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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 30, 1914

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,404 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 361
Added to site: 2009.08.12
mnybks.net#: 24976
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Periodical, Humor
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e British public (naturalised or otherwise) against supporting and comforting the enemy, but it might have more effect if those in authority set the example.

"The British Government declares that in the event of the Austrian Government being in need of funds, Great Britain is ready to provide them."--Japan Chronicle.

"King George has sent a warmly-worded telegram of congratulation to the new Sultan of Turkey."--Sunday Chronicle.

Paragraphs such as these, for instance, do not provide the proper inspiration.

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"There are increasing rumours of serious fiction between the Austrians and the Germans."--Natal Times.

Their forte, however, is humorous fiction.

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R. G. A.

Over the hills where the grey hills rise Smoke wreaths climb to the cloudless skies, White in the glare of the noonday sun, Climbing in companies, one by one, From the strong guns, The long guns, That wake with break of day And dutifully

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