This collection overlaps with the previous book and reprints 124 daily strips from:
June 14 to June 30 1973
July 16 to Sept 15 and Sept 22 1973
Oct. 2 to Dec. 13 1973
Dec. 17 to 21 1973
16 strips from these blocks are not included (see comment for list).
The major storyline, which takes up most of the second half of the book, concerns Phred bringing 300 Cambodian refugees to the US after his sightseeing expedition to that nation goes awry. The refugees become status symbols for the various congressional wives who take them in.
Other key moments in this book include Zonker’s arrest for pot possession in California, the introduction of Alice, not yet homeless, as a regular barfly in a pub where Zonker works as a summer job, and Mike getting lost for three days in the woods while camping. That actually happened to an old friend of mine in Idaho.