001966-70 are a lot of panels of mucking about that don’t amount to much.
The only thing of note here is that John opens Colonel Sassacre’s monstrous manuscript, which is pretty much just a mishmash of vaguely amusing ‘old timey’ lingo with a dash of racism tucked in there as well. (For extra credit, google “octoroon”.)
001971 finally has John entering his father’s study, which is currently empty.
001972 alerts of of two important things.
1. John has a serious peanut allergy. This, of all things, will actually continue to be relevant to the text well into act Six. Well done, Hussie.
2. John’s dad has a copy of Serious Jester magazine on the table which may in fact be a contradiction/plot hole the further we follow it through the narrative. We’ll have to see when we get there.