: 10
Script: William Van Horn · Art: William Van Horn
U.S. publications: WDC 545; WDC 613; USAVH 4

The Ducks’ house is on the verge of collapsing. There is no money for the necessary renovations. So Donald decides to join all possible contests. To encourage their uncle, Huey, Dewey and Louie buy a glass with a little Patagonian wirevine in it and give it to him as a prize. However, this plant must not be exposed to air. When Donald angrily throws the glass to the floor, the ivy gets air and begins to grow inexorably. Joining forces, the Ducks attack the plant, but neither saw nor ax can make a scratch into it. In a huge explosion the house is destroyed completely, but the ivy does not cease to grow and finally assumes the shape of the house.

Bill’s funny bird watches the antics in two panels. All in all seven flying insects are buzzing through the story, among them an especially gorgeous mosquito on page 3.

The title of the story alludes to the short Laurel & Hardy film “Another Fine Mess.”

 
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