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Charles Keene Cartoons from Punch magazine

A School-Board Perplexity. Active member (to mother of numerous "Irregulars" and "Absentees"). "Joseph is just turned thirteen, and therefore 'clear;' Simon, you tell us, is sickening for the measles, and Mary is gone into the country to nurse her aunt's baby. What have you to say respecting Peter and James?" Mother of "irregulars" and "Absentees"). "Please, sir, they be twins. Can't you allow 'em as one, and let 'em do half a day each?" [Active member is puzzled. Orders mother to stand aside, and requests clerk to refer to Mr Forster's act "for law bearing on point."

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Charles Keene Cartoons
A School-Board Perplexity. Active member (to mother of numerous "Irregulars" and "Absentees"). "Joseph is just turned thirteen, and therefore 'clear;' Simon, you tell us, is sickening for the measles, and Mary is gone into the country to nurse her aunt's baby. What have you to say respecting Peter and James?" Mother of "irregulars" and "Absentees"). "Please, sir, they be twins. Can't you allow 'em as one, and let 'em do half a day each?" [Active member is puzzled. Orders mother to stand aside, and requests clerk to refer to Mr Forster's act "for law bearing on point."