Adventures and Recollections
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Adventures and Recollections

By Bill o'th' Hoylus End
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  • ADVENTURES and RECOLLECTIONS of BILL O’TH HOYLUS END.
  • CHAPTER I. [1]
    • MY BIRTHPLACE, HOME AND PARENTAGE
    • A MUSICAL FATHER
    • A MISCHIEVOUS BOYHOOD
      • O! HE’S A’ ILL ’UN
    • O! HE’S A’ ILL ’UN
    • A FALSE ALARM
    • A REMOVAL
    • CHARACTER SKETCHES
    • THE POET’S “PRENTICE HAND”
      • “MY FIRST PAIR O’ BRITCHES”
    • “MY FIRST PAIR O’ BRITCHES”
  • CHAPTER II.
    • A ROMANTIC AND NOMADIC YOUTH
    • DIVERS PRANKS
    • THE INNOCENT SUFFER FOR THE GUILTY
    • BILL AND THE DONKEY
    • SCHOOL LIFE
    • SENT TO THE MILL
    • TAKING TO BURNS
    • TWIN COMPANIONS AT NIGHT SCHOOL
    • AMONG THE HAND WOOLCOMBERS
    • LEARNING TO BE AN ACROBAT
    • TRYING THE FIDDLE
    • THE “NIGGER” BUSINESS
    • A STROLLING, ROLLICKING PLAYER
    • TRICKING POLICEMAN LEACH
    • MILL LIFE AND POETRY
    • MAKING AND SAILING SHIPS
  • CHAPTER III
    • TO THE STAGE AGAIN
    • OH! FOR A SAILOR’S LIFE!
    • LONGING FOR HOME AGAIN
    • TRAMPING AND ADVENTURING
    • THE PRODIGAL RETURNS HOME
    • LOOKING FOR A TRADE
    • ADVENTURING WITH THE SHOWS
      • ODE TO A HERRING
    • ODE TO A HERRING
  • CHAPTER IV
    • PLAYING THE CLOWN AND EVADING THE IMPOSSIBLE
    • CLOWNS AT A DISCOUNT
    • SEEKING AND FINDING
    • FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    • SHANKS’ PONY
    • THE GREEN BAG
    • ENTERTAINING STRANGERS
    • THE BAG MYSTERY
    • AT WARP-DRESSING AGAIN
    • A MINISTERING ANGEL
  • CHAPTER V
    • “T’OTHER LODGER!”
    • AMONG THE IRISH
    • THE BARN DORMITORY—THE FIRE
    • MY ESCAPE FROM THE FIRE
    • HOW THE PEOPLE RECEIVED ME
    • A CHATTY, QUIZZY, KINDLY POLICEMAN
    • THE RESULT OF THE FIRE
    • CLOTHING THE NAKED
    • ON THE WAY TO BARNSLEY
    • A FRESH RIG-OUT
    • FROM THEATRE TO POLICE COURT
    • A MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE
    • RETURNING HOME
    • A RECOLLECTION OF KEAN, THE ACTOR
  • CHAPTER VI
    • MARIONETTES AT INGROW—AN AMUSING STORY
    • OUR HUMPTY-DUMPTY SITUATION
    • AT ADDINGHAM FEAST—A JOKE THAT TOOK
    • “NOT ONE LEFT TO TELL THE TALE”
    • THE WAR PIG AT HAWORTH—A LAUGHABLE STORY
    • THE EXHIBITION
    • THE COBBLER’S DISCOVERY
    • TIPPO-SAHIB—THE INDIAN CAT
    • AT HAWORTH AGAIN—FUNNY STORIES
    • THE BELLMAN’S SHAKESPEARE!
    • BILL PLAYS THE STREET MONKEY
    • A DENSELY-CROWDED HOUSE
    • THE VANISHING TRICK
    • THE AUDIENCE DISCOVER THE “SLOPE.”
