Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science

Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,647 / 237 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 417
Added to site: 2008.01.13
mnybks.net#: 19690
Genre: Periodical
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my detention was not more serious, my first thought was to comply with the conditions of entrance. I begged to leave my package in the sentry-box, to be reclaimed at departure. The amiable Cerberus, smiling and nodding, closed his eyes significantly: at this moment I recollected that my only motive for entering the park lay in that feature of my paraphernalia, and caught it up again, with a gesture of parental violence, in the very act of depositing it. The sentry, watching with increasing delight my evolutions and counter evolutions, evidently thought me a nimble lunatic, Heaven-sent for the recreation of his long watch. He no longer opposed any of my demonstrations, and finally, with a hearty chuckle, saw me slink past him into the groves, wardrobe in hand. Most accommodating of sentinels, why were you not in charge of a Paris barrier during the siege?

[Illustration: THE GENTLE CERBERUS.]

Once within the park, I found that my sight had deceived me: the day was hot, and the public, driven from

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