Old Mother Troll is such a marvelously practical troll. Most mother trolls hide their troll’s tails and large hairy feet beneath their clothes on market day. They don’t wish to frighten the humans from selling them their oh so delicious cheese. Old Mother Troll, however, being practical and time efficient in all things, discovered that when a frightened human beholds her hairy feet and troll’s tail they run scared leaving all that wonderful cheese behind for her to take and she doesn’t even have to give them any of her gold. She has also found that those large hairy feet and her sturdy troll rump are perfect for a unicycle (all trolls adore unicycles but because they are reluctant to show their feet they cannot ride them). Old Mother Troll being wise beyond years however, finds them not only the perfect mode of transportation but also a good traffic deterrent. After all when a human sees a frumpy old troll riding a unicycle and using her tail as a propeller they tend to clear the road.
Pen and ink and watercolor