Mis' Newlywed had made a cake,
    With icings good and stout—
The bullet struck its armour belt,
    And meekly flattened out.
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  And this was lucky for Tom Potts,
    The boy who fired the shot—
It might have gone clean round the world
    And killed him on the spot.


Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 24.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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