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Boy stretching in front of window

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a boy stretching in front of a window. Caption reads: The Phantom of Plessy Old Hall - generally appears 9.30 am. Calls - Pa - is breakfast ready?

Mother and child baking

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a mother and child baking. Caption reads: Child - "Say some sing funny Ma." Ma' - "Haven't time darling - I'm baking." Child - "Oo might say 'Johnnie - have a pie' - dat would be funny for oo!"

Woman and child

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a woman and a child. Caption reads: Mother - "Johnnie my darling I fear you've told a fib - where do you expect to go to?" Johnnie - "Into the fire Ma."

Two men out walking

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two men out walking. Caption reads: Friend - "Where do you lecture next?" Lecturer - "Scotland." Friend - "Ah! You have a great advantage over other humourists - you're a surgeon!"

Two men eating breakfast

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two men eating breakfast. Caption reads: Abstainer - "Sleep well?" Reverse - "First rate." Abstainer - "I couldn't sleep a wink for the confounded fleas." Reverse - "Ah! Fleas are teetotalers!"

Man relaxing in chair with pipe

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man relaxing in a chair with a pipe. Caption reads: Art - "H'm - well - er - yas - Cox an' Turner were - er - one may say - er - artists in their way - but - for a bit of real…hem!" (clouds of smoke)

Clergyman in front of congregation

Consists of a watercolour sketch of clergyman in front of the congregation. Caption reads: Clergyman (absent minded) - "Oh! By the way - dear Bretheren - I - er - I - I - forgot to say Amen - thanks!"

Priest comforting widow

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a priest comforting a widow. Caption reads: Priest (sympathizing with Widow on loss of her husband) - "We must submit my dear madame - everything must have an end…" Master Tom - "Bu Ma - a lony has two!"

Man with arm around woman

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man with his arm around a woman. Caption reads: He - "And now all's settled - what kind of engagement ring shall I buy you darling?" She - "Oh! Gold this time - I hope dearest - I'm quite sick of wearing imitation engagement rings!"

Man beside woman sitting in chair looking faint

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man standing and a woman sitting in a chair looking faint. Caption reads: He - "Fly with me, darling - and we'll be secretly married." She - "Never - Sir - you insult me - I will resist with all my strength - oh! I'm so faint - you'll find a bottle of chloroform on the top shelf of that cupboard - left hand of fire place, oh!"

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