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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 159, August 11, 1920

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,457 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 381
Added to site: 2006.09.01 14332
Genres: Humor, Periodical

en a photograph, but which the ravages of time had long since reduced to a faded and almost indecipherable problem.

"Dear," she said, "you know this portrait of Clara's boy, the one in the sailor suit, from my writing-table? I was looking at it just now----"

I interrupted her (it really was one of my rushed mornings). "I've been looking at it any time these fifteen years," I observed bitterly, "watching it become every day more and more fly-blown and like nothing on earth. What entitles it to special notice at this moment?"

"Nothing--much," said Ursula; but from the tone of her voice experience taught me that sentiment was only just out of sight. "I was wondering whether to burn it----"


"And then I thought that, as he was married the other day and is quite likely to have a boy of his own, it would be interesting to compare this early portrait."

"It would," I assented grimly. Perhaps disappointment had made me brutal. "There's almost nothing, from the Alps at m



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