Behold, the subject of The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable, the Quaker John Tawell, a true Jekyll-and-Hyde character. It’s always great being able to put a picture to a name, isn’t it. I didn’t have the pleasure of doing so with the little minx, Jane New (An Irresistible Temptation) or William Blackstone and his bank robbery brethren (Breaking the Bank). Captain Thunderbolt (Captain Thunderbolt and his Lady) was survived only by his gruesome morgue photos and Mary Ann Bugg (Thunderbolt’s lady) by a speckled shot. But herewith John Tawell. If only it showed his full face, rather than just the side view. The man who drew the picture was one of the journalists at Tawell’s trial, so the side view was probably the only view he had.
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