My own brother had the same fratricidal dream. I spent my youth fending off his attempts at making it come true 😉
I wonder why Charlie picked up the toolbox? Was she planning to bonk the little dweeb on the head while his back was turned?
She knew she would hit him, but she hadn’t decided which tool to use yet so she just took them all…
Sounds like a sensible approach to me.
If she was, I’m sure she could still manage it.
Technically speaking, the toolbox is a MacGuffin, so it’s important to keep reminding the reader of its ongoing existence 😉
So…. it’s gonna be like Felix the Cat’s magic carpet bag?
Oh no, you spoiled the surprise!
Now nobody will be surprised when they pull out a modern blowtorch and use it to open the final door when they realize they accidentally killed the dragon before getting it to open the door with its breath!
What d’ya know, Alice doesn’t solve all her problems with an axe… even when they involve Philo…
Alice has no interest in the other characters’ interpersonal conflicts. She expects and demands that everyone stop and pay attention to her drama exclusively.
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
Jan, Jan, Jan!
I tried to post just the line above, but the website told me it was too short and to “try to post something useful!”
‘Useful’? That’s a new one to me… as if there was anything useful on this website 😉 It must be a WordPress default setting.
Alice had a perfect shot while he was distracted with Roddy. And what does she do? Break up the fight.
I’m thinking her heart’s just not in this.
That, or else she wants to make sure he sees it coming….. also, as noted by our estimable author, part of Alice’s frustration is his general pushover-iness. maybe she’s hoping to finally goad him into taking a stand against her….
Or else she just REALLY wants to make sure he sees it coming….
aaaawww family bonding!
Adorable, ain’t it?
*sniff* they grow up so fast! *brushes away a tear*
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