A tall tale


SWEDISH seaman Carl Bergman, 23, of the motor vessel Polamola, who stands something over seven feet in his shoes, stood at the back of a crowd fighting four-deep for beer in a bar of a Sydney hotel on Saturday, leaned easily over their heads, and got his drinks. In the street later a man gave Bergman a lusty kick in the shins. As Bergman doubled in pain the man exclaimed: “Cripes, sorry; I thought you were on stilts.”

– Westralian Worker (Perth, WA) Friday 4 November 1949.

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