An unseasonable joke

A singular incident has just occurred at Breslau on the occasion of the funeral of a student named Attorz, who had been killed in a duel.

The coffin had been let down into the grave, when a voice was heard, apparently proceeding from the interior of it, exclaiming “Let me out, I am being suffocated.”

The coffin was immediately brought up and opened, but the body was found to be quite dead.

The author of the hoax was then discovered to be a ventriloquist present, who was arrested for disturbing a religious service.

The Maidstone Telegraph, November 25, 1865

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