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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 150, February 2, 1916

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,764 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 344
Added to site: 2007.08.15
mnybks.net#: 17939
Genre: Periodical
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u think the man said to that?" he asked his new friend. "He said," he hurried on, "'I don't think I'll send it. You see, I allow her four thousand a year as it is.'"

The raconteur laughed loudly and leaned back with the satisfaction--or at least some of it--of one who has told a funny story and told it well.

But the other did not laugh at all. His face remained the dull thing it was.

"You see," said the story-teller, explaining the point, "there are all sorts in the Army now, and this man was a toff. He was so rich that he could afford to allow his wife four thousand pounds a year. Four thousand pounds! Do you see?"

"Oh, yes, I see that. He must have been very rich. Why was he just a private?"

"I don't know."

"Funny being a private with all that money. I wonder you didn't ask him."

"I didn't, anyway. But you see the point now. No end of a joke for the quartermaster to try and get a man who allowed his wife four thousand a year to deduct sixpence a week

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