“Ju-Jitsu For The Police: Its Possibilities” (#5)

Ralph Cleaver’s fifth cartoon for The Sketch (March 8, 1905) returns to the cops-and-robbers theme, imagining a confounding stalemate between a police constable and a burglar who are equally trained in the art of jujitsu.  The motto “When Greek meets Greek” refers to a line from The Rival Queens, a 1677 tragedy by English dramatist Nathaniel Lee; “when Greeks joyn’d Greeks, then was the tug of War”.

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