Allow me to add some continuity for those you stuck reading at page-a-week pace: Darvin’s comment in the third panel might make more sense if you remember what was going on the last time we saw Zan. I would particularly call to your attention the second panel on the second page of that sequence. Also, if you re-examine this chapter’s title page, some of those images make more sense now. Yes?

And! As per a certain person’s request from a while back, there is now an icon-sized image of Patty wearing the Hat, located in the Fan Art section of the GirlAMatic site. For them that wants it. :-)