The Spike: or, Victoria College Review Capping Carnival 1922
I am Christopher Columbus
I am Christopher Columbus.
I am Christopher Columbus,
At my dial all the dumb cuss,
And old ladies raise their hands in frenzied horror.
I am great and I am mighty
With the girls a trifle flighty,
But they all think me IT. They do; by gorra!!
I'm his D.A.D.M. Esses.
My pills and potions man oppresses—
Excuse the grammar—I'm a dasher full of promise.
And if men are ever seedy,
Result of beer or being greedy,
My number nine restores 'em—Hell and Thomas
I am Stuff the Quartermaster,
Of the togs, a sort of pastor.
If the camp you enter clean or muddy—Well,
I just fits you with a tunic,
Boots, shirts and sockses, new knit,
Then tells you to make tracks for——!
|Stoush||(who is usually on the look out for lash)||Mr. A. J. Mazengarb|
|Lash||(who is always the bit of stuff for stoush)||Mr. Claude Moss|
|Saccharine||(daughter to John Barrel)||Miss Florence Churchill|
|Outed||(a gentleman of fortune)||Mr. J. B. Yaldwyn|
|Christopher Columbus||(a Spanish-American sea captain)||Mr. B. W. Egley|
|Pills||(D.A.D.M.S. to Columbus)||Mr. A. W. Free|
|Stuff||(Q.M.S. to Columbus)||Mr. A. D. Mcrae|
|Shrewd||(a far sighted patriot)||Mr. J. Meltzer|
|John Barrel||(Landlord of "Ye Flowing Bowl"||Mr. Wynne Watkins|
|Matilda||(wife to John Barrel)||Miss M. G. Willcocks|
|Amontillado||(wife to Columbus)||Miss E. Christie|
|Dearfood, Last of the Provisions||(an Indian Maiden)||Miss Myrtle Pigou|
Villagers, Soldiers, Tipstaves, Indians and Outatheels.