Mis' Silverman had built a fire
    And shovelled on some coal,
When through the stove-pipe crashed the shot
    And made a gaping hole!
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  The smoke in murky columns rose,
    The lady raised a shout;
Then on the scene the firemen came,
    And put the lady out!


Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 17.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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