Oddities from Victorian Times

Queer Plungers,
Cheats who throw themselves into the water, in order that they maybe taken up by their ac complices, who carry them to one of the houses appoint ed by the Humane Society for the recovery of drowned persons, where they are rewarded by the society with a guinea each ; and the supposed drowned persons, pretend ing he was driven to that extremity by great necessity, is also frequently sent away with a contribution in his pocket.
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