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Cruisin’ for a bruisin’?

Our finest veterans”? Does that mean they know how to get the heck out of the way, since cargo ships can’t stop on a dime? I’m not sure the approaching ship has any intention of dropping anchor, unless it is on Mark’s boat.

(Artist note: That’s a nice idyllic drawing in panel 1: People enjoying a nice boating day. Too bad, this ain’t no Sunday cruise.)

Does the Duck Duck Goose Shipping firm have a monopoly on this waterway and whatever harbor is up-river? There seem to be no ships from other companies, as far as we’ve seen. Maybe Mr. Chedderson, the apparent boss of the company we originally saw last October, will happen to be on that approaching vessel! That would be a signal this story is at its climax.

Anyway, I hope Mark brought Cherry’s shovel along. He can scrape zebra mussels off the cargo ship’s hull as it plows through Cliff’s fishing boat.

4 thoughts on “Cruisin’ for a bruisin’?

  1. Evidently none of Mark’s veteran allies served in the Navy as they would know you can’t stop an ocean going ship with a few boats. Perhaps Jules should try stopping a fishing boat with her surfboard.

    • Right you are! And I see you’ve been peeking at her Twitter account, too. Maybe the idea is to make the ship call on the coast guard or harbor patrol, whereupon Mark tells them about the zebra mussels. And maybe they discover more…?

  2. The concept that an ocean going cargo ship could reach the waters around Lost Forest let alone ply them is preposterous.

    • Certo, I mean, certainly, unless Lost Forest in by a river! I think “outrageous”, “preposterous”, and “whacky” are deliberate ingredients in all of Rivera’s stories so far.

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