Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict

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Andy Griffiths is the award-winning author of the JUST series,
The Bad Book,
and the two previous novels in the BUM trilogy: The Day
My Bum went Psycho and Zombie Bums from Uranus.
He has also published a non-fiction book for adults,
Fast Food and No Play Make Jack a Fat Boy.
Andy recently gained his basic bum-fighter's certificate from Silas Sterne's Bum-fighting Academy and hopes to become a professional bum hunter when he grows up.

Also by Andy Griffiths
and illustrated by Terry Denton

Just Tricking!
Just Annoying!
Just Stupid!
Just Crazy!
Just Disgusting!
The Bad Book
The Cat on the Mat is Flat

Also by Andy Griffiths

The Day My Bum Went Psycho
Zombie Bums from Uranus
Bumageddon: the Final Pongflict

Also by Andy Griffiths
(with Jim Thomson and Sophie Blackmore)

Fast Food and No Play Make
Jack a Fat Boy: Creating a healthier lifestyle
for you and your children

CONTENTS

COVER

ABOUT ANDY GRIFFITHS

ALSO BY ANDY GRIFFITHS

TITLE PAGE

COPYRIGHT

DEDICATION

PROLOGUE

CHAPTER 1: BLOB

CHAPTER 2: BLOBBIFIED

CHAPTER 3: WIPE!

CHAPTER 4: FIGHT!

CHAPTER 5: DIG!

CHAPTER 6: SURROUNDED!

CHAPTER 7: BUM-FIGHT

CHAPTER 8: SCHLOOOMPH!

CHAPTER 9: DEATH RAY

CHAPTER 10: NED

CHAPTER 11: ROBOBUM

CHAPTER 12: BUMAGEDDON

CHAPTER 13: BUMAGEDDON?

CHAPTER 14: PROPHECY

CHAPTER 15: SOAP

CHAPTER 16: REWIND

CHAPTER 17: PREPARATIONS

CHAPTER 18: COUNTDOWN

CHAPTER 19: 650,000,000 BC

CHAPTER 20: MUD

CHAPTER 21: BUMOLUTION

CHAPTER 22: HATCH

CHAPTER 23: EXTERMINATE!

CHAPTER 24: BUM HUNT

CHAPTER 25: 65,000,000 BC

CHAPTER 26: TYRANNOSORE-ARSE

CHAPTER 27: RUN!

CHAPTER 28: TRICERABUTT

CHAPTER 29: OLÉ!

CHAPTER 30: FIRE

CHAPTER 31: RESCUED

CHAPTER 32: DESPERATE

CHAPTER 33: BUMAGEDDON!!!

CHAPTER 34: SUSPICION

CHAPTER 35: POOPASAUR

CHAPTER 36: CAMPFIRE

CHAPTER 37: STINKANT-NAPPED

CHAPTER 38: GRAN

CHAPTER 39: REUNITED

CHAPTER 40: STOMP!

CHAPTER 41: ESCAPE?

CHAPTER 42: GOODBYE

CHAPTER 43: QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 44: CONFRONTATION

CHAPTER 45: TRUTH

CHAPTER 46: ABANDONED

CHAPTER 47: STUCK!

CHAPTER 48: VINES

CHAPTER 49: BUMANTULA

CHAPTER 50: MUTANT

CHAPTER 51: ORIGAMI

CHAPTER 52: TRAPPED!

CHAPTER 53: CRUSH!

CHAPTER 54: NOTHING

CHAPTER 55: GIFT

CHAPTER 56: PROPOSAL

CHAPTER 57: STALLING

CHAPTER 58: KISS

CHAPTER 59: STINK KONG

CHAPTER 60: BUMODACTYL

CHAPTER 61: NEST

CHAPTER 62: SNATCH!

CHAPTER 63: PANIC

CHAPTER 64: SKULLDUGGERY

CHAPTER 65: DESTINY?

CHAPTER 66: PRAYERS

CHAPTER 67: HOUSEKEEPING

CHAPTER 68: FAREWELL

CHAPTER 69: CRACK

CHAPTER 70: TEARS

CHAPTER 71: PREPARATIONS

CHAPTER 72: AWOL

CHAPTER 73: WEDDING

CHAPTER 74: SPRUNG!

CHAPTER 75: PUDDLE

CHAPTER 76: MOPPED UP

CHAPTER 77: SQUASH!

CHAPTER 78: LOVE

CHAPTER 79: BOOM!

CHAPTER 80: BUMHALLA?

