Items of Special Interest
The Warm Bucket was
left to Dennis by his grandfather. Dennis keeps it in the Miscellaneous Shed.
The bucket contains an unidentified glutinous substance which remains warm in
the coldest weather. Dennis believes that one day he will harness its power
and become rich.
Also in the Miscellaneous Shed are the Statue of
Liberty Standard Lamp and
Chair which assists problem solving.
The Beehive stands
in Dennisís bedroom and is used for his dirty clothes. When he runs short of
socks or shirts he pulls old ones out through the beesí popping hole at the
bottom of the hive. As a boy, Dennis bought The Folding Canoe from an
advertisement in Exchange and Mart. The canoe is now stored in his wardrobe;
heís still trying to unfold it.
The Universal Shovel, also bought from Exchange and
Mart, has a folding blade and a hollow handle containing every possible tool
anyone could ever want in an emergency. It is, however, impossible to get
them all back once the handle has been emptied, as Mr South found out to his
cost in The
Universal Shovel from the album Archive
The Mullard (or the Radiogram) was bought by Dennisís mother as a
young woman. The disc hoppers are used to store coal and kindling. Gran still
fiddles with the knobs, trying to find Dick
Barton, Special Agent.† Dennis
warms up on
cold mornings by pedalling through the William Tell Overture on The Pianola; occasionally Gran asks him to
pedal Danse Macabre.
The Dresden Shepherdess with the Bad Cold is a china figurine with a
broken nose replaced upside down by Dennis using rather a lot of Seccotine.
The Peek Frean is a biscuit tin closely
guarded by Gran, containing family documents Dennis has never been allowed to
Inside the LNER
Outside the LNER