Just then an automobile passed,
Its body painted green
The bullet struck its side and pierced
The tank of gasolene.
A loud explosion followed and
A tremor shook the air!
The passengers were tossed aloft
Amidst the smoke and glare!
Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate
[title page] [Peter Newell]
Online edition by Marco
Graziosi, December 1999.