The Terror of the Transvaal

Ola Torstensson dat91oto at
Tue May 11 09:44:36 CEST 1993

Don Rosa writes:
> Someone asked about "Duck of Africa" (which is supposed to be entitled 
> "The Terror of the Transvaal", originally titled "The Prey of the Transvaal
> Viper"). Where was the "Wizard of Oz" reference? Maybe I've forgotten my own 
> dialogue... or did Mr. Dios add something? 

I'm the one who asked.  I don't have the book with me, but the way I remember 
it is that when $crooge wanders around on the savannah after the Boer deserts 
him, he mutters about the fact that he's not afraid, (having fought wild 
animals before, in Kansas) just angry.  Then a lion jumps at him, roaring, 
and $crooge says something like "<gasp>... then again, I'm not in Kansas 

That's how it appears in the translation, at any rate.  Am I reading too much 
into it?  Maybe I think of "The Wizard of Oz" every time I hear "Kansas."  :-)


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