excerpt from 'Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906' pp. 49 (105 words)

excerpt from 'Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906' pp. 49 (105 words)

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Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906

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[The listening experience is part of Edward Stewart-Humphries’ recollections of enjoying London’s Music Halls, 1903 – 1906, when he worked in hotels and private clubs in the city]. 

 

I saw, too, from the gods a Fantasy at the Hippodrome—The whole auditorium was enclosed in a huge white mosquito net from floor level to ceiling. It was filled with tropical trees, palms and flowers amongst which, to the sound of music, there fluttered a large number of beautifully coloured butterflies from tree to tree, all of them lovely girls. Its name escapes me, which is strange, as I have never yet seen its equal in fantastic beauty. 

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