Misery Ponds is a wretched place somewhere in the flat, empty outback in the middle of Australia. The Malleyroot family have lived in the pub ever since Great-Grandpa Ebenezer built it 100 years ago. When Ma and Pa decide to rake in some customers, things don’t look too promising. Enter Hiram B. Rumbleburger from the good old US of A and his li’l wifey Bluebird, who are ready to show Ma and Pa the way to becoming part of Australia’s tourist industry. Aussie humour. Illustrated by Jim Cane.