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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, November 14, 1917   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, November 14, 1917 is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, humorous articles, and witty commentary that provide a fascinating glimpse into the political and social climate of early 20th century Britain. The contributors showcase their sharp wit and clever insight as they tackle a wide range of topics, from the absurdities of everyday life to the complexities of international politics. The illustrations are both charming and incisive, adding an extra layer of humor to the already entertaining prose. Overall, this volume is a captivating read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, satire, or just a good laugh."

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 153.

NOVEMBER 14, 1917.

CHARIVARIA.

People are asking, "Can there be a hidden brain in the Foreign Office?"

A German posing as a Swiss, and stated by the police to be "a spy and a dangerous character," has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment. The matter will be further investigated pending his escape.

Three men were charged at Old Street last week with attempting the "pot of tea" trick. The trick apparently consists in finding a man with a pot of tea and giving him a sovereign to go round the corner and buy a ham sandwich, the thief meanwhile offering to hold the pot of tea. When the owner returns the tea has, of course, vanished.

The increased consumption of bread, says Sir ARTHUR YAPP, is due to the 9d. loaf. It would just serve us right if bread cost 2s. 6d. a pound and there wasn't any, like everything else.

"It is all a matter of taste," says a correspondent of The Daily Mail , "but I think parsnips are now at their best." They may be looking their best, but the taste remains the same.

Seventy tons of blackberries for the soldiers have been gathered by school children in Buckinghamshire. Arrangements have been made for converting this fruit into plum and apple jam... Continue reading book >>


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