|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
sixpence each for acting as bearers. They were just taking out the coffin from the hearse as Hunter's party was passing, and most of the latter paused for a moment and watched them carry it into the church. The roughly made coffin was of white deal, not painted or covered in any way, and devoid of any fittings or ornament with the exception of a square piece of zinc on the lid. None of Rushton's party was near enough to recognize any of the
mourners or to read what was written on the zinc, but if they had been they would have seen, roughly painted in black letters
and some of them would have recognized the three mourners who were Jack Linden's sons.
As for the bearers, they were all retired working men who had come into their `titles'. One of them was old Latham, the venetian blind maker.