In the weekday Peanuts strip, Peppermint Patty is currently waiting in the pumpkin patch in the hopes that the Great Pumpkin will appear and give her a new baseball glove. Linus found out, and he’s pretty sure the Pumpkin will be unimpressed.
In today’s classic Sunday strip, Patty is experiencing a frustration of another kind: turns out she’s alarmed for the wrong reason.
It would be interesting to trace the various forms of anxiety in Schulz’s classic comic. It’s one of the many ways his pint-sized characters mirror adults.
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