Again the mandolin began, and the commander on the lee side of the quarter-deck grinned a grin that was reflected in the face of the signal-midshipman. Not a word of the song was lost…
‘Last week down our alley came a toff,
This is from “Judson and the Empire” in Many Inventions.
Lieutenant Judson R.N., on the Cape station at Simon’s Town with his gunboat, has dealt skilfully with a tricky little rebellion in a neighbouring Portuguese colony, with no loss of life or limb. He is celebrating with the local Governor out on the river, when his Admiral arrives in his great flagship, and joins the party…