“Three cheers for Queen Pirouette!” Shouted Lord Bottomly, the head of the loyal opposition. “Huzzah!”
“Huzzah!” Echoed the other members of parliament. “Huzzah!” Some of the men even tossed their hats into the air, such was their joy. The reason for all this jollity was the announcement that the land tax, long held to be onerous by everybody high and low, was to be abolished.