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"MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE.”

An amusing incident occurred the other night at the Princess Theatre, London, which is thus recorded in the Rc/cme •—i n the second act of “ Lights o’ London” Setn rte»n« and Clifford Armytage were holding their little qute in the inn kept by the former, and behind the flats Jarvis, the showman, was getting ready to bring on his caravan. Suddenly Jarvis’ horse fell down, and did not feel disposed to get up again. “ Slower,” whispered the manager from the wings to Seth and Clifford—“slower —the horse iS s£wn.” The two actors did their best to exhibit rage in slow time, and in., turn paused in their speech to loot towards the prompter in ’a way that asked, “Got him up?” The scene, _of course, had to be kept going, and the end was fast approaching. Immoveable lay the gee-gee, and Mr Wilson Barrett, perspiring profusely, presently cried, as he spied, his business manager, “ For God’s sake, Herman, do something, or we shall ruin the show.” In an instant, with; a hop, skip, and jump, the manager reached Oxfori street. A four-wheeler . was passing at a rapid rate. He seized the reins and stopped it. “ What the (loose are you up to ?” roared the cabman. “ I buy your horse! I buy your cajb J I buy you ! I buy everything !” answered Herman excitedly. With a big Clasp knife he cut the traces, and in five seconds afterwards that cab-horse j was in the shafts of Jarvis’ van just in the nick of time to “go on.” The astonished cabman was of course easily mollified with golden ointment, but it was not so easy to soothe the lady and gentleman who had been seated in the cab, and who were hurrying to catch a train at Paddington. ,

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"MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE.”, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 695, 22 July 1882

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"MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE.” Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 695, 22 July 1882

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