Sure… follow the bird…

…that makes all kinds of sense…

I am so glad that we learned of “Abbey’s” identity.  I’d still be scratching my head.

I will say, though, that Mr. Allen’s propensity toward drawing the female figure continues to delight, I’m sure.  Recall, dear readers, an unpublished strip, back from the Great Dismal Swamp Adventure, showing Cherry and and a very flummoxed Mark

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And in time honored Mark Trail fashion, Abbey talks aloud, alone, to no one in particular in the second panel.  Has sort of a Ferris Bueller quality to it, as if looking into the camera and speaking to her public…

I can see now that Mark Trail is adding some new, recurring characters…  nice touch.