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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 158, May 19, 1920

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,343 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 338
Added to site: 2008.05.25
mnybks.net#: 21005
Genre: Periodical
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eliminate waste-products."

"But what about the clothes and the stately progress and the largesse?" I asked; the largesse idea had struck me with particular force.

"We are thinking of goat carriages and overalls for economy," he said, "and the largesse cannot, I am afraid, be allowed for in the Treasury Estimates. But we shall certainly scatter a handful or two of O.B.E.'s as we go."

"And how will you deal with the country and the outer suburbs?" I asked when my admiration had partially subsided.

"Ah, there you have the Cinema," replied Sir WILLIAM enthusiastically. "We are going to make great strides with the Cinema. Our first film, which is now in preparation, deals with the Leamington episode and has been very carefully staged. It has been necessary, of course, in the interests of art to elaborate the actual incidents to a certain extent. Coalition Liberals, for instance, were obliged to board the train in the traditional manner of the screen, leaping on to it whilst in motion a

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