Foreign News: Tragedy in Wonderland

If Alice's Wonderland had a railroad, it would probably look like the "Far Twittering and Oysterperch," which for years has been chuffing through the pages of Punch. Under the management of its founder, Cartoonist Rowland Emett, its carriages are apt to be outhouses, its locomotives are overgrown with vines and their mechanism recalls Victorian bathroom fixtures. The Emett Railway is driven by elderly gentlemen with droopy mustaches, cobwebs in their ears, and a quiet contempt for the world about them. When the managers of the Festival of Britain were making plans for a London Pleasure Garden in which fun & games...

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