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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 146, February 18, 1914

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,854 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 297
Added to site: 2007.09.12
mnybks.net#: 18193
Genre: Periodical
Excerpt

Indigo which so tinged certain episodes in Tom's career.

* * * * *

THE BAZAAR CUSHION.

"Ha! Someone has been sitting on it," cried Father William, snatching a flattened object off the piano-stool in high irritation. "It's abominable, you know," turning to me. "There are any number of cushions. The house is stuffed with cushions. Why people should always pounce upon this one and manhandle it in this way"--He put it on the table and began punching and squeezing and puffing and smoothing it till it had expanded to its full extent. Then he flicked the dust off it with his handkerchief. "I'll put it back in its box under the sofa," he said. "I can't understand how it ever got out."

He dropped into an armchair and instantly recovered his equanimity.

"And why should they spare that one?" I asked.

"That," said the old man solemnly, "is my bazaar cushion."

"I thought it looked as if it had escaped from a bazaar," said I.

"It came back only last night," h

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