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No. 1283: Mr. Arbuckle's Cat

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Mr. Arbuckle's Cat

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Strip by: The Madb

{The strip is yellowed and faded with time.}
{Jon and Garfield relax before a roaring fire in the fireplace.}
Jon: Garfield, you make a lovely fire.
Garfield: I do make a lovely fire.
{Jon gets up, petting Garfield.}
Jon: I must make ready for my night on the town. You enjoy your lovely fire.
Garfield: I'll enjoy my lovely fire.
{Jon goes out-of-frame. He shouts back to Garfield:}
Jon: Hey! What happened to Chicago ?!?!
Garfield: It made a lovely fire.

The author writes:

I have uncovered proof that it was Garfield the Cat, not Mrs. O'Leary's cow, that set the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Here it is. A strip from the Chicago Tribune, November 8, 1871.

Original SRoMG strips: #51, #1223.

Original Garfield strip: 1985-11-08.