1858: Skip [aka The Clitheroe Kid]

They claim Harry Blezzard [Skip’s
age & twice ‘is height] would carry
Skip from school – then later Miss

Winstanley’s Dance Troupe threw
him high onto piggybacks as they
toured an island/ Skip was raised

four foot two inches at his tallest
[stuck after his eleventh birthday]
so – it would take less barbiturates

& alcohol to schlep Skip off to his
last place [lay him cold in a lower
drawer – no cot at Spout Houses]

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