The author states that, 'To get the full flavour out of it, the performer
should wear, among other things, a grey shawl, which at regular
intervals she should clutch beneath her chin, at the same time rolling
up the whites of her eyes in simulated despair. With a sympathetic
pianoforte obligato as background, the effect will be still further
enhanced; and if, from time to time, the pianist scatters a handful
of torn paper over the performer to represent a blinding snow-storm,
I doubt if there will be a dry eye in the audience.'