The story of Captain Spirula is rehearsed to Donald by Mrs. Von Trap, a resident of Spirula Town, who reveals that Spirula was an explorer thought lazy and even mad. He came to believe that there were underground rivers beneath the town, and built a lighthouse in anticipation of them coming to light. Though his predictions were seemingly ill-founded and he was run out of town, the townsfolk have come to see the structure as a tourist attraction. Donald's new job is to refurbish the neglected building.
The boys quickly note that there is no running water in the lighthouse, and Donald supplies them with small kegs before confining them to an upstairs room. With Huey covering for them, Dewey and Louie escape to do some exploring, and find a gallery of paintings of Spirula. They then discover an ancient set of pipes beneath the building, which an irate Donald inadvertently bursts, flooding the town. Contrary to expectations, Mrs Von Trap is thrilled; Donald isn't, however, when she offers him the task of locating Spirula's long lost ship inside an active volcano.
- Spirula Town
Trade paperback IDW reprint
- "Treasure Trove" (ISBN 9781684052080)