The story so far…
Ace reporter Scribbles was last spotted at Club Fling before he mysteriously vanished! He asked Posh to look after his Bin Pet, then flew to Mulch Island with Flam! After that, Blem’s boat carried him to another island…
Readers sent in their theories about where Scribbles had gone, but then Tink & Clott found some more clues that pointed to Lab’s Lab! When Tink & Clott headed back to the mainland, they were surprised to discover that Scribbles was back with a Bin-tastic tale to tell!
Tink & Clott listened as Scribbles continued his tale…
“It was almost nightfall,” Scribbles was saying. “But just as I realised that I’d finally reached the secret location in Slosh’s maps, I suddenly heard a noise just ahead of me. I froze and hid behind some bushes. What if it was… the WEB?”
“I peered through the leaves, and to my relief, I saw that it was Lab working in the clearing! His supplies, notes, maps and books were spread out all around him. There was a small hole in the ground where he’d dug down to find a wooden chest, and now the chest was glowing with eerie light! I knew at once that he must have found the Gems.”
“Scribbles!” gasped Tink. “What happened next?”
“Well,” said Scribbles, “it wasn’t just the wooden chest that was glowing. There was another glow over to the right. I couldn’t tell what it was at first, but then it came into focus. An astonishing machine, shining so brightly that I had to look away. It was the Time Machine, and Lab was about to use it!”
“Lab picked up the wooden chest with the Gems inside and bundled it under his arm, and I could see him tinkering with something around the back of the contraption. I watched him for a few minutes until he climbed inside. The Time Machine started to rattle and shake… it let out a high whistle, like a tea kettle. And then – in a puff of smoke – it vanished!”
“No way!” breathed Clott. “WHOA!”
“I walked into the clearing and looked around. There was nothing there except Lab’s toolbox and some of his papers. I couldn’t believe my own eyes!”
“I sat down on the ground and started picking up the notebooks that Lab had left behind, wondering if he would ever be back to collect them. Would he disappear forever just like Great-Uncle Slosh?”
“I’d barely picked up the last piece of paper when there was a loud POP! behind me. Lab’s Time Machine had reappeared, and Lab bounded out, grinning wildly. “I did it! I did it!” he shouted. “I’ve really been to the PAST! And I have pictures to prove it…”
The exclusive pictures of Lab’s journey to the past will be published in Issue #25 of Bin Weevils Magazine, in stores NEXT WEEK!
What do you think Lab saw when he visited the past? Let us know below!