The second journey that Klogg and Nike made around the klay universe was fifteen years long. After their first experience, where they ventured too far out and had to go back on foot, they were both loathe to leave the vicinity of the Neverhood. This time, therefore, they left their flying machines with Jerry-O on Idznak, and continued on foot. They walked as fast as they liked, they stayed at some places and quickly left others. It was like a trip. Fifteen years, by Neverhoodian standards, is not such a long time.
When they returned to the Neverhood, the mulberry pollen season had just begun. This happened every now and then: the mulberry bush stopped producing fruit and went into bloom instead. Its blossoms were white and tiny; they lasted for a time and then disappeared again, making way for another batch of fruit. They were pretty to watch, but there was one particular Hoodian who could not stand them. That Hoodian welcomed Klogg and Nike with a puffy face and frequent sneezes.