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The Magic Pudding

Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawno

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Author: Norman Lindsay
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,389 / 63 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,981
mnybks.net#: 4430
Genres: Young Readers, Humor
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as soon as he was turned safely upside down, Bill and Sam ran straight at the puddin'-thieves and commenced sparring up at them with the greatest activity.

"Put 'em up, ye puddin'-snatchers," shouted Bill. "Don't keep us sparrin' up here all day. Come out an' take your gruel while you've got the chance."

The Possum wished to turn the matter off by saying, "I see the price of eggs has gone up again," but Bill gave him a punch on the snout that bent it like a carrot, and Sam caught the Wombat such a flip with his flapper that he gave in at once.

"I shan't be able to fight any more this afternoon," said the Wombat, "as I've got sore feet." The Possum said hurriedly, "We shall be late for that appointment," and they took their grindstone and off they went.

But when they were a safe distance away the Possum sang out: "You'll repent this conduct. You'll repent bending a man's snout so that he can hardly see over it, let alone breathe through it with comfort," and the Wombat added, "For shame, flapp

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