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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Lynn injects a sort of circle of life element into the Death Of Thelma Baird arc when Elly cheapens the word 'miracle' by using it to refer to a predictable natural phenomenon.

(Strip Number 4975, Original Publication Date, 30 May 1988)

Panel 1: As the two of them head to that tree Mike spied on Molly from, Elly tells Lizzie to be very quiet.

Panel 2: Reason: she wants Lizzie to see the four baby birds in the nest she spotted a little while ago.

Panel 3: Since Elly seems to me to be rather easily impressed, she marvels at the four new babies in the world.

Panel 4: An awful lot about the Pattersons and why they're bad at school is explained when she wants Lizzie to agree that a normal, predictable natural phenomenon is magic.

Summary: This is sort of why Lizzie and the others do so poorly at school. For the first five years of their lives, they're surrounded by old people who want to protect their innocence by feeding them horseshit about angels who paint leaves.
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