C K *
C K *
Scientific Practitioners, Astronomy, Measurement, Domestic Economy
Shows a young servant boy, Buttons, bursting into the bedroom of his master, a 'Scientific Old Gent'. Having just seen a display of shooting stars, Buttons tells his employer that 'them meteors is a goin' off ag'in!'. 'Misunderstanding the intelligence', the scientific gentlemen tells the boy to 'turn it off as the Main' (i.e. he confused meteors for gas meters).
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