Published January 12, 1998
"There's nothing wrong with the ship. We just got a better offer."
Rat to sailor on wharf as other rats scamper down anchor chain from ship.
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Arnie Levin has contributed cartoons and covers to The New Yorker since 1974, and has twice been named the National Cartoonists Society's Gag Cartoonist of the Year. He is also an award-winning animator and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Levin lives in Sea Cliff, New York, and has a lot of tattoos.