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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 103, December 10, 1892

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,987 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 360
Added to site: 2007.03.08
mnybks.net#: 16223
Genre: Periodical
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(to Second). I bin in 'ere 'bout erf an hour, I hev, and ain't seed nowt so fur!

Second F. L. Same 'ere! Seems to take 'em a proper good time a-gittin' o' this 'ere baby claned up!

First F. L. Ah, it do. But look at the size on her!

Second F. L. Size! They cudn't be no slower not with a hellyphant!

[The tedium is relieved by a very audible dispute outside between the Driver of the Baby's Caravan and the Wife of the Conjuror next door, who appears to have excited the Driver's displeasure by consenting to take the money in the absence of the Baby's proprietress.

The Driver (with dignity). I consider it a bloomin' liberty, and a downright piece of himpertinence, you comin' 'ere interferin' with with my business--and so I tell yer!

The Lady (with more dignity). I'm not taking no liberties with nobody--she ast me to it, or I shoudn't be 'ere--I don't want to take the money,

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