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Box of Matches

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2005-07-12: Box of Matches

Kittens are good things

I don't really like the art in this one so I tried to spend more time on the colour to make up for it. Well, maybe the next comic will work better. Ha!

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[[In the early morning light, Dr Quickly sits in a field reading a book, next to a large cardboard box on which the words "fREE KiTTENS" have been written.]]

[[Rabish arrives, and peers into the box.]]
Rabish: OH! Well aren't these just the CUTEST little things!
Dr Quickly: Yes.

[[Rabish hoists up a particlar brown kitten from the box.]]
Kitten: mow!
Rabish: I'm going to keep THIS one!!

[[Rabish sits with her kitten on a grassy spot, the kitten purring.]]
Rabish: Awww!

[[Rabid arrives.]
Rabid: Cool, you got a cat?
Rabish: Isn't he just the Most?
Rabid: Can I play with him for a bit?
Rabish: Sure!

[[Much later in the day, the sun sets behind a range of trees. Rabish sits glumly with her back against an old tree in the gathering gloaming. She misses her kitten.]]

[[Night has fallen by the time Rabid returns, and he hasn't got the kitten with him.]]
Rabish: Whe -- where's my cat?
Rabid: I'm... sorry... Dr Quickly said he made a mistake and the kittens weren't his to just... give away...

[[The kitten box is behind Rabid.]]
Rabid: So I bought them. All.
Various Kittens: mow! paroo! mro! pr!
Rabish: Whoa! Wow! My own whole BOX of kittens!

[[Rabish climbs into the box!]]
Rabish: HA HA! The kittens TICKLE!
Various Kittens: mrr! myo! nraw! mrow!

[[Dr Quickly stands in a supermarket aisle, muttering to himself.]]
Dr Quickly: Where DID I put those KITTENS?

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