Part 7 (August 29)
Before the Bert lay a plump, short almost-two-dimensional green tail. As the Bert further peeled back the blanket, he found the owner of the tail: a dinosaur! But not just any old dinosaur. Moreover, this dinosaur had a red shell attached to its back and wore bright orange-yellow kicks. The dinosaur was laying still with belly face up and covered by a large mixing bowl and dribbled with still-wet lumps of batter. Why, it was a Moshi – looking just like the character of the Bert’s choice in Super Duper Kart.
The Moshi began to stir awake, rub its eyes, then sit up with a sloppy, happy grin and slowly focused onto the Bert, who was standing rather excitedly in front of the Moshi. That was when the Bert found his voice: “You’re a Moshi!”
The Moshi, still in a bit of a daze, responded lazily: “I’m Moshi.”
Meanwhile, the Bert remembered his very important mission.
“You! You’ve been waking me up in the mornings!!”
“Don’t Moshi me! You’ve been shrieking in my backyard at ungodly hours – I know it’s you because my Reverberator found you,” the Bert explained with the air of a detective reciting his brilliant deductions.
“Wait a minute . . .” the Bert continued. “You were after my delightful, bountiful raspberries – weren’t you?”
The Moshi grinned with guilty pleasure but shook its head as if coming out of a day dream. The Moshi then sat up right and cleared its throat before calmly speaking: “I am Moshi! Lost on mission. Propelville trouble.”