The Monday edition reported breathlessly that police constable Jenkinson, making his rounds at Parliament and Gerrard late that night, had discovered a nude female body hanging from a meat hook outside a butcher shop. “Great ghosts!” the Globe reports him as saying.
The Globe writers, on behalf of Victorian decency, seems to have been genuinely horrified. “Suppose a delicate lady had to pass an exhibition of this kind. The result would have been terrible.”
Friday, October 31, 2014
Posted by Christopher Moore