The Hansoms of John Clayton's Every-Meeting Ritual
The Clayton Ritual
By "The Rascally Lascar"
(This responsive reading, based
on the Musgrave ritual from the Sherlock Holmes
What was his name?
Where did he live?
No. 3, Turpey Street, the Borough.
What did he do?
He drove a hansom cab.
And what was its number?
Whence came the cab?
Out of Shipleys Yard, near Waterloo Station.
When was his famous ride?
September 26, 1888.
And who was his infamous fare?
Rodger Baskerville, alias Stapleton, alias Vandeleur,
Alias Sherlock Holmes.*
*The last line "alias Sherlock Holmes" is not
a part of the original