London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, .
Thirty-Sixth Thousand. 28 pp., 3 pages publisher's advertisements. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue wrappers. Fine. Item #59322
An allegorical story of Europe and the major European powers represented as school boys: William [William I], the German boy with his sly friend Mark [Bismarck], Louis [Napoleon III], the French boy, and John [Bull or Russell], the English boy. Aleck was also a monitor as was Joseph, Nicholas, a boy who had been in the school but who had made an "unprovoked attack on a quiet but dirty boy Constantine" subsequently left. This story is of how William tried to overrun much of Louis' garden claiming that it was in defense of his "Fatherland" while John stood by. Dame Europa punished them all.