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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 9. 1963.

[Sir Bernard's visit to Victoria]

two men looking at an experiment

As the Vice-Regal Bentley drew away after Sir Bernard's visit to Victoria a long string of tin cans clattered behind the car. The chauffeur climbed out, removed them and drove off again only to find pennies rattling in the hubcaps. The chauffeur and aide-decamp got out and found that there were no tools in the boot to remove the hubcaps. Meanwhile, Sir Bernard was parrying and thrusting with wits in the crowd. He denied he was opening a new trustee savings bank, explaining that the pennies would be used In church. The hubcaps were finally removed with the aid of a penny and a screwdriver and the car moved off again, this time with a Lysistrata poster fluttering from behind. This was carefully removed and the Bentley disappeared down Salamanca Road with a solitary penny rattling disdainfully.