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No. 121: Malleus and incus

Malleus and incus

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A doctor is looking into a patient's ear with an otoscope.}

doctor: A ringing, you say?

patient: Like the ringing of little hammers on anvils, accompanied by deep-throated singing.

{Close-up of the patient's ear.}

doctor: Ah. As I suspected...

{The doctor has used tweezers to extract from the patient's ear a tiny dwarf holding a hammer and tongs. Bags of gold are spilling from the patient's ear.}

doctor: You've got a middle-ear-th infection.

The author writes:

Advanced symptoms include hearing unexpected and perhaps over-long poetry, and the sounds of drums, ear-drums in the deep.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.