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!
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. . .