It's only been a few days, but here's another comic plurk! Covering three stories today: A different take on Scrooge's younger days; the time Scrooge and Glomgold worked together for apples; and the time Magica sent Scrooge a valentine.
We start out on the road, with the boys going to check out some property, a ghost town known as No-Nugget Flats. But they run across someone Scrooge knew, and we launch back straight into flashback territory, where a young cute Scrooge promptly gets took.
Scrooge almost runs into trouble, but the people of the area are familiar with the trick pulled and the dirty dealer, and a beaten and dejected duck starts heading back, meets some honest folk on the way, and storms up to find the old huckster. Somewhere.
But this is Scrooge McDuck! He turns business failures into opportunities, and we see him do it again later. Can't even be mad at Pete anymore after that turnaround, and our short little story here ends with the optimistic mood of possibility.
I like this one just for the different look at a part of Scrooge's multiple choice past. This isn't the first time we see him jovially treating someone who cheated him in the past where it still worked out in the end anyway, and I might cover another one like it in the future. ...Once I remember where to find that one. >>
But, onward! We move on to Golden Horizons (or: Blossom and Jetsam), a story that puts Scrooge and Glomgold on the same side for a change. Sort of. First printed in Denmark in 1986, printed in the US in U$ 246 in 1990.
Flinty gets roped in as a tagalong due to convenience, but the plane doesn't get far before things crash and burn, literally. Everyone else being smarter than Scrooge and Glomgold, a truce is called and thankfully a rescue is enacted.
Some quick work by the nephews angers her and stalls her long enough for Scrooge to show up, but alas! Ol' Number One is ground to a powder. Or not. Someone get poor Donald some smelling salts, please.