excerpt from 'Starting from Victoria' pp. 34 (103 words)

excerpt from 'Starting from Victoria' pp. 34 (103 words)

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Starting from Victoria

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[Leonard Ellisdon got his ‘first job in Fleet Street’ as an office boy, aged 14, where he briefly worked until the business went bankrupt. His father, Fred Ellisdon, was a compositor on Fleet Street]

 

And so I went home, feeling very unhappy and that my business career was finished as far as the city was concerned. However, my father gave me 4d and I bought a mouth organ and for the remainder of the afternoon, drove my family up the wall with my rendering of “Hearts of Oak” [sic], “Rule Britannia” and “God Save the Queen”.

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