No Sentiment by Leonard Raven-Hill (1867-1942). 1904; signed "L Raven Hill" lower left. Punch (11 May 1904): 334. From the Internet Archive online version of a copy in the University of Iowa Library. Click on image to enlarge it

Romantic Young Lady. “Doesn’t this remind you of a scene in some exciting Melodrama where a Heroine escapes by a tree that has fallen across a ravine?”

Unsentimental Tommy (her cousin “in the City”. “No fear. But, if I were superstitious, it would make me a bit nervous — it»s so suggestive of a fall in ‘Grand Trunks’!”

Tommy, the young stockbroker or banker, is probably alluding to railroad stocks.



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