[Rooting through that box from the liquor store where I toss my writings and doodles, I found a bunch of cartoon sketches from 30 years ago.]
This one, claiming to be from a “True Facts” series, depicts a child on a tricycle facing a wall of alligator teeth. The wording says Each year thousands of New York City tricycle gangs perish mercilously while drag racing in the sewers. I must’ve meant to say “mercilessly”—meaning “without mercy.” O well.
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