Punch,  55 (1868), [5].

The Turf Spider and the Flies

J T *


Illustration, Drollery

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J T *


Entomology, Commerce, Charlatanry

    Shows an organizer of horse-racing bets as a gigantic spider, which wears a saddle and jockey's hat, and has legs labelled with such shady activities as 'welching', 'hocussing', and 'touting'. The spider sits in its huge web in which are caught several humans with flies' wings. These include a swell, a royal prince, a lady, and a policeman.

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