Mornings at Bow Street

A Selection of the Most Humorous and Entertaining Reports which Have Appeared in The Morning Herald

Author: John Wight
Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,681 / 185 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: K
Downloads: 1,165
Added to site: 2011.11.09
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Close to one hundred humorous stories about petty crimes.

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r again, the magistrate dismissed the complaint.


MANGLING AND MATRIMONY.

Mr. Thomas Turner was brought before the magistrate on a peace warrant, issued at the suit of his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Turner. There was a world of arguments pro. and con.; but we must content ourselves with a simple narrative of the principal facts.

Mr. and Mrs. Turner were married in September last, at which time he was not much more than seventy-three years old; and she was only fifty-six, the very day they went to church; consequently their experience was not so great as it might have been, had they been older. Nevertheless, they managed to get over the first six weeks, as Mr. Turner said, "pretty tightish." But after that time, his business began to fall off; and then Mrs. Turner, who was by profession a mangler, insisted on his turning the wheel of her mangle for her. Well, he did turn it; and turn it, and turn it, again and again, from six o'clock in the morning till nine at night

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I haven't read very far into the book but I already like it. It's reminiscent of The Pickwick Papers. I almost thought Dickens was writing it under a pseudonym. I hope the humor of these little anecdotes keeps up!


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