Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 159, July 21, 1920

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,072 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 321
Added to site: 2006.01.25
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Genre: Periodical
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ar class and (I don't necessarily say therefore) were almost uniformly admirable. I suppose the honours must go to Mr. M.R. Morand's excellently studied Brigadier--the most laughter-compelling performance I have seen on the "legitimate" for some years. But the Mess Corporal (Mr. Charles Groves), the Staff-Captain (Mr. Henry Kendall), the Brigade-Major (Mr. Hylton Allen), the Interpreter (Mr. George de Warfaz) and the Mess Waiter (Mr. Arthur Riscoe)--all deserve mention in despatches. As for the "business" it was positively inspired at times, as when the Mess Corporal retrieved the red-hat (which the passionate Brigade-Major had kicked in his jealous fury) with an address which would have done credit to the admirable Grock. Miss Renée Kelly had her pretty and effective moments, but somebody should ask her (no doubt in vain) to be less tearful in the tearful and just a little less bright in the bright parts--a little less fidgetty an

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