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[146]

(A shake of the head.)

‘Four cents?’

(Another shake.)

‘Sixpence?’ (I was getting excited.)

‘It's no use, Ma'am,’ said the persistent old fellow. ‘It's the only number I could get, and I tell you that nobody shall have that Tribune till I have read it myself!’

You should have seen, Mr. Editor, the shapeless hat, the mosaic coat, the tattered vest, and the extraordinary pair of trousers that were educated up to that Tribune—it was a picture


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