Punch and Judy had a busy day of it. In order to make their appearances at all the places designated
by the City Fathers they had to multiply themselves by two at
the beginning, but that, of course, was an easy trick for such
remarkable and ubiquitous persons.
They made their first bows to eager audiences, made up largely of small and very small persons
at 10 oclock in Tockwotton and Hayward Parks simultaneously. At 11 they appeared on the Richardson street playgrounds, South Providence,
and the Benefit school yard. After lunch, at 2 oclock, they popped up again, briskly as ever, at the Dexter
Training Ground and Cypress street playgrounds.
At 4 p.m. two more excited audiences saw them on the city lot at Academy
avenue and Beaufort street and at Printery and Livingstone streets,
and at half-past 5 these hard-working performers and their supporting company, not
forgetting the real, live stage directors behind the curtains,
who had to work harder than any of their puppets, wound up their
record of continuous performances with shows on Regent avenue, near River, and at Hopkins Park.