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A POVERTY STRICKEN SHIP.
A POVERTY STRICKEN SHIP. 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 29 March 1933, page 2

A POVERTY STRICKEN SHIP.

Most of the mob were broke on the Bengal crossing from Egypt to France late in '16, so that when the yell went up of "Housie, Housie! Who’ll have a backshee card, 75 piastres the winner?'' there was a mad rush to be in it.

It was a full house which was won by "Kicker" Kelly, who was paid. Immediately the game ended the other players’ cards fell like snowflakes on the deck, leaving "Kick" sitting alone with the promoter of the game.

Their efforts to get the game resumed at four piastres a card proved a washout, and in disgust the spruiker turned to "Kick'' and yelled, "Get to hell out of here while you're safe and put a blankly guard around yourself. You're the only cow on this ship that's got a bean now!"

“O.K.,'" Fremantle.