At length Mrs. whiffler is heard to say, ‘Mr. Saunders, shall I give you some pudding?’
The ‘whiffler’ was the official sword-flourisher of the Corporation.
In any show he will be one, though he be but a whiffler or a torch-bearer, and bears down strangers with the story of his actions.
Superintendent whiffler came over, by-and-by, to see his successor.
Mr. whiffler sighs, ‘these children, Saunders, make one quite an old man.’