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Punch, or The London Charivari

Vol. 103, November 19, 1892

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,199 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 340
Added to site: 2005.06.01
mnybks.net#: 10401
Genre: Periodical
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of about her own age_)--'ave what yer like. A penny a pull, and a prize every time! Wherever the marble rolls, you 'ave any one article on the board!

[Illustration: "Now then, play up, all o' yea--ar-har!"]

[_One of the boys pays a penny, and pulls a handle, propelling a marble, which, after striking a bell at the top of the slope, wobbles down into a compartment._

The Boy (_indicating a gorgeous china ornament on the board_). I'll 'ave one o' them--to take 'ome to mother.

_The S.L.G._ (_with pitying superiority_). No, my boy, you can go to a shop and buy one o' them for sixpence if you like--but 'ere you must 'ave what you git!

[_She awards him a very dingy lead-pencil, with which he departs, abashed, and evidently revolving her dark saying in his perplexed mind._

_Proprietor of a Box-pitching Saloon._ One penny a ball! For hevery ball that goes in the boxes, you choose any prize you like! (_With sorrow and sympathy, to a female Competitor.

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