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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 158, March 10th, 1920

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,991 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 355
Added to site: 2005.07.28 10770
Genre: Periodical

e clean collar. But go on."

"Well, I put it to Madame as my orficer was a very partickler gent, an' she'd gotter do our washing even if she 'ad to light 'er fire with the family dresser. She said she was desolated; she 'adn't sufficient coal to take the chill off a mouchoir. I thought of trying to borrer a sack for 'er from the quarter bloke, but our relations 'ave never been the same since the time I took my weekly ration of 'Pink Princesses' back an' arsked 'im to change 'em for cigarettes with a bit o' tobacco in.

"After she'd gone I took a kit inventory 'an found we was down to our last clean collar, an' we looked like bein' a bit grubby in the matter of pyjamas. I went a walk to the canteen to think it over, an' on my way Madame's lad came up an' said 'is team 'ad an important match for two days later an' could I possibly oblige 'em with a football. Being a sportsman--I take a franc chance in the camp football sweep every week--I said I'd try what I could do, knowin' of a ball which me an' the othe



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