|October: Going Home 28|
|Administrative Assistant||Carol West|
|Going Home: Form & Void|
Ham and Mary stay at a hotel in Masindi where upon a doctor takes care of Ham and Ham starts to drink more. Ham is even “entertaining” others in the bar. We see he isn’t really doing as well as he appears to others. The drinking is causing health issues for him.
Ham takes a disliking to the dugout canoe upon which he broke a paddle and the backseat of it. Ham starts to take risks like rushing in to put out a brushfire and face cutting ceremonies with the natives. Mary says he started to be abusive towards her so she would leave the area after breakfast. The couple arrive home, Mary attends a function where she meets a writer called Scott. Scott took offense to something Mary says, which she claims was a joke taken wrong, and Scott said in print that Ham should take care of Mary or lose his honor. Scott later challenges Ham to a duel. We hear Ham’s response to Scott’s challenge.
The four go to sleep, and the next morning Cerebus wakes up when he hears a gun shot. We see Mary standing over Ham’s body, he has shot himself and Cerebus notices the key is in the lock for the guns. Mary says “I think no wife has the right to deprive her husband of his possessions.” We see a storm approaching and a dazed Cerebus walking towards the tent.
- Cerebus (last seen in issue 257; next appearance in issue 260)
- Charo (last seen in issue 258; final appearance)
- Ham (last seen in issue 258; next appearance in issue 300)
- Jaka (last seen in issue 257; next appearance in issue 260)
- Mary (last seen in issue 258; final appearance)
- Ngui (last seen in issue 258; final appearance)
- Scott (only appearance)
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