A doctor reading the 'Lancet' in a gentleman's club: another member states it is boring, and suggests they play billiards which the doctor would find more boring. Wood engraving by C. Keene, 1883.
- Keene, Charles, 1823-1891.
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Caption reads: 'Griggles. "Hullo Dumpley! What are you reading? Christmas number of the Lancet? Put it down, and come and have a game of pyramids!"'
Pyramids: "(Billiards) A game in which a number of red balls (typically fifteen) are arranged in a triangle on a billiard table and players take turns to try to pot them with a cue ball" (Oxford English dictionary)
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