After leaving the CBBD, Mr Monkey scampered up a set of stairs where he found a statue of Gaston Lagaffe, a character drawn by Franquin and notable for combining laziness, clumsiness and great imagination. Round the corner, Mr Monkey was challenged to a duel by Le Scorpion, famous for his big boots and frilly shirts. Not having a rapier with him, Mr Monkey ran away, in a dignified manner.
You can read all about Gaston in French at the Gaston Lagaffe site officiel and about Le Scorpion at the Le Scorpion website. In English you can read about Gaston at the Wikipedia website.
Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey. This page last modified 19 July 2005