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Mr. Punch Awheel

John Alexander, Sir Hammerton

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .This ought to suit the "B. B. P.," or "Bicycling British Public."

[Pg 23]

"Oh, did you see a gentleman on a bicycle as you came up?"

"No; but I saw a man sitting at the bottom of the hill mending an old umbrella!"



[Pg 24] THAT BICYCLE LAMP

The other Sunday afternoon I rode over on my bicycle to see the Robinsons. They live seven miles away. Tomkins and others were there. People who live in remote country places always seem pleased to see a fellow creature, but Robinson and his wife are unusually hospitable and good-natured. After I had had some tea, and thought of leaving, a hobnail was discovered in the tyre of Tomkin's bicycle. He, being very athletic, was playing croquet, a game which requires vast muscular strength. However, he said that his tyres were something quite new, and that in one minute one man, or even one child, could stick one postage-stamp, or anything of the sort, over that puncture and mend . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is a collection of humorous (and, mostly, not so humorous) pieces form the British humour (see, its British, so I spelled it,"humour" - pretty bloody clever, what?) magazine, Punch. These quips, very short stories, and poems (yes, poems) all deal with bicycles and automobiles.
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