I once met Abanica!
It means nothing to you now,
I know; but at one time, in the dying days of music hall and
variety, you might have been impressed. For she had been a
famous - no, notorious - exotic dancer who delighted, and
delighted in shocking, audiences throughout Britain and
Perhaps I should say, 'I think I met
Abanica.' I do still have the receipt for thirteen shillings
and sixpence as evidence, but can a phantom write?