Shermy, you nincompoop! What you wanted to tell Violet better be important!
You weren’t counting real numbers anyway
Nobody likes to be interrupted when something important is being done.
Drat! Now she’ll have to make up an entirely new set of numbers!
She’d make a great quarterback.
The first two “numbers” she uses in panel 1 make an appearance much later in the strip when Lucy uses them as examples of numbers in math… I don’t recall the year, or context, but I know I’ve “seen” them before… :-P
And, editing what I posted: I re-read it again, and notice: “54-40”… he should ask if she intended to “fight” otherwise (an old, old historical reference only you might get if you remember your school history classes… )
It’s the new math and makes as much sense!
She jumped more than how far she can count.
Don’t forget eleventeen!