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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 146, April 22, 1914

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,322 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 404
Added to site: 2007.12.12
mnybks.net#: 19360
Genre: Humor
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k, was the indomitable resolution with which, disregarding hints, entreaties and even direct abuse, he would lie in bed of a morning. I have seen the domestic staff of his hostess day after day manoeuvring restlessly in the passage outside his room, doing all those things which women do who wish to rout a man out of bed without moving Uncle James an inch. Footsteps might patter outside his door; voices might call one to the other; knuckles might rap the panels; relays of shaving-water might be dumped on his wash-stand; but devil a bit would Uncle James budge, till finally the enemy, giving in, would bring him his breakfast in bed. Then, after a leisurely cigar, he would at last rise and, having dressed himself with care, come downstairs and be the ray of sunshine about the home.

For many years I was accustomed to look on Uncle James as a mere sluggard. I pictured ants raising their antennæ scornfully at the sight of him. I was to learn that not sloth but a deep purpose dictated his movements, or

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