"The Golden Fleecing" is a Uncle Scrooge comic story that was written by Carl Barks and first published in 1955. It tells the story of Scrooge McDuck searching for the legendary Golden Fleece. It was adapted into an episode of DuckTales.


Scrooge wants a coat made of solid gold, but the coat merchant tells him there is no such thing. Despite that, Scrooge still wants one, so he meets a strange man who is known as an Eikral who is from the country of Seikral. Donald Duck, who has never heard of Seikral, is suspicious of the Eikral's intentions, so he asks his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie to look up the name Seikral in the Junior Woodchucks Guidebook. It mentions Jason and the Argonauts. The nephews figure out that "Seikral" is "Larkies" spelled backwards and Larkies are creatures who are half women, half birds.

Donald and the nephews are about to warn Scrooge that he is walking into a trap set by Larkies, but at the last minute Donald gets captured with Scrooge and they are both prisoners on Mt. Colchis. Huey, Dewey, and Louie come to the rescue in a helicopter. One of the Larkies agrees to help Scrooge and Donald escape if Scrooge says that her recipe is the best. To Scrooge's chagrin, it happened to be parsnip pudding and Scrooge hates parsnips. Later, the Larkie that cooked the parsnip pudding lets Scrooge and Donald go but regrets it, so she later tricks them into yelling the word "Seikral" to find the way into the cave. The Larkies find out that they escaped and bombard them near to the point of submission. However, the nephews arrive and drive the beasts off.

Eventually, Scrooge and Donald reunite with the nephews and they find the Golden Fleece and defeat the Sleepless Dragon. After that, they go back to Duckburg and Donald and the nephews watch Scrooge take his old coat out of the trash because his new one, being made of metal with no insulating value, is too cold to wear.

Publishing history

This story was originally printed in Uncle Scrooge #12, and later reprinted in Gladstone Comic Album #19, Uncle Scrooge Adventures #28, and Carl Barks' Greatest DuckTales Stories #2.

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