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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 150, April 5, 1916

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,654 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 368
Added to site: 2007.10.07
mnybks.net#: 18433
Genre: Humor
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ess, Percy!--think of all your dear ones at 'ome and turn back before it is too late!"

Percy shuddered. "I might try the Engineers," he said hopelessly, "but I don't----"

"If," said Private Penny in the still tones of despair, "I have druv you to this, I shall cut me throat. I can't live with that on me conscience. 'Ave you thought of the danger of mining and sapping? 'Ave you kinsidered field telegrafts? 'Ave you--'ot-'eaded and impulsive as you are--'ave you kinsidered anything? Percy, if you're set on this job, tell me quick, and put me out of me agony!"

"No," said Percy abruptly. "But"--with sudden misgiving--"w-what can I do? I'm on my way to join and I must join something."

Private Penny pushed his mug over to be re-filled. "I'm an infantryman myself," he said carelessly, "and I speaks as one that knows. And wot I says is--if you wants a cheerful protected kinder life, with a quiet 'ole to 'ide yer 'ead in--if you wants rest and comfort, kimbined wi

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