By Simon Bond
In view that time immemorial mankind has been tormented by the query "What do you do with a lifeless cat?" right here, ultimately, in a hundred and one hilarious, outrageous, and (sometimes) downright ailing cartoons, are a few solutions. 101 black-and-white illustrations.
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