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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 159, October 27, 1920

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,667 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 379
Added to site: 2007.03.11
mnybks.net#: 16238
Genres: Periodical, Humor
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and white spats who wagged bunches of typescript under my nose and informed me that I had absolutely ruined about twenty million feet of the Flickerscope Company's five-reel paralyser, "The Smuggler's Bride."

Of course you say that you saw what was coming all along. Of course you did. But wait a moment.

Yesterday afternoon I was strolling down a certain fashionable street when a loud explosion occurred in a near-by shop and a cloud of acrid grey smoke came rolling out. Being by nature as inquisitive as a chipmunk I was on the point of shoving my head round the door-jamb to see what was up when caution prompted me to turn round. Yes, there they were, of course, a tall, thin youth winding away at a cine-camera like an Italian at a barrel-organ, and beside him a heavy-weight Israelite, dancing a war-dance, waving bunches of typescript and howling at me to stand clear. I had very near ruined a further mile or two of film.

I sprang out of range, and then, wishing to atone for my previous blun

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