Punch,  57 (1869), 122–23.

More Happy Thoughts  [13/37]

[Francis C Burnand]


Diary, Spoof, Serial


Sanitation, Animal Husbandry, Disease

    Describes the narrator's encounter with Cazell, a critical fellow who, when visiting the narrator's house, asks him about the building's drainage system. At this moment the narrator is visited by Dr Balsam, who has come to see his wife and baby; the doctor tells him that he understood that the 'Inspector of Nuisances' had visited and urges him to clean out his pigsty. Cazell surmises that a foul odour that he has been smelling derives from the sty and urges the narrator to disinfect the place and prevent an outbreak of fever.


Burnand 1871

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