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Charles Keene Cartoons from Punch magazine

Suppressio Veri. Small boy (construing). "But the crocodile-" Schoolmaster. "I am sure you got 'crocodile' out of a crib. Small boy. "No, sir! Indeed, sir, I didn't." Schoolmaster (severely). "I know you did. And as you've told a lie about it- " [Prepare cane. Small boy (terrified). "No, sir! indeed I didn't tell a lie, Sir! Please, Sir!- it's 'alligator' in the crib!"

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Charles Keene Cartoons
Suppressio Veri. Small boy (construing). "But the crocodile-" Schoolmaster. "I am sure you got 'crocodile' out of a crib. Small boy. "No, sir! Indeed, sir, I didn't." Schoolmaster (severely). "I know you did. And as you've told a lie about it- " [Prepare cane. Small boy (terrified). "No, sir! indeed I didn't tell a lie, Sir! Please, Sir!- it's 'alligator' in the crib!"