The Bear's new watch was all wrong, Alack!
Missing the boat is an unpleasant experience. Getting the time wrong is just one way to start one's trip on a bad note. The watch wasn't correct and all the animals rushed only to be stranded. The Animals Trip to the Sea was a children's book from the turn of the century. It was a tale of adventure for anthropomorphic animals written by Clifton Bingham and illustrated by G.H. Thompson.