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'A boy who has bad table manners is often criticised by his father during meals. But when a visitor comes for tea, the father has made a promise to talk about his son's faults, despite the fact that he performs them in the worst ways possible. Was later adapted as an episode of Round The Twist, was one of two adaptions to be combined into one episode.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbearable_(short_story_collection))

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Unbearable! : More Bizarre Stories Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Penguin , 1990 Z667933 1990 selected work children's fiction humour children's
    — Appears in: Absolut unfassbar! 1996;

    — Appears in: Absolut unglaublich! 2003;
    'Where can you run when you're covered in toenails? Could smelly feet really put you to sleep? Why did Gary go to school with his head in a birdcage? How do you recover your opal when a goat has swallowed it? What was Splinter's job before he was born? You'll never guess. And you'll have to wait till the last page of each story to find out.' (Source: GoodReads)
    Ringwood : Penguin , 1990
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Paul Jennings' Funniest Stories Paul Jennings , Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1231159 2005 selected work children's humour

    To celebrate 20 years of stories by Paul Jennings, this is a collection of his funniest work. Hand-picked by Paul, each book contains around 25 stories from the "UnCollected Series" and "Tongue-Tied".

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2005
    pg. 81-86
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