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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 150, March 15, 1916

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,433 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 328
Added to site: 2007.10.13
mnybks.net#: 18524
Genre: Humor
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e it seems quite a tame one. It hasn't as much as barked yet.

Just in our bit we aren't very well off for dug-outs; it isn't really what you'd call a representative sector from any point of view. But during a blizzard the other night a messenger who had mislaid himself took us for a serious trench. He made his way along, looking to right and left for some seat of authority until he came to a hole in the parados, two feet by one, where some fortunate fellow had ejected an ammunition box and was attempting to boil water on a night-light. The messenger bent low and asked huskily--

"Is this 'ere comp'ny edquarters?"

The water-boiler looked up. "No," he replied, "it ain't. It's G.H.Q., but DUGGIE 'AIG ain't at 'ome to no one this evenin'."

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[Illustration: First Tommy. "The C.O.'s recommended you for a V.C"

Second Tommy (half asleep and thinking of C.B.). "Oh lumme! What 'ave I done now?"]

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"GERMANS' TERRIBLE LOSSES

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