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Title The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Page 1002
Chapter The Brigands' Cave
Text One evening in the drawing-room at `The Cave' there was a meeting of a number of the `Shining Lights' to arrange the details of a Rummage Sale, that was to be held in aid of the unemployed. It was an informal affair, and while they were waiting for the other luminaries, the early arrivals, Messrs Rushton, Didlum and Grinder, Mr Oyley Sweater, the Borough Surveyor, Mr Wireman, the electrical engineer who had been engaged as an `expert' to examine and report on the Electric
Light Works, and two or three other gentlemen - all members of the Band - took advantage of the opportunity to discuss a number of things they were mutually interested in, which were to be dealt with at the meeting of the Town Council the next day. First, there was the affair of the untenanted Kiosk on the Grand Parade. This building belonged to the Corporation, and `The Cosy Corner Refreshment Coy.' of which Mr Grinder was the managing director, was thinking of hiring it
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