There were very few things impossible for Uncle Flanagan.
Seeing the anchor chain on the beach Jimmy drew Uncle Flanagan’s attention–
“This must be your match, care to pull?”
“Not interested. Pulled one in 1944 – emptied a whole lake!”
“Ahem – a whole lake?”
“Two submarines sunk my ship, followed them swimming to this lake inside a pacific island, with just a harpoon and 2 grenades.
A tap on lake-surface – the echo told me lake was deeper than the channel they used; had a rock as stopper; used the chained harpoon to yank off the stopper. The lake emptied.
2 Grenades in 2 empty torpedo silos did the rest.”
Uncle took the gum from bewildered Jimmy and walked off.
That was our Uncle Fantastic Flanagan.
A bit overboard this week with the number of words – but I really had to for this one!