Forgotten here is Harry the mole's hole-digging habit, which pretty much defined him in Basil Brush at the Beach (p. 467, J-151). On this outing Harry is simply a dunderhead, and his friend Basil the fox not much better, for though they take a number of things (listed repeatedly) on their camping trip, they never seem to have what they need to eat, cook, sleep, etc. And so in the morning they pack up and go home, but find upon unpacking that they've left most of their gear (bottle, basket, magnifying glass, etc.) on the island. The trouble is, Firmin's plot has no more direction, or evidence of planning, than his characters' preparations do.