|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
etc. - was dark green; and all the dark green paint was made with boiled linseed oil and varnish; no turpentine being allowed to be used on this part of the work.
`This is some bloody fine stuff to 'ave to use, ain't it?' remarked Harlow to Philpot on Wednesday morning. `It's more like a lot of treacle than anything else.'
`Yes: and it won't arf blister next summer when it gets a bit of sun on it,' replied Philpot with a grin.
`I suppose they're afraid that if they was to put a little turps in, it wouldn't bear out, and they'd 'ave to give it another coat.'
`You can bet yer life that's the reason,' said Philpot. `But all the same I mean to pinch a drop to put in mine as soon as Crass is gorn.'