CHAPTER 81: BARNHALLA

CHAPTER 82: ED

CHAPTER 83: BUM-FREE!

CHAPTER 84: HOMECOMING

CHAPTER 85: MARBLETON

CHAPTER 86: ALIVE!

CHAPTER 87: STORIES

CHAPTER 88: BEGINNINGS

GLOSSARY

Teacher's notes for
Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict
are available at
www.panmacmillan.com.au
and
www.andygriffiths.com.au

 

 

First published 2005 in Pan by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited
1 Market Street, Sydney

Reprinted 2005 (twice), 2006

Text copyright © Backyard Stories Pty Ltd 2005

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher.

National Library of Australia
Cataloguing-in-Publication data:

Griffiths, Andy, 1961– .
Bumageddon: the final pongflict.

For children.
ISBN 0 330 42197 2.

1. Human–alien encounters – Juvenile fiction. I. Title.

A823.3

Typeset in 11.5/14 pt Life Roman by Post Pre-press Group
Printed in Australia by McPherson's Printing Group

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The characters and events in this book are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

 

 

 

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Dedicated to everybody who has—
or has ever had—a bum.

PROLOGUE

A
nd enormous bums will conquer the world and complete and utter devarsetation will follow. Giant brown blobs will rain down upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. An evil stench will cover the land. And bums will rule the world again as they did in their glorious prehistoric past.

from
The Book of Bumageddon
, Chapter 3006, Verse 258, the Sir Roger Francis Rectum edition.

CHAPTER 1
BLOB

Z
ack Freeman looked up and realised that he was about to be squashed by a giant brown blob.

Oh no!
he thought.
Not a giant brown . . .

But that was all he had time to think before the giant brown blob crashed down on top of him—and everybody else—gathered at the Bum-fighting Academy.

Zack, his bum, his parents, Eleanor Sterne, Silas Sterne, the Kicker, the Smacker and fifty of the best and brightest bum-fighting recruits in the world.

All squashed.

All buried.

All completely giant-brown-blobbified.

CHAPTER 2
BLOBBIFIED

I
t was a sad end to what had been the proudest and happiest morning of Zack Freeman's life.

Not only had Zack just arrived back on Earth after saving the world from a zombie bum invasion and
rescuing his parents from Uranus, but he had also graduated from Silas Sterne's Bum-fighting Academy. In one hand he proudly held his basic bum-fighter's certificate, and in the other a special medal of excellence for his work in the bum-fighting simulator.

Unfortunately, however, none of the challenges Zack had faced so far—either real or simulated—had prepared him for giant-brown-blobbification.

He was way out of his depth.

And sinking fast.

He shut his eyes.

He pinched his nose.

He held his breath.

And then he did . . . well . . .
nothing.

There was nothing he
could
do.

He could hardly move.

The blob was too thick. And too dark . . . or rather, too brown. Pitch-brown.

He didn't know which way was up.

He didn't know which way was down.

North or south.

East or west.

Zack's mind was racing.

He didn't want to die.

Not yet, anyway.

And especially not inside a giant brown blob.

What if the giant brown blob set hard and became a fossil?

And what if he became a fossil inside the giant brown blob?

And what if one day in the future they dug it up, cracked it open and found him?

He didn't want his body to be put in a glass case and displayed in a museum for schoolchildren to laugh at. ‘Eeerggghhh, yuck!' they'd say. ‘Blob-boy! Look at the disgusting blob-boy!'

Then again, perhaps that was better than
not
being found and having to spend eternity trapped inside a giant brown blob . . .

Zack shuddered at the thought. With a mighty effort he brought his mind back to the present. He had to stop worrying about what
might
happen in the future and start focusing on what was happening to him
right now.

And fast.

Zack smiled ruefully as he realised he was still clutching his bum-fighter's certificate. He'd been so proud to receive it, but in this situation a bum-fighter's certificate wasn't even worth the paper it was printed on.

Or was it?

Paper.

The word triggered something inside him—but what? What use was paper?

Suddenly an image of his grandfather flashed into Zack's mind. Percy Freeman—one of the world's first bum-fighters: the Wiper. Armed with only a few rolls of toilet paper and an enormous load of courage, he had wiped some of the deadliest bums on the planet.

Paper.

Wiper.

Even as Zack's oxygen-starved brain was shutting down, the two words forged a fragile, but life-saving, bond in his mind.

Zack knew what he had to do.

He brought the piece of paper up in front of his face.

And started wiping.

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