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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 152. January 17, 1917

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,237 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 380
Added to site: 2004.11.17 9557
Genres: Periodical, Humor

m to put it in a surplice."

"Yes, but why should my wife dangle a beneficed member of the Established Church of England round her neck? What proud prelate--"

"Choir-boy, darling. You're thinking of bishops."

As it happened my thoughts were not at all episcopal. On the contrary, I looked at the miniature again, and I looked at myself in the glass, and I said firmly that the thing must go back a fourth time.

"You can't wear it. People would come and ask you who it was and you couldn't tell them. You'd have to keep it locked up, and what's the good of that?"

"I _can't_ write again," said Celia. "Poor man! Think of the trouble he's had. Besides I've got you back now. It was really just to remind me of you."

"Yes, but I shall frequently be out to tea. You'd better have it done properly now."

Celia was thoughtful. She began composing in her mind that fourth letter ... and frowning.

"I know," she cried suddenly. "You write this time!"

It was my turn to be thoughtful....

"I don'



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