Post by whatever on Jul 27, 2019 20:12:56 GMT
It seems that, once a year, in Duckburg, an athletic contest takes place and is won by Gladstone every time. It also seems that those who lose that contest are bullied by their fellow citizens, even years after their loss.
This year, though, it seems (at least at first) that things will be different. Gladstone will be missing during the contest, because of a cruise he's won. Now anyone has a chance of winning. Even Donald! And so, the unlucky duck decides to participate in the contest for the first time.
Donald trains feverishly, although days go by without anyone else registering. As one of Donald's nephews put it: 'The fear of the bullying they'll suffer in case they lose is stronger than their desire for victory.'
However, literally at the last moment, someone registers: Gladstone! The cruise has been cancelled because of a hurricane, the first one in centuries on those waters! Donald's scream as soon as he hears the news causes the second one!
And so, the big day arrives. There, we soon find out that nobody is happy that Gladstone wins every time (which makes one wonder why then they render Gladstone's victories even more consequential by deriding the losers).
Each of the two contestants will face three challenges, which will be chosen randomly. Since Gladstone is a known lucky guy, to give Donald a sporting chance, the mayor has made special rules: The challenges of each contestant will be drawn from a different pot; Gladstone's pot is full of tasks that are difficult to impossible, whereas Donald's pot is full of easy tasks. On top of that, Gladstone has to pass all three challenges, but Donald will win if he passes at least one of his three challenges.
The duel between the two cousins is a series of hilarious gags, with Gladstone's luck helping him perform humanly impossible feats and Donald failing to do things that even a five year old could do.
The story ends with Donald walking away in shame as his blond cousin is receiving his trophy. Okay, the ending was kinda anticlimatic, but it is a hilarious story nonetheless. I'll definitely read it a lot more times in the future.