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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914
A gentleman with a foreign name who was arrested in the neighbourhood of the Tyne shipyards last week with measuring gauges and a map in his possession explained, on being charged, that he was looking for work. It is possible that some hard labour may be found for him. "Members of Parliament will not suffer," was the comfortable statement of Mr. Josiah Wedgwood during a speech on the subject of the War. As a matter of fact, owing to the French cooks employed at the House of Commons having returned to their country, the menu at the House will have to consist, until the end of the session, of plain English fare. Although still under twenty-one years of age, and therefore not yet liable for military service, Georges Carpentier has gallantly joined the colours as a volunteer. It would be pleasant if he and the Russian Hackenschmidt could shortly meet in Berlin. A dear old lady writes to say that she was shocked to read that Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, on leaving the Thames, was hooted at by sirens, and that such conduct makes her ashamed of her sex. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 26119
Release Date: Jul 24, 2008
Editor: Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936
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