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The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893

An Illustrated Monthly

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,486 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 726
Added to site: 2007.07.25
mnybks.net#: 17718
Genre: Periodical
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nnels. It is a quaint, medium-sized room, with old oak rafters and oak furniture, comfortable chairs and foot-rests predominating. The curtains are a warm, deep red, the carpet to match, and a couple of little oak tables occupy the centre of the room. But the unique feature about this apartment is the number of dog portraits on the walls. There are dogs of every race, shape and colour; dogs large and small; dogs lying down or standing up; dogs in oils; dogs in watercolours; all of them labelled with the animal's name and the artist who painted it. One or two special favourites have a lock of their hair let into the woodwork of the frame.

[Illustration: Sleeping compartment & Yard in front.]

Outside, the tiled walk called the "Queen's Verandah" is covered over as a protection against the weather. Her Majesty is accustomed to walk up and down here, and inspect the various occupants. There are several dogs in every compartment. Each front yard measures ten feet by twelve; the sleeping compartme

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