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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 150, January 12, 1916

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,640 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 334
Added to site: 2007.09.20 18311
Genre: Humor

pirit of carping criticism, but as earnest admirers of German forethought and thoroughness (Gründlichkeit), we feel it our duty to point out that there are a few contingencies for which these otherwise admirable regulations fail to provide, and we beg leave to suggest to the Municipal Council of Wilhelmshaven the following additions:--

(1) It is unpatriotic and un-German to spend more time than necessary in driving in nails, as standing-room, the number of hammers and the patience of the officials are all limited.

(2) The limit of time allowed for driving in one nail is one minute, for a silver nail two minutes, for a small gold nail two and a-half minutes and for a large gold nail three minutes.

(3) If in any case the time-limit is exceeded the Municipal nail-driver will displace the person whose lack of skill is responsible for the delay and will drive home the offending nail himself.

(4) If any person offers resistance to this procedure he or she will be nailed to



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