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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 158, March 17, 1920

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,492 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 435
Added to site: 2006.07.01
mnybks.net#: 13789
Genres: Humor, Periodical
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ificent tea was served from four to six. During the afternoon one could visit the other hotels of the place and usually found some function in progress. We were not expected to breakfast before ten, and the short time that remained before lunch was spent in a walk to the rink, where we would solemnly take a few steps on the ice, murmur, "Not in condition yet," and return to the hotel.

After about a fortnight of this I announced to Frederick that I was going to skate, no matter how far from perfection the ice proved to be.

Frederick was indignant.

"You'll make yourself both conspicuous and unpopular. The two Marriotts are giving an exhibition to-morrow; if you spoil the ice for them their show will be ruined."

"Very well, then," said I, "I will borrow some ski and mess about on the snow."

"You can't do that," he replied, horrified; "the professionals are coming next week for the open competition, and if they don't find clean snow--"

"All right; I'll get one of those gr

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