Now I’m reading into it too much. Did Linus commit the fraud and Charlie killed him because he had kept it to himself, or did Charlie commit the fraud and Linus uncovered it, so Charlie had to ‘take care of him?’
Either way, Charlie probably would have done better to bury him a little deeper, and in a less public place.
The moral of this story is: No good ever comes from trying to read too much into a funny strip.
Charlie Brown committed the fraud and had to kill Linus to prevent himself from exposure.
This wasn’t Charlie Brown’s first murder, though. The first happened after Lucy pulled away that damn football one time too many, and involved a deep hole, honey and fire ants. Yes, that scenario is in one of my sketchbooks.
Paul1963: Your scenario reminds me of a horror/suspense webcomic (the name of which escapes me) I once came across, in which the Skipper and others verbally abuse Gilligan once too often, whereupon he snaps and hunts them down one by one.