Le Jeu ne Vaut pas la Chandelle [The Game is not worth the effort]. Artist: Charles Keene. Source: Our People, p. 28. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Old Gent. (having had to pay twice). “But I'm positive I handed you the Money! It may probably have dropped down the slit in the Door!”

Conductor. “Slit in the Door! — Well, 'taint likely I'm going to turn the Bus upside down for Six-pence!”

Keene on Railway Travel, Taxis, and Omnibuses

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Keene, Charles. Our People: Sketches by Charles Keene from the Collection of “Mr. Punch”. Boston: James Osgood & Sons, 1881. Hathi Trust Digital Library of a version in the University of California Library. Web. 16 April 2014

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