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Punch, or The London Charivari

Vol. 101. Sep. 12, 1891

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,950 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 365
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9332
Genre: Periodical
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doubtless, does not exactly desire a divorce. But Europe has to pay pretty heavily--in armies and fleets, &c.--for Peace's "maintenance."

* * * * *

THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONS.

NO. VI.

SCENE--_Garden of the Hotel Victoria at Bingen, commanding a view of the Rhine and the vine-terraced hills, which are bathed in warm afternoon sunlight. Under the mopheaded acacias, CULCHARD and PODBURY are sitting smoking. At a little distance from them, are a Young Married Couple, whose honeymoon is apparently in its last quarter._

The Bridegroom (_lazily, to Bride, as she draws another chair towards her for a foot-rest_). How many more chairs do you want?

Bride (_without looking at him_). I should think you could spare me one--you can hardly sit on three at once!

[_After this interchange of amenities, they consider themselves absolved from any further conversational efforts._

_Podb._ (_to CULCH., resuming a di

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