EDITED TO ADD: I got some comments from smart readers confused by the action on this page. Consequently, I added some dialog to help explain where Lillian's heading and what she's doing in the first three panels. I think it helps, though I also see some places WAY back in the story where I could clarify the geography of the Inventor's lair a bit. Later . . .
This is a big reason I wanted to put "Last Mechanical Monster" online before doing anything else with it (if it ever amounts to anything else): Crowd-Sourced Editing. If one or two people mention something, it might be their problem. If a whole bunch of people identify the same problem, it's definitely mine. Thanks, editors!