Rogue Barbers and Tall Tales
In the above quotation, Milly describes a story told to her by a man she met during one of her travels in 1900. This story illustrates one of the more unconventional dangers of travel. Below is a photo of a straight razor in the Eldon House collection. This one is, perhaps, similar to the razor the poor girl in this story had awoken to find perched above her neck.
George Butler & Co’s Keen Razor with quote from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor Lost on the blade