Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for February 25, 1997
Nate: The more I think about it, the more I'm certain that I had a near-death experience! Francis: Oh, brother... Nate: I DID! I was in the icy grip of death, but I was sent back! It wasn't my time yet! Nate: "You know why? It's my destiny to do something GREAT in my life! I got sent back to ACCOMPLISH that something!" Dang: "Can we assume it doesn't involve a career in math?" "a 36?? Dang!"