6. Taking off your shirt(?)
7. Wide-mouthed frowning
They might not be the official stages, but they work for Charlie Brown.
This is possibly the most directly hostile act so far seen in Peanuts. It would be worthy of Lucy. There are no extenuating circumstances, and nothing sets Patty off, yet she accomplishes her self-appointed task with relish. It's kind of out of character. Even when she's part of the team act with Violet against CB, their methods are less overt.
Switch the gender roles here and the strip would turn out quite different. Even this early, it doesn't seem to be in Charlie Brown's nature to do something this mean. It's the kind of thing Calvin might do to Susie, but not without some form of judgmental comeuppance from the cartoonist.
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