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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, July 7th, 1920 is a collection of satirical cartoons and humorous articles that provides a fascinating glimpse into the societal and political issues of early 20th century England. The volume showcases the wit and creativity of the contributors, with clever commentary on a wide range of topics such as politics, culture, and daily life.

The illustrations are beautifully executed and serve as a visual representation of the written content, adding an extra layer of enjoyment for the reader. The humor is sharp and biting, yet always done with a light touch that keeps the overall tone playful and entertaining.

While some of the references may be a bit dated for modern readers, the underlying themes of the pieces remain timeless and relatable. Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, July 7th, 1920 is a delightful read for anyone interested in British history, humor, or satire. It is a true gem that captures the spirit of its era in a way that is both charming and thought-provoking.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 159.

July 7th, 1920.

[Illustration: Punch Vol. Clix.]

[Illustration: VOL. CLIX.]

TIMON.

About a month ago we lost our dog. I can't describe him, although I have tried from time to time; but Elaine, my wife, said I should not speak in that fashion of a dumb animal. He stands about two hands high, is of a reseda green shade, except when in anger, and has no distinguishing marks except the absence of a piece of the right ear, which was carried off by a marauding Irish terrier. He answers with a growl to many names, including that of Timon. He will also answer to a piece of raw meat, another dog or a postman.

I do not know if dogs can be said to have a hobby; if so, Timon's hobby is postmen. He studies them closely. In fact I should not be surprised if he comes to write a monograph on them some day.

As soon as one of them has daringly passed the entrance gates of Bellevue, Timon trots forth like a reception committee to meet him. He studies the bunch of communications that the visitor bears in his hand. If they are all right cheques from publishers, editors and missing heir merchants, invitations to tea and tennis or dinner and dominoes, requests for autographs Timon nods and allows the postman to pass unscathed... Continue reading book >>


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