Just trust the Baracca family crest – Chap. 5, Act 2, Strip 19

Now that our friends have figured out what’s going on, they’re ready to follow the trail of their adversary – and they’re in luck: as far as fast transportation goes, they couldn’t have ended up in a better region than that part of Italy. Nowhere else could they have found faster horses. Admittedly, they’re rather small, ugly, uncomfortable and hard to control, not to speak of expensive – but they’re definitely fast.

Similarly, Mopey has discovered a small advantage to partly offset the many disadvantages of that habit she’s gotten into: it shields her eyes from the sunlight. According to her assessment, that gets the outfit about 0.8% down the road to making up for the fact that it goes counter to everything she is or believes in.

More on Monday.

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