To Catch a Thief…

Two young starving orphans were found  a couple of days prior to Xmas by a charity member. When brought before the juvenile court, they reported that their mother had suddenly died a month prior. Sadly, they informed the judge, that the undertaker who had prepared the body for burial, extracted one of the woman’s teeth. The reason being that it was diamond set by the generosity of Bob Fitzsimmons, the actor and pugilist, in appreciation of her efforts as his leading lady in a touring company.

The good news is that the thief was eventually caught and the two children were placed in the care of an aunt.

Source: Evening News, Thurs 1 Feb 1906

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