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24 December 2014

The Famous Squib Case of 1793


Scott v Shepherd

A lit squib
was thrown into a crowded market
by Shepherd

and landed
on the table of a gingerbread merchant.

A bystander, to protect himself
and the gingerbread,
threw the squib across the market

where it landed
in the goods of another merchant.
The merchant grabbed the squib

and tossed it away,
accidentally hitting Scott in the face,
putting out one of his eyes.




From Wikipedia's article on squibs, retrieved 12 September 2014. Submitted by Susan Taylor.

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