Flying Dustmen


From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:

"For all that, the crafty dustman expects, and frequently receives, his accustomed "tip." When it is not forthcoming his visits become both dangerous and disagreeable. Rough at all times and heavy booted, he calls on a wet day, and brings a trail of mud with him from the outer world. At other time she discovers that the passage from the dust-bin to the door is too contracted to admit of his exit without leaving some trace of his visit on the wall-paper or floor; or he pleads that his cart is too full and that he must call again."

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