Clodin bids a gold piece for Amuletts’ vote. Dirk is horrified. Amuletts attempts to draw Martin into a bidding war, but he refuses to co-operate, even though the position of leader is at stake. He points out that they are best friends and and perhaps that should be of value. As she considers the dwarf holds up a shining gold piece and grins.
This week in Epic Fail: Clodin throws an axe into Amuletts’ negotiations with Martin. Martin figures 100 gold is a small price to pay for her to behave herself. She explains, rather cryptically, that he has been cheated, but pockets the money anyway.
Creator’s Commentary: Now you know why Clodin responded so violently. As for Amuletts… she’s greedy. Mind you, she didn’t think Martin would take her offer, after all, it was extortionate! He was supposed to barter. Gold to Amuletts is rather like a pocketful of coppers, but “look after the pennies…”
Incidentally I like the close-ups on Clodin. They worked out better than I expected.
I gave my Mother the comic to read and she did so out loud. She did Clodin’s lines with a squeaky little voice, presumably because he is small. It made me laugh.