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What became of the musical trunk?

    Above: A page revealing the trunk in the 1971 book and a clip from the TV series I suppose as a grown up, part of the attraction with the story of Smarty, Toughy and Mouse is printed right there at the top of page 15 of my 1971 Armada edition of Grasshopper Island: "Most people try to escape at some time or another"  It's certainly a relatable statement for those of us who dream of escaping the toils of life, the proverbial daily grind. And if we are lucky, we do get to escape at some time or another for a vacation. But when we pack our belongings in preparation for our travels, it is highly unlikely that we pop to the attic, and fetch our very own musical trunk! Unlike Toughy, Smarty and Mouse - we are left with no choice but to pack that  unwieldy  gramophone (should we wish to have music on arrival). And so it was one dreary afternoon that I found myself wondering about the trunk that featured so prominently in the book and TV series. " Imagine",  I thoug