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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 152, February 14, 1917

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,313 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 345
Added to site: 2006.01.06
mnybks.net#: 11143
Genre: Periodical
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ece of paper, will you. Well, here's the place all soaked and not a man can I get. They promised to send on Tuesday, they promised to send yesterday, and this morning comes a note saying that they can't now send till to-morrow. What do you think of that? And they have worked for me for years. Years I've been employing them.

"Let's begin, anyway. _To Messrs. Tarry & Knott. Dear Sirs_--No, I'm hanged if I'll call them dear. Ridiculous convention! They're not dear--except in their charges. I say, that's not bad. No, just put Gentlemen. But that's absurd too. They're not gentlemen, the swine! They're anything but gentlemen, they're blackguards, swindlers, liars. Seriously, Miss Tappit, I ask you, isn't it monstrous? Here am I, an old customer, with burst pipes doing endless damage, and they can't send anyone till to-morrow. Really, you know, it's the limit. I know about the War and all that. I make every allowance. But I still say it's the limit. Well, we must put the thing in the third person, I

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