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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (May 1, 1928)



Two costermongers visited the British Museum, and were looking at the statue of a Roman Gladiator. One of his arms was broken off, his left leg ended at the knee, his helmet was battered, and there was several chips on the face of the warrior. Underneath the statue was an inscription, “Victory.”

“I say, Jack,” said one of the costers, “if that there feller won, what must ha’ been the state of the chap wot lorst?”

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