|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
only doin' ourselves a bit of good, but we're likewise doin' the Socialists a lot of 'arm. When the ratepayers 'ave bought the Works, and they begins to kick up a row because they're losin' money over it - we can tell 'em that it's Socialism! And then they'll say that if that's Socialism they don't want no more of it.'
The other brigands laughed gleefully, and some of Didlum's whisky went down the wrong way and nearly sent him into a fit.
`You might as well kill a man at once,' he protested as he wiped the tears from his eyes, `you might as well kill a man at once as choke 'im to death.'
`And now I've got a bit of good news for you,' said the Chief as he put his empty glass down.
The others became serious at once.
`Although we've had a very rough time of it