|The Tumut and Adelong Times 9 May 1902|
The modus operandi of the Railway Station tout.
He walks along beside you, and in glowing terms will dwell
On the merits of the "Take-you-in-and-fleece-you-all" Hotel.
The house, you soon discover, is appropriately named,
And doesn't boast a single thing which for it had been claimed,
To eat the meals would constitute a suicidal crime,
And the bedrooms will provide you with a very "lively" time.
A good hotel requires no tout, so visitors take care!
And seek the Crystal Palace—for they have no runner there.