  • CHAPTER VII
    • ABOUT OLD JOE FIRTH
    • TH’ CROOKED LEGGED ’UNS O’ KEIGHLEY
    • “WHITE SLAVERY”
    • OASTLER ON FACTORY LIFE
    • THE LATE REV. W. BUSFIELD
    • RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LATE MR BUSFEILD FERRAND
    • THE KEIGHLEY RIOT
    • A CHANGE OF LIFE
    • JOINING THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
    • LED ASTRAY BY POLITICS
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • A WOOING EXPEDITION AND ITS SEQUEL
    • FAMILY TROUBLES AT MIDDLESBOROUGH
    • AS A DOCK-YARD LABOURER
    • ACTING THE NAVVY CONTRACTOR
    • FALLING AMONG KEIGHLEY FRIENDS
    • ENLISTING IN THE ARMY
  • CHAPTER IX
    • MY MILITARY CAREER
    • EMBARKING FOR SCOTLAND
    • THIEVES ON BOARD
    • HOW THE THIEVES WERE TRAPPED
    • THE TRIAL AND IMPRISONMENT
    • AT EDINBURGH—BILL TELLS THE COLONEL SOMETHING
    • A RED-LETTER DAY IN MY LIFE
    • “JEWED” BY A JEW
    • BEFORE THE DRILL-SERGEANT
    • A PROMOTION
    • A WARNING AND ITS EFFECT
    • HOAXED BY THE SERGEANTS
    • BANQUET AT EDINBURGH CASTLE
    • CHANGE OF VENUE
  • CHAPTER X
    • A CHAT WITH “DUNCAN DHEW”
    • A VISIT TO THE “BIG HALL”
    • THE SCOTCH LASSIE’S REGRET
    • A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
    • BACK TO AULD REEKIE
    • INTERVIEW WITH THE EMPRESS EUGENIE
    • ADIEU! EDINBURGH—A DISAPPOINTMENT
    • IN CHARGE OF DEFAULTERS
    • A DESPERATE AFFRAY WITH THE POLICE
    • I WAS OUT OF THE FRAY
  • CHAPTER XI
    • IN THE LAND OF BURNS
    • BURNS’ CELEBRATION
    • THE PEOPLE OF AYR
    • A FREE FIGHT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
    • IN THE HANDS OF THE POLICE
    • BEFORE THE LORD PROVOST
  • CHAPTER XII
    • REDUCED TO THE RANKS
    • BREAKING A FIERY HORSE
    • BACK TO ENGLAND
      • MY OLD SCOTCH CAP
    • MY OLD SCOTCH CAP
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • BACK TO KEIGHLEY—I BECOME A VOLUNTEER
    • CAPTAIN BUSFEILD FERRAND GIVES A BANQUET
    • AN UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD DAY AT YORK
    • REVIEW AT DONCASTER
    • AN AMUSING INCIDENT ON THE HOME JOURNEY
    • THE DRILL-SERGEANT’S DISMISSAL
    • A DRILLING INCIDENT
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • A MONSTER REVIEW AT DOVER
    • CHURCH PARADE TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY
    • SEEING THE “SIGHTS O’ LUNNON”
    • I MEET WITH A KEIGHLEY GENTLEMAN
    • OFF TO DOVER—A STORMY MORNING
    • I PERFORM A MILITARY TACTIC
    • UP THE HEIGHTS OF DOVER
    • THE SIGNAL FOR THE START
    • A VOLUNTEER DRAMATIC SOCIETY
  • CHAPTER XV
    • IN SEARCH OF EMPLOYMENT
    • TRIP TO MALSIS HALL
    • THE PEOPLE’S “TRIBUNE”
    • THE HENPECKED CLUB AND THE KEIGHLEY SHOW
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • KEIGHLEY’S FIRST SCHOOL BOARD
    • REMOVAL TO BRADFORD
    • PLAY WRITING
    • AS A COMIC AUTHOR
    • THE GUARDIANS AND THEIR VISIT TO YORK CASTLE
  • CHAPTER XVII
    • THE KEIGHLEY GLORY BAND
    • WITH THE LATE CHARLES BRADLAUGH, M.P.
    • THE HEROIC WATCHMAN OF CALVERSYKE HILL
    • CHAPTER XVIIITHE GREAT TICKET-OF-LEAVE STRIKE
    • THE PARISH PINDER
    • ADVENTURE WITH A SHARK
  • CHAPTER XIX
    • THE BIG PIKE AND THE PRIZE RAM
    • MR LEACH AND THE BATHS AND WASH-HOUSES
    • ASTROLOGY AND BUMPOLOGY
    • ALONE IN LONDON
  • CHAPTER XX
    • THE LATE MR LEACH IN LONDON
    • IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS
    • AT A FANCY DRESS BALL
    • AT SPURGEON’S TABERNACLE
    • AN ADVENTURE AT EPSOM RACES
    • ROBBED IN PETTICOAT LANE
    • THE FINAL DAY
    • MR LEACH’S THREE NIGHTS’ LECTURES
    • MR LEACH’S FUNERAL SERMONS
  • CHAPTER XXI
    • MR LEACH AT WAKEFIELD
    • SLACK-LANE BAPTIST CHAPEL
    • A VISIT TO CLIFFE CASTLE
    • MR LEACH AND DEVONSHIRE PARK
    • MR LEACH’S EPITAPH
  • CHAPTER XXII
    • EXILED FROM KEIGHLEY
    • IN BRADFORD—AS PATTERN DRESSER
    • AS WARP-SIZING INSPECTOR
    • AS “BUM” BAILIFF
    • BACK TO KEIGHLEY
    • THE ORDER OF BUFFALOES
  • CHAPTER XXIII
    • A TRAMP INTO LANCASHIRE
    • LOCAL ELECTION EPISODES
    • BOYCOTTED!
    • I APPLY FOR SITUATION AS WORKHOUSE MASTER
    • “THE POOR MAN’S LAWYER”
    • I TURN INVENTOR
  • CHAPTER XXIV old time friends
    • BILL SPINK, THE COBBLER
    • A THEATRICAL CHUM
    • WITH THE LATE MR EDWIN WAUGH
    • “SAMMY” MOORE, AND OTHERS
  • CHAPTER XXV
    • MR JONAS BOTTOMLEY
    • “SHOOTING MONKEYS”
    • “WHEN GREEN LEAVES COME AGAIN”
  • CHAPTER XXVI
    • OLD MUSICIANS
      • “COME, GIE US A WAG O’ THI PAW.”
    • “COME, GIE US A WAG O’ THI PAW.”
    • A DISAPPOINTED MAN
    • “GOOISE AN’ GIBLET PIE.”
  • THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER
    • THE LATE REV. J. ROOM, M.A.
    • SOME LAUGHABLE STORIES
    • MY LAST RAMBLE
    • CHRISTMAS DAY
  • Footnotes
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