Hmm… OK, the panel formatting didn’t come through, but the text did, so I’ve just divided it with solid lines, so you can see what happens in the various panels on this page.
GRAPHIC NOVEL (untitled)
Copyright 2008 Diana Gabaldon
3-51 Murtagh, arms folded. The bird is sitting on his head, pulling at his hair.
Murtagh: Ye’d best ask the lad, not me.
(thinking): Oh, is that the way of it? Force him to swear his oath to you? Over my dead body, Colum MacKenzie.
3-52 Dougal, standing, leans forward threateningly, hands on the desk,. Murtagh looks up at him, still cool, bird on his head.
Dougal: Maybe ye’d best have a word with the lad beforehand. Ye’re his godfather—I imagine you’ve his best interests at heart.
3-53 CU Murtagh. He nods, reaching up with one hand.
Murtagh: I’ll do that, aye.
3-54 CU, Murtagh’s hand grabbing the surprised bird, some of his hairs in its beak.
3-55 Murtagh leans across the desk and parks the bird on Colum’s head. Colum and Dougal both surprised.
Murtagh: Thanks for your hospitality. Always a pleasure to visit Castle Leoch.