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Mr. Punch's Railway Book

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Language: English
Wordcount: 19,095 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 411
Added to site: 2011.06.29
mnybks.net#: 30269
Origin: gutenberg.org

A collection of humorous stories, all connected to railways in one way or another.

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in, and let him freeze no more!

This dripping hat my roofless pen bespeaks, So does the puddle reaching to my knees; Behold my pinch'd red nose--my shrivell'd cheeks: You should not have such carriages as these.

In vain I stamp to warm my aching feet, I only paddle in a pool of slush; My stiffen'd hands in vain I blow and beat; Tears from my eyes congealing as they gush.

Keen blows the wind; the sleet comes pelting down, And here I'm standing in the open air! Long is my dreary journey up to Town, That is, alive, if ever I get there.

Oh! from the weather, when it snows and rains, You might as well, at least, defend the poor; It would not cost you much, with all your gains: Cover us in, and luck attend your store.

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[Illustration: A CAUTION

No wonder Miss Lavinia Stitchwort thought the people very rude at the station when she went for her "water-proof" (which she had lost on the railway some time before). She found out when she got home she had not remove

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