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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 103, December 17, 1892

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,965 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 338
Added to site: 2007.04.11
mnybks.net#: 16526
Genre: Periodical
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You will serve them respectably dressed, if you please!

Waitress (puzzled). We can give you "Convent eggs" if you prefer it.

The E. L. I never encourage superstition--poach them.

Enter a Vegetarian Enthusiast, with a Neophyte, to whom he is playing Amphitryon.

The Veg. Enth. (selecting a table with great care). Always like to be near the stove, and out of the draught. (The prettiest Waitress approaches, and greets him with a sacerdotal sweetness, as one of the Faith, while to the Neophyte--whom she detects, at a glance, as still without the pale--she is severely tolerant.) Now, what are you going to have? [Passing him the bill of fare.

The Neoph. (inspecting the document helplessly). Well, really, er--I think I'd better follow your lead.

The Veg. Enth. I generally begin with a plate of porridge myself--clears the pal

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