LAKE EERIE'S POLLUTED ENDING
On request of the office, Barks made a
new final page for
Be Leery of Lake Eerie [pencil script].
Judging from "The Carl Barks Library - Set VII", the first
half of both versions of the page's scripts are basically the same.
In panel 3 of the alternate page the first nephew says "He seems to have
passed away!" instead of the alternate "He seems to really be gone
this time!" and the floating dead catfish shown in the original are removed.
Apart from this, these halves look as alike as xeroxes.
Panel 4 also looks very much the same, though the alternate version
doesn't show an added - but striked out - "to the dragon and the
catfish?" in the nephew's question. The doctor's original answer in this
panel is: "The rains, without a doubt!"
Unlike in the altered version, they continue in the next panel (5) by
having the first doctor saying "Fresh water diluted the lake until it
was only 98 percent impure!" and the second doctor adding "The dragon
couldn't take it! He was poisoned!"
The last panel, which has the same text in the caption of both versions, the
Junior Woodchuck leader is testing the water while saying "Scoriatic phosphates
are bad today, troopers!" One of the three shown nephews, who are
preparing themselves to dive, says "Coat yourselves with graphite and
wear gas masks!" As conclusion, one already jumping nephew calls "Last
one in is a pink balloon!" (as in the first page of the story). In the
altered version, the happy nephews are swimming in a clean Lake Eerie, while
saying that they hope "someone can figure a way to keep it this
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