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Man arriving at hotel

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man arriving at a hotel. Caption reads: 'Arrivals' - Scene (fashionable hotel)..Waiter - "What can I get you Sir?" Seedy stranger - "Oh! Nothing - I just wish to arrive."

School teacher surrounded by children

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a school teacher surrounded by children. Caption reads: Sunday School teacher - "What is that invisible power that prevents the wicked man from sleeping, and causes him to toss uneasily upon his pillow?" Small boy (at front of class) - "Fleas!"

Mother reading to daughter

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a mother reading and talking to her daughter. Caption reads: Mother - Dolly my dear. I do wish you'd play something else than Wagner - I'm sick of it." Dolly - "I'm not playing, Ma." Mother - "Who is it then, Darling?" Dolly - Nurse and baby at the piano!"

Beaten woman testifying to magistrate

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a beaten woman testifying in front of a magistrate. Caption reads: Wife (witness to magistrate) - "Oh Sir! I loves my poor 'usband yet, though he strike me wi' the poker. - Ah! Wen I looks back - in our younger days - he only used his fists Eh! Them was 'appy days!"

Man in flower shop

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man in a flower shop. Caption reads: Buyer - "I want a choice rose to present to a lady." Shopman - "Yes Sir - eighteen pence." Buyer - "Eighteen pence! Absurd! Will it keep?" Shopman - "Oh yes sir." Buyer - "Then keep it." (Exit sharp)

Man pickpocketed in crowd

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man being pickpocketed in a crowd. Caption reads: Pickpocket (tugging at watch). Robbed - "German Silver!" Pickpocket - "Oh! Thanks. Beg pardon!"

Wooden-legged man teased by children

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a wooden-legged man being teased by children. Caption reads: Arab - to wooden legged man - "Hi! You shouldn’t be out on a day like this Sir - ye'll get cold - get yer feet wet!" (OFF)

Two men talking

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two men talking. Caption reads: "Serious thing about old Solomons Screw!" "Eh? Matter?" "Oh! Some one dropped half a sovreign coming out o' the synagogue, an' he was killed in the crush."

Lecturer speaking to group

Consists of a watercolour sketch of lecturer speaking to group. Caption reads: Professor - "Er - the subject for discussion this evening will be - 'why does a red cow give white milk?'!"

Woman with arms around man

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a woman with her arms around a man. Caption reads: Daughter - "Oh! Pa - what did young Mr. Snooks want?" Father - "Secret, dear - wished to see me privately." Daughter - "Oh! Do tell, Pa - he was so very attentive to me before you came in and told me to leave the room." Father - "Oh! He wanted to borrown eighteen pence to pay his train home!"

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