The Rev. Augustus Horne, on a holiday in Belgium, visited the former quarters of General Chasse the defeated leader at the siege of Antwerp, where one of the exhibits was a pair of the General’s enormous trousers. Mr. Horne, who was also a large man, in a spirit of mischief decided to we which man was the larger. Removing his own trousers, he was about to step into the General’s when a group of English women tourists was heard to approach. He hurriedly escaped into an adjoining room, leaving his own garment behind, which the women cut up for souvenirs.
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