Punch,  44 (1863), 91.

Rose-Colured Accidents



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Accidents, Reading, Periodicals

    Discusses news of a recent accident on the newly opened underground railway in London. The accident prompted reports written in an 'off-hand' and light manner, but 'was the result of abominable carelessness on the part of somebody'. Punch urges the Metropolitan Railway Company to 'look alive'. Recommending this 'cheerful style of reporting accidents, Punch gives some examples and anticipates that newspapers will be 'much more pleasant reading' as a result.

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