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A Female Who Was Not Allowed to Exhibit Her Terpsichorean Abilities.
A lively scene was acted in a private box of one of the leading variety theatres of this society one night during the past week. A convivial party—made so by too much tippling—were present to witness the performance. It was a little too tame to suit them, so the males wager that his female companion dare not execute the “Highland Fling” across the stage to the box opposite. She accepted and stood up to give her companions a specimen of her style. Attention of the audience was attracted. So was that of a policeman, and he nipped the proposed feat by bouncing the lot from the place.
Reprinted from National Police Gazette, October 2, 1880.