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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 22nd, 1890

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,957 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 292
Added to site: 2009.09.19
mnybks.net#: 25317
Genre: Periodical
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ason at which sentimental fools exchange gifts and good wishes. For once I, too, will distribute a few seasonable presents.... (Inspecting parcels.) Are my arrangements complete? The bundle of choice cigars, in each of which a charge of nitro-glycerine has been dexterously inserted? The lip-salve, made up from my own prescription with corrosive sublimate by a venal chemist in the vicinity? The art flower-pot, containing a fine specimen of the Upas plant, swathed in impermeable sacking? The sweets compounded with sugar of lead? The packet of best ratsbane? Yes, nothing has been omitted. Now to summon my faithful MONKSHOOD.... Ha! he is already at hand.

[Chord as MONKSHOOD enters.

Monkshood. Your Ladyship, a child, whose sole luggage is a small bandbox and a large banjo, is without, and requests the favour of a personal interview.

Lady B. (reproachfully). And you, who have been with me all these years, and know my ways, omitted to let lo

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