A ‘Top’ Story

A ‘Top’ Story. Signed “FAF” (Francis A. Fraser). Source: Fun. (31 March 1880): 134. Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the University of Michigan library. Click on image to enlarge it.

Old Gent (to boy in whom he takes an interest).: — “How dare you, Sir? Your poor mother pays for your schooling, and I find you playing tops in the street with a young rascal like that!”

Boy: — “This yer boy, Sir? Please Sir, I was tryin’ to get ’im to come to school along ’o me, Sir. That was all, Sir!.”

Note that the shoeless street urchin wears over-size, obviously used clothes.

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