Such an occurrence, of course, attracted universal attention, and every little old gentleman who sat in a leather-bottomed arm-chair turned one of his eyes with a stare of dismay upon the phenomenon, still keeping the other upon the clock in the steeple.
But the little chap seized him at once by the nose; gave it a swing and a pull; clapped the big chapeau de-bras upon his head; knocked it down over his eyes and mouth; and then, lifting up the big fiddle, beat him with it so long and so soundly, that what with the belfry-man being so fat, and the fiddle being so hollow, you would have sworn that there was a regiment of double-bass drummers all beating the devil's tattoo up in the belfry of the steeple of Vondervotteimittiss.
It was evident, however, that just at this moment the fellow in the steeple was doing something that he had no business to do with the clock.
And to make matters still more distressing, the rascally little scape-grace in the steeple was evidently exerting himself to the utmost.
Let us proceed in a body to the borough, and restore the ancient order of things in Vondervotteimittiss by ejecting that little fellow from the steeple.
Picture, TREVOR ROBERTS The new owners of Highgate brewery in Walsall: (front) Taaron Uppal, and Kulvinder Uppal, with (back, from left) Wayne Toon, Gareth McNaughton and Paul Steeples
Two of the Under 12s picked up special awards - Nathan Richardson for being picked for the Kirklees squad, and Jordan Steeples
won the players' player award.