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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 The Velvet Throne
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'Tired of being bossed around by his brother (Gobble), who is extremely overweight and spends his whole time lying in bed watching TV and eating junk food, while he just spends the whole day working, a young man runs away from home; when he stops at a toilet block, he gets locked in. The messages in the graffiti written around the toilet block seem to come true. The effects of the message include: The toilet paper roll in the holder starting to "rock'n'roll," the toilet block getting locked, people gathering around and dancing, a rat being flushed away into the toilet and a velvet throne replacing the toilet. As the toilet block opens, the man writes a message saying that his brother disappears and the man goes home and sees that his brother is gone forever.'  (

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  • Appears in:
    Unmentionable! : More Amazing Stories Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Puffin , 1991 Z834865 1991 selected work children's fiction children's humour
    — Appears in: Absolut unfassbar! 1996;
    'In "Birdman," the awful Buggins has stolen Sean's hang-glider and now Sean has no hope of winning the annual Birdman competition, or can he? In "The Velvet Throne," Mr Simpkin lives with his lazy brother who orders him around. One day he decides to run away and amazing things start to happen." (Source: Trove)
    Ringwood : Puffin , 1991
    pg. 50-61
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Away From Home Away From Home : Short Stories Michael Dugan , South Melbourne : Macmillan Education Australia , 1994 Z1315208 1994 selected work children's fiction children's South Melbourne : Macmillan Education Australia , 1994 pg. 41-49
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories Paul Jennings , Camberwell : Viking , 2007 Z1435391 2007 selected work children's fiction children's horror 'This special anthology boasts twenty of Paul's spookiest, fun-filled yarns, hand picked by Paul himself' (Source: author's website). Camberwell : Viking , 2007 pg. 234-246
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