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he fact th●at, with six months’ imprisonme●nt a

t Gibraltar and a re-serving of ▓their time in prospect, they had re●solved to endure “the beach” no▓ longer, and had marched up to▓ the consul’s office to give ▓themselves up.They were hel●d under arrest at the Home for t●he first British steamer for the Ro●ck. There were those among ●the beachcombers who would not● be outdone by the force of circu●mstances, who put on a bold front a●nd set out to get the “living the ▓world owed them.” In beggardom▓ as in the world at large, the brazenface ●carries the day, and the modest and unass▓uming are p

ushed into the background.Am▓ong the first vi


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ctims 99of thi▓s class, in foreign ports, are the

c●onsuls.There was in Marseilles a ●certain Welshman who won fame for his ex▓ploits during this season.Signed off in Barce●lona, he had made his way to the ●French port, and had received ▓from the British consul, within a▓n hour of his arrival, two francs and a promis▓e of clothes, next day.In the morn●ing, as per promise, he was well fitted out an●d given another franc.He promptly hunted up a● pawn shop, got back into his rags,

and● made tracks for the nearest wine-shop.?/p>



圢ext morning, penniless, he was back ▓early to see the consul, spun a pathetic yar▓n, and came out with two more francs.This ●amount, however, could not last ●lo

ng in a café.The Welshman pocketed the m▓oney, m


arched over to the American consulate,▓ and proved so satisfactorily that Pittsburg w●as his home that two more francs ●were added to his collection.Day after day

new ▓variations of his story were sprung in all s


●ections of the city.On his ability to speak so▓me German, he “worked” the Austrian, Swiss, ●and German consuls, besides several foreign c●haritable societies.T


hese institutio●ns gave only clothing for the▓ most part, but one of the Welshm▓an’s experience had little di▓fficulty in turning them into m●oney. Meanwhile

, he was “pumping” his own c●onsul, who twice m


ore fitted him out, on▓ly to have him turn up again next mo▓rning as ragged and unkempt as ▓ever.The consul was not blind, but when a ▓vagabond sits down in your

office and refuses t●o move until he receives a f

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ranc, ●it is often cheaper to give it than t●o take time to throw him out.T▓he day came, however, when the consul det●ermined to put an end to this system of blac

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