Out in the kitchen Bridget Quinn
    Was busying about,
When through the boiler crashed the shot
    And let the water out!

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The floor was flooded like a pond,
    The room was filled with steam,
And Bridget gathered up her skirts
    And rushed out with a scream.





Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 2.

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