A Plucky Derssmaker.
Burglars should fight shy of Alvina Kniggo of Wellington,' and not gp_ stealing'her'dresses' and. hei 1 silk bodies, or with the stride of fate, she will swoop after them, and make til em her'prey. A few nights ago, on going to her room to retire," as the phrase goes, she heard someone shuffling about, and she did retire, by the way she came, but only to execute a flank movement. She locked the door upon the burglar, a,nd. went round \p tl"|c* "window to ir^e'ei; him there. He first.threw down a bundle containing a dress or two, and a silk body,- and then followed, himself., She }aid hold of him but he was too strong, for 'his' captprpss, and got away, and fjed, but Alv^na'Knigge chiyjed him", through 'three streets, and witty help he was secured, Now that he" is safely locked up she has heaped coals of' fire upon, his head, by informing people that, while he, was peddling in a small way to make up a little bundle of her clothing, he was usjng a litjijo. wooden box to stand upon which contairied r about £40 in money, and a good deh.l more in cheques, which he could have easily got away with; To think he was 60 near the Hbloomjn' swag" and yet Jiad it not^ makes the way of the trangresaor seem hard. —(Rangitikei " Advocate.") •
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A Plucky Derssmaker., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890
A Plucky Derssmaker. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890
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