Rimfire on the Prod
Charles Ballew, London: Wright & Brown, 1944
It just sounds so uncomfortable: no wonder he looks like he’s in a bad mood.
Also, just to add insult to … unfortunate condition … it seems that he’s set his moustache on fire instead of lighting his cigar. Poor chap.
A much later acquired volume (seriously, I’m years behind posting these things!) might give us a clue about how he picked it up, though: