Yay! We have our Stage Directions reader. Now we just need the Policeman.
WHEN THE POLICE FORCE COULDN’T SPELL
by John (Jack) Moses (1861-1945)
Years ago when our land was new
Scholars then were very few
A poor old cabby’s horse dropped dead
In Castlereagh Street, it is said.
Policeman ‘9’ was standing by
And saw the neddy fall and die
“On this I must at once report –
Can I spell Castlereagh?’ he thought.
God bless the force!
They are never beat.
He dragged the horse into K-I-N-G Street.