While Fowler was speaking, Finch-Hatton had shown signs of restlessness; towards the end of the speech he had moved some three yards away from the baronet. As soon as Fowler sat down, Finch-Hatton sprang up holding his handkerchief to his nose.
"Mr. Speaker," he began, ... "I know why the Right Honourable Member for the City did not conclude his speech with a proposal; the only way to conclude such a speech appropriately would be with a motion!"
FH also tells us that Finch-Hatton 'was the only white man that ever lived who could throw a boomerang as well as a Queensland aborigine'. [What? both at once?]
Scribbled by Alfred Armstrong 10 years 12 months ago