I see, so Jim is a subscriber to the Acme delivery service that was made famous by Wile E. Coyote. The magic black hole will arrive just in the nick of time for Jim to slap it on the ground for the instant hole-in-the-ground trap.
I speed read, and often miss some of the little words, nice catch.
A First Lieutenant in the Navy is a job title on a ship, not a rank. If the author mean the father had a single silver bar, the rank was lieutenant, junior grade.
No gas stations in the jungle, oops!
In Downey and La Mirada, California we got mail twice a day through at least the mid 60s.
Oh come on, I can only suspend disbelief so far. The average person can only hold his or her breath for two minutes or so. Trained athletes and special ops can go three minutes maybe a bit more. While there are a few who may go more, to include some incredible world records, I doubt if Jim had that skill.
Tarzan may have a huge capacity, three maybe four minutes. But by my count, even they both had the presence of mind to take a huge gulp of air before entering the water, between the demands of the muscle for oxygen during the struggle and at least five to seven minutes under water, neither would be going to the surface. Sigh.
Do octopuses that look like squid slither?
It would be a great magic trick if Baldo actually read it.
Definitely not bamboo, the bark is smooth and ringed with bamboo, and the leave are very much different. But who am I to quibble?
Growing up, my family still collected bacon grease in use coffee cans. But as it was no longer collected, the can was just thrown away. I continued that practice well into the 80s, until it actually dawned on me that it was WWII practice that had no practical value. :)