"Okay, then," said Mrs. Mountain Man as she picked a wayward Antler Puff out of her hair. "I guess it's about that time. Remember to pack your big knife, warm socks, and that tube of mustache goop." She gave him a quick kiss on the cheek. "Stay away from record producers, magicians, and Manitoba. And for god's sake, try to be back by fall." And with that, the bearded mountain man was off once again to the big city.