Cardboard and Steel, Part 2

Cast: Cardboard Tube Samurai, Civilian, Thief, Criminal, Man

Related Articles: Cardboard Tube

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

{CTS is walking away from the audience, carrying his Cardboard Tube. Box at top.}
Box: Does any man know how long he wandered?

Panel 2

{Panel pans the side of CTS's head. Box at top.}
Box: Long enough, at least, to earn a reputation as the enemy of petty tyrants.

Panel 3

{Scene change. CTS is facing away from the audience, looking at Thief and Criminal taking a pig from the Civilian.}
Civilian: He stole my pig!
CTS: Hm!

Panel 4

{CTS trips Thief over, forcing him to drop the pig.}

Panel 5

{Zoom into Criminal, as he opens his arms to catch the pig.}
Criminal: I've got it! I've got it!

Panel 6

{Zoom even further into Criminal. Criminal is being kicked in the face by the CTS's foot.}
Criminal: I've GUAH!

Panel 7

{Zoom out. CTS catches the pig. Criminal's hand seen reaching up.}

Panel 8

{Civilian looks at CTS. CTS facing away from audience.}
Civilian: Thank you! Oh, thank you! We have rice, and, well, I guess all we have is rice.
CTS: it is enough for me that your pig is safe.

Panel 9

{CTS's silhouette is walking into the horizon. Civilian and Man face away from the audience. Man looks at Civilian.}
Man: Why did that samurai risk his own life for the life of a pig?
Civilian: Because he could.

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Preceded by:
March 3, 2003
Penny Arcade strips Followed by:
March 7, 2003

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