The Challenge Pg 6



S.G.: But you would still need a horse. . .

S.G.: Perhaps if you try negotiation in place of so drastic a weight reduction program.

Crowd member: BEAT 'EM BOTH UP!

Another: MAYBE IT'LL SPEED "NEGOTIATION". . .

Another: BREAK THE SKINNY GUY IN HALF!

Another: YEAH!

Cerebus: They sound like they've seen you negotiate before.

Cerebus: The crowd seems to think that turning you into disabled farm workers would be the best form of negotiation. . .

S.G.: How unfortunate for them, that I have just arrived at a mutually satisfing compromise.

S.G.: I cannot give you five gold pieces, however, I am finding myself quite able to . . .

S.G.: (whisper balloon) """"""""""

Cerebus: He's made Cerebus an offer Cerebus can't refused . . .I'm afraid you're going to have to go elsewhere for your quota of bloodshed and mayhem. . .

Crowd Member: Nuts.

Cerebus: Yeah, well -- things are tough all over, friend. . .

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