By coincidence another cab-related case from 1862 that I just had to share. This time it seems as if the boot is on the other foot. There is more than a hint of irony that after driving like a crazy and not knowing the way to King’s Cross, Sam Simmons started abusing poor Mr Keith for his offered two shillings fare payment, not realising that the other man in the cab was none other than a plain clothes cop.
For Mr Keith it seemed the end of a pretty bad day, having already been robbed once.
I bet that Simmons was one of those cabbies that never went ‘sarf of the river’.