The Prologue to The Magic Hourglass is a comic sequence written by Gary Leach and drawn by William Van Horn, featuring Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, the Grand Mogul and various other young Junior Woodchucks.
Around a campfire, the Junior Woodchucks share tall tales (some of which, to Huey, Dewey and Louie's surprise, are actually tweaked versions of some of their own adventures with Donald or Uncle Scrooge). When pressed to tell a story of their own, they eventually settle on The Magic Hourglass; cue the Barks story, presented as the flashback. At the end, the other Woodchucks praise the story but nonetheless do not believe it, even though it did happen.
Behind the scenesEdit
This prologue to the Barks story was created for the reprint of the story in Uncle Scrooge #341 for unknown reasons (it is speculated that it was written so fans could regard The Magic Hourglass, a somewhat controversial story because it implies that Scrooge's fortune is due to luck, as a made-up story, if this is the case, though, the prologue undermines itself by showing Huey, Dewey, and Louie, three usually trustworthy characters, insist that it is true.)