“I really thought she’d changed,” says See Me, watching as Dog drags the coffer away.
“She has her own path,” says the Princess coldly. “No one can choose it for her.”
“I wish Ratio Tile were here,” See Me mutters.
Workers are fitting Kid Rabbit into the brass-lined slot at the back of See’s proa, connecting its spring drive to the boat’s paddlewheel. Rabbit twangs excitedly.
“Seems a little beat up,” says the dock chief critically. “You want a new one?”
“Not on your life,” chuckles See Me.
“Hang on, Rabbit!” cries Blow the Skin. “You’ve got to come back!”